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Sweet mango chili sauce

Sweet mango chili sauce is a very simple and tasty Asian dipping sauce. The delicious combination of the sweetness of mangoes and the kick of red chili flakes, topped with tangy lime juice will make your appetizers taste even better.
Course Dip, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 182kcal



  • 1 large mango around 2 cups chopped mango
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced or very finely chopped
  • ½ tablespoon chili flakes adjust to taste
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • ½ tablespoon corn starch adjust to get the desired consistency of the sauce.
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil/ any neutral flavored oil
  • 1 cup water


  • Peel and roughly chop the mango.
  • Put the chopped mango in a blender and blend to make a smooth mango puree.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add minced garlic and chili flakes. Saute for a few seconds.
  • Add mango puree, sugar, salt, and lime juice. Mix everything and cook for about a minute.
  • Add water and cover the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce starts simmering.
  • Mix cornstarch and water in a bowl to make cornstarch slurry. Add it to the sauce and stir continously for about a minute.
  • Cook for another 2-3 minutes or until the sauce thickens and then switch off the gas.
  • Allow the sauce to reach room temperature and then enjoy!


  1. Use a less fibrous variety of mango in this recipe.
  2. The amount of sugar and lime juice will depend upon how sweet or sour your mango is. Check and adjust the seasoning as per taste.
  3. Instead of lime juice, vinegar can also be used.
  4. After adding the corn starch slurry, stir continuously for at least 1 minute otherwise it will get lumpy.
  5. If using readymade mango puree, use around a cup of puree in the above recipe.
  6. More detailed recipe tips and tricks are given within the post. Please follow them to make this recipe.


Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 1721IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg