BM #84 Week 3 Day 3 -
Since we have discovered our love for Schezwan sauce, I felt that it was high time to make the sauce at home. 

I found various versions of the sauce with different ingredients all over the internet but I looked at the list of ingredients from a store-bought bottle and added my own spin on it.

I used this sauce to make a Schezwan fried rice. My family decided that this homemade sauce turned out to be more flavorful than its store-bought counterpart. 

Ingredients - 

Sesame Oil or Olive Oil 3 Tbsp
Garlic, minced 2 Tbsp
Ginger, minced 2 Tbsp
Celery, minced 1 Tbsp
Dry Red Chillies handful (about 15 long ones)
Tomato Ketchup 1 Tbsp
Sesame Seeds, powdered 2 tsp
Salt 1 tsp
Sugar 1 tsp
Cloves 3-4 powdered
Cinnamon Powder a pinch
Black Pepper powder 1/4 tsp
Cumin Powder 1/4 tsp

Method Of Preparation -

In a bowl of hot water, soak the dry red chilies for 15-20 minutes.

Drain and reserve the water. Grind the red chilies into a fine paste without adding any water. Set aside.

In a heated pan, add oil and saute the garlic and ginger until fragrant. Make sure not to allow them to brown.

Add in minced celery and saute for a few seconds.

Add in the red chili paste, mix well and allow to cook until the oil oozes out.

Add a tablespoon of water each time and stir continuously until a thick saucy consistency is achieved. I had to add about 1/2 cup of water.

Next goes in the tomato ketchup, salt, sugar, cinnamon powder, cloves powder, pepper powder, sesame seed powder and cumin powder.

Cover and cook for a few minutes until the water is evaporated and the oil floats.

Remove from heat, store in a clean and dry bottle.


Preparation Time 20 minutes
Makes 1/2 cup
Posted by Harini R on Friday, January 19, 2018


  1. Mouthwatering! Advantage of homemade sauces to store bought ones is we can customize it to out palate.

  2. Priya Suresh Says:
  3. Homemade sauces are always the best, even i dont get this sort of sauces from stores if they are easy to prepare yourself at home. Lovely schezwan sauce.

  4. Unknown Says:
  5. Thats great. Homemade sauces are alltime good to have. Loved it

  6. beautiful sauce... and I simply love it ..but lazy to make it. Must take the inspiration.

  7. Archana Says:
  8. Yum!!! Will love making the sauce this way too. Bookmarked.

  9. Sandhiya Says:
  10. Home made sauces are the best. Will come handy when in need. Sounds simple to make, will give a try!!!

  11. It happens to be my favourite Indo Chinse sauce, love it.

  12. Suja Ram Says:
  13. This sauce is in my to-do list for long, yours is too good!

  14. Srivalli Says:
  15. wow that sure looks so spicy harini..Even I made a homemade batch when I was frequently making this rice.

  16. Jayashree Says:
  17. Homemade sauces are really so much better, right? I made this sauce a few weeks back and the main reason I made it is that I hate the smell of store bought ones. A little goes a long way with this sauce.

  18. Homemade is the best, looks pretty easy harini, i just started making pizza sauce at home, this is next in my list!!

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