How to make Exotic Vegetables In Plum Sauce -

Zucchini, snow peas, coloured capsicums cooked together in plum sauce.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Yellow zucchini (पीली ज़ुकीनी), Green Zucchini (हरी ज़ुकीनी)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Exotic Vegetables In Plum Sauce

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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 : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Exotic Vegetables In Plum Sauce Recipe

  • Yellow zucchini cut into 1 inch pieces 1 medium

  • Green Zucchini cut into 1 inch pieces 1 medium

  • Snow peas 10-15

  • Broccoli separated into florets 1/2 small

  • Green capsicum cut into 1 inch pieces 1 small

  • Yellow capsicum cut into 1 inch pieces 1 small

  • Red capsicum cut into 1 inch pieces 1 small

  • Chinese cabbage cut into 1 inch pieces 1/4

  • Tofu 200 grams

  • Plums chopped 10-12

  • Green chillies chopped 2-3

  • Ginger paste 2 teaspoon

  • Garlic chopped 4-5 cloves

  • Five spice powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Orange marmalade 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Honey 3 tablespoons

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 4 tablespoons

  • Chilli oil 2 tablespoons

  • Vinegar 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Puree plums and put into a deep non stick pan. Add green chillies, ginger paste, garlic, 5 spice powder and orange marmalade and mix. Add red chilli sauce and mix.

Step 2

Add ¼ cup water and salt and mix again. Add 2 tbsps honey and mix well. Add ¼ cup water and mix. Cook on medium heat.

Step 3

Heat oil in a non stick wok. Cut tofu into 1 inch cubes.

Step 4

Add yellow and green zucchini and snow peas to the wok along with broccoli, coloured capsicums, Chinese cabbage and tofu and mix well.

Step 5

Mix cornflour with 3 tbsps water and add some of it to the plum sauce.Toss the vegetables and add salt and toss again. Strain the plum sauce over the vegetables and toss.

Step 6

Add some of the cornflour mixture and mix well. Add chilli oil, vinegar and remaining honey and mix well. Serve hot.

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