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Chinese cuisine is a zesty one, with colourful and crunchy veggies, tongue-tickling sweet-and-sour notes and spicy flavours. It is much-loved by the Indians, so much so that all over India we can find several customised versions of Indian dishes using Chinese seasonings and sauces, as well as Chinese dishes using a dash of Indian spices and ingredients! This band of dishes can well be called Indo-Chinese cuisine. We will find mostly authentic Chinese dishes, as well as a few adapted or Indianised versions of Chinese recipes in this section.
Chinese recipes use a lot of ingredients like garlic, ginger and spring onions, as well as sauces like soy sauce, vinegar and chilli sauce, which instantly pep up the flavour of the whole dish. We will also find corn flour and maida used in several recipes, as a thickening agent for the sauces and soups, or for coating deep-fried delicacies like Baby Corn Fritters
, Crispy Fried Vegetables
and Chilli Paneer
. Discover a host of world-famous Chinese dishes like Schezuan Noodles
, Vegetable Fried Rice
and Veg Manchurian
as well as lesser-known delights in this section.
20 Aug 08
3 B Stir-fry ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
Rich in the goodness of the 3 bs – broccoli, bean sprouts and baby corn, this dish is a real hit on all occasions and on all counts! since all three of the key ingredients have different textures, the overall feel is unique… and awesome! just don’t miss this one!
07 Jul 12
5 Spice Fried Rice by Tarla Dalal
Bored of the regular vegetable fried rice? try the 5 spice fried rice instead. Steamed chinese rice is tossed in with chopped spring onions, bean sprouts, paneer and of course the secret ingredient of this recipe – 5 spice powder. Enjoy piping hot!
23 Dec 15
5 Spice Mushroom Rice by Tarla Dalal
Five-Spice Powder is a must-have ingredient in any Chinese
kitchen. Made of aromatic spices like fennel and cloves, this spice powder elevates the flavour and aroma of any dish it is added to, giving a facelift to even bland ingredients like mushroom as you will ....
20 Aug 10
5 Spice Tofu and Bean Sprouts Kodri ( Diabetic Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
Life is all about experimentation and moving out of our comfort zones to discover the treasures that lie yonder! so, let not the out-of-the-ordinary blend of spices, and the resulting flavours and textures, scare you away from this dish! while, to be frank, this dish may not appeal to all, it is a m ....
21 Nov 12
5 Spice Tofu and Bean Sprouts Rice by Tarla Dalal
As the name suggests, Five Spice Tofu and Bean Sprouts Rice gets its special flavour from the popular Chinese masala, the five spice powder that consists of star anise, Szechuan peppercorns, fennel, cinnamon and cloves. You are sure to notice that this recipe does not contain any dominating vegetabl ....
21 Nov 12
5 Treasure Vegetables by Tarla Dalal
Hi-five for the goodness of five veggies, that’s what this dish is all about! a nutritious and tasty preparation made of any combination of five colourful, fresh vegetables, the five treasure vegetables is a classic chinese recipe. While you can use any veggies of your choice, it would good to retai ....
16 May 15
8 Treasure Vegetables by Tarla Dalal
The number 8 is a lucky one for the Chinese and this dish is one made on auspicious occasions using a combination of eight vegetables tossed in a simple sauce.
23 Aug 12
Almond Jelly with Fruit Cocktail ( Chinese Cooking ) by Tarla Dalal
Almond jelly with fruit cocktail, fruits and fruit based desserts are popular in china and almond based puddings and jellies are usually savored with fresh fruit. This recipe is classic vietnamese. Little cups of almond flavored jellies are served topped with fresh fruit-which ever is in season. We’ ....
20 Aug 08
Almond Vegetable Stir-fry ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
Hmm, almonds? am i kidding? no, despite belonging to the nut family and having its share of quirks, almonds have their share of health benefits – they lower blood cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. Note that i’ve used toasted almonds and not fried them, so as to keep a check on ....
16 May 15
American Chop Suey ( Easy Chinese Recipes) by Tarla Dalal
A delightful preparation of crispy noodles served with vegetables and a tangy sauce. This recipe is not an authentic chinese one, but an invention of chinese restaurateurs in western countries. One of the literal translations of this recipe means 'savoury mess'. Serve this dish as a snack or
21 Nov 12
American Chopsuey by Tarla Dalal
American Chopsuey represents the confluence of western and oriental cuisines, and when served with fried noodles, it is often considered an overseas adaptation of the popular Chinese dish, Chow Mein. Chopsuey is essentially sautéed veggies flavoured with sauces and thickened with corn flour. When se ....
27 Jul 08
Baby Corn and Soya Stir-fry by Tarla Dalal
When it comes to health food, stir-fries are always on top of my list, as it is quite easy to monitor the amount of fat used. I have chosen soya nuggets because of their low 'bad' cholesterol, and baby corn adds the much-needed crunch without adding to the fat as well.
27 Jul 08
Baby Corn Fritters by Tarla Dalal
Crunchy and tasty, these perfectly golden-coloured Baby Corn Fritters are a sight to behold and a treat to bite into! It is also quite easy to prepare, because the procedure does not require it to be marinated. Just mix, dip and fry – it’s as easy as that. Kids will love to have it as an
16 May 14
Baby Corn Fritters ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes) by Tarla Dalal
Very easy to prepare compared to other kebabs and tikkis but worthy of serving on the same platter, Baby Corn Fritters are a really mouth-watering preparation of crisp, tender baby corn coated with a flavourful batter before deep-frying. The innate texture of baby corn by itself is enough to make th ....
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