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Red Chilli Jam

Comments : 11 Posted in : Blogging Marathon, Chillies, Condiments, Jam, Preserve, Red Chillies on by : ArchanaPotdar Tags: , , , , , ,

 When picked up these chillies Red Chilli, Jam/Jelly was the last thing that I was expecting to make and enjoy.

The very thought was different and sounded strange till I remembered the sweet chilli sauce that we used to buy. Must thank my group of BMers they came up with amazing dishes.  New to me was this Jalapeño Jelly that Sandhya suggested.

I made three things from the chillies one was this  Ajika /Adjika a Georgian Red Chilli Dip, second was this jelly and this was chilli pickle. I think I better buck up and click pictures of the chilli pickle before the girls discover it.

For making this Jelly you need pectin. Now I was worried and wondering if I can pick it up in Panaji, Goa. One of my friends who owns a store where she sells amazing chocolates and stuff like this happened to message saying she has pectin for sale. The rest was simple.

One word of caution you are handling chillies, they are pungent so use gloves.

I used oil and the chillies I used are generally used to make fish curries here in Goa. The amount used is 1-2 for a full coconut (they are very hot). My hands were burning till the evening.

Jalapeno Jelly

Chilli Jam

To understand Jam Making read this.

Chilli Jam

Make this Red Chilli Jam/Jelly and using it to make different side dishes!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Condiments, Do it yourself (DIY), Jam
Cuisine: World
Servings: 4 Cups


  • 1 cup Cup Red Chillies stems removed
  • 1 cup Cup Cider vinegar
  • 3 cup Cups Sugar
  • 3 tblespoons Pectin
  • Red food colouring optional


  • Wash and drain the peppers. Deseed the chillies you will get a milder jelly. Mine were full of seeds and I did not deseed them. Still while handling the chillies please use gloves or oil your hands. My skin is sensitive skin and I was burning from morning to evening.
  • Puree the chillies in a chutney pot. Use the vinegar to make a smooth paste.
  • In case you are using powdered pectin run it in the chutney pot with the chillies to avoid lumps.
  • Transfer the mixture in a large pan. I used a thick-bottomed steel pan (vinegar is acidic and using aluminium is not recommended).
  • Bring the mixture to boil stirring frequently.
  • Once the mixture starts thickening add the sugar.
  • Once you add sugar the mixture becomes watery. Add red colour if using. Boil until it thickens a bit.
  • Do the plate test.
  • Keep the glass jars on the wooden tray. Once the jam starts setting ladle the hot jelly into jars.
  • Allow the jelly to cool entirely on the wooden tray so that they can set well and your jars do not crack.


A delicious way to preserve red chillies.


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11 thoughts

  • June 11, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Wow Archana…. This recipe is fantabulous. First the name chilli jam arouses the interest and the looks of the jam… Simply superb!!

  • June 11, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Slurp slurp, am in love with this chilli jam. Lipsmacking here.

  • June 13, 2017 at 4:41 am

    Would love to try this jam ! Sounds absolutely gorgeous and stunning !

  • June 13, 2017 at 9:13 am

    ooh ! spicy, chilly , sweet yet tempting :-)) great pick, Arch

  • June 13, 2017 at 11:25 am

    That’s really some dish Archana, I must try this sometime..

  • June 16, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    The first time I tasted chilli jam is when my aunt made it. Its such a versatile condiment to have at home. Add a bit to a dip, use it on sandwiches or add to a dressing. Love it

  • June 21, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    wow Archana sounds interesting are you back from Tel Aviv

    • ArchanaPotdar
      June 21, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      Yes ma’am

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