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Authentic Pindjur Recipe. Savory Serbian Traditional Tomato and Red Pepper Sauce.

Things to know About Pinđur Recipe.

The recipes for Ajvar and Pindjur are very similar. With few differences. Firstly, Pindjur is made from peppers and tomatoes and Ajvar is made from eggplants. The texture of Pindjur is a lot lighter and the thickness is different also. That’s why Pindjur is great as a sauce or a substitute for tomato paste in pizza making. Because of its texture, Pindjur is most commonly used in the summer. Such as Ajvar, Pindjur also can be used as a spread on a slice of bread or other pastries and as a side dish. To make this dish perfectly the key is to pick the right kind of peppers and that is Kurt’s Gate Peppers, the favorite kind of peppers in Serbia.

Authentic recipe of Pindjur. Traditional Serbian Tomato and Red Pepper Sauce

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: Пинђур
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Resting time 12 hours
Total Time 15 hours 30 minutes
Main Ingredient Group Vegetable based Recipes
Main Cooking Method Slow Cooked
Occasional Cooking Weekend Family Meal Recipes


Servings 30 portions
Calories / Serving 146 kcal


  • 5 kilograms (11.02 lb) red pepper
  • 2 kilograms (4.41 lb) Tomato
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • 300 ml (10.02 oz) Canola Oil
  • 9 units Chilli Pepper
  • 3 tbsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 200 ml (7.6 oz) Vinegar
  • 1.5 bundle Fresh Parsley
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  • Grill the peppers and chili on a grill for about 30 minutes and put them in a zip-lock bag and let them cool
  • Wash the tomatoes and put them on a baking sheet and bake them for 35 minutes at 180°C/360°F
  • When the peppers are cooled peel them and remove the seeds and pedicles and ground them
  • Do the same for the tomatoes
  • After the tomatoes are baked and cooled peel them and remove the hard piece
  • Peel the garlic and blend it with parsley
  • In a big pot put oil, vinegar, salt, sugar and peppers, tomatoes and garlic, and parsley
  • Cook them at medium heat for 2 hours while mixing constantly
  • Heat the mason jars at 50°C/122°F
  • After the Pindjur is cooked and cooled a little put them in jars and let them cool overnight then close them

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

Seasonal Cooking Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes


Calories: 146kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 708mgPotassium: 515mgFiber: 4gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 5781IUVitamin C: 223mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
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