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Sweet Chili Sauce

Sweet chili sauce can be used in many Asian or exotic dishes or as a dipping sauce for meat and vegetables. The recipe was adapted from She Simmers.

Sweet Chili Sauce

Category: Sauces, marinades & relishes
Cuisine: Thai

Recipe in PDF format (print friendly)

  • Makes 230ml
  • Prep time: 20min
  • Cook time: 10min
  • Total time: 30min
  • Difficulty: Basic


  • 2 red hot chlili peppers
  • 3 large cloves of garlic
  • 100g white sugar
  • 180ml water
  • 60ml white vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • splash of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoon water


Cut chili peppers in half and remove seeds. If you like it extra hot, keeps the seeds. Peel garlic cloves and put them in a blender. Add chili peppers, vinegar, salt and sugar, and puree. Pour the mixture into a saucepan, add water, soy sauce, and fish sauce. Put the saucepan onto medium-high heat and cook until garlic and chili pieces are soft (4-5 minutes). Combine cornstarch and two tablespoons of water. Whisk the mixture into the chili sauce and cook, constantly stirring, until the sauce thickens a bit. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature. Transfer to a clean jar, close the lid, and refrigerate. This sauce keeps for a few weeks.

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