How to make Three Treasure Vegetables -

Delightful combination of assorted vegetables and tofu cooked in chinese sauce.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Best of Chinese Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Broccoli (ब्रोक्ली/ विलायती गोभी), Carrots (गाजर)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Three Treasure 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 : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Three Treasure Vegetables Recipe

  • Broccoli separated into florets 1 medium

  • Carrots cut into 1/4 inch thick slices 2 medium

  • Tofu cut into 1 inch pieces 150 grams

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 2 1/2 tablespoons

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic finely chopped 2-3 cloves

  • Light soy sauce 1 tablespoon

  • White pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • MSG 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Red wine (optional) 2 tablespoons

  • Vegetable stock 2 cups

  • Five spice powder 1/4 teaspoon

Method

Step 1

Mix cornflour in one cup of water. Heat two tablespoons oil in a wok, add garlic and stir fry for half a minute. Add broccoli and carrots and continue to stir fry for a couple of minutes more.

Step 2

Add light soy sauce, white pepper powder, sugar, MSG, salt and rice wine. Mix well and stir in the vegetable stock. Cook on high heat for a minute, stirring continuously.

Step 3

Stir in the cornflour mixture and cook for a minute or until the sauce begins to thicken. Add tofu and five spice powder, mix well and serve hot.

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