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Schezwan Sauce Recipe

Schezwan Sauce Recipe

Homemade Schezwan sauce,can be had as a dip or used to make Schezwan style fried rice/ noodles,Schezwan Chicken and lot more!!
Recipe adapted from: The chef and her kitchen ,you can find the original recipe here.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Yields: 1.5 cups sauce

  1. Garlic cloves- 10 to 15 nos
  2. Red chilies,-10 to 12 nos ( see notes)
  3. Garlic ,finely chopped- 3 tbsp
  4. Ginger,finely chopped- 1 tbsp
  5. Celery,finely chopped-1 tbsp
  6. Tomato,pureed-2 large
  7. Tomato sauce- 1 tbsp
  8. Soya sauce- 1 tsp
  9. Vinegar- 1 tbsp
  10. Sugar- 1/2 tsp
  11. Black pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
  12. Salt- to taste
  13. Oil- as required


  • Remove the stems and soak the red chilies in warm water for 30 minutes.( Remove the seeds,if you like it less spicy).Grind together garlic pods and soaked red chilies  to form a smooth paste.Keep aside.

  • Heat oil in a pan,add chopped garlic and saute for a minute.Add  ginger and celery ,saute until raw smell leaves.

  • Add tomato puree ,mix well and simmer for few minutes.

  • Add red chilli-garlic paste and cook until oil starts to separate.

  • Now add tomato sauce,soya sauce,vinegar,sugar ,black pepper powder and salt to taste.Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Cool and store in an air tight container in refrigerator for upto a week.

  • This sauce can be used to make Schezwan fried rice, Schezwan Noodles, Schezwan Chicken, Mumbai Street Food- Schezwan dosa etc.Recipes coming soon!!


    • I used Kashmiri red chilies ,as it gives a great red color to the sauce and is less spicy.If you are using regular red chilies,adjust the number according to your spice level and also remove the seeds.
    • I halved the recipe and got approximately 3/4 cup sauce.
    • Make sure you cook the tomato puree and red chili -garlic paste well,until the raw smell leaves.

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      nandoos kitchen
      February 26, 2014 at 8:32 pm

      lovely, flavourful sauce! Love it.

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      February 26, 2014 at 8:32 pm

      wow so perfectly made and flavorful schezwan sauce 🙂 looks yumm … very useful post dear !!

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      February 27, 2014 at 8:00 am

      ooooh… can't believe i stumbled to find a recipe for one of my favorite sauce! love it!

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      February 27, 2014 at 8:01 am

      that's looks so tempting…perfectly made…

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      February 27, 2014 at 11:33 am

      Useful sauce recipe, like the thick consistency, pics are awesome

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