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Mookata Chili Sauce Recipe

Be the king of the grill with this spicy, sweet and slightly sour dipping sauce!

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This top-notch mookata chili sauce recipe will elevate your Thai BBQ to new heights! It beats any store-bought version, and making your own dipping sauce means you decide what goes in it, making it a lot healthier. It’s whipped up in a matter of minutes, so slather it on your grilled meat and get ready for a flavor explosion.

Spicy Thai barbecue sauce in a glass bowl on a white background, with coriander plucks and red chilies spread around.

Taste note

Are you ready for a flavor explosion? This sauce brings the heat, thanks to those little, fiery bird’s eye chili peppers. But don’t worry, you can adjust the level of spiciness to your liking by adding more or less of those fiery peppers. You can usually find them at Asian grocery stores or Asian markets.

But wait, there’s more! A sweet taste from the palm sugar to balance out the spiciness. Add more or less depending on your sweet taste.

Close-up of mookata chili sauce in a glass bowl, with sesame seeds and coriander leaves on top.

And here’s the finisher – a combo of vinegar and ketchup adds a unique twist to the dip. Not a fan of vinegar? No problem! Just switch it up with 3 tablespoons of tamarind paste.

The best part? You can customize this recipe to your flavor buds! Play around with the ingredients and make this mookata chili sauce your own.

Close-up of mookata chili sauce with coriander leaves on top.

Ingredients

This mookata chili sauce recipe is simple and easy-to-make, no fish sauce or soy sauce.

Ingredients for spicy Thai barbecue sauce on a white background.
  • ChiliesI recommend getting red bird’s eye chilies. Tip: If you’re going to share this dip with children, leave the chilies out.
  • Coriander root
  • Garlic
  • Chili sauce
  • Ketchup Tomato ketchup.
  • Palm sugar
  • Vinegar
  • Water
  • Roasted sesame seedsSesame seeds are easy to roast in a non-stick skillet or wok pan over low heat. Roast until they turn golden brown without oil.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Mix chilies, garlic and coriander root using a mixer.Mixed chilies and garlic in a small mixer on a white background.

  2. Stir-fry the mixture in a non-stick skillet or non-stick wok pan over medium heat for 30 seconds.Stir-frying a mixture of chilies and garlic in a wok.

  3. Pour in water, add palm sugar, chili sauce, ketchup, and vinegar. Cook and stir until palm sugar is fully dissolved.Chili sauce in a wok with palm sugar on top.

  4. Toss the roasted sesame seeds on top of the sauce in the pan. (Tip: Save some to sprinkle on top of the dip in your sauce cup before serving.) Serve immediately, garnish with coriander leaves.Close-up up mookata chili sauce.

Recipe notes

  • Adjust the amount of chili peppers, or the other ingredients, to your personal taste preference.
  • After handling bird’s eye chilies, wash your hands and prevent touching your eyes. Trust me, I learned it the hard way!
  • Sub bird’s eye chilies with mild chilies if your spice level ain’t through the roof.

How to serve

Grill some meat and pair it with this unique, one of a kind sauce!

This easy sauce recipe goes with just about any protein of your choice. It’s goes wonders with steak, garlic shrimps (or any kind of seafood), garlic pepper chicken, moo ping, fish, the list endless.

I whipped up this sauce to go with my homemade Thai barbecue today, and it was out of this world, SO GOOD! Trust me, you’ll want to keep this recipe in your kitchen for the next time you fire up the grill. It’s a guaranteed hit – pinky swear.

Holding a piece of thinly cut pork meat between chopsticks, dipped in a spicy Thai barbecue sauce, with a blurred Thai barbecue on the background.

How to store

You’ll want to make a big batch of this dipping sauce, the only issue you might have is not making enough!

It’s easy to store this sauce in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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Mookata Chili Sauce Recipe

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 20 mins
Servings: 6 Calories: 95

Description

This mookata chili sauce truly is one of a kind. Pair it with my homemade Thai barbecue recipe or other grilled meat.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix chilies, garlic and coriander root using a mixer.

  2. Cook the mixture in a non-stick skillet or non-stick wok pan for 1 minute.

  3. Pour in water.

  4. Add palm sugar, chili sauce, ketchup, and vinegar.

    Stir until palm sugar is fully dissolved.

  5. Toss the roasted sesame seeds on top of the sauce in the pan.

  6. Enjoy! 

    Save some to sprinkle on top of the sauce inside your sauce cup before serving.
Nutrition Facts

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 95kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.7g3%
Saturated Fat 0.3g2%
Total Carbohydrate 19.5g7%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugars 15g
Protein 1.5g3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Note

  • Use the nutrition card in this recipe as a guideline.
  • Adjust the amount of chili peppers, or the other ingredients, to your personal taste preference.
  • After handling bird's eye chilies, wash your hands and prevent touching your eyes. Trust me, I learned it the hard way!
  • Sub bird's eye chilies with mild chilies if your spice level isn't through the roof.

Keywords: mookata chili sauce recipe, Thai barbecue chili sauce, Thai chili sauce recipe
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Praew

I owned my own Thai restaurant and have years of experience in various other Thai restaurants. I've been whipping up classic Thai dishes by my mother's and grandma's side since I was just a little girl. Now I'm sharing my deep-rooted passion with my authentic Thai recipes on this food blog.

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