Chinese Stir Fried Vegetables Recipe - Medley of vegetables and tofu stir fried and served sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds

This recipe is from the book Best of Chinese Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Beancurd (tofu), Broccoli

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Main Course_Veg

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Chinese Stir Fried Vegetables

Chinese Stir Fried Vegetables Recipe - How to make Chinese Stir Fried Vegetables


Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking :


  • Beancurd (tofu) cut into 8-10 pieces100 grams

  • Broccoli separated into florets1/2 medium

  • Carrot halved and diagonally sliced 1 medium

  • Babycorn sliced diagonally 4-6 small

  • Button mushrooms quartered 4-6

  • French beans cut diagonally into 1 inch pieces 4-6

  • Green capsicum cut into 1 inch diamonds 1 medium

  • Chinese cabbage cut into 1 inch pieces 1/4 small

  • Spinach torn into 2 pieces 10-12 leaves

  • Spring onions with greens sliced 2

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1 tablespoon

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Garlic crushed 6-8 cloves

  • Salt to taste

  • MSG 1/2 teaspoon

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Light soy sauce 2 tablespoons

  • White pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Sesame seeds (til) toasted 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Soak the tofu pieces in hot salted water for five minutes. Drain and set aside. Soak the broccoli florets in warm salted water for fifteen minutes.

Step 2

Drain and set aside. Reserve the spring onion greens for garnish. Mix cornflour in one cup of water. Heat oil in a wok, add garlic and spring onion and stir fry for half a minute.

Step 3

Add carrot, babycorn, mushrooms and broccoli and continue to stir fry. Add French beans, capsicum and Chinese cabbage and cook for two to three minutes. Stir in one cup of water and simmer for a couple of minutes.

Step 4

Add salt, MSG, sugar, soy sauce and pepper powder. Add spinach leaves and tofu. Stir in cornflour mixture, toss well till the sauce thickens and coats all the vegetables. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds and serve hot, garnished with the reserved spring onion greens.

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