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A bowl full of spicy hot sauce shattah from Saudi Arabia

Shattah (A Saudi Arabian Hot Sauce)

A spicy hot sauce called shattah is served alongside many dishes in Saudi Arabia but especially loved next to the national dish Al Kabsa.
Course Sauce
Cuisine Saudi Arabian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 65kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine


  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 5 red jalapeño chilies stem removed
  • 10 Thai bird chilies stems removed
  • 1 cup Flat leaf parsley
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • ½ tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • ¾ cup tomato paste
  • 1 cup water


  • Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Add the mixture to a sauce pan, cover, and place on medium heat until it comes to a gentle boil.
  • Stir, remove from the heat and let cool.
  • Serve alongside Al Kabsa but can be used on just about anything


Adjust the number of chilies to your heat tolerance.


Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 494mg | Potassium: 358mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1270IU | Vitamin C: 38.5mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.6mg