Crispy Fried Vegetables


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A very popular starter in Chinese cuisine, this crisp, delicious dish is also quite convenient and quick to prepare. While there are many ways of preparing this popular starter, here we have coated the veggie strips with a thick and flavourful batter before deep-frying them. The fried veggies are then quickly sautéed with tongue-tickling Schezuan sauce, spring onions and garlic, to impart a typical Oriental flavour. It is important to make the cooking pan smoking hot before sautéing the fried veggies, in order to retain their crispness; if the pan is not hot enough, these will get soggy. Serve the Crispy Fried Vegetables fresh off the Pan , to savor the right mix of crispness and sauciness.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 3 servings
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Ingredients

3 cups mixed vegetable strips (capsicum , cauliflower and baby corn)
oil for deep-frying
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 cup chopped spring onions (whites and greens)
salt to taste
3 tbsp schezuan sauce

To Be Mixed Together Into A Thick Batter (using 1/2 Cup Of Water)
1/2 cup cornflour
1/2 cup plain flour (maida)
1 tsp ginger-garlic (adrak-lehsun) paste
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) powder
1 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste

Method
  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan. Dip each vegetable strip into the batter and deep-fry in hot oil, a few at a time, till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper. Keep these deep-fried vegetables aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai or a broad non-stick pan on a high flame till it smokes.
  3. Add the garlic and sauté on a high flame for few seconds.
  4. Add the spring onions and salt and sauté on a high flame for 1 minute.
  5. Add the schezuan sauce and cook on a high flame for 30 seconds, while stirring continuously.
  6. Add the fried vegetables and toss gently.
  7. Serve immediately.


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 on 26 Aug 15 04:41 PM


Crispy fried vegetables.. this is one of my favourite starter.. the assorted vegetables is well coated with the batter.. and gives a nice crunch to the veggies.. and the schezwan sauce coated in each vegetable strip.. with a spicy and garlic flavour.. this is a must try recipe..
 on 18 Mar 13 10:30 AM


Cabbage, baby corn and capsicum deep fried and then cooked with burnt garlic to give a great flavor. Goes well with chilli sauce or soya sauce.
 on 06 Dec 10 11:58 PM


I love crispy vegetables and I am so glad that this beautiful recipe allows me to have that restaurant kind of perfection at home! even when i make it. Thanks a lot!! :D