How to make Waterchestnut and Mushroom Stir Fry -

Water chestnuts stir fried with mushrooms and oriental sauces.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Water chestnuts (सिंघारे), Button mushrooms (बटन मशरूम)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Waterchestnut and Mushroom Stir Fry

Waterchestnut and Mushroom Stir Fry 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.
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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Waterchestnut and Mushroom Stir Fry Recipe

  • Water chestnuts quartered 1 cup

  • Button mushrooms quartered 1 cup

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 inch

  • Green chilli finely chopped 1

  • Garlic cloves finely chopped 8-10

  • Onion finely chopped ½ medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Oyster sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Soy sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Sugar a pinch

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1 teaspoon

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh parsley finely chopped, 1 small bunch

  • Vinegar 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add ginger, green chilli, garlic, onion and mix well. Add mushrooms and salt. Mix well.

Step 2

Add water chestnuts and continue to stir fry.

Step 3

Add oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar, crushed peppercorns and little water. Mix well and cook on high heat for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4

Combine cornflour and water in a bowl and mix well to make a smooth slurry. Add this to the pan and toss.

Step 5

Add some of the chopped parsley, vinegar and salt. Mix well.

Step 6

Serve hot garnished with the remaining chopped parsley.

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