Sweet and Sour Vegetables is a delicious Chinese style stir fry which is great to serve with rice or crispy noodles. Here is how to make this easy Oriental recipe.
Want to whip up a delicious Chinese meal for your sudden guests?
Then you must try this Sweet and Sour Vegetables recipe which will surely satisfy everyone’s taste buds.
Delicious to eat and quick to make, this is a combination of variety of vegetables cooked in asian sauces and spices.
If we talk about the taste palate, sweet and sour in one dish makes it a bomb combination.
So, go ahead and make this quick and scrumptious recipe for your friends and family and surprise them with your culinary skills.
This recipe is vegan, gluten free and an Indo-Chinese preparation with all the Asian flavours that will just burst into your mouth once you take a bite.
Learn how to make this recipe, that gets ready in less than 30 minutes and can also be served for your pot luck parties.
What is Sweet and Sour Vegetables?
It is a Chinese style dish that is filled with the goodness of a variety of vegetables such as red capsicum, yellow capsicum, green capsicum, mushroom, carrot and green onions.
For protein, I have also added Tofu that adds a soft texture to this dish.
But you can also substitute Tofu with Paneer. You can also add vegetables of your own choice to make this dish.
If you are a Non Vegetarian, then you can add Chicken in place of Tofu or Paneer and make a Sweet and Sour Chicken with Vegetables recipe.
Here, I have made it into a gravy to pair with noodles or fried rice, but if you want an appetiser, you can make this dish dry.
Just stir fry the vegetables with the sauces and spices, and avoid adding water and corn flour in the dish.
This dish is not only tasty but extremely healthy, as the vegetables are packed with various nutrition.
It even tastes great along with noodles such as Schezwan Noodles, Garlic Noodles, Peanut Sesame Noodles, Chicken Hakka Noodles or Chicken Sriracha Noodles.
If you are looking for a non vegetarian option, then you can serve this Sweet and Sour Tofu with vegetables along with Chinese Egg Fried Rice, Chicken Fried Rice, Shrimp Quinoa Fried Rice, Bacon Fried Rice or Indo Chinese Schezwan Egg Fried Rice.
So what are you waiting for, make this simple meal for your weeknight dinners and let me know how you liked it?
Step by Step Recipe
Heat vegetable oil and sesame oil in a wok.
When the oil is very hot, add ginger and garlic and fry for a few seconds.
Add the chopped vegetables and saute for a few minutes on high heat.
Add tofu and cook for a minute. Then add 2 cups of water in the wok.
Add soy sauce, red chilli sauce, vinegar, lemon juice, brown sugar, red chilli paste, MSG, salt and white pepper powder and let the mixture come to a boil.
Mix cornflour with a little water and add it in the wok.
Cook till the sauce thickens. Garnish with spring onion greens. Serve hot.
Sweet and Sour Vegetables Recipe
- 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp Sesame oil
- 2 tbsp Garlic (chopped)
- 1 tbsp Ginger (finely chopped)
- 2 Red capsicum (cut into cubes)
- 2 Yellow capsicum (cut into cubes)
- 1 Green capsicum (cut into cubes)
- 200 g Mushroom (sliced)
- 1 cup Carrot (sliced)
- 200 g Tofu (cut into cubes)
- 1 tbsp Soy sauce
- 2 tbsp Red chilli sauce
- 2 tbsp Vinegar
- 1 tbsp Lemon juice
- 2 tbsp Brown sugar
- 1 tbsp Red chilli paste
- 1 tsp MSG (optional)
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp White pepper powder
- 2 tbsp Cornflour
- Green onions for garnishing
- Heat vegetable oil and sesame oil in a wok.
- When the oil is very hot, add ginger and garlic and fry for a few seconds.
- Add the chopped vegetables and saute for a few minutes on high heat.
- Add tofu and fry for a minute.
- Now add 2 cups of water in the wok.
- Add soy sauce, red chilli sauce, vinegar, lemon juice, brown sugar, red chilli paste, MSG, salt and white pepper powder and let the mixture come to a boil.
- Mix cornflour with a little water and add it in the wok.
- Cook till the sauce thickens.
- Garnish with spring onion greens.
- Serve hot.