How to make Sweet Coriander Sauce -

Fresh coriander leaves flavour this sweet sauce used in Chinese cuisine

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Best of Chinese Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Fresh Coriander, Garlic (लहसुन)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Gravies, Sauces and Stocks

For more recipes related to Sweet Coriander Sauce checkout Chermoula Dressing. You can also find more Gravies, Sauces and Stocks recipes like Kolhapuri Tambda Rassa Spicy Sichuan Peanut Sauce Curry paste Sweet-Chilli Sauce

Sweet Coriander Sauce

Sweet Coriander Sauce Recipe Card


Some say Chinese cuisine is 400,000 years old going back to the Peking Man and his use of fire. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age. However today Chinese cuisine enjoys the distinction of being the most popular in the world.
All this furore about Chinese food can make one wonder what is so special about this cuisine.  To put it in one word it is wholesome.  It has the characteristics of being nutritious, economical, balanced and delicious. It cannot be gainsaid that Chinese food is popular the world over and it can be adapted into our modern lifestyles as the strong link between diet and health of body, mind and spirit is epitomized in Chinese cookery. We all desire harmony in our lives and this works on the ancient Taoist principle of Yin and Yang in which balance and contrast are the key. Each Chinese dish reflects a balance of taste, texture, aroma and colour. Be it sweet, sour, pungent, hot, salty or spicy – all the six basic flavours are incorporated deftly in all Chinese dishes.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Sweet Coriander Sauce Recipe

  • Fresh Coriander finely chopped 3/12 tablespoons

  • Garlic 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic finely chopped 3 cloves

  • Salt to taste

  • Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoon

  • Sugar 1/3 cup

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Mix the cornflour in half a cup of water and set aside. Heat oil, add the garlic and sauté for a minute. Add one cup of water, coriander leaves, salt, pepper powder, sugar and lemon juice and stir to mix well.

Step 2

When the mixture begins to boil, reduce heat and add the cornflour mixture. Stir and simmer till the sauce is thickened. Cool and store.

website of the year 2013
website of the year 2014
website of the year 2016
MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.