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Last Updated : Mar 21,2020

स्टर-फ्राय - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Stir Fry recipes in Hindi)
સ્ટર-ફ્રાય - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Stir Fry recipes in Gujarati)

Veg Stir Fry Recipes

When you do not feel like spending too much time in the kitchen cooking or washing a mound of dishes after that, but your taste-buds yearn for a vibrant and sumptuous treat, a veg stir-fry is just the thing for you! Stir-fries can be heavy or light. They can be one-dish meals or accompaniments that can be served simply with rice or noodles.

Heat a pan and toss in veggies, fruits, paneer, sprouts, etc. Sprinkle some spices, drizzle some sauces ( Soya Sauce, Hoisin Sauce, Worcestershire sauce , Schezuan Sauce) , and sauté till perfectly done, and your yummy stir-fry is ready. Stir-fries are usually done in a jiffy because you are not meant to overcook the ingredients. Cooked at high temperatures with a little oil for a short time, stir-frying boosts the flavour of the food but retains its identity, especially its texture.

Stir-fries are easy to cook, super tasty and healthy too! It is very popular in Oriental cuisines, but is delectably employed in Indian cooking too. Indian stir-fries like the Kabuli Chana Stir-Fry, Sprouts Stir-Fry, Turai Stir-Fry and Rajma And Palak Stir-Fry are sure to make the diners ask for another helping!

Indian Stir-Fry Recipes

Stir-frying is a method that is popular in Chinese and Thai cuisine, but can be used in practically any cuisine. Just mixing and matching the ingredients and spices will give you a stir-fry with a local touch. You can easily make desi stir-fries with all Indian ingredients! You don’t even need any exotic ingredients. Anything you have at home – veggies, beans, chana, paneer, bring them together with a dash of spices and stir-fry them to make a mouth-watering meal! From purple mogri to French beans, cauliflower, paneer and Kabuli chana, we find that most of our ingredients lend themselves well to stir-frying. Wanna give it a try?
1. Purple Mogri Stir Fry
2. Cauliflower Stir-fry
3. French Bean and Corn Stir Fry
4. Paneer Capsicum Stir-fry
5. Kabuli Chana Stir- Fry

Healthy Stir-Fry Recipes

So tasty, delectably crunchy and mind-blowingly tasty, but can you believe that the stir-fry can be made with just a spot of oil? By combining a host of healthy and tasty veggies and beans, you can make a delicious and filling stir-fry for lunch or dinner. Conscious selection of ingredients and a few smart tweaks will give you super healthy stir-fried dishes such as these…
1. Water Chestnuts and Purple Cabbage Stir Fry
2. Stir - Fry Paneer, Broccoli and Baby Corn
3. French Bean and Chana Dal Stir-fry
4. Quick Stir Fry Cauliflower
5. Stir Fried Paneer

Broccoli, water chestnuts, mushrooms, paneer, cauliflower, colourful capsicums, crunchy cabbage, bring them together into your flaming hot wok to make a mind-boggling dish that scores high on the health chart!

10 Things to know before you start stir-frying

1. Keep things ready before you start. Once the wok is hot, you have to swiftly add the ingredients one after the one. You cannot stop. So, prepare all the ingredients and keep them ready on the kitchen counter before you heat the wok.

2. There is no right or wrong when it comes to combining ingredients. You can throw in virtually any edible food into your wok! This makes stir-fries a great way to use up assorted veggies leftover in the refrigerator.

3. Sort the ingredients according to the cooking time. Slow-cooking veggies like carrots and French beans have to be added earlier while fast-cooking ones like bean sprouts and paneer have to be added later.

4. It also helps to chop veggies according to their cooking time and texture. Capsicums can be cubed while cabbage has to be shredded. So, stir-frying is a good way to hone your chopping skills too!

5. Once the main ingredients are ready, prepare an aromatic mixture comprising herbs and spices, which will add flavour and aroma to your stir-fry. Typically, a stir-fry uses ingredients like garlic, ginger, onions, spring onions, dry red chilli flakes and green chillies. You have to chop these really fine for them to be most effective!

6. If you are going to experiment with stir-frying, you need to stock up sauces like soy sauce, hoisin sauce, vegetarian oyster sauce and chilli sauce. Use these judiciously in the proper combinations and amounts to impart a vibrant but balanced flavour to your stir-fry. You can also make innovative sauce mixes using coconut milk, makhani gravy, white gravy etc.

