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This Asian home made sweet chilli sauce is a must in one’s kitchen and pantry. Easy recipe using fresh chillies and few ingredients makes this sauce spicy, sweet and fabulous.  These wonderful chillies were picked from my garden back in 2014 and were used to mak this preserve.

With my blog housekeeping still happening, I have updated another one of my previous posts that was originally published on 12 March, 2014.

You will never go back to the store brought chilli sauce after trying this recipe.

500 grams of Cayenne Chillies (whole + 3-4 Bullet Chillies)
1/3 Cup of sugar
150 ml Olive Oil (Canola, Vegetable or Sunflower are fine to use)
4-5 Cloves of Garlic (crushed)
1 Litre of boiling water
salt and pepper to taste

Preparation Time:    20 minutes (Approximately)
Cooking Time:     40 minutes (Approximately)
Makes:     1  x 370 g jar  and 1/2 185 g (Approximately)


  1. Remove the ends off the chillies.  Place the water in a saucepan and bring to boil.
  2. Add the chillies to the boiling water and reduce the heat.  Allow to cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Drain the chillies through a colander and allow to cool a little to enable handling.
  4. Chop the chillies in small batches at a time.
  5. They need to be chopped finely with a knife.
  6. Place the chopped chillies in a bowl.
  7. Heat oil in a pot/pan add the crushed garlic stir for 30 seconds.
  8. Add the chopped chillies, sugar and cook for 40 minutes until it becomes thick like jam.
  9. Reduce the heat whilst cooking and stir until the cooking has finished.
  10. Towards the end add a little salt and pepper.  Allow to cool down a little.
  11. Store in a jar and place in the fridge.  It will keep for 3-4 weeks.


  • I use Cayenne Chillies for this recipe & add a few Bullet Chillies for the extra heat.
  • I serve the Sweet Chilli Sauce on burgers, in Asian salads, stir fry’s and many more.
  • I was given this recipe whilst travelling through Vietnam.
  • I recommend you chop the chillies with a knife it gives a better result.
  • I have adjusted it to suit my family.  I don’t use as much sugar or salt.
  • If you wish to add extra sugar and salt please feel free to do so.  Add it gradually so it’s to your liking.
  • You may wish to make a small batch to start with.  Halve the recipe it works just as well.


Milanka's Fine Food

Join me on a journey of cooking, sharing recipes, exploring the different varieties and styles of food from around the world. Using fresh ingredients to create healthy, delicious and flavoursome dishes. I would like to share my love of food with you”. I am a Commercial Cook by profession and have been cooking for many years.

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