Kung Pao also called as Kung Po is a popular dish of the Sichuan cuisine, often made using chicken. Try this spicy vegetarian version made using potatoes, peanuts, vegetables and chilies. Makes for a perfect party starter !
Synonyms : Spicy chinese style stir-fry made using potatoes, peanuts, peppers in a thick sauce.
Whole Dry Red Chillies
(broken into pieces)
Spring Onion Whites
Corn flour (dissolved in 2 tbsp of water)
Spring Onion Greens (finely chopped)
Salt to taste
White Pepper Powder to taste
Oil for deep frying
Combine the potatoes, 2 tbsp of corn flour, salt and white pepper powder in a deep bowl and mix well.
Deep fry the potatoes till they are crisp and turn golden brown in colour.
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a wok. Add the whole dry red chillies, ginger, garlic, spring onion whites and saute.
Add the sugar, salt, soya sauce, vegetable stock, seasoning cube, fried potatoes, corn flour- water mixture, peanuts and cashewnuts. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 - 3 minutes.
Garnish using spring onion greens and serve.
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