Top 5 Street Style Chinese Starters

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Indo Chinese food is an all-time favourite for many, but the fan following of this fabulous street style fusion food is at its peak during the monsoons. We are sure you will agree that a plate of hot paneer chilli or crisp chicken lollipops work brilliantly to brighten up gloomy rainy days. Here are 5 simple recipes to help you make some these popular indo Chinese starters at home and make the most of days when it’s raining cats and dogs outside! 

Veg Crispy

 This one is another creation of an Indo Chinese kitchen. A choice of mixed vegetables ranging from babycorn, capsicum, cauliflower, mushrooms and carrots to anything you want to eat are batter fried and then tossed in a sweet spicy sauce with the flavour of ginger and garlic. It is a perfect starter for any party or gathering because there is something in it for everybody.

Chicken Lollipop

Who doesn’t love a good Chicken Lollypop? Crisp on the outside, juicy and succulent on the inside – this recipe will give you the best results. Also, these delicious lollypops are baked instead of deep fried so you can eat them guilt free!

Paneer Chilli

This paneer chilli recipe is a Indo Chinese style stir fry of deep fried cottage cheese cubes withbell peppers, chillies, onion, garlic and Chinese sauces. You can turn this starter into a main course by thickening the gravy base with corn starch slurry.

Kung Pao Potatoes

A colourful mix of bell peppers and crisp potato wedges tossed with sweet and spicy Chinese sauces. What make this recipe stand out are the roasted peanuts that add a fabulous nutty crunch in each mouthful. It is an all-time hit.

Dry Vegetable Manchurian

This recipe is like flavourful Chinese style mixed vegetable pakoras tossed in a spicy garlic-soy based sauce. Simple, but super delicious and addictive. You can make Manchurian with any of your favourite vegetables; they also taste great when made with mushrooms or paneer. Try it out!

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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 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.