Nigerian Pepper Sauce (Ata DinDin)
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Serves: 10
  • 2 large red bell pepper
  • 40 red Thai hot peppers or Ata wewe(you may reduce how much you want or add more if you like the heat)
  • I habanero pepper or Ata-rodo(optional)
  • 1 large purple onion
  • 2onga cubes. Any bouillon works
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups and ¼ of vegetable or sunflower oil
  1. wash all the peppers and onions. In a chopper or blender, roughly blend or chop all the ingredients except the Onga cubes, oil and salt
  2. Drain the blended mix through a fine mesh sieve
  3. In a heavy bottomed pot, heat the oil. Pour in the pepper mix and fry for a few minutes; then add the Onga cubes and salt to taste. Slightly cover and fry the mix on low heat for about an hour; making sure to stir ocassionally. Once the sauce is done, the sauce will look darker and the oil will float to the top.
  4. Drain off any excess oil before serving with any side or store in the fridge or freezer with the oil floating on the top. The oil serves as a preservative for the sauce
Recipe by Nigerian Lazy Chef at