Sichuan Sauce Recipe - Spicy sauce used extensively in Chinese cuisine.

This recipe is from the book Any Time Temptations.

Main Ingredients : Dried red chillies , Garlic

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Gravies sauces and stocks

Sichuan Sauce

Sichuan Sauce Recipe - How to make Sichuan Sauce


Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy


  • Dried red chillies 10-12

  • Garlic 10 cloves

  • Oil 1/2 cup

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2

  • Spring onions with greens finely chopped 2

  • Ginger grated 1 inch piece

  • Vegetable stock 1/2 cup

  • Celery chopped 2-3 inch stick

  • Tomato ketchup 3 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Vinegar 2 teaspoons


Step 1

Finely chop two cloves of garlic. Boil the red chillies in one cup of water for five to seven minutes. Grind the red chillies and the remaining garlic to a fine paste.

Step 2

Heat oil in a pan, add chopped garlic, green chillies, spring onion (keeping the greens aside) and ginger and sauté for a minute. Add the red chillies and garlic paste and continue to sauté. Add vegetable stock or water, celery, tomato ketchup and salt and stir to blend well.

Step 3

Add vinegar and spring onion greens. Simmer for a minute and take off the heat. Cool and store.

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