Thai Roasted Chili Paste (Nam Prik Pao)

2 Tbsp oil of your choice
1 small handful onion
1 Tbsp fresh garlic
1 Tbsp cashew nuts
1 Tbsp white sesame seeds
1 Tbsp ground chili powder
1 Tbsp miso (Japanese soybean paste)
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp lime juice
1 Tbsp Thai soy sauce mixture (equal parts Thai light soy sauce and dark soy sauce)

In a wok, fry onion and garlic in hot oil until brown.
Separately, in a mortar and pestle, crush cashew nuts and sesame seeds and mix with chili powder, sugar, lime juice, miso, and soy sauce mixture.

Empty the contents of the wok (fried onion and garlic) into the mortar and pestle and mix thoroughly.

Finally, fry the entire mixture for about two minutes.

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