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Chinese Basic recipes


Last Updated : Nov 16,2018



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Chinese Basic Recipes

To master any cuisine, you need to get the basics right. Our Chinese Basic Recipes section shows you how to prepare certain recipes like Clear Vegetable Stock, Boiled Hakka Noodles, Crispy Rice, which are used in the preparation and serving of several Chinese recipes.

The taste of Chinese soups like Manchow and Chinese vegetable clear soup highly depends upon the flavorful stocks. Clear Vegetable Stock is made by simmering together different vegetables. Also, you can make Ginger Water that has an extensive use in preparation of Chinese sauces as well as recipes.

Garlic, Ginger and chilies are extensively used in Chinese cooking to provide an intense flavor to the dish. If you master these basic recipes of Chilli Garlic Paste and Chilli Paste, you can whip up tongue-tickling delights like Corn and Bean Sprouts

Deep-fried, crispy starters and hot dim sums taste amazing with accompaniments like Green Garlic Sauce and Green Onion and Ginger Dip. Serve it at parties and you will surely get praised by all the guests.

Cook Rice and Noodles Perfectly

The cooking method is very important in case of Chinese cuisine. A simple ingredient like Chinese rice / Hakka noodle requires you to know how to cook them perfectly to further cook them with a number of sauces and ingredients. Refreshing them with cold water will stop the overcooking and give them the required texture avoiding mushiness.

Crispy Fried Noodles plays a versatile role in Chinese cuisine. From being a fun accompaniment to the main ingredient in dishes like Chinese bhel and Crispy Noodles Topped with Paneer in Tomato Sauce, it can be easily made at home and stored in air-tight containers.

Once you get the basics right, you will be able to accomplish not only the recipes given in books and websites, but also come up with your own innovative recipes by mixing and matching the spices and sauces!

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Happy Cooking!

 


