Veg Crispy, Crispy Fried Vegetables

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May. 30, 2016

A very popular starter in Chinese cuisine, this crisp, delicious dish is also quite convenient and quick to prepare. While there are many ways of preparing this popular starter, here we have coated the veggie strips with a thick and flavourful batter before deep-frying them. The fried veggies are then quickly sauted with tongue-tickling Schezwan sauce, spring onions and garlic, to impart a typical Oriental flavour. It is important to make the cooking pan smoking hot before sauting the fried veggies, in order to retain their crispness if the pan is not hot enough, these will get soggy. Serve the Crispy Fried Vegetables fresh off the pan, to savor the right mix of crispness and sauciness.

Ingredients

Vegetables pieces 3 Cup (48 tbs) (strips of capsicum, cauliflower and baby corn)
Oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For deep frying)
Oil 1 Tablespoon
Finely chopped garlic 1 Tablespoon (lehsun)
Chopped spring onion 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (whites and greens)
Salt To Taste
Schezwan sauce 3 Tablespoon
To be mixed together into a thick batter (using approx. ½ cup of water)
Cornflour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Plain flour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Ginger garlic paste
Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon (kalimirch)
Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste

Directions

Making

1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan. Dip each vegetable strip into the batter and deep-fry in hot oil, a few at a time, till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper. Keep these deep-fried vegetables aside.

2. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai or a broad non-stick pan on a high flame till it smokes.

3. Add the garlic and sauté on a high flame for few seconds.

4. Add the spring onions and salt and sauté on a high flame for 1 minute.

5. Add the Schezwan sauce and cook on a high flame for 30 seconds, while stirring continuously.

6. Add the fried vegetables and toss gently.

Serving

7. Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 3

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 420Calories from Fat 128

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.5%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 398 mg16.58%

Total Carbohydrates 68 g22.7%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars

Protein 7 g14%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet