Sunday, February 24, 2008

Vegetables in Hot Garlic Sauce

Everybody loves having Chinese food once in a while but I am such a person who would love to have it everyday ;), so I try out mostly all the Chinese recipes. This particular recipe is the easiest among all the Chinese dishes I know. And it has to be eaten with just plain rice or noodles. so it consumes less time for the total preparation.

Time taken: 20-25 minutes

Serves about 3 people

Ingredients required:
1 big bowl of cut vegetables like mushrooms, baby corn, carrot, peas, French beans,
1 big capsicum chopped
3-4 cloves of garlic minced
1 big onion chopped
2 tsp red chilli paste ( red chilli sauce also can be used)
3 Tsp tomato sauce
1 Tsp corn flour
1 tsp chilli flakes (optional)
2 Tsp oil
Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

Heat the oil in a wok and add the minced garlic. Fry for a minute till the garlic turns brownish. Now add onions and capsicum and all the vegetables, and fry on a high flame. Fry till the vegetables are crunchy on the out side but cooked from the inside. Now add the red chilli paste tomato sauce and the flakes. Fry for about 30 seconds. Now add 1 cup of water( You can add more if you need more gravy) and bring it to a boil. In small cup add the corn flour and about 3 Tsp of water and mix. Now add this corn flour mixture to the wok while stirring. (if you don’t stir when adding corn flour mixture, then it might turn into lumps). This corn flour mixture will make the gravy thick. If you feel the gravy is very thick then add water or if the gravy is very thin add more corn flour. Add salt and boil the gravy for about 5 minutes. Vegetables in hot garlic sauce are ready. Serve it with hot plain rice or noodles.

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