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Stir-fries are filling and wholesome one-pan dishes that can easily replace calorie-packed meals! They are usually made by tossing, cooking or sautéing chopped vegetables, fruits, sprouts, paneer etc. in a wok or pan, with very little oil on a high heat for a very short time. Stir-frying is essentially a cooking technique, and contrary to the misconception that stir-fries are synonymous with Thai or Chinese cooking, the cooking technique can be applied even to our own subzis, making them healthier and more interesting in taste.
Stir-fries score high on the health factor. Since they are cooked fast and with very little oil, there is minimal vitamin loss. The nutrients and flavours of the ingredients are retained just as the colour and texture are preserved. For those of you in search of such healthy alternatives, stir-frying is the best option.
What are you waiting for? Step into the kitchen and toss in and stir up a delightful fare, in a jiffy, for your family right now!
06 Mar 13
Cauliflower Stir-fry 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 ....
09 Jan 16
Moong Dal Waffles with Stir-fried Vegetables by Tarla Dalal
Simple but elegant touches make this a recipe to cherish! There is nothing uncommon about waffles topped with stir-fried veggies, but when the waffles are given an Indian touch by making them with a methi flavoured moong batter, it becomes a treat with a difference.
Not only that, the delectab ....
10 Dec 15
Vegetable Chow Chow by Tarla Dalal
It is the style of cutting and level of cooking, which gives the Vegetable Chow Chow its unique texture and taste.
While common Chinese ingredients like garlic, green chillies and soya sauce are used to flavour this mixed vegetable preparation, a few spoons of cornflour binds them all together ....
14 Jun 11
Hakka Rice Noodles by Tarla Dalal
Children will love these appetising and healthy rice noodles tossed with vegetables and bean sprouts.
06 Mar 13
16 Dec 08
Vegetable Fried Rice ( Jain ) by Tarla Dalal
All-time favourite Vegetable Fried Rice in a Jain-friendly version, made without onions, garlic and other no-no ingredients. You will find that this delicacy retains its authentic flavour and texture despite the absence of these ingredients, which you might have thought to be indispensable in the pr ....
12 Apr 15
Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir- Fry by Tarla Dalal
A creative way to include nutritious veggies into your diet, the Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir-Fry is a treat for your taste buds, with a burst of colours and herby flavours. The combination of vegetables like broccoli, spinach and zucchini with other crunchy delights like cabbage and capsicum ....
16 May 15
Schezuan Style Stir Fried Vegetables by Tarla Dalal
Quick and easy, but typically Chinese, the Schezuan Style Stir-Fried Vegetables features an assortment of crunchy veggies ranging from baby corn and broccoli to cabbage and spring onions, stir-fried with Schezuan sauce and red chillies, and thickened with cornflour. One thing to note here is that th ....
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
10 Dec 15
Crispy Fried Corn 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 ....
10 Dec 15
Kung Pao Vegetables by Tarla Dalal
Kung Pao is a popular class of recipes from the Schezuan region. It is basically a stir-fry with a spicy, velvety sauce that combines ingredients like Schezuan sauce and soya sauce.
Here, the Kung Pao is prepared with an exotic and pungent combination of vegetables like capsicums, cubed onions ....
05 Aug 14
Chinese Egg- Fried Rice by Tarla Dalal
Unlike some hurried versions in which the eggs are placed in one chunk above the fried rice, here they are first cooked like an omelet, which is then cut into small pieces and mixed with the rice, veggies and soy sauce, to make a lip-smacking meal-in-a-bowl fried rice. This Chinese Egg Fried Rice is ....
21 Feb 12
Potato, Mushroom and Capsicum Stir Fry by Tarla Dalal
A classic Oriental treat for your taste buds, the Potato, Mushroom and Capsicum Stir-Fry is made quickly and easily with readily available ingredients. Remember to cook the potatoes only till they are 80 per cent done, otherwise they will turn into a mash by the time the recipe is done! Done perfect ....
16 May 15
Stir Fried Cabbage with Schezuan Peppers by Tarla Dalal
Schezuan peppercorns are known as Tirphal in Marathi and can be found at local baniya shops. It is used extensively in Goan cooking and along the Southern coast. They are also used in Chinese cooking and in this dish, they add more flavour to cabbage which is otherwise a bland vegetable.
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