How to make Sweet And Sour Vegetables -

Sauted vegetables in sweet and sour oriental sauce.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : French Beans (फ्रेंच बीन्स), Cauliflower (फूलगोभी)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Sweet And Sour Vegetables

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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 : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Sweet And Sour Vegetables Recipe

  • French Beans 2 centimeter pieces 8-10 pieces

  • Cauliflower 1 inch florets 1/2 medium

  • Carrots 2centimeter pieces 2 medium

  • Green capsicums 2centimeter pieces 2 medium

  • Button mushrooms thickly sliced 6 medium

  • Onions 2centimeter pieces 2 medium


  • Cornflour/ corn starch 3 1/4 tablespoons

  • Spring onions with greens 2

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic (optional) 1 teaspoon

  • White pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • MSG 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Vegetable stock 1 cup

  • Tomato ketchup 3/4 cup

  • Soy sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Sugar 3 tablespoons

  • Vinegar 1/3 cup


Step 1

Place French beans, cauliflower and carrots in a pan with one cup of water. Boil for five to six minutes.

Step 2

In another bowl mix cornstarch with a quarter cup of water and set aside.

Step 3

Thinly slice spring onions and finely chop the greens. Keep the greens aside for garnish.

Step 4

Heat oil in a wok and gently stir-fry ginger paste, garlic paste and spring onions.

Step 5

Add white pepper powder, MSG and salt and mix well. Add vegetable stock (or water), tomato ketchup, soy sauce, sugar and vinegar and mix well.

Step 6

Cook on medium heat for four to five minutes. Add French beans, cauliflower, carrots, capsicums, mushrooms and onions and mix well.

Step 7

Cook on high heat for six to seven minutes. Stir in cornstarch mixture.

Step 8

Cook further for seven to eight minutes. Garnish with spring onion greens and serve immediately.

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