Schezwan Sauce | How to make schezwan sauce recipe

Today’s recipe is ‘Schezwan Sauce’.  It is a sauce recipe, which goes really well with the Chinese dishes like schezwan noodles, schezwan rice, and spring rolls etc. This sauce makes any Chinese dish spicy and is very popular among every age group.

Schezwan Sauce
Schezwan Sauce

This recipe requires dry red chillies, garlic, ginger, onion, oil, vinegar,  and few spices. You can make this sauce spicy according to your taste. De-seed red chillies to make it less spicy. Schezwan sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for weeks. For this sauce, you can use any variety of oil from sesame seed oil, olive oil to any vegetable oil of your choice.

For more chutney and pickles recipe, you can check – Sweet n Spicy Tomato Chutney (Tamatar chutney)Tomato Onion Chutney | Dosa ChutneyChilli Garlic Sauce (Homemade)Chili garlic chutney (Sabut Lal mirch aur lahsun chutney)

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Duration: 45 mins

Ingredients for Schezwan Sauce

Dry red chillies (Kashmiri mirch)15-16 nos.
Garlic (finely chopped)12-14 cloves
Ginger (finely chopped)1/2 tsp
Onion (finely chopped)1/4 cup or 3-4 shallots
Oil2.5 Tbsp
Red chilli powder1/2 tsp or as per taste
Powdered black pepper1/2 tsp
Saltas per taste
Sugar1/2 tsp
Vinegar1 Tbsp
Soya suace1/2 Tbsp

Method for Schezwan Sauce

  • In warm water, soak dry red chillies for half an hour.

  • After 30 mins, remove ends of red chillies.

  • Make a smooth paste of red chillies in a grinder. keep it aside.

  • In a deep pan/vessel, heat oil.

  • In the oil, add finely chopped ginger and garlic.

  • Cook till the raw smell of garlic and ginger fades away.

  • Add chopped onion in the pan.

  • Fry onion for 2-3 mins, add red chilli paste in the pan.

  • Cook till oil starts separating. Add 1 tablespoon water, let it simmer.

  • Add sugar, salt, powdered black peppercorn and red chilli powder in the sauce. Cook for 2-3 mins.

  • Lastly, add soya sauce and vinegar. Cook for 2-3 mins.

  • Schezwan sauce is ready to serve! (Let sauce cool and store in an air-tight container.)

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