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Aug 272014
 

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Szechuan or Szechwan Sauce is a super hot and spicy sauce  from Szechuan , a province in China. It has a distinct pungent taste which makes it very popular all across the globe. It is made with few ingredients and can be stored in refrigerator for a good period. In India it gained popularity because it is served with Momos or Vegetarian Dumplings, which is the new indo chinese street food. Apart from this you can make plenty of dishes with it like Szechuan Rice, Szechuan Noodles, Szechuan Pinwheels and the list is endless. 

Directions:

1. In a bowl take some water and soak dry red chilies for couple of hours. I soaked them for 2 hours. Ensure that you remove their stems before soaking. If you cannot stand very hot sauce you can always remove the seeds from inside. This will make the hotness much milder.

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2.  Peel Garlic and Ginger.

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3. In a grinding jar add the pre soaked chilies, just drain the water away.

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4. Run it and make a coarse or smooth paste (as per your preference). You can add few spoons of water to make the blending easy. Keep aside.


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5. Now make a smooth paste of ginger garlic. Set aside.

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6. In a pan pour some oil and add ginger garlic paste and keep cooking for a coupe for a minutes or until the raw smell of ginger garlic disappears.

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7.Add the chili paste to the pan. Also add salt.

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8. Add Soya Sauce.

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9. Add  Sugar and combine everything.

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10. Add little tomato ketchup to even the flavour.

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11. Cook till you spot tiny bubbles. Turn the flame off. Let it cool transfer it to glass jar. You can refrigerate and store upto a month. Use this to make Szechuan Rice, Szechuan Rolls, Szechuan Noodles or simply use as a dip for momos.

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Szechuan Sauce
A spicy hot Chinese szechuan style salsa served with Momos.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 cup dried red chilies with their stems removed
  2. 1/4 cup garlic
  3. 1/8 cup ginger
  4. 1 tbsp soy sauce
  5. Salt to taste
  6. 1 tsp Sugar
  7. 1 tsp Tomato Ketchup
  8. 1/4 cup oil
  9. Water to soak the dried chilies
Instructions
  1. In a bowl take some water and soak dry red chilies for couple of hours. I soaked them for 2 hours. Ensure that you remove their stems before soaking.
  2. Peel Garlic and Ginger.
  3. In a grinding jar add the pre soaked chilies, just drain the water away.
  4. Run it and make a coarse or smooth paste (as per your preference). You can add few spoons of water to make the blending easy. Keep aside.
  5. Now make a smooth paste of ginger garlic. Set aside.
  6. In a pan pour some oil and add ginger garlic paste and keep cooking for a coupe for a minutes or until the raw smell of ginger garlic disappears.
  7. Add the chili paste to the pan. Also add salt.
  8. Add Soya Sauce.
  9. Add Sugar and combine everything.
  10. Add little tomato ketchup to even the flavour.
  11. Cook till you spot tiny bubbles. Turn the flame off. Let it cool transfer it to glass jar. You can refrigerate and store upto a month.
Notes
  1. You can use any hot variety of red chilies, I used kashmiri mirch.
  2. If you cannot stand very hot sauce you can always remove the seeds from inside. This will make the hotness much milder.
  3. You can add 1/4 cup celery for that authentic flavour.
  4. Even 1/4 cup of onion can also be added.
Adapted from Yummily Yours'
Adapted from Yummily Yours'
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Comments

  1. Bunty Bindra says:

    Onion also must be fried

  2. You can mince the onions and put it along with ginger garlic paste.