Use sundried red Anaheim pepper for people who don’t like spicy food. For the spicy version, use red sun-dried cayenne pepper. If the chillies are seeded, it won’t be too spicy.
Cut chillies into small pieces and soak in warm water for 10 minutes. Drain well before putting them in the mortar.
Combine all ingredients in a mortar and pound with a pestle until the texture is smooth and fine.