Sweet Chilli Sauce

Sweet Chilli Sauce Recipe

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Sweet Chilli Sauce is one of those ubiquitous sauces sold in bottles or jars as either Chinese or Thai. It is what it say – sweet and not spicy, so the chillies used are usually the milder variety. But of course, that doesn’t mean that you can’t make it sweet and spicy! 

When I was growing up in Singapore, this was often served as a dip with savoury snacks in the afternoons. It’s still one of my favourite nostalgic indulgences. Fantastic as a dip with spring rolls and prawn crackers but also makes a great base or topping for little canapés. See the Amuse-Bouche and Canapés page for ideas.

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Sweet Chilli Sauce Recipe

Sweet Chilli Sauce

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Course: Sauces
Cuisine: South East and East Asian
Keyword: chilli, chinese, sauces
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 6 Makes 1 small jar
Calories: 81kcal
Author: Azlin Bloor


  • 5 large red chillies
  • 125 ml (½ cup) water
  • 100 g (3½ oz) white sugar
  • 4 Tbsp Chinese Rice vinegar or ordinary clear vinegar
  • pinch of salt


  • Mix everything together in a saucepan on medium heat and bring to a simmer.
  • Lower heat down and continue to simmer for 10 minutes until it’s thickened.
  • Check seasoning and that’s it!


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 357IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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