Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Hot and Sweet Stir Fry

Indo Chinese/Chinese recipes are every Indian kids favourite. Growing up, when we went to restaurants, my brother and I used to order noodles or fried rice with manchurian. Those days we never made these at home. If only my mom knew how easy it was to fix these :-)

Check out an extensive collection of (Indo) Chinese in my blog
Gobi Manchurian
Vegetable Lomein - Noodles
Vegetable Fried Rice
Vegetable Manchurian


Tofu 1 block (about 2 cups)
Mixed Stir Fry Veg 3 cups (my pack had some peppers, carrots, bean sprouts, greens and onions)
Garlic 10 pods
Ginger 1 inch piece
Soy Sauce 1 tbsp
Tomato ketchup 3-4 tbsp (you can use some chilli sauce here)
Corn Flour 2 tbsp
Water 2.5 cups

Oil and salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Drain water out of the tofu. Place it in a paper towel and keep it like that for 15 minutes to drain off any excess water. If tofu does not come in a water pack you can skip this step. Cut the tofu into small pieces.

2. Heat a little oil in a pan. Add the tofu and fry till all the sides are nicely roasted stirring and turning in between. Keep aside. I use non stick pan for this. Otherwise, tofu will stick to pan as it gets roasted.

3. In a small cup, add the corn flour and add water (about 1/4 cup). Mix well. Also add the soy sauce and tomato ketchup to this. Chilli Sauce makes it spicy. But mine was not as I wanted to make it tasty for my little one.

4. Heat the pan used earlier to a high heat. Add a little more oil if needed. Add the ginger and garlic slices. Saute till it starts to brown a little.

9. Add the vegetables and give it a stir. Once it starts to cook, add the tofu as well.

10. Add the corn flour, tomato sauce and soy mix along with a little salt. Remember soy sauce adds salt to the dish. So hold the salt. Mix well without breaking the tofu. Add a little bit more water if needed.

11. Cook for a couple of minutes.


  1. This is perfect for this chill weather, loved your easy and healthy version...

  2. yummy and colorful.flavors are so different

  3. Wow! Wow !! Delish...

  4. Looks delicious Roshni...You do have a nice collection of Chinese recipes..should try them

  5. Will definitely keeps me warm,drooling and tempting stir fry.