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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Schezwan Sauce





Schezwan / Sichuan Sauce is a famous Chinese sauce prepared mainly from red chillies and with lots of garlic. This hot spicy, tangy sauce is from the  szechuan cuisine which is a province in the southwest of China. You can prepare many Chinese dishes using this sauce like Schezwan Noodles, fried rice and also can be served as a side dish for Hakka Noodles, Chicken lollipop and other dry starters.

Preparation Time  :  10 min
Soak Time             : 30 min
Cooking Time       : 20 min
Makes                    : A small Jar

Ingredients :

English Name For Ingredients
Hindi Names For Ingredients
Quantity
Dry Red Chillies
सूखी लाल मिर्च
18-20
Garlic Cloves
लहसुन
17
Ginger
अदरक
1 inch
Onion
प्याज
1 (Small)
Water
पानी
½ Cup + 2 tbsp
Lemon Juice or Vinegar
नींबू का रस / सिरका
1 tsp
Light Soya Sauce
सोया सॉस
½ tsp
Vegetable Oil
वनस्पति तेल
3-4 tbsp
Black Pepper Powder
कालीमिर्च का पाउडर
½ tsp or as required
Sugar
चीनी
3 tsp
Salt
नमक
To taste


Preparation :






  1. Remove the stems of dry red chillies, rinse and soak them in a warm water for 30 minutes. Add it to the blender along with 2 tbsp water and grind to a smooth paste.
  2. In a pan heat vegetable or any other oil of your choice and add finely chopped garlic and ginger. Saute for few seconds, before they brown add sliced onion and fry till golden.
  3. Add the ground chilli paste and saute till it leaves oil from the sides.
  4. Add half cup of water and stir in between for two minutes and let the flame be low.
  5. Add sugar, pepper powder, soya sauce and salt and keep steering when you add each ingredients. Drizzle lemon juice or vinegar and mix well.
  6. Check for the sweetness and saltiness and add few more sugar,salt, pepper powder if required.
  7. Let this cook for another 5 more minutes and turn off the flame.
  8. Once it cools down collect it in a air tight container and store in refrigerator for 2 to 3 weeks.
  9. Serve as a side dish for hakka noodles, fried rice, chicken lollipop and can be used to prepare many Chinese dishes.

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