Sunday, March 3, 2013

Chinese Crispy Veggies

BM # 26   Day 1

It's been a while since I participated in the BM , but trust me I have constantly been watching all the activities. I may have not commented or participated in discussions, but have been reading whatever you guys have been discussing. I am totally connected and have told Valli not to remove my name from any of the BM mails.

So, I am back , and for the first week I have picked up Pick one ingredient and make three dishes.To make it more challenging we have to do a set of combos, and I have picked Finger food, Bread and Sweet.
I shall cook with All purpose flour for the coming three days.

For Day 1 it is Crispy Veggies. These are just like our Indian pakoras, just that the batter is different. Chinese Pakoras! If you may call them so. We serve these at our restaurant and they are a big hit with the guests. Spicy chilly garlic sauce is a absolute must to relish these.

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup corn flour
Pinch aji no moto
Pinch white pepper
Salt to taste
Mix all ingredients and make a soft batter adding water. (like pakoras)

Cut thin flat , broad slices from veggies, for cabbage just separate the leaves and cut broad squares.

How to go about
Heat oil for deep frying.
Dip the veggies one by one and deep fry till golden and crisp.
Serve them hot with chilly garlic sauce.

Chilly Garlic Sauce
2 tbsp garlic, roughly chopped
1 tbsp spring onion , finely chopped ( optional )
1 tsp corn flour , dissolved in water
1 tsp soy sauce
1tsp red chilly sauce
1tsp vinegar
Salt to taste
Heat 1 tsp oil.
Add garlic and spring onion.
Add 1 cup water.
Add all ingredients , except the corn flour mix.
Let the water boil.
Slowly add the corn flour mix.
Cook for a minute or two.
Check the consistency, should not be very thick , as it shall become thick after cooling.

All veggies taste good , but I must recommend cabbage as a must, it tastes The Best !
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  1. looks yummy and lovely presentation as always....i usually serve my crispy veggies with red chilly sauce, but similar to yours, I end up mixing it all...but now i like the idea of serving it on the side...

  2. What a lovely presentation, Vaishali! I have also chosen AP flour for this theme :). Looking forward to your two more recipes :)

  3. Love this crispy veggies..Looks very fresh and yum..

  4. Lovely presentation and superb pics :)

  5. you to pick up APF and tempt us like this!..I am loving those sinful treats and wish we got to taste them!

  6. The clicks are making me feel very very hungry.
    Beautiful presentation.

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  7. Hungry very hungry here. Thanks for the garlic sauce recipe.

  8. the sauce sounds amazing and as always with you, so beautifully presented

  9. Wow !., speechless... Good to have you back , "princi" ma'am :-) :-)

  10. Lovely Clicks Vaishali.Love the presentation and am already drooling here;-)...tommorow the snack of the day here will be these chinese pakoras:-)

  11. Nice presentation, love those crispy veggies.

  12. Wish i get that droolworthy platter rite now, can imagine this combo very much as i love chinese.

  13. Lovely pics dear! And very nice presentation. :)

  14. What a beautiful presentation! Love the crispy texture and the spicy flavors :)

  15. Awesome presentation!! Love to enjoy these with the chilli -garlic!!

  16. Lovely styling as always Vaishali. The crispy veggies look so inviting...

  17. Very similar to tempura. Beautiful pictures Vaishali ji :)

  18. Feel like eating from the pics!!! very drooling pics vaishali!!!

  19. Love the effort that you've put into the presentation, Vaishali.

  20. Awesome ideas!!! looking so delicious!! Perfect with coffee!!
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  21. Beautifully presented, crispy, crunchy dish.. :)

  22. Those crisp veggies look awesome.. Love the presentation.

  23. Veggies look totally mouthwatering