Make your own sweet Thai chilli sauce instead of buying them off the shelves to avoid the unnecessary preservatives. It is actually very easy and fast to make your own. Mainly made out of chilli, vinegar and sugar, this popular Thai dipping sauce can be found in many other countries around the world. You can have this chili sauce with all types of meat or even noodles.
The commercial sauces contain a lot more sugar than necessary. By making it yourself, you can control the amount of sugar and adjust the taste accordingly. Besides that, you can substitute with other sweetener such as honey, stevia or raw brown sugar.
Most sweet Thai chilli sauce is supposed to be very mild in spiciness but rather sweet and slightly sourish to tease your taste buds. If you prefer the chilli sauce to be hotter, choose bird eye chilies or leave the membranes of the cayenne chillies intact when preparing the sauce.
Homemade sweet Thai chilli sauce can be stored for at least a month till two when stored in an airtight bottle which is clean and dry.
Sweet Thai Chili Sauce is also known as: Sos Cili ThaiNam Chim Kai
Mince chillies, garlic and ginger. In a pot, combine vinegar, sugar, chilies, garlic, salt and ginger to cook at low heat until sugar dissolves. Add water and let it simmer for at least 5 minutes for the flavours of the ingredients to be released.
Optionally, press chilies against the pot to extract their colour and spiciness. Mix cornflour with water and then add it to the pot to thicken the sauce. Set aside to cool.