Schezwan sauce is an easy sauce which have all the flavors in it and used in making soups,starters and main course too.Got this recipe from Sanjeev Kapoor's Khaana Khazana and made it.No doubt dish is perfect.I made fried rice,after tasting this my Hubby said this tastes good than the regular fried rice and Yes,hez right :)
Dry Red Chillies:10-12(Soak them in water for 1 hr and blend them to a smooth paste)
Garlic:6 cloves(finely chopped)
Grated Ginger:1 spn
Red Chilli Sauce(Store bought):1 spn
Soya Sauce:1/2 spn
Pepper Powder:To Taste
Cabbage:1/2 cup(finely shredded)
Capsicum:1/2 cup(Cut Length Wise)
Beans:1/4 cup(Finely Chopped)
Chopped Spring Onions:3 spns
Cooked Rice:1.5 cup
Pepper Powder To Taste
Broken Cashews:2 spns
Paneer:1/4 cup (cut into small pieces)
Heat Oil in pan,when hot add the chopped garlic and grated ginger,fry till garlic turn golden color,now add the red chillie paste and fry till the mixture leaves oil,now add salt and pepper to taste,add sugar,vinegar,soya sauce and red chilli sauce and mix well.Add jst 1/4 cup of water if the mixture is too dry.Cook for 5-7 minutes and let it cool,store it in a bottle and refrigerate and use when needed.
Consistency of the sauce has to be like the beaten curd.U can add water later while preparing the dish.
Schezwan Fried Rice:
1.Heat oil in a pan,add broken cashew nuts and fry them till light golden color,then add the chopped carrot,shredded cabbage,beans,peas,mix and sprinkle little salt,cook them covered for 2 mins and then fry them till done.
2.Now add the prepared schezwan sauce,mix well,sprinkle some water if needed,so that the sauce is evenly coated to all the vegetables.Fry them together for 2 mins and then add the sliced capsicum ,paneer and continue frying for another 2 mins, finally add the cooked rice,mix evenly and sprinkle some pepper powder and salt to taste.
3.Add the spring onions,toss and serve hot.
I just served it with onion raitha.Schezwan sauce itself have lots of flavors in it so I felt raitha is better.Thanks to Sanjeev Kapoor's Khaana Khaazana .