Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce

Sweet chilli dipping sauce recipe


  • 125ml water
  • 125ml cider vinegar
  • 200g sugar
  • 6 chillies (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (pulped)
  • 2cm piece ginger (pulped or grated)
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce (optional)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Juice of 1 lime
  2. Put water and vinegar in a saucepan over medium heat. When warm, add sugar and bay leaf and stir as it heats. Bring to boil.
  3. Mix chillies, garlic, ginger, fish sauce and salt. Add to pan and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Turn off heat, remove bay leaf and stir in the lime juice. Allow to cool a little then transfer to sterile jar for storage