The 10 Best Sauce Recipes That Make Your Food Taste Better


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The 10 Best Sauce Recipes That Make Your Food Taste Better

To say sauces make anything better is an understatement. Imagine cooking your favourite noodles without a cooking sauce or devouring momos without a dipping sauce, sounds blah, doesn’t it? 

Sauces are the unsung heroes of the culinary world, capable of turning a simple meal into a taste sensation. In this blog, we'll dive into a delectable world of sauce recipes that promise to elevate your dishes and leave you wanting more. From classics to exotic blends, we'll explore the best sauce recipes and provide you with a comprehensive list of sauces that will make you fall in love with cooking. Get ready to embark on a flavourful journey with these ten irresistible sauce creations.

1. Black Pepper Sauce

Black Pepper Sauce, a classic sauce from Asian cuisine, known for its bold, peppery kick, is a versatile addition to your culinary arsenal. A single splash of black pepper sauce on salad, grilled meat and vegetables, noodles and fried rice will spice up your meals and make you want to devour all of it in one go. 

Want to make Black Pepper Stir-fry Sauce at home? Here’s a quick recipe you can follow:


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp coarsely crushed black peppercorns
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth or water
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp water (to thicken)
  • Optional: 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • Chopped green onions for garnish


1. Heat vegetable oil, sauté garlic and crushed peppercorns for 1-2 minutes. Be cautious not to burn the garlic.

2. Mix soy sauce, vegetable broth, and brown sugar in a bowl until the sugar is dissolved.

3. Add the soy sauce mixture to the pan and keep stirring till it is mixed well.

4. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, then to thicken the sauce add cornstarch. You can adjust the consistency of the sauce by varying the quantity of cornstarch.

5. If desired add sesame oil for extra flavour.

6. Transfer the sauce to a serving dish and garnish with chopped green onions.

7. Serve it over stir-fried vegetables, tofu, noodles, or rice.

If you want a more enriching flavoursome readymade sauce then you can order Black Pepper Sauce and get it delivered right to your home from Hunan at Home. 

2. Fried Garlic Dipping Sauce

Dive into the rich, aromatic world of garlic and taste its heavenly flavours with Fried Garlic Dipping Sauce. This sauce is a must-try condiment that will enhance the flavours of your snacks and appetizers. 

Check out this recipe of fried garlic dipping sauce with the hotness of deggi merch:


  • 1/2 cup refined oil
  • 10-12 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Deggi Mirch (or more for extra heat)
  • 1 tablespoon black beans, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt to taste


1. Heat the refined oil in a small saucepan over medium heat.

2. Add the thinly sliced garlic to the heated oil. Fry the garlic until it turns golden brown and crispy. This should take about 3-4 minutes. Be attentive, as garlic can burn quickly.

3. Reduce the heat to low and add the Deggi Mirch and finely chopped black beans. Stir well to combine.

4. Add the sugar and a pinch of salt to the saucepan. Stir again to evenly distribute the flavours.

5. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the sauce cool to room temperature. As it cools, it will thicken slightly.

6. This Fried Garlic Dipping Sauce is perfect for serving with snacks like spring rolls, sandwiches, burgers, fries and grilled veggies. Dip away and savour the delicious, spicy, and garlicky goodness!

You can adjust the amount of Deggi Mirch to suit your desired level of spiciness. This sauce can add a delightful kick to your favourite vegetarian dishes. No time to make this at home? You can order Fried Garlic Dipping Sauce from Hunan at Home and elevate your home-cooked meals with just a slather!

3. Hot Basil Stir-fry Sauce

Hot Basil Stir-fry Sauce is a flavourful blend that brings the essence of Thai cuisine to your kitchen. Uncover the secrets of creating this best sauce and learn how it can transform your stir-fry dishes.


  • 2 tablespoons refined oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1-2 tablespoons chilli paste (adjust to your preferred level of heat)
  • 2 tablespoons Veg Oyster Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, roughly torn


1. In a large pan or wok, heat the refined oil over medium-high heat.

2. Add minced garlic and chilli paste to the hot oil. Stir-fry for about 30 seconds until the garlic becomes fragrant and the chilli paste releases its aroma.

3. Stir in the Veg Oyster Sauce and continue to cook for another minute, ensuring all the ingredients are well combined.

4. Add sugar to the pan. Stir until the butter melts completely and combine with the sauce.

5. Gently toss in the torn fresh basil leaves. Stir-fry for about 1-2 minutes until the basil wilts and becomes aromatic.

