Veggies in Hot Garlic Sauce
As I said many times on this space, I’m a big-time Garlic lover… And yes, friends specifically have to tell me to use less garlic if they don’t prefer much :P There are a few things without which I can’t survive longer and one of them is definitely ‘Garlic Bulbs’ :P I get them in a bunch… I love it in every possible form i.e. chopped, sauteed, minced, grated, pickled :D How can I miss posting my favorite sauce preparation using it…
No doubt, I love Indo-Chinese food… But all what I usually make is Dry Manchurian, Fried Rice or Hakka Noodles! Last time, when I planned Mock Orange Chicken, I thought of making something else to go with it :) And here I’m with this gravy preparation that worked perfect way with my bowl of fried rice.
10-12 Green Beans
1/4 head Broccoli
6 Button Mushrooms
6 Garlic Cloves, finely chopped
2 tsp Minced Ginger
2 tbsp Brown Onion, sliced
2-3 Spring Onions – Whites, chopped
1 tsp Red Chilly Paste
2 tsp Sweet Chilly Sauce
2 tsp Soy Sauce
1 tbsp Sesame Oil
2 tsp corn starch
1/2 cup Vegetable Stock
Salt, to taste
1 tsp Lemon Juice (or vinegar)
Spring Onion Greens, chopped
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
- Wash, peel and deep-fry potato until golden brown. Parboil green beans (cut into 2-3) and carrot cubes in salted water. Cut button mushrooms into halves.
- Heat oil in a wok and add garlic, ginger, red chilly paste, spring onion whites and brown onions into it.
- Saute on high heat for a min and add mushrooms, soy sauce and red chilly sauce in it. Toss it quickly.
- Add vegetable stock, lemon juice and seasonings to it. Once it comes to boil, add processed veggies along with cornstarch slurry (with 2 tbsp water).
- Mix everything quickly on high heat and let it get cooked for a few mins or until sauce starts thickening.
- Garnish with spring onion greens and serve hot with fried rice!
- You can use seasonal vegetables of your choice!
- If sesame oil is not available, you can use regular one too. I like cooking it in olive oil as well.
- Adding moong bean sprouts will work great as well :)