How to make Schezwan Sauce
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Schezwan Sauce

Schezwan Sauce is the backbone of a number of Indo-Chinese recipes. Though easily available in the market, making it at home helps in getting it fresh with the best ingredients and also, one can customize and play around with the seasonings as per taste preference.
Course Sauce
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 heaped spoons
Calories 523 kcal
Author Anju Bhagnari

Ingredients

  • 15 Whole Red Chillies (de-seeded and soaked for 30 minutes)
  • 2 tablespoons Onion (chopped)
  • 12 Garlic Pods (finely chopped)
  • 1 inch Ginger Piece (grated)
  • ½ teaspoon Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Light Soya Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 small Onion (finely chopped)
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper Powder

Instructions

  1. Take the soaked red chillies in a mixer jar and grind to a smooth paste.
  2. Add little water for ease of grinding.

    Schezwan Sauce cooking process
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan over low heat.

  4. Add the garlic, ginger and the onion.

  5. Cook until the onion turns soft.

  6. Add the red chilli paste and saute for a couple of minutes.

    Schezwan Sauce step by step process
  7. Add 1 cup water, salt, vinegar, soya sauce, tomato ketchup, black pepper powder and simmer for 5 minutes or till desired consistency.

    Schezwan Sauce cooking process
  8. Check and adjust seasonings if need be.

  9. Cool completely before storing in the fridge

    Schezwan Sauce Recipe