How to make Sichuan Sauce - Popular sichuan sauce made in microwave.

This recipe is from the book Microwave Cooking Made Easy.

Main Ingredients : Dried Red Chillies (सूखी लाल मिर्च ), Green chillies (हरी मिर्च )

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Gravies, Sauces and Stocks

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Sichuan Sauce

Some say Chinese cuisine is 400,000 years old going back to the Peking Man and his use of fire. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age. However today Chinese cuisine enjoys the distinction of being the most popular in the world.
All this furore about Chinese food can make one wonder what is so special about this cuisine.  To put it in one word it is wholesome.  It has the characteristics of being nutritious, economical, balanced and delicious. It cannot be gainsaid that Chinese food is popular the world over and it can be adapted into our modern lifestyles as the strong link between diet and health of body, mind and spirit is epitomized in Chinese cookery. We all desire harmony in our lives and this works on the ancient Taoist principle of Yin and Yang in which balance and contrast are the key. Each Chinese dish reflects a balance of taste, texture, aroma and colour. Be it sweet, sour, pungent, hot, salty or spicy – all the six basic flavours are incorporated deftly in all Chinese dishes.

You can also find more Gravies, Sauces and Stocks recipes like Chilli-garlic Peanut Dip, Salan Gravy, Cheesy Chaat Dip with Crispies, Mayonnaise.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Sichuan Sauce Recipe

  • Dried Red Chillies 20

  • Green chillies 2

  • Spring onion bulb finely chopped 3

  • Spring onion greens finely chopped 2-3

  • Ginger grated 1 1/2 inch piece

  • Garlic 14 cloves

  • Celery finely chopped 2-3 inch stalk

  • Oil 1/4 cup

  • Tomato ketchup 5 tablespoons

  • Vegetable stock 1/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • MSG 1/4 teaspoon

  • Vinegar 3 teaspoons


Step 1

Finely chop two cloves of garlic. Take one cup of water and red chillies in a Microwave bowl, cover and cook on Microwave HIGH (100%) for four to five minutes.

Step 2

Grind the red chillies and the remaining cloves of garlic to a fine paste. Heat oil in another Microwave bowl, uncovered, for two minutes on Microwave HIGH (100%).

Step 3

Add chopped garlic, green chillies, spring onion bulbs and ginger. Cover and cook on Microwave HIGH (100%) for two to three minutes.

Step 4

Add the red chilli-garlic paste, vegetable stock or water, celery, tomato ketchup, salt, sugar, MSG and stir to blend well. Cover and cook on Microwave HIGH (100%) for two to three minutes.

Step 5

Add vinegar and spring onion greens. Cover and cook on Microwave MEDIUM (70%) for one minute. Cool and store.