Wednesday 18 January 2012

Szechaun chilli sauce

A spicy chilli sauce that is versatile in all oriental  stirfry dishes.


10 Red dried chillies
1/2 red sweet pepper(long one)
2 cloves garlic finely minced
1 teaspoon ginger paste
1 teaspoon sesame paste
2 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
10 szechaun peppercorns finely ground.
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon sweet chilli garlic sauce


1. Soak the red chillies in hot water overnight.
2. In the morning drain the red chillies remove stalks, seeds and membrane and chop roughly.
3.Finely chop the red sweet pepper.
4. In a blender jug add the sweet red pepper and the chillies and blend to a coarse puree .
5. Heat oil in a pan when it is hot add garlic and ginger and saute for  30 seconds.(take care not to burn the garlic)
6. Add the blended chilli paste, salt and chilli powder , chilli garlic sauce , sesame paste and saute till sauce thickens .
7. Remove from heat and stir in the vinegar.

Add to stir fried rice or vegetables as required.

NB- I added the sweet pepper to keep the heat less, however if you dare replace it with an extra 10 red chillies instead.Also for cooking with the sauce works well with coarse texture , however if you want to serve as dipping sauce blend it smoother.

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Sweet red chilli sauce

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  1. wow HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT sweet red pepper? capsicum ? love the click..

  2. Wonderful recipe. Looks yummy and tempting.

  3. I can't believe you made this at can someone be so Chini mini sweet yet spicy!! :)

  4. Haha, I always used to cheat and buy it in a jar. Though it seems quite easy to make, thanks for sharing!

  5. Wonderful recipe .I have not tried this at home.Thanks for sharing

  6. I love this chili sauce. It is a must have with Hainanese chicken rice. I will have to try adding some Szechuan peppercorns next time.

  7. Spicy and beautiful sauce!

  8. Lovely and spicy ...I simply adore this:)

  9. looks great...thanks for sharing the awesome recipe
    Tasty Appetite

  10. Wow! You actually made this.I ground sambal yesterday in a mixer and I could feel the burning sensation in my hands just by handling it. It looks really good My husband would love this.
    Love to follow you.

  11. Love the sauce and the Stir fry you've posted - mouth watering flavors :)

  12. This looks delicious! this looks delicious, all the flavours I love. X


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