Dried Red Chili Peppers
Preheat the oven to 400F/200C.
Toast the chili peppers in the oven until they just start to darken and give off a nice aroma.
Let the chilis cool down, and then remove the stems and seeds.
Soak the peppers in the hot water for an hour then drain.
Add all the ingredients in a blender, except the tomato paste. Blend until very fine.
Next, add everything to a sauce pan or small pot, including tomato paste over a low heat.
Bring to a simmer and stir occasionally until thickened, about 10 minutes.