Schezwan Sauce Recipe : Chilly Chinese Seasoning!

Almost every Chinese food is incomplete without the small addition of sizzling and spicy Schezwan Sauce. It is impossible to imagine the Chinese Cuisine without this piquant sauce. The easy instructions of the Schezwan Sauce Recipe help you make the restaurant style super tasty sauce at home within minutes. The benefit of making at home is to get assured about the hygiene and the harmful flavoring chemicals.

Schezwan Sauce

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  • Recipe Category: Dips and Chutneys
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description: The Schezwan Sauce Recipe is very easy to prepare at home. The hot and spicy sauce gives Chinese zest to Indian food. It’s a perfect pair for mild meals.

Schezwan Sauce Recipe

Schezwan Sauce Recipe Ingredients:

  • Red Chilies – 1 cup (20 dry chilies)
  • Shallots – ¼ cup (1 small sized)
  • Minced Shallot – 1 tbsp.
  • Spring Onions – ½ cup
  • Peppers – 3 to 4 Sichuan peppers
  • Celery – ½ tbsp.
  • Sugar – 2 tsp.
  • Mint Leaves – 1 tbsp.
  • Garlic Cloves – 10 cloves.
  • Ginger – 1 inch
  • Lime Juice – 2 tsp.
  • Cumin Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Red Chili Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Black Pepper – less than ½ tsp.
  • Soy Sauce – ½ tsp.
  • Tomato Sauce – 2 tbsp.
  • Vegetable Oil – 3 tbsp. (use saffola oil)
  • Vinegar – 1 tbsp.
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Sugar – 2 tsp.
  • Salt – as per taste

Note: You can use highly hot, less or medium hot chilies as per your palates prefer. You can also combine different types of chilies. You can use ketchup or tomato puree in place of tomato sauce.

Schezwan Sauce Recipe Steps:


  • Deseed the red hot chilies
  • Rinse these chilies and soak in 2 1/2 cups of warm water for half an hour.
  • Drain the extra water from them and remove their stem.
  • Break the chilies and slice chop.
  • Now, transfer these chopped chilies into the mixer-grinder and blend till it forms the smooth paste.
  • Add water and blend till it forms a paste with no lumps.
  • Keep this paste in a bowl aside.
  • Finely chop the shallots, garlic cloves, ginger and celery leaves.
  • Crush the peppers to the powder form in the mortal-pestle.

Note: Do not soak chilies for more than 30 minutes.


  • Heat the vegetable in a hard anodised saucepan till it crackles.
  • Saute the chopped garlic cloves and grated ginger.
  • Cook till they have released the strong aroma.
  • Now add the chopped shallots and cook till becoming translucent.
  • Sautee the ingredients well and give a toss.
  • Now after some time, mix the fresh red chili paste you made.
  • Combine it well with the onions and stir the mixture evenly.
  • Then sprinkle the pepper powder that you grounded.
  • Saute them till the oil starts releasing from the paste you made.
  • Add the 1/2 cup of water and stir again.
  • Simmer the mixture for few more minutes.
  • Now sprinkle salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle soy sauce and vinegar over the mixture.
  • Season it with the chopped celery.
  • Stir and continue to cook for few more minutes.
  • Check for the taste and add what you feel is required.
  • As this point, you can add sugar as per the taste of the sauce.
  • Let it cook and then turn off the flame.
  • Wait for the sauce to cool down a bit.
  • Transfer it to the bowl and season with more celery.

And the sizzling Schezwan sauce is ready to be served!

Note: You can also suttee in the melted butter.

Additional Information:

  • Calories: 154 calories
  • Total Time: PT50M
  • Serves: 3
  • Date Published:

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It is an Indo-Chinese fusion recipe with enormous flavors and variety of tastes. The distinctive taste of this dip makes it loveable. There is a sudden burst of spiciness as you as keep in the mouth this tangy savory. If you are not a lover of spicy food, then also do not hesitant to try because the heat of sauce can be varied by using only a few chilies. It’s a common addition in the menu profile for the folks who prefer Oriental food.

This simple yet hot sauce having Chinese zest is a treasure trove of spices and condiments. It requires ingredients and condiments in abundance for its preparation. The sauce needs three basic ingredients like dry red chilies, ginger, and onions for its basic preparation. The dry chilies in it are extremely hot and heat reaches the peak due to garlic. There is strong aroma all over the kitchen when you Sautee the shallots which make it even more irresistible.

The tantalizing and tangy sauce is majorly used as a seasoning over the Chinese Schezwan recipes. The delicious and delectable sauce alone is enough to perk up your mild flavored meals. Do not delay in its preparation, Learn, Make now and enhance the flavors of your favorite food. You can try to make it with your own innovative idea and give its taste your own variation. Let this sauce stay in your larder and see the rise of love for it! Savor it with delight!


  • The Schezwan Sauce Recipe requires 30 minutes for the preparation and 20 minutes to cook.
  • The proportions of the ingredients mentioned make sauce for a small container which can be enjoyed by 3 people.
  • You can control the level of spice by reducing the proportion of chilies and adjusting with other spice powders.
  • If you want more life of sauce, then add more than mentioned.
  • The sauce can be stored in a container and refrigerated for 2 weeks.


This sizzling sauce is a great accompaniment to any heavy meal it is also a great appetizer. It pairs greatly as a side dish with spring rolls, Momo’s, burgers, French fries, etc. Garnish the bowl of sauce with –

  • Parsley Leaves
  • Mint Leaves
  • Cayenne Peppers
  • Dry Red Chilies

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