Hot Sweet Sour Vegetables Recipe
Hot sweet sour vegetable cooked in a tangy, spicy sauce that can be served with noodles or fried rice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
- Mixed Vegetables – 1 cup (I used carrots, cauliflower, broccoli & capsicum)
- Mushrooms – 4
- Onion - 1 big
- Green Chilli – 2
- Garlic – 8
- Tomato sauce – 1/4 cup
- Red Chilli paste or Red chilli sauce – 3 tbsp
- Soy sauce – 2 tsp
- Aji-no- moto or Chinese salt – 2 pinch (optional)
- Sugar – 2 tsp
- White vinegar – 1/2 tbsp
- Corn flour or Corn starch - 1-1/2 tbsp
- Water – 1 to 1-1/2 cups
- Salt – to taste
- Oil – 2 tbsp
Cut the cauliflower and Broccoli into bite sized florets. Chop the garlic finely.
Cube the carrots, capsicum and onion. Slice the mushrooms thinly. Cut the green chilli into 2 or 3 pieces.
How to make Hot Sweet Sour Vegetables:
Steam the vegetables (carrots, broccoli and cauliflower). I microwaved them at high for 2 mins in a partially closed container.
Heat a wok with oil. When the oil is hot add garlic and sauté till you get a nice aroma.
Add the green chilli and give it a stir. Add onion and sauté for a minute.
Add the bell pepper, mushrooms, aji-no-moto (if using) and sauté for another min over high flame, till they shrivel a bit.
Add red chili paste, tomato sauce, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, salt and cook for another min.
Add the steamed vegetables and mix it well so that they are all coated with the sauces. Let it cook over medium flame for 1 to 2 mins.
Add water and bring it to a boil till you see the bubbles around the wok. Check salt at this stage and add more if required.
Meanwhile in a bowl take the corn flour and add little water to it while mixing it making sure that there are no lumps.
Pour this cornflour solution and mix well.
Increase the flame to high and cook for 1 to 2 mins.
The sauce will thicken a bit and you can see a glossy sheen over the vegetables.
Switch off and take off from the stove.
Hot sweet sour vegetables are ready.
Garnish with spring onion greens and serve hot with fried rice, veg pulao or noodles.