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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 65 kcal
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


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

Recipe Notes

Adjust the number of chilies to your heat tolerance.

Nutrition Facts
Shattah (A Saudi Arabian Hot Sauce)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 65 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 494mg21%
Potassium 358mg10%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1270IU25%
Vitamin C 38.5mg47%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.