Spicy raw sauce made as a sidedish , goes well with tingmo.
Sepen is a Tibetan hot sauce made with chilles as the main ingredient and other spices. It can be made on a tomato base or can include vegetables like onion and celery.
Sepen can be thick and chunky or smooth. It is served with all meals and is used to spice the usually mild Tibetan food.
1 cup whole dried small red chilli peppers
1 tsp whole Sichuan peppercorns ( optional )
½ cup chopped fresh cliantro ( coriander ) leaves
2 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp minced ginger
If planed a day before , soak the chili pepper in cold water overnight.
For instant preparation , soak chili in boiling water for 20 minutes.
Drain the chillis and discard the water.
Combine all the ingredients along with 2 tbs of water and grind until smooth.
Serve along with Tingmomo.