Chinese Cuisine

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Now-a-days Chinese Cuisine is becoming very popular all over the world. In some ways Chinese cuisine is very close to Thai cuisine.

When an Indian friend of ours had a chance to visit China; he was over enthusiastic to experience all those delicious vegetarian Chinese food which he used to have in India. To his surprise, in China, there was hardly anything in the menu he could recognize ….

In Chinese cooking, most of the vegetables are diced, shredded or sliced because small pieces cook faster than larger pieces. Stir frying is a main technique in Chinese cuisine, and it was developed to retain the nutritional values, flavor and color of the food. Some tips to follow while you are making stir fries...

  1. Keep all your vegetables ready for frying. All cutting, chopping, and measurement of the ingredients needs to be completed beforehand.
  2. Fry 'tougher' vegetables such as carrots and broccoli before frying the softer and leafy vegetables such as cabbage.
  3. Since frying is done on a high heat, stir continuously or else vegetables may burn!

In this section, I will be writing some authentic Chinese recipes, while others are Indo Chinese Recipes. By Indo Chinese I means those recipes which are half way Chinese and half way Indian, as they have been modified to please Indian palates.

Before we start, I would suggest you to check your pantry for some Chinese Ingredients which are essential to start.

Soy sauce– This sauce is made out of soy beans, by fermenting the soy beans with Aspergillus ( kind of fungus). This is a key ingredient for Chinese cooking .

Tofu– Tofu is made from soyabeans and is very rich in protein and calcium. It is highly nutritious as well as delicious. In some ways it looks like paneer though the tastes little different. This is one of the important ingredients for Chinese cuisine.

Bamboo Shoots– As the name shows they are the very young shoots of bamboos. The fresh bamboo shoots are hard to find in western word though canned, sliced shoots are easily available in supermarkets. Canned shoots are usually preboiled so just wash them thoroughly and use as required.

There is an ingredient, Ajinomoto (sodium mono glutamate), which is usually used in Indo Chinese preparation but I do not use it in my preparations, because it may cause some health problems....


