Thai Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

Thai Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe
Thai Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe, You might wonder why you should make your own Thai sweet chili sauce when you can buy it but the reason is simple. Homemade chili sauce made from your own spices and seasonings is amazing. This chili sauce recipe combines ginger, galangal, cilantro, chilies and much more to make an authentic Thai dipping sauce, which tastes incredible. If you cannot find galangal, you can use ginger without too much of a different taste in the final recipe.

Authentic Thai Chili Sauce Recipe

There is something infinitely satisfying about making your own dipping sauce recipes and if you are serving store-bought prawn crackers or egg rolls, serving a homemade dipping sauce will make up for it! Do not be surprised if your guests beg you for the recipe for this Thai sweet chili sauce because it really is that special.

Authentic Thai Chili Sauce Recipe

Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce

Serve this Thai sweet chili sauce with egg rolls, Chinese dumplings, or prawn crackers and everybody will love it. This chili sauce is excellent with other dishes, such as grilled scallops or potato wedges. The recipe makes three cups but you could serve some and keep some in a jar in the refrigerator for later use if you want. This dipping sauce is moderately spicy. If you want it to be very spicy, leave some of the chili seeds in.

Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

Thai Sweet Chili Sauce Ingredients

  1. 4 small red cayenne chilies, stems removed
  2. 10 peeled cloves garlic
  3. 8 lime leaves
  4. 3 finely sliced lemongrass stems, top third removed
  5. 1 cup fresh cilantro
  6. 1 inch fresh ginger, roughly chopped
  7. 1 teaspoon galangal, peeled and chopped
  8. 1 ½ cups white sugar
  9. 4 tablespoons water
  10. 3 ½ tablespoons tamari
  11. 3 ½ tablespoons Asian fish sauce
  12. 7 tablespoons cider vinegar

Sweet Chili Sauce Preparation

  1. Puree the chilies, garlic, lime leaves, lemongrass, cilantro, ginger, and galangal in a food processor until it is paste-like.
  2. Put the sugar and water in a pan over a medium heat, stirring well until the sugar has dissolves.
  3. Turn up the heat and boil the sugar water for 6 minutes, not stirring but not letting it burn either.
  4. Stir in the paste, bring the sauce back to a boil, and add the tamari, fish sauce, and cider vinegar.
  5. Bring the sauce back to a boil and let it simmer for a minute.
  6. Let it cool before serving.

Thai Chili Sauce Nutrition

Servings: 5
Amount per serving  
  1. Calories 586
  2. Total Fat 1.4g 2%
  3. Saturated Fat 0g 0%
  4. Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  5. Sodium 2589mg 113%
  6. Total Carbohydrate 132.7g 48%
  7. Dietary Fiber 5.3g 19%
  8. Total Sugars 67g  
  9. Protein 16g  
  10. Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
  11. Calcium 43mg 3%
  12. Iron 5mg 26%
  13. Potassium 184mg 4%

Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

If you serve this Thai sweet chili sauce alongside an Asian food such as Chinese dumplings or egg rolls, it will be obvious what kind of sauce it is. This delicious chili sauce recipe is not difficult to make and it combines tangy, sweet, spicy, and soft flavors. The cilantro adds an aromatic touch and the chilies give it a kick. The other ingredients all work together nicely and complement each other. This is an attractive looking orange and red chili sauce recipe and it is guaranteed to be one of the most popular dip recipes at your party.