How to make Sweet And Sour Sauce -

Tomato ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce and sugar make up this sauce used extensively in Chinese cuisine

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Best of Chinese Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Tomato Ketchup (टोमाटो कैचप), malt vinegar (माल्ट विनेगर / सिरका )

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Gravies, Sauces and Stocks

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Sweet And Sour Sauce

Sweet And Sour Sauce Recipe Card


Hindi: tamatar
Relish a salad platter of thinly sliced tomatoes, with chunks of mozzarella, a drizzle of olive oil, sliced black olives and basil leaves. Arrange in concentric circles on a nice white plate. The word relish is just perfect here. And not just salads, for all those rich and good-looking Indian preps, the very famous onion-tomato masala is a must! Then, there are soups, beverages (call for the Bloody Mary!), snacks and even desserts made of these plump red things. Even the green ones are in use today. Must say, terrific tomatoes!

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Sweet And Sour Sauce Recipe

  • Tomato Ketchup 1 cup

  • malt vinegar 1/3 cup

  • Soy sauce 2 teaspoons

  • Sugar 1/4 cup

  • Black pepper powder to taste

  • Salt to taste

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Mix tomato ketchup, malt vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, black pepper powder, salt and cornflour in a pan with two cups of water and stir to blend well.

Step 2

Slowly heat the mixture, stirring continuously till it comes to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for two to three minutes. Cool and store.

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