How to make Kung Pao Vegetables -

A typical Chinese dish - vegetables cooked with Chinese sauces and garnished with roasted peanuts.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Red capsicum (लाल शिमला मिर्च ), Carrot (गाजर)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Kung Pao Vegetables

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Hindi: shimla mirch
The capital city of Himachal Pradesh in India, Shimla has many farms of capsicum. Hence, the Hindi name. Besides this, though not loved by all, this veggie is the most essential whenever you plan to dish-up an Indo-Chinese recipe. Stuff them up with cheese, beans, other veggies or meats or just make a simple sabzi, it will surely add that exciting crisp to your creations!

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Kung Pao Vegetables Recipe

  • Red capsicum 1 small

  • Carrot 1 medium

  • Yellow capsicum 1 small

  • Cabbage 1/4 small

  • Broccoli separated into florets 1 small

  • Green capsicum cut into 1 inch pieces 1 small

  • Dried red chillies 5-6

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Spring onions chopped 2

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch

  • Garlic chopped 4-5 cloves

  • Light soy sauce 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli paste 1 tablespoon

  • Tomato ketchup 2 tablespoons

  • Vegetable stock 1 cup

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Vinegar 1 tablespoon

  • Roasted peanuts 1/4 cup

Method

Step 1

Cut red capsicum and yellow capsicum into 1 inch pieces. Cut carrot diagonally into 1 inch pieces.

Step 2

Cut cabbage into 1 inch square pieces. Cut red chillies into 4 pieces and remove seeds.

Step 3

Heat 2 tbsps oil in a non stick wok, add carrot, red, yellow and green capsicums, broccoli and cabbage and toss on high heat for 2-3 minutes. Transfer into a bowl and set aside.

Step 4

Heat 2 tbsps oil in the wok. Chop spring onion bulbs into thick slices.

Step 5

Add red chillies, onions, ginger and garlic to the wok and sauté. Add soy sauce, chilli paste, tomato ketchup and mix. Add ¾ cup stock and cook.

Step 6

Mix cornflour in the remaining stock. Add salt to the sauce and mix. Add cornflour mixture and mix and cook till the sauce thickens.

Step 7

Add vinegar and mix. Add roasted peanut and mix again.

Step 8

Add cooked vegetables and mix well. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve immediately.

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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.