Monday, September 13, 2010

Orange Glazed Sesame Vegetables

Back in Bangalore, we had the super fast home delivery of Chinese food. There is this chain of restaurants called Chung Wah and their exclusive home delivery outlets are called Chung's kitchen...We had one of these just up the road from our place and we'd order out often. Once I make the call, I'd set out the plates and forks and the it really needed just that much time for the delivery boy to appear at our doorstep with the food !! It was really that fast...

Here, we need to do a bit of planning and reservations before we head out for a decent Chinese meal...This cuisine doesnt seem to be very popular here and a few places I tried serve noodles with a whole lot of tomato ketchup, passing it up as Chinese food...


On one of these dull rainy days last week, I was really craving for Chung Wah style chinese food - it would have been ideal to make some gobi manchurian and noodles - the quintessential Bangalorean Chinese, but since I didnt have most of what was required, I got down to making this from Nita Mehta's book...

I had never tried using orange juice in my cooking, so settled on this recipe - it turned out really nice and went very well with rice...

What you need -

100 gm paneer or enough to make about 6-7 strips
1 green / red capsicum
1 cup button mushrooms
broccoli / babycorn (didnt have these)
1 cup orange juice
2 tbsp soya sauce
1 tsp cornflour
2 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp peanuts
salt and pepper
pinch of sugar

What you do with it -

Roast sesame seeds ad peanuts on a tava or pan till golden
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large pan and add the paneer stripsand stir fry till it turns brown. Remove the strips and keep aside
To the same pan, add the vegetables you are using. Stir fry for 2-3 mins
Mix soya sauce, orange juice and cornflour in a cup till its blended well
Stir this mixture in to the pan with the vegetables
Cook for 4-5 mins till the sauce thickens well
Add the sesame seeds, peanuts, salt, pepper, sugar and the paneer pieces
Cook for a minute more and serve hot with rice


Nandita SS said...

Hey Arch,

The vegetables look just yum. It's a very different way of making Chinese.

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

I have heard a lot about Nita Mehta's books but never read them. this dish really looks superb. I prefer this type of dishes that goes well with rice. with noodles I dont need anything else.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

this looks perfect, from the restaurant! great clicks!

Miri said...

Love that colour!! and looks definitely Indian restaurant style. The Chinese here is too Chinjabi for my taste - even my beloved Mainland China which I used to love in Chennai and Mumbai has succumbed :(

The Chungwah here - the less said the better!

BTW, congrats on winning the giveaway! :)

Archana said...

Thanks Paakashaale, Sayantani, Oriya girl !
@Miri - yeah, was so excited that i won something, though there was no great contribution ! Mainland china has opened here - they are good, so far...the only nice chinese place, but always have to wait for really long !

Kay said...

It looks absolutely delicious. Color is so vivid.

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Vegggie delight is here!!
love discovering Indian Blogs and ur is no exception!!


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