Saiwoo Vegetables ( Chinese Recipes )


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Strips of batter-coated and deep-fried vegetables are enveloped in an unusual sauce, made absolutely irresistible by the interplay of honey, five spice powder and dry red chillies.

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Serves 4
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Ingredients


For Crispy Vegetables
2 cups parboiled mixed vegetables , cut into thick cubes (carrots , babycorn , capscium)
5 tbsp cornflour dissolved in 1/2 cup water
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

For The Honey 5-spice Sauce
2 tbsp honey
2 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp chinese 5 spice powder
2 tsp sugar
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
1/2 cup chopped spring onions whites
2 tbsp chopped ginger (adrak)
2 tsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
4 whole dry red chillies , broken into pieces
2 green chillies , sliced
2 tbsp schezuan sauce
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

For Serving
1/2 cup spring onion greens

Method
For the crispy vegetables

  1. Add the salt and vegetables to the cornflour mixture.
  2. Mix lightly so that the batter coats the vegetables.
  3. Deep-fry the vegetables in hot oil until crisp. Remove, drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.

For the honey 5-spice sauce

  1. Heat the honey over a low flame.
  2. Add the soya sauce, chinese 5 spice powder, sugar and salt and mix well.
  3. Mix well and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a wok over a high flame and add the spring onion whites, ginger and garlic and sauté for a few seconds.
  2. Add the dry red chillies and green chillies and sauté till the red chillies turn brown.
  3. Add the schezuan sauce, the honey-5 spice sauce and salt and cook for a few seconds.
  4. Toss in the crispy fried vegetables and spring onion greens and serve immediately.
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 on 19 Mar 13 10:21 AM


Crispy vegetables cooked in a spicy and sweet sauce.