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How to make quick homemade sweet chili sauce

The sauce really goes well with fried foods.

In Summary

•The sauce really goes well with fried foods.

•It subtly enhances the taste of food and the sauce is easy to make.

Sweet chilli sauce
Sweet chilli sauce
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Perfect as a dipping sauce for fried chicken, shrimp or beef burger, sweet chili has a sweet, sour, and  slightly spicy taste that will wow your taste buds.

It subtly enhances the taste of food and the sauce is easy to make and goes very well with fried foods.

Ingredients

  • red chilies
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed into 2 tablespoons of cool water
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup rice wine or cider vinegar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tablespoon salt

Preparation

Step 1

Using a blender or food processor, blend the chilli to desired size.

Step 2

Using a pan, bring the water, vinegar, salt, sugar, garlic and chilli to a simmer.

Step 3

Add cornstarch to the mixture, until the sauce has thickened. Do a taste test and add the desired ingredients.

Step 4

Let the sauce cool before storing in the fridge.

Step 5

Once cooled, enjoy with your favourite fried food.

Sweet chilli sauce
Sweet chilli sauce
Image: MARGARET WANJIRU