Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sweet and Sour Vegetable Dry

The answer to the eternal question from A in the evenings is "What is there to eat? I think my stomach is a little hungry". I have found a quick and easy response for this.. storing the chocolate chip dough in the fridge. My MIL now has become as expert on taking small balls of the dough and dunking it on the tray and baking it.. Belive me it just takes 12 mins for the cookies to bake and the taste is Nirvana :)

So today it was followed by a request for something spicy. I needed something quick and suddenly I remembered the sweet and sour vegetable I had last week when we went out for dinner..

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins

Here is what you need

For the Batter:
Corn flour - 2 tbsp
Maida - 1 tbsp
Rice Flour - 1 tbsp
Besan / Chick Pea powder - 0.25 cup
Salt to taste
Red chilli Powder to taste

chopped vegetables - 1 cup (I used ladies finger, beans, potato and green capsicum)
Onion - 1 thinly sliced
Oil for Frying

For the seasoning
Hot chilli sauce - 1 tbsp
Tomato Sauce - 1 tbsp
Soya Sauce - 0.5 tbsp
Water - 2 tbsp
Salt - 1 pinch
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp (optional)

Mix all the seasoning ingredients together and let it sit
Heat oil
Mix all the batter ingredients to form a thick batter adding little water
Add in the vegetables and mix well
Slowly drop into the hot oil as individual bits and pieces
You need to ensure that each vegetable bit is coated with batter
Fry till done and drain on paper

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan
Drop the fried vegetables into the pan
Add in the seasoning mixture
Mix well
Remove from flame - Sweet and Sour vegetable is ready to serve :)


Hema said...

Nice change from the regular bajjis, looks very tasty..

Shree said...

@Hema, it was and very quick to make..

Priya said...

Wow wat a lovely twist,addictive fritters.

Mahi said...

Interesting evening snack! Looks yumm! :P