6. Remove the pan from heat. Your Hot Basil Stir-fry Sauce is now ready to be served.

Buy Hot Basil Stir-fry Sauce and get the flavours of Thai cuisine home-delivered. You can add it to any food like noodles, sandwiches, quick fries and fried rice.

4. Thai Dipping Sauce

Experience the vibrant taste of Thailand with our Thai Dipping Sauce recipe. This sauce is a game-changer for your spring rolls, noodles, and more. 

Learn how to make it from scratch and elevate your Thai dishes.


  • 1 small piece of galangal, sliced
  • 2-3 kaffir lime leaves, torn into small pieces
  • 1 stalk of lemongrass, sliced (use only the tender bottom part)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons chilli paste
  • 2 tablespoons refined oil
  • 2 tablespoons veg oyster Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish


1. In a mortar and pestle, pound the galangal (or ginger), torn kaffir lime leaves, sliced lemongrass, and minced garlic into a paste. 

2. Heat the refined oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the finely chopped onion and chilli paste. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent.

3. Add the aromatic paste (from step 1) to the pan and stir-fry for about 2-3 minutes until it becomes fragrant.

4. Stir in the Veg Oyster Sauce and continue to cook for another minute, ensuring all ingredients are well combined.

5. Add the sugar and salt to the pan. Stir until the sugar dissolves completely and the sauce reaches your desired level of sweetness and saltiness.

6. Remove the pan from heat and let the sauce cool to room temperature. As it cools, it will thicken slightly.

7. Transfer the Thai Dipping Sauce to a serving dish, garnish with fresh basil leaves, and serve it alongside your favourite Thai dishes or appetizers.

This Thai Dipping Sauce is wonderfully aromatic and pairs excellently with spring rolls, dumplings, or any Thai-inspired appetizers. Adjust the chilli paste quantity to suit your preferred level of spiciness.

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5. Chilli Garlic Sauce

Too hot to handle! We are talking about the Chilli Garlic Sauce and yes, you too XD! Spice up your kitchen with the bold flavours of Chilli Garlic Sauce. Try it and see how it can elevate both Asian and fusion dishes.


  • Premium king chilli
  • Jalapeno pepper
  • Garlic cloves, minced
  • Vinegar


1. Blend premium king chilli, jalapeno pepper, minced garlic, and vinegar until you achieve your desired consistency.

2. Transfer the mixture to a saucepan and simmer for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Let it cool before storing in an airtight container. 

You can also get the versatile Chilli Garlic Stir-fry Sauce from Hunan at Home and get it delivered right to your doorstep.

6. BBQ Sauce

No barbecue is complete without a stellar Oriental BBQ Sauce. Discover the best BBQ sauce recipe and unlock the smoky, tangy essence that makes your grilled creations truly drool-ly memorable.


  • Hoisin Sauce
  • Tomato Ketchup
  • Plum Sauce
  • Honey
  • Veg Oyster Sauce
  • Dark Soy Sauce
  • Onion Powder
  • Ginger Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • Chinese 5 Spice Powder
  • Sugar
  • Refined Oil
  • Rice Vinegar or Cider Vinegar


1. In a bowl, combine Hoisin Sauce, Tomato Ketchup, Plum Sauce, Honey, Veg Oyster Sauce, Dark Soy Sauce, Onion Powder, Ginger Powder, Garlic Powder, Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder, Chinese 5 Spice Powder, Sugar, and Rice Vinegar.

2. Heat refined oil in a saucepan, then add the mixture.

3. Simmer and stir until the sauce thickens to your desired consistency.

4. Allow it to cool before using this flavourful Oriental BBQ Sauce as a marinade or dipping sauce.

Feels like too many ingredients? Of course, it is, don’t worry you can savour this absolutely sumptuous sauce at home and enrich all your barbecue dishes with Hunan at Home’s Oriental BBQ Sauce.  

7. Sichuan or Schezwan Sauce

Take a journey to the Sichuan province with our Sichuan or Schezwan Sauce recipe. This sauce will add a fiery and numbing dimension to your Chinese and Asian dishes.


