I have always loved doing things from scratch. After a long wait finally decided to crack this sauce. Read many recipes over the net and then with a bit from here and a bit of mine ... Made it. We are sweating our sinuses out!! Yummy hot and sizzling ! Sharing my take on it.
1/2 a bowl of red chillies soaked in water for an hr.
1 tbsp pepper corns
1/2 bowl of oil
1 heaped tbsp ch ginger
1 heaped tbsp garlic chopped
1/2 a bowl ch celery
1 small onion chopped
3-4 tbsp tomato ketch up
1 tbsp soya sauce
2 -3 tbsp vinegar
1/2 tsp schezuan pepper crushed .. Optional
Salt to taste
Heat the oil and add ginger and garlic , sauté
Add celery and onions and sauté well.
Grind the chillies with pepper corns.
Add the chilli paste and about 1/2 cup water and cook.
Add the salt, ketchup , soya sauce and Schezuan pepper.
Cook on slow fire till oil seeps out and it looks glossy.
Add vinegar and boil again.
Cool and fill in jars! It's very sharp and hot, 1/2 tsp each and we were on fire! Enjoy!!