Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Schezwan Potatoes

Schezwan potatoes is a delicious Indo-Chinese dish that can be served as an appetizer or as a side dish with noodles of your choice or fried rice. It's quick and easy to prepare and lip smacking good.

Indo-chinese cuisine is very dear to me. Its a huge hit in my house and so I prepare it often. I have already shared many recipes belonging to this cuisine. Schezwan Noodles and Vegetable manchurian are few such recipes.

Schezwan Potato recipe was suggested to me by a dear friend. I made very few changes to her recipe like baking/roasting the potatoes instead of deep frying it. But mostly , stuck to her recipe for the most part. Its been a while since I have been making it and it has been a huge hit with my folks as well as my friends.

Note: All measurements are based on the US measuring cup and spoon sizes where 1 cup = 235 ml
  • Baby Potatoes (cut into halves) : 500 g - 600 g (See Notes)
  • Ginger (grated) : 1 tbsp heaped
  • Garlic (grated) : 1 tbsp heaped
  • Green onions (finely chopped) : 1 cup
  • Bell pepper (thinly sliced) : 1 cup
  • Oil : 1 tbsp +1.5 tbsp
  • Ching's Schezwan chutney : 3 -4 tbsp (adjust according to taste)
  • Soy sauce : 1 tbsp
  • Sugar : 1 tsp
  • Roasted cashews (broken) : 1/4 cup
  • Salt and Pepper to taste.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease the baking tray with some cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add 1 tbsp oil , some salt and pepper. Mix. Add the potatoes. Mix them well together so that the oil,salt and pepper is coated on the potatoes.

  • Add the potatoes to the greased tray. Bake for 30 mins or until the potatoes are well cooked. Halfway through turn the tray  and flip the potatoes so that they cook evenly. Once done, take them out and set it aside.
  • Heat 1.5 tbsp oil in a deep bottomed pan. Add the ginger and garlic. Saute until the raw smell of the ginger and garlic is gone.

  • Add the bell pepper. Cook for a minute or two. Add the schezwan chutney.Mix.

  • Add the soy sauce . Mix well.

  • Add the roasted potatoes. Add sugar .Mix

  • Add the green onions, followed by the broken cashews. Mix well. Adjust the seasoning if u want.

  • Serve Schezwan Potato with fried rice or noodles

  • If baby potatoes are unavailable, you can use regular potatoes and chop them into pieces as shown in the pic below.

  • You can even use frozen potato fries. Bake or fry and then use in the above recipe.

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