7. Stir-fries are best made in woks. A wok is a utensil that is specially designed for cooking food quickly at high temperatures using minimal oil. It is a large, deep bowl made of thin metal with gently curved sides and a firm handle. The heat concentrates at the bottom of the pan and the curved sides allow you to push the ingredients to cooler areas. If you do not have a wok, go for a kadai. Before you start off, smear a little oil inside the wok or pan with a paper towel. This will help reduce the amount of oil used later in the recipe.

8. Once you have the ingredients, spice mix and sauce ready, it’s time to heat your wok. The wok has to be blazing hot – and that’s very important! Cooking the ingredients over high temperatures helps to preserve their flavour, colour and texture.

9. Use a high-smoking-point oil like peanut, sanflower, corn or canola oil.

10. While stir-frying, you have to keep on stirring the ingredients or tossing them around so that there is equal distribution of heat for fast, uniform cooking. Don't overcook the vegetables – remember they should still be crisp when you are done!

Stir-frying takes a bit of practice, to master fine details like how to chop each veggie, which order to add them in, and when to increase or reduce the heat. The recipes on our website will help you start off, and gradually master the art of stir-frying. With a little practice, you will know these details just instinctively and will be able to make stir-fries with practically any combo of ingredients.

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Baby Corn and Soya Stir-fry
Recipe# 30998
27 Jul 08

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 w ....
Baby Potatoes and Bell Pepper Stir-fry
Recipe# 41015
11 Nov 08

 by Tarla Dalal
The very sight of the Baby Potatoes and Bell Pepper Stir-Fry is appetising. The chunky veggies with the aromatic seasonings make you want to grab a bite immediately. And it would do you a world of good to sink your teeth into this tasty stir-fry, as it is loaded with folic acid from the potatoes and ....
Broccoli and Baby Corn Stir Fry (  Easy Chinese Cooking)
Recipe# 4153
16 May 15

 by Tarla Dalal
Broccoli and baby corn together make an interesting combination because they complement each other in appearance as well as taste. The cashewnuts add an element of crunch to this exciting mixture of vegetables.
Broccoli and Baby Corn Stir Fry in Peanut Sauce
Recipe# 22688
06 Mar 13

 by Tarla Dalal
A couple of spoons of jaggery make the Broccoli and Baby Corn Stir Fry in Peanut Sauce pleasantly sweet, while peanut butter and tamarind give it a nutty, tangy, rustic flavour. The selection of veggies used in this recipe is colourful and crunchy, ranging from capsicum and broccoli to baby corn and ....
Broccoli, Baby Corn and Paneer Stir Fry
Recipe# 22684
20 Jun 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Broccoli, baby corn and paneer stir-fry is a flavourful combination of fresh veggies and lemon grass. It is interesting to note that lemon grass, which is generally used as a garnish or flavouring agent, is used as a key ingredient in generous quantities in this recipe. Since the vegetables are stir ....
Brussels Sprouts and Spring Onion Stir-fry
Recipe# 40699
06 Mar 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Brussels Sprout, which has become a common sight in most vegetable markets today, is a dainty vegetable that is sure to attract you to buy some even if you don’t know how to cook it! Not to worry; it is not so tough to handle. It cooks quite like any other vegetable and lends itself to many wonderfu ....
Cabbage Stir Fry
Recipe# 38898
24 Jun 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Here’s an everyday recipe that your whole family will love. Flavoured with a simple tempering of cumin seeds and green chillies, this Cabbage Stir-Fry gets a nice South Indian touch from the addition of grated coconut. The pleasant but appetising flavour ....
Cabbage, Carrot and Babycorn Stir-fry
Recipe# 5562
23 Aug 11

 by Tarla Dalal
Stir-fries always top the charts when it comes to healthy cooking, because they are usually loaded with veggies and cooked quickly with minimal fat. Try this crunchy stir-fry of cabbage, carrot and baby corn spiced minimally with pepper, cumin seeds and green chillies. All three veggies are rich in ....
Cauliflower Stir-fry
Recipe# 22677
07 Feb 19

