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Schezwan Sauce

 Published 2008-Oct-07   Updated 2022-Mar-29

- Submitted by Inara

(Schezuan Sauce)

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Schezwan Sauce (Schezuan Sauce)  is a delicious and spicy Indo Chinese Sauce that can be had as a dip or can be used to make noodles or fried rice.

Recipe For Schezwan Sauce


  • Garlic - 100 gms. (finely chopped)
  • Ginger - 100 gms. (finely chopped)
  • Green chillies - 5 (finely chopped)
  • Tomato puree (or Tomato ketchup) - 2 cups
  • Red chilli sauce - 4 tbsp. 
  • Chilly powder - 2 tbsp. 
  • Soya sauce - 1 tbsp. 
  • Ajinomoto - ½ tsp. 
  • sugar - 1 tbsp. 
  • orange red color - ¼ tsp. 
  • celery chopped - 1 tbsp. 
  • salt - to taste


  1. Mix all the above ingredients. 
  2. Now heat the oil (around ½ cup). Add this hot oil to the above mixture and immediately add 1 tblsp. of vinegar to it. 
  3. Mix this well and later store it in fridge. Serve with chicken lollypops or use it while preparing noodles or fried rice.

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Comments (18)

Person   ()
thanks for that recipe i made that recipe many time but not making right yu help and made best
Person   ()
Thats nice to hear... Good.
Person   ()
very nice same as my recipe, but i even add 1 tsp of star anise powder
Person   ()
Ok. Thanks for sharing.
Person   ()
nice i like it
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Person   ()
Is celery alike cilantro in taste??
Person   ()
no little different...
Person   ()
can v use red chilly paste instead of chilly powder???
Person   ()
Y is celery added
Person   ()
texture . you could skip it if you wish.
Person   ()
It is a very good recipe indeed!!! I tried it at home and it turned out very fine. Thanks you loads !!!
Person   ()
Thats nice to hear.
Person   ()
what is celery
Person   ()
celery is a vegetable. The ribs and the roots are edible. You can find more information @
Person   ()
nice recipe
Person   ()
please tell me wether celery leaves are used or full branch
Person   ()
just the stem of celery very finely chopped

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Comment by chethana Gopal
this really appears to be a fantastic receipe. thanks for sharing it with us. i will surely try it at the earlist. thanks once again. have a good day,

Reply :-
Sure do try it.

Comment by shona rai
da recipe seems awsmm! thnx alott! its ma fav8 sauce! n yeah! feels gr8 dat 1 cn make it maself nw :)

Reply :-
Its my favorite sauce too.

Comment by sadaf naik
can you tell me how long it is going to stay fresh in fridge.

Reply :-
easily for 3 months.

Comment by krupali kurode
which kind of chilly required wet or dry

Reply :-
You can use chilly powder or soaked dry red chillies.

Comment by Diana Abhi
Ur blog is wonderful

Reply :-
Thank You.

Comment by Noman Ahmed
How it will be with out fry

Reply :-
Trust us it tastes awesome.

Comment by Roynal lopes
can i add cabbge in suace

Reply :-
Hi Roynal, Why do you need cabbage?? I don't think you can store the sauce with cabbage in it for months .

Comment by Nitin G
Hi, Can you please mention any substitute for celery

Reply :-
Just skip the celery.

Comment by Shikha Aggarwal
Is there any substitute to garlic for this recipie?

Reply :-
Garlic and Ginger are the main ingredients. So unfortunately there are no substitutes.

Comment by Hemangi Sawant
Tomato puree should be made by boiled tomato or we can make it in mixture......

Reply :-
Yes, its boiled and peeled tomato puree. You can also use tomato ketchup instead. Tomato ketchup tastes awesome too.

Comment by Farooq Shaikh
What is celery,pls clearify

Reply :-
Celery refers to the edible stalks of a plant. It can be eaten raw or cooked.

Comment by ashi raies
waaoo.... i havnt tried yet but it seems yummy.. n evn the comments make me more dying hard to try this once :) thanku inara

Reply :-
Do try it. Its a very tasty sauce.

Comment by mohsinali ali
the best sause i at it thank you for your delious receipy

Reply :-
Thanks. Enjoy!!

Comment by Kanchan Khetrapal
I tried it and it was amazing!!! Thank you! Now i don't need to beg the Chinese restaurants for extra sauce to take home! :D

Reply :-
Thanks. Enjoy!!

Comment by Kanchan Khetrpala
can i skip the color?

Reply :-
Yes you can.

Comment by snehashish govilkar
hiiii i am snehashish and a very good receipe and sauce becomes excellent thanx to u

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Comment by aqsa s
if celery is skipped how will be the tast also can i skipped chilly sause and i can put any other sause.
plz let me know

Reply :-
u can skip the celery. soak some dry red chillies and make a paste. use this instead of chilly sauce.

Comment by lubna s
need to graind mention ingredns or choped and after oil is hot should we put this mixture in it or hot old (means no need to fry this mixture. really confusing recipy.

Reply :-
no need to fry the mixture. just pour the hot oil over it.

Comment by nimisha kale
hello..pls tell me if the tomato puree used in the recipe is same as tomato ketchup from store brought bottles,or we have to use fresh tomato pulp in the recipe,i am confused...
pls do answer.

Reply :-
Tomato ketchup is fine for the sauce.

Comment by shreyas devadas
hello...i had a query,in the ingredient part,it is given as tomato puree 2 store brought tomato ketchup same as tomato puree?or we have to puree fresh tomato and use its pulp as tomato puree in this recipe.

Reply :-
You can use either tomato ketchup or tomato puree.

Comment by dr.chital naresh
can we skip ajinomoto from the receipe

Reply :-
Yes you can.

Comment by nimisha kale on 19 October 2009 09:24AM
hi,can u pls tell me if we can use lemon juice insteed of vinegar and skeep out celery in this sauce.pls do reply.

Reply :-
yes, you can replace vinegar with lemon juice
Also, celery can be skipped

Comment by nikkita narayanan on 05 April 2009 14:42PM
hi, thanks a lot.

Reply :-
U r welcome!!

Comment by Shalini on 17 January 2009 19:33PM
hi, can u pls tell me which oil to use,cos i want this sauce desperately,n thanx a lot for this recipe.

Reply :-
Hi Shalini, I use Vegetable Oil. Do try the sauce and let me know how it came.

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