Skhug – Yemeni Hot Sauce

Skhug or zhug   (Yemeni Arabic: سحوق saḥawaq, Hebrew: סחוג‎ s’khug)   is a Middle Eastern hot sauce. Originating in Yemeni cuisine and brought to Israel by Yemenite Jews, the condiment is now a staple of Israeli cuisine.

Skhug is made from fresh hot peppers seasoned with coriander, garlic and various spices. Skhug adom (red skhug) is made with red peppers and skhug yarok (green skhug) from green peppers. Skhug chum (brown skhug) is skhug yarok with tomatoes. In Israel, skhug is sometimes referred to by the generic term kharif (Hebrew: חריף; lit. “spicy”). It is a popular condiment at Israeli falafel and shawarma stands, and served with hummus.


Skhug - Yemeni Hot Sauce
Hot sauce skhug is extremely popular in Middle Eastern cuisine. The sauce, a creation of the Yemeni kitchen, was brought to Israel by Yemeni Jews. It’s been said that it is hard to find a home in Israel that doesn’t have a jar of this scalding condiment.
Cuisine: Yemeni
Recipe type: Sauce
  • 1 large bunch of coriander (about 3 cups pressed)
  • 2 hot green jalapeño peppers, remove seeds
  • 1 small head garlic (about 10 cloves)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • salt
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth thick sauce.
  2. Store in a jar in a refrigerator.
  3. Serve with flat bread (pita, naan, tortilla, etc.), crackers, or toasted bread.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 547 Fat: 55g Saturated fat: 8g Unsaturated fat: 46g Carbohydrates: 16g Sugar: 6g Sodium: 180mg Fiber: 6g Protein: 3g


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