Most recipes use fresh coriander leaves, green chile, garlic and either caraway seed, cumin or a combination of both. Most use olive oil as a liquid, though water is sometimes used. Some recipes also include parsley.
Zhoug is a green version of Shatta, which is the same relish except Shatta uses mild red chiles. Zhoug is supposed to be hotter, so aim to use hot green chiles.
Zhoug can be bought already made in jars at ethnic stores that carry Middle Eastern foods.
Zhoug can be used as a condiment or a cooking ingredient.
All recipes say you can keep it in the refrigerator for several months, though it’s not clear how long it will keep preserved and safe.
Brought to Israel by Jews that were airlifted from Yemen.