Stir fry crazy

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Menu: Chinese cooking techniques of preparing food in a wok is basically what stir-frying refers to. It is believed to add more in the food that is cooked in terms of flavours and aroma. Here are some recipes that fall into this category – try Paneer and Pineapple Stir Fry, Stir Fried Shrimps and Sichuan Eggplant with Black Bean Sauce.

Shopping list

1 cup shelled shrimps

2 green capsicums

1 yellow capsicum

1 red capsicum

10 grams fresh red chillies

1 bunch spring onions

1 bottle dark soy sauce

1 bottle crushed black peppercorns

1 bottle sesame oil

100 grams paneer

1 tinned pineapple

1 medium broccoli

500 grams long brinjals

1 bottle hot black bean sauce

50 grams Sichuan peppers

1 packet vegetable stock cubes

1 bottle malt vinegar

For faster preparation

Chop onions, garlic, red chillies and spring onions. Cut capsicums into small pieces for shrimp stir fry. Cut tomatoes and green capsicum into strips. Separate broccoli into florets. Blend together tomatoes and garlic in the blender for paneer stir fry. Cut brinjals into medium size pieces. Add salt, soy sauce and cornflour to the brinjals and deep fry them till golden.

How to go about

Sauté garlic, onions and all vegetables, add salt, soy sauce to it. Add shrimps and toss. Serve hot. Sauté onions with processed vegetables and spices and toss. Add paneer cubes and mix well, cook for 2-3 minutes and serve garnished with coriander leaves. Heat oil in a wok, add onions, ginger, black bean sauce, dark soy sauce, red chillies, crushed Sichuan peppers, black peppercorns and stock and mix. Mix remaining cornflour with 2 tablespoons water and add along with malt vinegar and sugar and mix. Add fried brinjal and salt and mix. Serve hot. 

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.