Mala Hot Sauce

Mala Hot Sauce

  • Author: Choo Choo Ca-Chew
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Chinese


This amazing Mala Hot Sauce is versatile with so many Asian dishes. You’re going to love this sauce, and it keeps for months!




  1. In a spice grinder, small food processor, or mortar and pestle, grind together the red pepper flakes and Szechuan peppercorns until powdery. Sift out the shells from the peppercorns and discard. Place the ground spices into a sealable jar and add in the toasted sesame seeds and pinch of salt.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a small pan until oil starts to ripple. Pour the oil into the jar with the spices and stir well. Spice can be used right away or stored in your pantry for up to 3 months.

Keywords: Dipping Sauce, Sauce, Chinese Dipping Sauce