Wednesday, August 16, 2006

RECIPES OF CHINESE DINNER PARTY....

I had lot of requests for the recipe of the Chinese dinner party , the meal was cooked by my friend amita who loves to cook Chinese and does so as most of us Indian housewives do , without the exact proportions.
ingredients are put in as per experience and the product is finally tasted and adjustments accordingly done.
So I had to sit with amita and get the proportions for the recipes and get it for you , remember the taste changes as per individual requirements and so you can change the proportions as per your needs.

CHINESE FRIED RICE

ING:

2 cups uncooked long basmati rice.
1 cup chopped cabbage
½ cup chopped carrots
½ cup chopped French beans
½ cup chopped capsicum
spring onions chopped
11/2 tsp ginger- garlic – chili paste or as per requirement
1 tsp pepper powder
a pinch of ajinomoto
2 tsp Soya sauce
1 tsp vinegar.
Salt to taste
And oil

METHOD:

Cook rice and let it cool.
. for cooking rice you have to add water in the proportion of 1:1 i.e. rice and water
heat oil in a pan
put in the ginger garlic chili paste
stir , add the French beans first.
then add all the other ingredients like cabbage,carrots,capsicum and onions.
stir fry till they become a little soft but do not loose their crunchiness.
then add the cooked and cooled rice
add Soya sauce, vinegar ,a little sugar ,pepper powder and ajinomoto.
serve hot.




PANEER CHILI

ING:

Paneer 400 gms
Capsicum 2 medium
Onion 2 medium
Garlic ginger chili paste-11/2 tsp
Garlic finely chopped – 1 tablespoon full
Oil for frying paneer
Soya sauce, ajinomoto, pepper powder and green chili as per taste
Corn flour 1 tbsp
Refined flour 1 tbsp
Oil

METHOD:

Cut paneer into cubes
Make a batter of corn flour and refined flour.
Dip the paneer pieces into it and deep fry in oil.
Heat oil in a pan
Add finely chopped garlic and make it to golden brown , then you can add the ginger, garlic chili paste.
Stir this on the high flame for sometime
Add about 2 tbsp Soya sauce.
Add ajinomoto, pepper powder and a little water.
In a separate bowl mix together a little corn flour and water to form a paste
Add the above paste to the mix till you get a thick gravy
If you want more gravy you have to increase the amount of water and Soya sauce
Mix in the pieces of fried paneer , mix well
Garnish with finely chopped spring onions.

STIR – FRY VEGETABLES

This is very simple I wont give the proportions as it changes with every individual
You have to make a gravy just as you do for paneer chili
Make it a little watery by adding more water and Soya sauce.
You can take all the vegetables you like and make this dish.
Chop veg’s to thin strips.

METHOD.
Take oil in a pan
Add the ginger garlic and chili paste.
then stir in all the vegetable and stir fry till they become a little crunchy to taste.
You can make the gravy just as mentioned above in the paneer chili recipe

3 comments:

shilpa said...

Wow..thanks mahek. They look so good, now I can prepare them at home :).

Honey Misra said...

Thanks mahek will try it on weekend ..

Regards

Meeta said...

Mahek,
This really does look great. I love chinese too and somehow I love our indian version of chinese food more. Your recipes have been bookmarked and hopefully I'll get around to making it.