Yet another Indo-Chinese dish. It only seems right though, after posting Veg Fried Rice, I should write this super tasty side dish that became hugely popular on the very first trial. Few days back, I got a bottle of chilli sauce during one of our weekly shopping sessions. It’s not like I always buy my chilli sauce, I like making it at home – even though its quite rustic. For some reason, this bottle of chilli sauce called on to me (not literally :P) and I brought it home. On the label of this sauce was a quick recipe for Dragon Vegetable. Having already made Crispy Dragon Vegetable, I was intrigued by this super simple recipe. It was more like a gravy and seemed to sound perfect for a simple meal of Veg Fried Rice. Further, the recipe called for different vegetables and that was just perfect as well. The recipe takes less than 30 mins to put together, especially if using store bought chilli sauce. It turned out quite tasty – parts spicy, parts sweet with a lot of crunchy colorful vegetables. I know I am going to make this regularly in my kitchen, thus taking note of this recipe.
To make Dragon Vegetable | Chilly Dragon Vegetable Gravy
What I used –
- Onions Diced, 1 cup
- Carrots Diced, ½ cup
- French Beans Diced, ½ cup
- Cauliflower Florets, ½ cup
- Mushrooms Diced, ½ cup
- Green Capsicum Diced, ½ cup
- Spring Onions, a few strands
- Ginger Finely Chopped, 1 tbsp
- Garlic Finely Chopped, 2 tbsp
- Red Chilli Sauce, ½ cup
- Soy Sauce, 2 tbsp
- Roasted Sesame Seeds, 1 tbsp
- Corn Flour, 1 tbsp
- Salt, as required
- Sesame Oil, 1 tbsp
- Water, as required
How I made –
1. In a wok or thick bottomed pan, heat oil. Add finely chopped ginger and garlic. Fry for 10-20 secs. Add diced onions and fry until half done. Add diced carrots, french beans and cauliflower florets. Stir fry for 2-3 mins.
2. Add diced mushrooms and fry for 3-4 mins. Add julienned/diced capsicum – stir fry for a couple of minutes. Add red chilli sauce and soy sauce.
3. Cook it for a couple of minutes and add some water to immerse the vegetables. Add salt required for the gravy. Meanwhile mix corn flour with some water and make sure there are no lumps. When the gravy starts to boil, add corn flour water mixture and continue to cook the gravy at medium flame until it thickens and the gravy looks shiny. Sprinkle finely chopped spring onions and roasted sesame seeds on top. Remove from heat.
4. Serve hot with Veg/Egg Fried Rice or Noodles.
- Choice of vegetables is as per preference. Carrots, French Beans, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Bok Choy, Mushrooms and Capsicums of any color can be added.
- The red chilli sauce that I used is not overly spicy and hence used ½ cup of it. Adjust as per taste.
- For spicier version, chopped red chillies or pepper powder can be added.
- I roasted the sesame seeds slightly in the wok before starting to prepare the gravy.
- The vegetables should not be cooked well.. they should retain a little crunch.
I'm taking this recipe to the Fiesta Friday #107 at Angie's, co-hosted this week by Margy @ La Petite Casserole and Su @ Su’s Healthy Living.
OMW this sounds delicious. Pinned. Will be making this 🙂
Thanks much Lynne 🙂
It's All About Food
Thanks Anjali 🙂
Freda @ Aromatic essence
Thank you dear 🙂
Oh this looks delicious.... Baby corn is my favorite this recipe is in my must try list...
Thanks Bharani 🙂
Yum yum! I love that the chilli sauce called to you .... this is an affliction I suffer from much of the time - things just call to me and my husband refuses to believe me when I come back laden and tell him that is why!!
hahaha 😀 I can so relate to you!
Who can resist Indo-Chinese? Another winner!
hahaha surely neither of us 😀 Thanks Aruna!
I love the sound of this dish - I love Indo-Chinese dishes! Yum! 😀
Thanks Jhuls 🙂
Wow, this looks delicious. I love a veggie soup.
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Cooking For The Time Challenged
Wonderful blog! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Here is the link.
Hi Carol, thank you so much for nominating me for this award. I am touched 🙂 For some reason, your comment went into spam.
Cooking For The Time Challenged
Very strange! But, I guess it happens. I love your blog and your recipes!???
Thanks much Carol 🙂
Julie is Hostess At Heart
This recipe sounds delicious, and your photos are amazing!
Thanks a lot Julie! 🙂 Welcome to my blog.
Traditionally Modern Food
Looks yum.. I should try thys
Thanks Vidya 🙂 Do try!
Love Served Daily
This sounds absolutely amazing
Thanks Ritu 🙂
So delicious! Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe (and the cooking steps). Happy FF!
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Thanks Monika 🙂
Love the colors in this dish and the fact that it is so quick and easy to make! Perfect for weeknight dinners! Thanks for bringing it to FF!
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This looks lovely and so easy to put together. Thanks for the inspiration!
Thank you for your lovely words 🙂 Welcome to my blog Zeba 🙂
Love the combo of flavours and veggies -looks delicious Ch...
Thank you dear 🙂
That looks super delicious and beautiful!
Thank you Kushi 🙂
I always look for the label recipes too.. This sounds very interesting.
Yay! Same pinch 😀
The Metal Pan
Wow this looks perfect for this nights when it's raining soooo much! :3
Quite agree with you 🙂 Welcome to my little space @themetalpan 🙂