Schezwan Sauce Recipe - How to make homemade schezwan sauce

Schezwan Sauce Recipe

Schezwan Sauce is a special spicy sauce used in Schezwan recipes like Schezwan Fried Rice, Noodles etc.

Schezwan / Sichuan / Szechuan is a style of Chinese cuisine originating from Sichuan province in southwestern China.Schezwan Sauce has bold flavours,especially the pungency and spiciness resulting from liberal use of garlic and chillies[Source : Wikipedia]

I have seen Chings Schezwan sauce but I wanted to try it homemade....But I am seriously not a fan of spicy food so was hesitant to try schezwan recipes but made up my mind to make this sauce atleast to post it here.

Though I am not fond of spicy food, I love schezwan flavour very much so tried this sauce yesterday and stored it.I made schezwan noodles today and we enjoyed it for breakfast...It was fiery hot but still can enjoy it once in a while :)

Schezwan Sauce Recipe

Schezwan Sauce Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 10 mins | Makes : 1/2 cup
Recipe Category: Homemade Sauce | Recipe Cuisine: Indo Chinese

Dry Red Chillies - 30
Garlic - 15 small sized chopped finely
Ginger - 1 tsp finely chopped
Soya Sauce - little less than 1/4 tsp
Vinegar - 1 tsp
Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Tomato Sauce - 1 tbsp
Cooking Oil - 3 tbsp
Salt - to taste


  1. Remove the stem part of red chillies, cut open and remove the seeds and soak them in hot water.Deseeding is optional, but chose to remove them to reduce the spicyness a bit.Soak red chillies atleast for 30mins with water till immersing level.Then drain red chillies and transfer it to a mixer.Add the drained water to the mixer.Schezwan Sauce Recipe - Step1
  2. Grind it to a fine paste.Add water little by little and keep grinding till you get a smooth paste,Set aside.Fine chop garlic and ginger.Heat oil in a pan - add chopped ginger and garlic and fry for 2mins without changing the color.Schezwan Sauce Recipe - Step2
  3. Then add red chilli paste and let it boil in low flame for 3-5mins till oil starts leaving.Then add soya sauce.Schezwan Sauce Recipe - Step3
  4. Then add vinegar,tomato sauce,pepper powder and required salt and cook for 5mins in low flame.Switch off.Schezwan Sauce Recipe - Step4
Cool down completely and store in airtight jar.Refrigerate it.Schezwan Sauce Recipe

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Schezwan Sauce Recipe

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