Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Chinese Style Potatoes

It is challenge these days to cook for the hubby as the doctor has imposed multiple restrictions for some time and some things are off limits due to his own quirky preferences. So today for lunch I decided to make Chinese style potatoes for a change. I served this with red and yellow bell pepper fried rice.


4 large potatoes,
1 tsp chopped garlic,
½ tsp chopped ginger,
1 tsp chopped green chillies,
½ cup tomato ketchup,
2 tbsps soya sauce,
½ tsp spicy red chilli sauce,
2 tsp cornflour,
4 tbsp oil,
1 cup of water,
Salt to taste,
2 tbsps chopped spring onion greens


Boil the potatoes till they are about 80 % done. Peel and cut into longitudinal wedges. Heat oil in a wok or karahi on a high flame, add the potato wedges in batches and fry till light brown and completely cooked. Drain and keep aside.

In the same oil add the chopped ginger, garlic and green chillies. Fry for half a minute and add the tomato ketchup, soya sauce, chilli sauce, salt and fried wedges. Stir fry for a minute. Mix the corn flour in water. Add this to the potatoes and cook for about 2 minutes. Serve hot topped with the spring onion greens.