Biber salçası

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Biber salçası
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Main ingredient(s) Chili peppers or bell peppers, salt

Biber salçası (literally "pepper paste"; also called kırmızı biber salçası, literally "red pepper paste") is a thick, deep red paste made from red chili peppers or sweet bell peppers and salt. It is a part of cuisines of Anatolia and is enjoyed by different ethnic groups in the region. It is used mainly for flavoring main dishes, as well as to fill pide and börek. Another common use is as a spread, typically on bread or crackers.


There are two main varieties of biber salçası:

  • Acı biber salçası (literally "hot pepper paste"), made from hot red chili peppers
  • Tatlı biber salçası (literally "sweet pepper paste"), made from sweet red peppers

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