  • Tomato Ketchup
  • Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • Vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Sichuan Peppercorns
  • Byadgi Chillies
  • Guntur Red Chillies
  • Fresh Ginger, minced
  • Refined Oil
  • Garlic cloves, minced
  • Celery, finely chopped
  • Onion Powder


1. In a blender, combine Tomato Ketchup, Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder, Vinegar, Sugar, Salt, Sichuan Peppercorns, Byadgi Chillies, Guntur Red Chillies, and minced Ginger. Blend until smooth.

2. Heat refined oil in a pan, add minced garlic, and sauté until fragrant.

3. Add finely chopped celery and sauté for a few minutes.

4. Pour the blended mixture into the pan, stir well, and simmer until the sauce thickens.

5. Let it cool before storing in an airtight container. Enjoy the bold flavors of Sichuan/Schezwan Sauce!

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8. Burnt Chilli Oil Stir-fry Sauce

Elevate your stir-fry game with the unique and smoky Burnt Chilli Stir-fry Sauce. Check this recipe to explore its distinct taste and learn how it can redefine your wok-cooked meals.


  • Byadgi Chillies
  • Onion, finely chopped
  • Garlic cloves, minced
  • Black Bean Seeds
  • Chilli Bean Sauce
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Refined Oil
  • Deggi Mirch Chilli Powder


1. Roast Byadgi Chillies in a dry pan until they darken but don't burn.

2. Blend the roasted chillies, minced garlic, black bean seeds, and Chilli Bean Sauce into a coarse paste.

3. Heat refined oil in a pan, add finely chopped onion, and sauté until translucent.

4. Add the chilli paste, sugar, salt, and Deggi Mirch Chilli Powder. Stir-fry until aromatic and oil separates.

5. Cool and store this Burnt Chilli Oil Stir-fry Sauce in an airtight container.

Buy Hunan at Home’s Burnt Chilli Oil Stir-fry Sauce and pair it with any Asian dish.

9. Yum Yum Sauce

Yum Yum Sauce, a popular hibachi restaurant condiment, is surprisingly easy to make at home. Discover the secrets behind this creamy, sweet, and tangy delight.


  • Mayonnaise
  • Ketchup
  • Vinegar
  • Garlic cloves, minced
  • Sugar
  • Paprika
  • Water


1. In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, ketchup, vinegar, minced garlic, sugar, paprika, and water. Mix until smooth.

2. Adjust the sweetness and thickness by adding more sugar or water if needed.

3. Refrigerate before using as a delightful dipping sauce for various dishes.

10. Tomato and Basil Sauce

Our journey of exploring the best sauce recipes concludes with the classic Tomato and Basil Sauce, a staple in Italian cuisine. Learn how to craft this timeless sauce and elevate your pasta dishes to gourmet levels.


  • Ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • Garlic cloves, minced
  • Fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Refined Oil


1. Heat refined oil in a pan, add minced garlic, and sauté until fragrant.

2. Add the chopped ripe tomatoes and cook until they break down and turn into a sauce.

3. Stir in fresh basil leaves and cook for a few more minutes.

4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

5. Use this Tomato and Basil Sauce to enhance the flavours of your pasta dishes or as a pizza sauce. Enjoy the freshness of basil and tomatoes!


With that, our flavourful journey through a diverse array of sauce recipes that are sure to tantalize your taste buds comes to an end. From fiery Chilli Garlic Sauce to the aromatic Oriental BBQ Sauce, and the bold Sichuan/Schezwan Sauce to the versatile Burnt Chilli Oil Stir-fry Sauce, our exploration of these sauces has showcased the immense culinary possibilities that sauces offer and how they can enhance any food.

We've also delved into the creamy and irresistible Yum Yum Sauce and the classic Tomato and Basil Sauce, a staple in Italian cuisine, perfect for enhancing your favourite dishes.

Whether you're seeking the best sauce recipes to elevate your cooking or simply looking to expand your repertoire of food sauces, we're sure this list of sauces has provided a feast of inspiration. The world of sauces is rich, diverse, and endlessly customisable, allowing you to craft the perfect accompaniment to your culinary creations. 

Whether you’re hosting dinner parties for your friends/colleagues or having a family get-together, use these sauces to impress them! Explore Hunan at Home’s range of sauces - Chilli Garlic Stir-fry Sauce, Hot Basil Stir-fry Sauce, Burnt Chilli Oil Stir-fry Sauce, Thai Herbs Dipping Sauce, Black Pepper Stir-fry Sauce, Fried Garlic Dipping Sauce, Oriental BBQ Sauce and Sichuan Chilli Paste