Category Archives: Indo Chinese

Shrimp pepper manchurian






  1. 1/2 lb Shrimp :peeled and de veined
  2. 1/2 tsp Paprika powder
  3. 1/4 tsp pepper powder
  4. 1/2 tsp Lemon juice
  5. Salt
  6. 1/2 tbsp Rice powder
  7. 1 Red onion chopped
  8. 1/2 Green bell pepper chopped
  9. 2-3 Green chilly/jalapeno chopped
  10. 2-3 pods of garlic chopped
  11. 1/2″ ginger chopped
  12. Salt
  13. Sugar
  14. 1 tbsp soya sauce
  15. 1/2 tbsp all purpose flour(only for gravy can be avoided for a semi dry reicipe)



1.MArinate the shrimp with items 2-6 and set aside for 30mts.Shallow fry for 4-5mts(ie half done).

2.In a pan fry onion,green chilly,garlic,ginger,bell pepper with salt to taste ,and add about 1/2 tsp sugar and soya sauce.

3 to this add the fried shrimp and mix well,add 1/4 tsp if need be


4.For gravy make a mix of all purpose flour and water and pour it over the above and adjust the salt accordingly.


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Posted by on August 4, 2014 in Indo Chinese, Seafood


Egg Fried Rice




  1. 2 Cups long grained rice
  2. 4eggs
  3. 1/2 cup Chopped onion
  4. 4 tbsp chopped carrot
  5. 2 tbsp chopped green pepper
  6. 1/4 cup chopped green beans
  7. 1/4 cup chopped cabbage
  8. 1 tbsp ginger paste
  9. 1 tbsp garlic paste
  10. 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  11. 1 tsp soya sauce
  12. 1 tsp vinegar
  13. salt to taste.


  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil,to this add washed rice with 1 tsp of salt .On low cook under cover for 10mts,switch off stove and let rice cook under cover.
  2. In a wok add 2 tbsp oil,add chopped onion and fry for 3mts.
  3. add cabbage,carrot,capsicum and Beans.add 1tsp salt and stir fry for upto 4mts.
  4. add ginger and garlic paste ,fry well.
  5. TO this add soya sauce and viengar.Mix well and add the cooked rice.
  6. sprinkle pepper powder and mix well
  7. In another wok add some oil,break in the eggs with little salt and make scrambles.
  8. mix this is rice above and fry it on high for a couple of seconds.
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Posted by on May 19, 2013 in Indo Chinese


Mushroom-Cauli Chilly/Kumbh-Gobi Chilly



Another variation on the Gobi manchurian,an Indo Chinese appetizer.



  1. 1/3 Cauliflower,split into florets.
  2. 3-4 Mushrooms-Cut in size of ur choice.(I used large button mushrooms there for I had to cut each into 8 pieces).
  3. 1 large onion -Chopped.
  4. 1/4 tsp ginger chopped
  5. 3-4 Green Chilly -Chopped
  6. 1/2 tbsp ginger paste
  7. 1/2 tbsp Garlic paste
  8. 1/2 tsp chilly powder/Chilly paste
  9. 2tbsp Rice powder
  10. 3tbsp All purpose flour
  11. Oil for frying
  12. 1tbsp soya sauce
  13. 1/2 tsp Green chilly paste
  14. 2tbsp tomato Sauce
  15. Salt to taste.


  1. Mix ginger ,garlic paste,salt,chilly powder /Green chilly paste
  2. Add the cut veggies to the above,sprinkle all purpose flour and rice flour ,and lightly mix.
  3. Then toss it so that it gets covered evenly,if its kind of dry then sprinkle some water ,so the mixture cover the veggies evenly.
  4. In a pan ,heat oil and deep fry these veggies.Move it out into paper towel.
  5. In a wok,add some oil and fry the green chillies.
  6. fry it for a couple of seconds.
  7. Add the onion and ginger  and fry till the onions translucent,little salt(Soy sauce are salty too)
  8. Add  all the sauces and give a quick mix.
  9. Add the fried veggies,mix well.
  10. Top it with little soy sauce and Tomato Sauce.
  11. You are ready to serve!




