A vegetarian version of the flavorful, spicy, sweet Thai Chili Paste called Nam Prik Pao. Makes an amazing stir-fry, but is great for dipping vegetables and crackers as well.
Dried New Mexico Chilis are widely available in the United States and work great in this dish. They are usually about 6 inches / 15 cm in length and have a deep red color. You can certainly use any other dried chili, including dried Thai Chilis to make this, but make sure that they are large chilis of the dimensions above (not the small, super spicy Thai chilis often called "Bird's Eye chilis").