Fried Capsicum in Schezuan Sauce

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Crunchy and tasty to the core, Fried Capsicum in Schezuan Sauce is a brilliant creation, which you can serve as a starter or an accompaniment to the Main Course .

It features batter-coated and deep-fried strips of capsicum, tossed with scrumptious ingredients like spring onions, ginger and green chillies, not to forget the Schezuan sauce, which gives it the characteristic Oriental touch. Enjoy this exciting dish fresh and hot to relish its amazing texture.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 2 servings
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1 1/2 cups capsicum strips
oil for deep-frying
1 tbsp oil
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 tsp finely chopped ginger (adrak)
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/4 cup finely chopped spring onions whites
1/4 cup finely chopped spring onion greens
1/4 cup schezuan sauce
salt to taste

To Be Mixed Into A Smooth Thick Batter
1/2 cup plain flour (maida)
1/2 cup cornflour
salt and to taste
5 tbsp water (approx.)

For The Garnish
1/2 tbsp finely chopped spring onion greens

  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, dip a few capsicum strips at a time in the prepared batter and deep-fry on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides.
  2. Drain on an absorbent paper. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic, ginger and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Add the spring onion whites, greens and schezuan sauce and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  5. Add the fried capsicum and a little salt, toss gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  6. Serve immediately garnished with spring onion greens.

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 on 07 Sep 15 04:40 PM

This is a very good chinese starter recipe. It tastes as delicious as veg crispy. I had a lot of capsicum at my place so thought of making this recipe and it came out superb and schezuan sauce gives a very nice flavour to it...
 on 28 Aug 15 09:05 PM

Love this recipe. quickly made and tasty
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 on 19 Apr 13 02:41 PM

Capsicums tastes great and the addition of mustard adds that zing.