How to make Eight Jewel Vegetables -

Eight vibrant vegetables in spicy sauce

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Mixed Vegetables (मिक्स्ड वेजिटेबल्ज़), Dark Soy Sauce (डार्क सोय सॉस)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Eight Jewel Vegetables

Eight Jewel Vegetables Recipe Card


Some say Chinese cuisine is 400,000 years old going back to the Peking Man and his use of fire. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age. However today Chinese cuisine enjoys the distinction of being the most popular in the world.
All this furore about Chinese food can make one wonder what is so special about this cuisine.  To put it in one word it is wholesome.  It has the characteristics of being nutritious, economical, balanced and delicious. It cannot be gainsaid that Chinese food is popular the world over and it can be adapted into our modern lifestyles as the strong link between diet and health of body, mind and spirit is epitomized in Chinese cookery. We all desire harmony in our lives and this works on the ancient Taoist principle of Yin and Yang in which balance and contrast are the key. Each Chinese dish reflects a balance of taste, texture, aroma and colour. Be it sweet, sour, pungent, hot, salty or spicy – all the six basic flavours are incorporated deftly in all Chinese dishes.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 5

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Eight Jewel Vegetables Recipe

  • Mixed Vegetables halved 5-6 medium

  • Dark Soy Sauce 1/2 inch cubes 1 small

  • Zucchini 1/2 inch pieces 1/4 small

  • Cashewnuts 10-12

  • Green capsicum 1/2 inch pieces 1 small

  • Red capsicum 1/2 inch pieces 1 small

  • Yellow capsicum 1/2 inch pieces 1 small

  • Spring onions, sliced 3

  • Garlic chopped 3-4 cloves

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Salt to taste

  • Dark soy sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Oyster sauce 1 teaspoon

  • MSG optional a pinch

  • Brown sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 2 teaspoons

  • Fresh red chillies sliced 2


Step 1

Heat a wok, add spring onions, garlic, ginger and cook, stirring continuously. Add mushrooms, carrots and mix. Add quarter cup of water and cook.

Step 2

Add broccoli, zucchini, salt, soy sauce, oyster sauce and mix. Add cashewnuts and mix. Add one cup of water, MSG, brown sugar and mix.

Step 3

When the water comes to a boil, add cornflour blended in quarter cup of water and mix. Add fresh red chillies. When it begins to thickens, add capsicums and mix. Cook for a minute more and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.