How to make Five-spice Stir-fry -

Fried noodles and some vegetables stir-fried and flavoured with five spice powder.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Five-spice powder, Fried noodles

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Five-spice Stir-fry

Five-spice Stir-fry Recipe Card


Some say Chinese cuisine is 400,000 years old going back to the Peking Man and his use of fire. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age. However today Chinese cuisine enjoys the distinction of being the most popular in the world.
All this furore about Chinese food can make one wonder what is so special about this cuisine.  To put it in one word it is wholesome.  It has the characteristics of being nutritious, economical, balanced and delicious. It cannot be gainsaid that Chinese food is popular the world over and it can be adapted into our modern lifestyles as the strong link between diet and health of body, mind and spirit is epitomized in Chinese cookery. We all desire harmony in our lives and this works on the ancient Taoist principle of Yin and Yang in which balance and contrast are the key. Each Chinese dish reflects a balance of taste, texture, aroma and colour. Be it sweet, sour, pungent, hot, salty or spicy – all the six basic flavours are incorporated deftly in all Chinese dishes.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Five-spice Stir-fry Recipe

  • Five-spice powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fried noodles 200 grams

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Garlic cloves chopped 5-6

  • Carrot sliced 1 medium

  • Broccoli florets 8-10

  • Button mushrooms quartered 7-8

  • Onion sliced 1 medium

  • French beans diagonally sliced 8-10

  • Salt to taste

  • Soy sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Red chillies crushed 2 teaspoons

  • Orange juice 1 cup

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1 tablespoon

  • Honey 1/2 tablespoon


Step 1

Heat two tablespoons of oil in a non-stick wok. Add garlic and sauté for half a minute. Add carrot, broccoli and mushrooms and stir-fry for two to three minutes.

Step 2

Add onion, French beans, salt, soy sauce, crushed red chillies and five-spice powder and mix well.

Step 3

Add orange juice and little water and mix well. Mix cornflour with two tablespoons water to make slurry and add it to the wok and cook till the sauce thickness. Add honey and mix well.

Step 4

Transfer the noodles onto a plate. Pour the sauce over it and serve hot.

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