If you have grown up eating Chinese food in India you'd know how amazing these delicacies are; and no we aren't talking about the authentic Chinese food. Here, we are referring to the Indianised version of the Chinese cuisine. The addition of extravagant flavours in schezwan rice, noodles, vegetable and paneer make the Indo-Chinese delicacies special. Interestingly, no Chinese person would be able to identify these dishes as their own, most of which appear to be made from a mix of soya sauce, chili sauce, tomato ketchup and schezwan sauce. These dishes developed right here in our country only to satisfy our palates that love hot and spicy food. Authentic or not, the food has definitely grasped our taste buds and refuses to let go. You can now spot tiny Chinese vans, cafes and even thelas selling off those amazing hakka noodles and manchurians; and we must say; they are to die for. There are numerous vegetarian Indo-Chinese recipes that have become quite the superstars of the country.
We suggest 15 best vegetarian Chinese recipes that you'd love to try making at home. You can totally thank us later.
1. Veg Manchurian Recipe
These amazingly delicious vegetarian Chinese balls loaded with veggies will perfectly cater to all your snack cravings and leave you wanting for more. This quick and easy dish made with cabbage, carrot, spring onion, capsicum, ginger, garlic, corn flour, maida, et al can be enjoyed with fried rice and noodles.
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2. Veg Fried Rice Recipe
One of the easiest veg Chinese dishes is fried rice. Load the rice with lots of veggies like carrot, capsicum, cabbage, spring onion, et al and make it super tasty. Go on, it is super quick to make too.
3. Honey Chilli Potato Recipe
Honey chili potato can be added to any party food menu as veg Chinese starter and is a sure-shot paradise for potato lovers. Made with fried potatoes, honey and chili sauce, this snack is crunchy, flavourful and irresistible.
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4. Quick Noodles Recipe
Noodles tossed with sautéed vegetables and seasoned to perfection. This veg Chinese dish makes for a dish that can be paired with vegetable manchurian. Also, this recipe comes with a twist, so do try.
5. East West Spring Rolls Recipe
Infused with a range of flavours, crisp vegetarian spring rolls are stuffed with cheese, bell peppers and sundried tomatoes. It is served with a basil dip made with olives, parmesan, mayonnaise and a hint of garlic. Mouth-watering much?
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6. Stir Fried Tofu With Rice Recipe
An easy vegetarian Chinese recipe laden with soya sauce that helps flavour it up. It makes for an interesting mix of lemon grass, shallots, red onion, chili paste, et al. This one's surely a perfect dish for vegans.
7. Shiitake Fried Rice With Water Chestnuts Recipe
If you are a mushroom lover, then this vegetarian Chinese recipe is for you. Shiitake mushrooms, green chilies and water chestnuts stir fried with celery and topped with seasoning is exactly what you want for a perfect snack.
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8. Shiitake Fried Rice With Water Chestnuts Recipe In Honey And Black Bean Glaze Recipe
Healthy vegetables tossed in with chestnuts, mushrooms, black bean and garlic paste; this vegetarian Chinese recipe is exactly what food paradise is made of.
9. Vegetable Manchow Soup Recipe
An authentic Chinese fare without an ever-so delightful soup? Cant happen. Wont happen. Savour the hot and spicy flavours of this Chinese vegetable manchow soup that wouldn't take much of your time.
10. Vegetable Chopsuey Recipe
If you thought this one's a tough recipe, then you are wrong. Saucy vegetables like carrots, cabbage and capsicum topped with crisp fried noodles; this one's going to leave you asking for more. An all time classic Chinese dish that never fails to delight, you can serve this chopsuey for brunch, lunch or a casual party with your friends.
11. Veg Hakka Noodles
Love Hakka noodles? Now make the best of Chinese cuisine right in the comforts of your kitchen. You can have it for a light brunch or a party. The recipe is a hit with children too! Toss up your favourite veggies like capsicum, carrot, spring onions and cabbage in the eclectic mix of sauces and you have a winner!
12. Chilli Paneer Dry
There's no such thing as too much of paneer we believe. One of the most loved Indo-Chinese starter uses paneer in an avatar that is sure to impress. It is tangy, chilly and all things yummy. This restaurant style recipe of chilli paneer is makes for a great addition to your dinner party with friends and family.
13. Crunchy Iceberg Dumpling
Pamper your taste buds with this phenomenal iceberg dumpling recipe, packing the fresh and juicy goodness of asparagus, crunchy water chestnut and corn kernels these dumplings are sure to leave an everlasting impact.
14.Chilli Baby Corn
If you are a fan of baby corn, then you must try this chili baby corn recipe. Ready in just thirty minutes, this chili baby corn recipe will instantly become your favourite.
15. Stuffed Eggplant With Schezwan Sauce
A delicious Chinese dish with the goodness of mixed vegetables, eggplant, cottage cheese and a host of spices that would instantly spruce up the dish. It makes for a perfect side dish for a dinner party.
So what are you waiting for? Put your chef's hat and make these amazing vegetarian Chinese dishes and impress your family and guests and even your tummy!