 by Tarla Dalal
As soon as you taste this Cauliflower Stir-Fry, you are sure to wonder how a sober vegetable turned into such an exciting ingredient! The magic is all thanks to the classic flavour bestowed by kasuri methi, with a little help from tomatoes and coriander too. You are sure to notice the presence of co ....
Chilly Mushroom, Chilli Mushroom Recipe
Recipe# 32152
27 Jan 16

 by juneshweta
Here is an Oriental starter that will shake awake your senses even after the dullest day! Succulent mushrooms, cooked with ginger, garlic, green chillies and sauces, the Chilli Mushroom has a snazzy flavour and interesting texture too. Capsicum and spring onion add to the experience with their ....
Chinese Fried Paneer in Hot and Sweet Sauce, Kapi Cho Paneer
Recipe# 4769
05 Jun 13

 by Tarla Dalal
A tangy, saucy dish with chunky pieces of paneer, which are delightfully succulent inside and excitingly crisp outside! The Chinese Fried Paneer in Hot and Sweet Sauce features a tongue-tickling combination of sauces like tomato ketchup, soy and red chilli sauces, perked up with ginger, garlic, spri ....
Crispy Fried Corn
Recipe# 4132
18 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A snack that requires a bit of patience but is so unique and exciting that you will thoroughly enjoy the results of your effort! Unlike most dishes that make use of boiled or crushed sweet corn, here the kernels are deep-fried till absolutely crisp, and then tossed with flavour-givers like ginge ....
French Bean and Chana Dal Stir-fry
Recipe# 7448
29 Feb 20

by Tarla Dalal
A typical South Indian way of preparing French beans, perked up with soaked chana dal and flavoured with a traditional tempering. The chana dal helps provide crunch and volume to the stir-fry, as a low glycemic index alternative to other supplementary ingredients like coconut. While most vegetables ....
Hot and Sour Vegetable
Recipe# 3468
20 Aug 11

 by Tarla Dalal
An occasional treat which the entire family will relish. The freshness of lightly cooked vegetables is further enhanced by the aromatic flavours of ginger, garlic, chillies and chilli sauce. It's a simple and easy way of disguising vegetables and make them lip smackingly delicious, while also ad ....
Mongolian Stir Fry
Recipe# 1731
21 Feb 12

 by Tarla Dalal
An oriental delight that tickles your taste buds with soy sauce, tomato ketchup, ginger, sesame, and all the works, the Mongolian Stir Fry stands apart from others in the apt use of colourful veggies. Ranging from red cabbage to spinach leaves, from broccoli to baby corn, dotted with cubes of succul ....
Mushroom, Bean Sprouts and Broccoli Stir-fry
Recipe# 7449
11 Oct 19

 by Tarla Dalal
An easy but fabulous preparation of mushrooms, blanched broccoli and bean sprouts sautéed with garlic, and flavoured with thyme and little red chilli sauce. It is the combination of ingredients, especially the addition of crunchy broccoli stems, which makes this recipe so fantastic. The outcom ....
Oriental Soya and Babycorn Stir-fry
Recipe# 5543
23 Aug 11

 by Tarla Dalal
Stir-fries are always on top of my list, when it comes to healthy cooking, to monitor the amount of fat used. I have chosen soya nuggets because of their decreasing nature of LDL (bad) cholesterol and baby corn to give the needed crunch without any amount of fat.
Paneer and Broccoli Stir Fry in Kalonji Seeds
Recipe# 2962
20 Aug 11

 by Tarla Dalal
A colourful assortment of vegetables tossed lightly with cottage cheese and onion seeds. This recipe is a delicious source of fibre, iron, vitamin c, vitamin a and calcium. If you are one of those who prefers eating hot vegetables dishes to cold salads, then this is just the one for you. Have the sa ....
Paneer Capsicum Stir-fry
Recipe# 37774
07 Feb 19

by Tarla Dalal
Paneer capsicum stir-fry, a great combination of paneer and capsicum stir fried with other vegetables and Indian herbs to give that special taste. Worth a try !
Paneer, Mushroom and Cashew Stir Fry
Recipe# 22686
06 Mar 13

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
Stir-fries are so conveniently quick and easy! Just chop all the ingredients. Sort them according to the order in which they are added. Heat a pan, and your delectable Paneer, Mushroom and Cashew Stir-Fry will be ready in a jiffy! Colourful capsicums and vibrant celery give this stir-fry a splash of ....
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