Thursday, September 4, 2014

Variaties of zahawiq/salata hara/salsa/spicy yemeni chutney

Salata hara nama yg selalu saya sebut untuk sambal hijau yang dimakan dengan nadi arab mempunyai kepelbagaian dalam bahan2 yang digunakan semasa penyediaannya.

Pilih saja salah satu resepi untuk dipadankan dengan hidangan nasi arab kita dan pastinya menggamit selera yang menikmati hidangan tersebut.

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Three kinds of zahawiq (salata hara)

Zahawiq or Zahawig is the name for a spicy Yemeni chutney or salsa which accompanies mnay dishes such as rice, yogurt, bread, fish, meat, etc. There different ways to make zahawig but all of the types I have seen have one thing in common: they are SPICY. Because it has a whole chili, it's really not for those who don't like hot foods. This is a condiment which is not only found in Yemen but all over the gulf and the Arab world although it has different names. In Saudi it is called salata hara or hot salad and in North Africa they have something similar called Harissa. 

The Yemeni zahawig usually includes green chilis, garlic, and a base of fresh tomatoes, with cumin, cilantro, and lemon juice as optional. The regular zahawig can be red or brown or green depending on the ratio of cilantro to tomatoes. The green zahawig is a different kind altogether and it is made from a base of "greens" and it is served with salad or vegetables and it is less common than the ubiqiutos regular zahawig. I also included a cheese zahawig which is a variation on the regular, and it often accompanies fish or can be eaten with bread, rice, etc.

I didn't really measure anything for this recipe, as that's often the way it’s done but you can watch the video and kind of eyeball it to see how much to add. The general rule I use is one plum tomato to one garlic clove and one green chili (preferably Serrano or something small) but that depends a lot on your taste and how spicy the pepper is.


1 Tomato
1 green chili

1 garlic clove

pinch of cumin seeds
cilantro, optional
lemon/lime juice, optional
salt to taste


Regular zahawig plus
a couple tablespoons white cheese or triangle cheese


half bunch of parsley or cilantro

garlic chives (chinese chives) - you may be able to find these in a chinatown or a specialty market - they are different than regular chives and flat
radish leaves
1 green chili
thyme leaves
salt to taste


1. There are two ways to make this: The first is to grind everything to a pulp using a mortar and pestle and the second if to blend it all together using a blender for about 30 seconds. The mortar and pestle gives a better flavor and texture but the blender is much quicker and easier. I also recommend that whatever method you use, you chop up the tomato, chili and garlic beforehand so that you don't end up with lumps. 

2. Zahawig is best when made fresh, I don't find this lasts more than 24 hours and even that is pushing it.

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Every Arab country has a version of salata hara, this is the way, the delicious spice is made in Riyadh the middle region of the Kingdom. Regardless of where you eat in Saudi Arabia you will be served cups of salata hara with every meal that contains chicken and rice. The spicy sauce is perfect on top of it as well and easily be freshly made at home.

1 large tomato
1/2 cup fresh coriander
Juice of half a lemon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 red chili peppers
2 teaspoons baharat spice blend

1. In a processor, add tomato, coriander and chili pepper, lemon juice, baharat spice, and salt.

2. Pulse leaving small chunks behind. Place in a container with a lid and store in the refrigerator
until needed.

Yields: 1/2 cup

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Salata Hara

List of Ingredients

2 large tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander
1 garlic clove
1-2 green chillis (more if you prefer it spicier or none if you don't want the spice)pinch of cumin powder
juice of 1 lemon
Salt to Taste

How to Cook

Put everything in a processor or blender and pulse for a few seconds until almost liquidised, leave some small chunks for texture. Pour into a bowl and serve with the meal of your choice!

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