Chinese Schezwan Sauce


For the Sauce

  • Red chillies- 15
  • Garlic – 10 + 4 pods finely chopped, 3 full pods
  • Ginger – 1inch finely chopped
  • Sugar – 3 teaspoon
  • Chilly Tomato sauce – 1 tablespoon
  • Green Chilly sauce – 1 tablespoon
  • Chilly powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Olive oil – 2 tablespoon
  • Vinegar – 2 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste



  1. Soak the chillies in water with 3 full pods of garlic for 2hrs. If you do not want the hotness of the chillies, de-seed them before soaking.
  2. Boil the above for about 5 minutes and allow it to cool.
  3. Once cooled, separate the water and chillies and garlic.
  4. Grind the chillies and garlic into a paste. Use the separated water as required to make the paste.
  5. In a pan add the oil and saute the onions till they become translucent.
  6. Add the finely chopped garlic(10 pods) and chopped ginger. Saute it for a minute.
  7. Add the ground paste of chillies and garlic to the above all it to cook for a minute.
  8. Add the tomato sauce, vinegar, salt, chilly powder, green chilly sauce, sugar and the separated water (as required for the desired consistency). Cook it for 5 minutes.
  9. Add the remaining finely chopped garlic (4 pods) and allow it to cook for a minute.
  10. Schezwan sauce is ready!! It can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge.