April 14, 2017

Friday Flavour: Home-made Sweet Chilli Sauce

If you are into tasty, sweet chilli sauce and is looking for a dip recipe that is easy to make and without the use of preservatives then look no further!

With just a few fresh and natural ingredients you can really make this sweet sauce from scratch in no time at all. 



Unlike most sweet chilli recipe, there is no use of vinegar here. It’s more of a personal preference as I’m not a big fan of using vinegar in any of my cooking at all. I do prefer  to substitute it with something little less acidic and more natural like lemon or lime. 

Just look at that shine! Au naturel.

Ready? Here we go:


Home-made Sweet Chilli Sauce
Yields 2
No preservatives home-made sweet chilli sauce perfect for dipping!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
  1. 2 freshly squeeze lemon juice
  2. 1 cup water
  3. 150g white sugar
  4. 5-6 pieces fresh red chillies, pulsed with water (Deseed if you prefer non-spicy)
  5. 4 garlic cloves, pressed
  6. 1 tbsp soy sauce
  7. 1.5 tbsp corn flour
  8. 2 tbsp water
  1. Pulse fresh chillies with garlic. Set aside
  2. Heat a non-stick pan and when it is hot enough, dissolve water and sugar.
  3. Add soy sauce and pulsed chilli-garlic mixture together. Bring it to a boil.
  4. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes or till slightly thickened. Then add in the squeezed lemon juice
  5. Mix the corn flour and water into a smooth and slurry liquid
  6. Stir frequently to prevent it from burning or sticking to the bottom
  7. Simmer on low until it reaches a desired thickness or thinness
  8. Pour into jars. Let it cool and then refrigerate for use.
  1. The sauce will get thicken when cooled, so adjust the thickness with water as appropriate.
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Easy right? You’ll ace this in no time. Meantime, check out my other Home-Made Hot Chilli Sauce recipe for a different palette. This, however, is the meaner version of chilli sauce but very worth it, nonetheless!

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  1. Love chili sauce, it’s great that you make your own sauce rather than buying pre made. If I make with vinegar would you say it would be maybe 1/4 cup or 4 tbs?

    • I’m with the believe that food is always better with chilli on it. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Hmmm…I’ve never tried using vinegar and from most recipes I have seen, they start with 1/4 cup. So I guess that’s a pretty decent amount. I have seen recipes with half or 3/4 cup. I assume they make a lot more sauce!

  2. Mmm, that sounds delicious and easy enough for me to try! And by easy, I mean I don’t have to look up what each ingredient looks like. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • hahahhah! This you can do it bkind-folded Jas. You would be the last person I’d expect to need a recipe for this.
      On a side note, it’s fun to look up ingredients don;t you think? :p


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