Homemade Sweet Chilli Sauce…

“This classic Thai sauce is fabulous

for dipping, or try it in a dressing.”

~Diana Hendry

Spicy and sweet, easy to make,

what more could you want?


Let get started!


How colourful is this?


  • 6 red chillies,
  • Small piece of ginger, chopped finely
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • Small bunch coriander, leaves only
  • 150g granulated sugar
  • 2 tbs Thai fish sauce
  • 4 tbs rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp tomato purée


This smells amazing!


Boil the sugar and water to make the syrup


  1. Grind the chillies, ginger, lime zest and juice, garlic and coriander in a pestle and mortar make a fragrant paste.
  2. Put the sugar into a pan with 3 tbsp water and place over a medium heat, until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Increase the heat and boil until the syrup thickens.
  4. Carefully, stir in the paste, fish sauce and rice vinegar, turn the heat down and simmer for 2 minutes.
  5. Leave to cool, then pour into a sterilized jar.


In with the paste, fish sauce, rice wine vinegar and the tomato purée.


I love this zingy sauce and I must admit,

it’s so worth making your own.


Frances 🌶


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