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Chinese White Sauce
Recipe# 4188
10 Dec 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chinese White Sauce is very different from the mildly flavoured Continental version, although it also has a creamy consistency and a pleasant white colour. This vibrant sauce is made of clear vegetable stock, thickened with cornflour and perked up with typical Oriental flavorings like ginger a ....
Spring Roll Wrappers
Recipe# 1356
23 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Spring rolls are a popular starter which are a crowd-pleaser. Instead of buying spring roll wrappers, make them at home using this simple recipe and enjoy spring rolls anytime.
Indo Chinese Hot and Sour Sauce
Recipe# 22559
01 Nov 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A classic Oriental sauce, which is sour and spicy at the same time with a faint hint of sweetness, the Indo-Chinese Hot and Sour Sauce is a handy sauce to keep in your fridge. It can be used to toss noodles or served as a
Clear Vegetable Stock
Recipe# 4181
10 Dec 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Clear Vegetable Stock used for making Oriental soups and vegetable dishes combines vegetables like cabbage, spring onions and celery to give the typical sharpness that is characteristic of most Chinese dishes. Combined with crisp veggies and peppy sauce ....
Boiled Hakka Noodles
Recipe# 4183
10 Dec 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No Chinese meal is ever complete without Boiled Noodles, which is used not just for the main course but also to prepare a range of other dishes ranging from soups and starters to desserts too! This means that before you foray into Chinese cuisine, you ought to ....
Chinese Rice,  Chinese Cooked Rice
Recipe# 4182
10 Dec 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
There is a very specific way of cooking rice for Chinese recipes, so that you get well-cooked yet separate grains, which can then be added to recipes like Schezuan Fried Rice , 5 Spice ....
Chilli Garlic Sauce
Recipe# 282
23 Aug 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
Chilli and garlic are all-time favourite ingredients when it comes to the preparation of Chinese accompaniments, because their pungent notes add an adventurous dimension to any dish. Here we show you how to make a fiery Chilli Garlic Sau ....
Crispy Fried Noodles, Chinese Fried Noodles
Recipe# 4185
28 Mar 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
Crispy Fried Noodles is just the right accompaniment to make a bowl of sumptuous soup all the more exciting! Hakka noodles, fried till golden coloured and crisp, can be cooled and stored in an airtight container for serving with soups as well as for adding to other Chinese preparations.
Chinese 5 Spice Powder
Recipe# 4189
16 May 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Chinese Five-Spice Powder is an essential ingredient in the Oriental kitchen. Used commonly in Chinese and Taiwanese cooking, this spice-mix combines five basic flavours, namely sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami (a special savoury taste that is considered part of the five basic flavours in Or ....
Fried Noodles, Chinese Recipe
Recipe# 283
23 Aug 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Crispy Fried Noodles is just the right accompaniment to make a bowl of sumptuous soup all the more exciting! Hakka noodles, fried till golden coloured and crisp, can be cooled and stored in an airtight container for serving with soups as well as for adding to other Chinese preparations. These fri ....
Schezuan Sauce, Chinese Schezwan Sauce Recipe
Recipe# 4159
16 May 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you love Oriental cooking, you must have this sauce in your larder! The Schezuan Sauce is a common addition to several Chinese recipes including noodle and vegetable preparations. It can be made quite easily with readily available ingredients, and by pre ....
Tangy Tomato Sauce for Vegetables and Noodles
Recipe# 22555
22 Dec 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A quick and easy sauce with a rich texture, the Tangy Tomato Sauce for Vegetables and Noodles is a must-try recipe for aficionados of Oriental cooking. Made easily with tomato ketchup thickened with cornflour and boosted with tongue-tickling ingredients like vinegar, soy sauce and ginger-garlic ....
Red Garlic Sauce ( Chinese Cooking )
Recipe# 285
21 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
An intense sauce of garlic and green chillies, with a dash of onions and spring onion whites for crunch and tomato ketchup for tang, the Red Garlic Sauce gets its volume from vegetable stock thickened with cornflour. This Chinese sauce is a great accompaniment for Oriental starters, but combines sup ....
Chilli Garlic Paste
Recipe# 287
23 Aug 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chilli and garlic – two super pungent ingredients – come together to make a fiery tongue-tickler. The secret to making the Chilli Garlic Paste lies in soaking the chillies in hot water before blending, otherwise you won’t be able to grind it properly. Done the right way, you get a spicy paste with a ....
Chillies in Vinegar
Recipe# 4177
16 May 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Many continental restaurants and nowadays even Indian ones serve shallots in the vinegar as an accompaniment to starters. The Chinese counterpart is Chillies in Vinegar, a tangy, spicy accompaniment to oriental soups, starters and main course too. The chillies become quite palatable when soaked in v ....
Green Onion and Ginger Dip
Recipe# 4180
10 Dec 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The Green Onion and Ginger Dip has a really fresh flavour, which is quite pungent but not as strong as garlicky dips. It appeals to most people and can be comfortably served at parties as an accompaniment for starters like Crispy Fried Corn and
Ginger Water ( Chinese Cooking )
Recipe# 33070
23 Aug 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Ginger and its therapeutic properties are well-known in china and it is used very often too. Their cuisine reflects an extensive use of ginger in the sauces as well as in their recipes. Ginger water is bottled and used as desired while cooking chinese food. Grated ginger is soaked in water until the ....
Honey Chilli Sauce
Recipe# 4179
10 Dec 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sweet and spicy is a combo typical of Oriental cuisine, but is a flavour that goes well with all kinds of Dips / Sauces , Salads , Soups and crunchies too. If you l ....
Wrapper Dough for Wontons and Crispy Noodles
Recipe# 286
23 Aug 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Learn how to make the Wrapper Dough For Wontons and Crispy Noodles at home without using eggs. All you need is plain flour, salt and hot water and is easy to make. Once the dough is made keep aside to prove, then again knead well till elastic like and bouncy. You can also use this dough to ma ....
Crispy Rice, Deep Fried Chinese Crispy Rice
Recipe# 4186
10 Dec 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Like crispy noodles, Crispy Rice is also a key ingredient in Chinese cooking often used in sweets, savouries and Soups as a key ingredient or as a garnish. Here we show you how to prepare and store some at home, hand ....
Chilli Oil (Chinese)
Recipe# 4187
16 May 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A simple way of flavouring oil to add more flavours to our cooking. Chillies add a warm, pungent aroma to the oil.
Green Garlic Sauce
Recipe# 4178
10 Dec 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Green garlic or young garlic has a milder, fresher and sweeter taste than mature garlic pods, and this makes it a wonderful ingredient for sauces and dips. Combining it with some green chillies for spice, coriander for a fresh flavour and lemon juice for tang results in a really tongue-ticklin ....
Kimchi, Easy Kimchi
Recipe# 4176
10 Dec 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This crunchy sweet and spicy preparation is the first dish that arrives when you are dining at a Chinese restaurant. Kimchi is a general term for any preserved vegetables (that are usually eaten in the winter when vegetables are scarce). You can also ....
Plum Sauce
Recipe# 38194
23 Aug 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Plum Sauce, in this sauce the combination of chilli sauce with plum jam gives a nice spicy sweet taste. It is popularly used in Chinese cooking as a dip with starters and snacks, also used in stir-fries, vegetable ans soups. We have used i ....
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