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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Chinese style Sweet n Sour Vegetable

I am a big fan of Chinese food. One such day when I was highly craving for some Chinese food, made this combo of Sweet n sour Vegetable with some Chinese style Fried rice.The fried rice recipe is already in my blog. So today sharing this sweet n sour vegetable recipe, which goes very well together, in fact this is my most favorite combo.

This Sweet n Sour Vegetable is very easy to prepare and you can use any vegetable of your choice, specially carrot, green beans, mushroom, capsicum, Cauliflower go very well in this recipe. I used whatever I had in my refrigerator that day and my craving was satisfied. The sweetness comes in this dish from tomato sauce and the sourness comes from the soy sauce and vinegar. This dish is not spicy at all and kids can easily have it.This goes very well with Vegetable fried rice or Malacca(malaysian) fried rice or Mee Goreng(Stir-fried Veg noodles)

If you are looking for more Chinese recipes, then do check Vegetable manchurian, Schezwan paneer with homemade Schezwan sauce, Soya Chilli and soya chilli rice, Chinese Kidney beans & Potato Fry, Shiitake Mushroom Fried Rice

Now to the recipe of Sweet N Sour Vegetable
You Need :
Carrot : 1, cut into thin round
Bell pepper : 1, cut into thin slices
Corn : 1/2 cup
Panner or tofu : 100 gms., cut into thin rectangular pieces
Onion : 2, medium, quartered and the layers separate
Soy sauce : 1 tblsp.
Tomato sauce : 2 tblsp.
White vinegar : 1 tblsp.
Garlic cloves : 2-3, finely chopped
Ginger : 1/2 inch, finely chopped
Sugar : 1 tblsp. or as required
Oil : 1.5 tblsp.
Water/vegetable stock : 2 cups
Corn starch/corn flour : 2 tblsp., dissolved in ½ cup of water
Salt and black pepper as required

How To :
  • Rinse, peel and chop the vegetables first. Cut onions in quarter and separate the layers.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Fry the paneer or tofu pieces in low flame till they are lightly brown. Remove and keep aside.
  • In the same oil, add chopped ginger and garlic and stir fry for 1 minute. Then add onions, carrot, capsicum and corn. Stir fry in medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Then mix soy sauce and tomato sauce in a bowl and add this mixture of two sauces into the pan.
  • Stir, mix and season with salt, sugar and black pepper. Now add 2 cups of water or vegetable stock. Add the fried paneer or tofu pieces now. Cover and let the veges cook. Do not overcook them, they should retain their shapes and crunchiness. 
  • Dissolve the corn starch well in 1/2 cup of water and pour over the pan when the vegetables are half cooked. When vegetables are done and the sauce has thickened according to your liking, add vinegar and stir through. Remove from heat and serve immediately.
  • Enjoy with Fried rice or plain boiled rice or noodles. 

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 / by / 1 Comments

1 comment:

  1. whenever I am going through recipes by fellow bloggers, my hubby dear has one eye on he computer screen and the other on the telly. He saw your photo of sweet and sour vegetables and said yum yum. When are you making this? :)
    I am hosting an event this month. Please link your mushroom recipes. Thanks.


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