Monday, June 11, 2012

Homemade Sweet Sour Chilli Sauce

This homemade sweet sour chilli sauce is easy to prepare and keeps well in the fridge for months.  Suitable as dipping sauce for any fried food, steamboat ingredients, steamed savoury cakes or can also be used to fry vegetables.
If you prefer the sauce to be less spicy, just remove the chilli seeds and do not add small chilli [cili padi].  However, certain red chillies are rather spicy depending on it's origin and seasons.
100 gm red chillies [about 10 pieces] - washed and cut
3 small chillies [cili padi] - optional
50 gm garlic - skin removed
5 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup white rice vinegar [used good quality ones]
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp oil - heat separately until hot
  1. Blend red chillies and garlic in a food processor until fine.
  2. Put all ingredients [except oil] in a stainless steel saucepot.  Bring it to a boil and cook for a further 5-10 minutes.  Off fire.
  3. Heat up 1 tablespoon oil in a small saucepan until hot.  Quickly pour into cooked sauce and stir to combine well.
  4. Cool before storing in glass container.  Keep in the refrigerator.

I'm submitting this to Muhibbah Malaysian Monday hosted by Shannon of Just As Delish
This chilli sauce can be used to stir fry pineapples, zuchini, french beans, black fungus and carrots instead of using store bought tomato and chilli sauces.


Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Oh, this will go well with chicken Hainanese rice

Kimmy said...

Hi Jessie, add some pounded ginger, it'll be yum yum.

Unknown said...

Is a good way of storing chillies too. Thanks for sharing:)

kimmy said...

You're welcome. It's definitely better than store bought. Moreover, you can adjust to suit your own taste [spiceness, sourness, saltiness and sweetness]. Once you have this chilli sauce, you will discover it's many uses.

Shannon @ JustAsDelish said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe & participating in Muhibbah Malaysian Monday. I can't wait to try this recipe, wanna make sweet sour chicken :)
hope to see your entries again in MMM.

kimmy said...

Hi Shannon, just submitted an entry yesterday on another way of cooking sweet leaf that is by stir frying with sambal dried prawns.