Paneer Chow Mein Paneer Chow Mein - Chow Mein is a Chinese stir fried noodles dish. Chinese cuisine is very popular in India and there are many variants of vegetarian Chinese delicacies. Paneer Chow Mein is a delicious preparation. The basic recipe is similar to veg Chow Mein and then paneer pieces are added to enhance the flavor.......
Vegetable Chop Suey Vegetable Chop Suey-Vegetable Chop suey or chopsuey is an Indian Chinese dish. I remember even 2 decades back, in Indian fast food joints, there used to be a whole range of chop suey dishes and one of them used to be American chop suey. It is funny that in America, American chop suey is an entirely different dish made with macaroni and beef… Indo Chinese Chop suey is a very delicious dish made with colorful .....
Noodle Cutlets Noodle Cutlets- Noodle cutlets is a yummy Indo Chinese appetizer. As the name shows these cutlets have been made with noodles, assorted veggies and boiled potatoes. To make these cutlets healthy, these have been cooked in very little oil. Try these delicious noodle cutlets and do not forget to share your comments. ..
Chili Paneer Pizza Chili Paneer Pizza–During my last visit to India I experienced that Fusion food is extremely popular these days....A great example is Chili Paneer Pizza -- Pizza is an Italian dish, While Chili Paneer is an Indo-Chinese fusion delicacy. So Chili Paneer Pizza represents fusion cooking from three different culinary traditions!
Hot and Sour Veg Noodle Soup Hot and Sour Veg Noodle Soup-This recipe is for a nutritious, healthy, delicious, and easy to make Chinese style Hot and Sour Veg Noodle soup. I have used carrots, bell pepper (capsicum), green beans, and cabbage along with wheat noodles to make this hot soup. Please feel free to add more veggies and more chili to make......
chili potato Crispy Chili Potatoes- Crispy Chili Potato is an Indo Chinese dish - it is known by many names - tangy chili potato, sour chili potato, and potato wedges in tangy sauce, among others. In our last trip to India, my sister introduced this Indo Chinese dish to us. She also shared this recipe; as usual I have made some changes in the recipe to adjust the spice .........
Chili_Paneer_In_Ginger_Sauce Chili Paneer in Ginger Sauce- Chili paneer is one of the most famous Indo Chinese dishes and is very popular in North India; in most of the restaurants chili paneer is in the menu under paneer dishes and even served with butter naan. On readers' special request I am posting the recipe of exotic chili paneer in ginger sauce. Chili .........
Pineapple_Chow_Mein Pineapple Chow Mein- Chow Mein is a Chinese stir fried noodles dish. Chinese cuisine is very popular in India and there are lots of variants of vegetarian Chinese delicacies. This is a delicious preparation for pineapple chow Mein….The basic recipe is similar to veg chow mein and then pineapple cubes are added to enhance the flavor. This is a vegan dish.....
Vegetable Manchurian Vegetable Manchurian -Vegetable Manchurian is an Indo Chinese dish. This dish can be served with rice, or with noodles as per taste. The fried Manchurian balls can also be served as an appetizer. So enjoy this delicious Chinese preparation……
Chow Mein Chow Mein- Chow Mein is a Chinese stir fried noodles dish. Chinese cuisine is very popular in India and there are lots of variants of vegetarian Chinese delicacies. This is a delicious preparation for vegetable Chow Mein….This dish is not only vegetarian but also vegan...
Chili Paneer Chili Paneer-Chili paneer is an Indo Chinese dish, as the name shows this is a hot dish made with paneer , belle pepper, onion, and lots of green chilies.. Chiliy paneer is one of the most famous Indo Chinese dish and since it so popular in North India; in most of the restaurant chiliy paneer is in the menu under paneer dishes and even served with butter naan.
spring rolls with sweet chili dip Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili Dip-Spring rolls are very delicious and all time favorite Chinese appetizers. This is a deep fried recipe and should be served hot when it is crispy, though spring rolls can be prepared ahead of time and can be deep fried when needed. Spring rolls….
Sweet n Sour Tofu Sweet n Sour Tofu-Stir fried food takes very little time to cook although preparation takes a while. Here we are making an authentic Chinese dish of Tofu. If you do not like tofu replace it with paneer. I have used colorful vegetables to make this dish attractive. This stir fried tofu goes well with rice. Try out this sweet and sour tofu and please do share your comments
Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and Sour Soup-This is again a traditional Chinese recipe. The soup is very delicious as well as nutritious. It has protein in form of Tofu and it has vitamin A, C etc. This is a vegan recipe. The white pepper gives the hot flavor to the soup, so you can add more or less of it as you like.

Cauliflower (gobhi) Manchurian Cauliflower (gobhi) Manchurian -Cauliflower (gobhi) Manchurian is an Indo Chinese dish. This delicious Chinese preparation is served as a starter. Gobhi Manchurian is an easy to make which is very popular Chinese dishes in India. This is a vegan preparation. For Gobhi Manchurian, gobhi (cauliflower) florets are deep fried and then sauteed with the sauce....
chinese fried rice

Chinese Fried Rice-This is an authentic Chinese  recipe to make fried rice.This can be served as one meal dish or can also be served instead of steamed rice to go with a meal.

Stir Fry Make_Your_Own Stir Fry-Many of you must be familiar with the term stir fry. Stir fries are not only delicious but also healthy. Stir fried food takes very little time to cook although preparation takes a while. In America, there are some joints where you can pick your food from a wide range of rice, pasta, and noodles (carbohydrates) , tofu, soy nuggets, seitan (protein ), ....
Vegetable stock

Vegetable stock -Vegetable stock can be bought in cans, but I will advise you to give this recipe a try and see how good the real thing taste…….