Homemade sweet chilli sauce

If you’re a fan of store-bought sweet chilli sauce, you’re going to love this homemade sauce! It’s sweet, tangy and goes with everything.

Makes 2x200ml bottles


250ml rice wine vinegar

250ml water

220g caster sugar

75g fresh red chillies (about 4-6), deseeded and chopped finely

4 garlic cloves, grated

3 teaspoons grated ginger

3 teaspoons soy sauce

6 teaspoons cornflour dissolved in 2 tablespoons water


1. Place all ingredients except the cornflour in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring regularly. Reduce the heat and simmer for 3-5 minutes. Stir in the cornflour paste and keep stirring continually until thickened, about 1-2 minutes.

2. Pour into sterilised bottles or jars, seal and allow to cool. Store in a cool, dark cupboard.

3. Eat with noodles, stir-fried dishes or hot chips!


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