Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sweet & Sour Vegetables

Sweet & Sour Vegetables is a classic accompaniment for either noodles or fried rice. Most of the recipes use different kinds of sweet & sour sauce used as a base to replace with meat instead of vegetables. This is a simple recipe and the choice of vegetables is totally up to you. Personally, I like it with green bell peppers, onions, carrots and cabbage. Give it a try!!


1 big onion, medium diced
2 medium green bell peppers, medium diced
2 carrots, medium diced
1/4 green cabbage, medium diced
2-3 tbsp tomato ketchup
1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 1/2 - 2 tbsp red chilli paste (make sure you can handle the spice)
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp  reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp white vinegar
3/4 tsp cornflour (mix with little water and make a paste)
1 spring onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 cup water
1 1/2 tbsp oil


In a wok, heat oil and add the onion to saute for 2-3 minutes. Now, add the carrots, bell pepper, cabbage and cook for 4-5 minutes.

Add the ginger-garlic paste, red chilli paste, tomato ketchup and stir well. Allow to cook for few minutes.

Add the salt, soy sauce, white vinegar and water.  Make sure you cook the vegetables only until they are about 3/4th done to give it a nice crunch. Now, add the cornflour paste and stir well. The sweet and sour sauce will start to thicken. Add the spring onions as garnish and serve.

Makes 4 servings