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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Crispy Chilli Vegetable Recipe

Crispy chilli vegetable aka crispy fried vegetable is served at one of the popular Indian Chinese restaurants in Chennai. The light crispy batter on the vegetables and hot chilli sauce coating makes this dish a flavorful tongue tickling appetizer or a dry side dish.

Crispy chilli vegetables chinese style 
Mixed vegetables - 1 cup( preferably all veggies to be diced or cut into squares)*
Cornflour - 1/4 cup
Rice flour - 1/4 cup
Maida / all purpose flour - 2 tbsp
Baking soda- little
Salt- 1/4 tsp
White pepper- 1 tsp
Water few tbsp
Oil to deep fry
Spring onion green parts chopped- few tbsp
Oil - 2 tbsp

Spicy Chilli paste to grind
Whole dry red chilli- 5 nos
Garlic - 3 cloves
Vinegar - 1/4 tsp
Salt - few pinch
Ajinomoto - few pinch( optional)

To garnish
Chopped spring onion whites - 2 tbsp
Chopped spring onion greens - 2 tbsp
Minced garlic - 1 tbsp
Oil - 2 tbsp 

Crispy fried vegetables
First prepare the spicy chilli paste -
soak the red chilli and garlic in few tbsp hot water until they become soft. Grind the soaked red chilli and garlic along with vinegar, salt and ajinomoto to fine paste.

Heat oil in a deep pan to deep fry. Meanwhile in a bowl add mixed vegetables, corn flour, rice flour, maida, salt, white pepper and few pinch of baking soda. Mix well the veggies, adding few tbsp water at a time until light batter is coated on veggies. Sprinkle and add batter coated veggies to hot oil so each veggie cooks separate, deep fry the veggies until golden brown and crispy. Drain fried vegetables from oil and place on oil absorbent papper towel.

In a wok / pan heat 2 tbsp oil, on low heat add the ground spicy chilli paste to the pan and stir fry for 2 mins. Once the chilli paste is cooked add chopped spring onion whites, greens and garlic to the pan, saute for a minute. Now add deep fried vegetables to the pan and toss quickly the veggies with chilli paste.
Remove crispy fried vegetables to a plate and serve immediately as appetizer or dry sidedish.
Deep Fried Vegetables Chinese Restaurant Style


Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow tis is gppd one..

Hari Chandana said...

Looks so spicy and delicious.. Yummy!!

Priya Suresh said...

So tempting and highly irresistible crunchy veggies.

Tiffani said...

This is great!