Chilli Pepper Jam | How to make Chilli Pepper Jam

By Ruchi sharma  |  1st Oct 2018  |  
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About Chilli Pepper Jam Recipe

This sweet,spicy chilli and pepper jam is great spread on cream cheese and crackers.Charring the veg first adds extra smoky flavour to this sweet and spicy spread.

Chilli Pepper Jam

Ingredients to make Chilli Pepper Jam

  • Red chillies 60 gms
  • Large red bell pepper 1No
  • tomatoes chopped 250 gms
  • garlic cloves chopped 2No
  • Grated ginger 1Tsp
  • Soy sauce 1Tbsp
  • Brown sugar 150gms
  • Rice vinegar 50ml
  • Fresh lemon juice 1Tbsp
  • salt 1/2 Tsp or to taste

How to make Chilli Pepper Jam

  1. Heat a griddle pan over a high heat.
  2. Add red chillies and large red pepper and cook for 15 mins, turning every few mins, until evenly charred.
  3. The chillies and pepper should be well-charred all over so that the skins peel away easily. 
  4. When chillies and pepper are charred transfer them to a bowl and cover with clingfilm.
  5. Covering the bowl with clingfilm keeps the steam in the bowl, helping to soften the flesh of the chillies and pepper,which makes it easier to remove the skin.
  6. When chillies and peppers are cool enough to handle, use your hands to peel the skin away from the flesh.
  7. Remove the charred skin or it will add a bitter flavour to the jam.
  8. Discard the skins, stalks and seeds.
  9. Transfer chilies and pepper flesh to blender along with chopped tomatoes and blend until smooth.
  10. Pour mixture into a large pan and add chopped garlic cloves,grated ginger,soy sauce, brown sugar,lemon juice,rice vinegar and salt.
  11. Boil the mixture on high heat.
  12. After one boil reduce the heat to medium-low, simmer for 15-20mins, stirring frequently to prevent sticking.
  13. Cook until the mixture is deep red-brown in colour and most of the liquid has evaporated.
  14. The jam is ready when a spoonful placed on the plate sets immediately and you can clear a line through it with a spoon. 
  15. This ensures the jam will be thick, spreadable and not watery.
  16. Carefully transfer jam to sterilised jar.
  17. Use the jam once cold.Keep in the fridge and use within 1 month. 

My Tip:

To reduce the spiciness of the chillies blanch them whole in boiling water for 2 mins,before deseeding & halving.

Reviews for Chilli Pepper Jam (1)

Reema Garga year ago

Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Ruchi sharma
a year ago
welcome dear ,do share your feed back .