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Posted by on October 2, 2012 in Indo Chinese


Soy Chunk Chilly

Another one of those healthy and tasty dishes,I have referred the following link and this and modified just the spices to my taste.I love the fact that it was a quick,easy and healthy dish to go with even more light Phulkas.The combination was ultimate and went good with family.

Here are my measurements:

  1. 1.5 cups Soy Vadi/chunks
  2. 3/4 Large onion chopped into small squares
  3. 1/2 capsicum cut into small squares
  4. 1 jalapeno slit into 6
  5. 3-4 dried red chilly
  6. 1.5 tomato pureed
  7. 2tbs dark soy sauce
  8. 1tsp light soy sauce(you can increase the amt of dark soy)
  9. 2tbsp Tomato ketchup
  10. 1tbsp ginger paste
  11. 1tbsp garlic paste
  12. 2cups of water.
  13. Salt to taste
  14. oil for frying.


  1. In luke warm water,with little salt soak soy for nearly 45mts.
  2. In a wok,heat oil fry the red chilly and green chlly for a mt,then add the chopped onion,capsicum and ginger and garlic paste and fry till onion in translucent.
  3. Now lightly squeeze the soy and add it to the wok,mix well for about 5mts.
  4. In pureed tomato add 1 cup of soaking water frm soy chunks,light and dark soy sauce,Tomato ketchup and add this to the wok,adjust the salt at this point.
  5. Bring it to a boil on high and then cook on medium low flame for 10mts.
  6. Serve hot with it cools down soy chunk will absorb the gravy ,there fore when its time to serve and if you need gravy add about a cup of water again,mix well and bring to a rapid boil.
  7. Serve immd with roti.

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Posted by on December 14, 2011 in Indo Chinese, Uncategorized, Vegetarian


Chicken hakka Noodles


A quick dinner with some weekend left over veggies and chicken ,mixed with some sauces and hakka noodles.The snap is turned a little yellow due to my kitchen bulb.The dish turns light brown due to the use of soy sauce.



  1. 2 packets of Ching’s veg hakka noodle( or any Wheat noodles)
  2. 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  3. 1 tsp light soy sauce
  4. 2 tsp  tomato sauce
  5. 1/4 tsp pepper
  6. salt to taste
  7. 1 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  8. 1/2 a long carrot sliced into thin strips
  9. 1/2 a capsicum cut into strips
  10. 1/2 onion sliced
  11. 3 sprigs of spring onion-Separate white into slices and green portion chopped for later use.
  12. 1/2 cup shredded cabbage.
  13. salt to taste
  14. 2-3 tbsp of oil.
  15. 2 eggs
  16. 1/2 cup shredded chicken (I used left over rotisseri chicken shreds)
  1. Cook Hakka noodles in a Pot full of boiling water for upto 3-4mts or as per instruction on the packet,with 1 tsp of oil and drain.dribble a few drops of oil to keep the strand separate.
  2. In a heated wok,add the spring onion white portion and stir fry it with little salt and ginger-garlic paste for a mt.
  3. Add the regular white onion,and rest of the veggies and stir fry it for upto 5mts.
  4. To this add the sauces and mix well ,while keeping the wok on low to medium temperature.
  5. In this add the chicken pieces and beaten egg and whisk it around till the egg turns to scrambles.
  6. Add the Cooked noodles and toss it around for 3-4mts or till they are mixed well.
  7. Serve hot.
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Posted by on October 18, 2011 in Chicken, Indo Chinese


Vegetable spring roll

  1. 1/2  Large onion sliced
  2. 1/2 cup  cabbage sliced
  3. 2 carrots corsely grated
  4. salt
  5. pepper to taste
  6. oil for frying
  7. 8 spring roll wrapper( I used store bought rice wrapers-TYJ Spring roll pastry)


  1. Stir fry all the veggies in oil with salt and pepper.
  2. Keep each wrapper in rhombus ,ie with one corner pointed toward you.
  3. At that end place 1/8th of the vegetable mix in a horizontal row,now place the corner portion to cover the whole vegetable
  4. Now fold the left and right lower portion of the wrapper over it,so that now the 3 corners of the original sheet are over the veggie mix.
  5. Now roll the horizontal base till it reaches the top corner.
  6. Deep fry in hot oil,serve with sauce.
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Posted by on June 4, 2011 in Indo Chinese, Vegetarian


101st post-Sweet Corn Chicken Soup


This is my 101st post since I started writing the blog and I am happy that I am doing this with something which is close to my heart.It is evident from some of my posts that I love eating chinese food,but it is also true that not a single instance of visit to Chinese restaurant back home would begin without having a bowl of Sweet Corn Chicken Soup.There have been days when we would go to a restaurant just to drink the soup,nothing else or order a take home with many other stuff because the manager would not give us just the soup for a home delivery That is the height of our obsession for the Indo-chinese Sweet Corn Chicken Soup.Yes,its like a comfort food to all of us at my home.”Chicken soup for the Homesick Soul” 😉

My mom used to make this at home using the cream of corn until Knor came out with their ready to make Soup powder.Nonetheless,there is no replacement for sitting in the ambiance of a Chinese restaurant on a rainy night and drinking a Hot Bowl of Sweet corn Chicken soup.

Today,when I checked in my refrigerator I found 3 Corn cobs which have been doubtfully lying at the bottom without rotting,there were also a few pieces of Chicken lying in the refrigerator,so I decided to put together  Sweet Corn chicken soup.Since I did not have Cream of corn at home,I was thinking how I can duplicate it with the corn I have at home and started cooking the corn kernels I had removed.Cooking took a lot of time,when I ran out of patience I just pressure cooked it and whipped it up in the blender.Viola ! there was cream of corn :).

My measurements are for 2 big bowls of nice thick Sweet Corn chicken soup ,which you can rearrange in terms of water measurement to get a greater number but a less thicker soup.

What you need:

  1. 4-5 pieces of chicken preferably with Bone(this gives a richer taste to stock)
  2. 1/4 onion chopped
  3. 1 1/2 Corn cob-Kernels(or cream style canned corn)
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Water


  1. Cook chicken and onion,with salt and 2 cups of water on medium heatm till the chicken is completely cooked(add water appropriately so there is enough stock).
  2. Remove the Onion and chicken -and keep the stock.
  3. Chop the Chicken into bits and pieces .Discard the onions.
  4. Pressure  cook corn for 10mts or upto 5 whistles with 3-4 ups of water.
  5. Set aside 1/4 the kernels to be added separately to soup.
  6. Remove the rest of the  corn kernels along with water into the blender and whip it completely.
  7. Strain it(I dint do this since I dint have one,but I would strongly suggest this to avoid the grainy consistency of the soup).
  8. Add the cream of corn to chicken stock and bring to a boil
  9. Adjust the salt and add the chicken pieces and cooked corn kernels.Bring to a boil.
  10. At this stage it will be little thicker than water,if it is still like water you can add about 1tsp all purpose flour mixed with water.
  11. In a bowl,whisk an egg with fork.
  12. When the soup is boiling,take it off the flame(this is very important:DO NOT KEEP IT ON THE STOVE) and start pouring the egg slowly whilst moving the ladle slowly and consistently.
  13. The heat of the soup should be enough to make the egg cook into thin strands (PS:do not move the ladle fast ,if you do the egg strands will break and dont move it too slow cos eggs will form lumps).
  14. Serve hot with Vinegar-Soy-chopped Green chilly sauce(1 tbsp dark soy,3 tbsp Vinegar and chopped Green chilies mix-this is to be added on top of the soup while serving and adjusted for taste)
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Posted by on June 2, 2011 in Indo Chinese, Soup/Starter

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