Chinese Sweet and Sour Vegetables

Chinese Sweet and Sour Vegetables

From   Firangi Tadka

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 25 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Main Course

Type: Chinese

Very popular among lovers of vegetarian Chinese food, this dish is an absolute winner


  • Broccoli florets 1 cup
  • Carrots, cut into round slices 1 cup
  • Green capsicum, cut into square pieces 1 cup
  • Pineapple, cut into small pieces 1 cup
  • Oil 2 tbsps
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar ¾ cup
  • Tomato ketchup ¼ cup
  • White vinegar (sirka) ¼ cup
  • Soy sauce 1 tbsp
  • Chinese 5 spice 1 tbsp
  • Cornflour 3 tbsps
  • For Chinese 5 spice
  • Star anise (chakriphool/badiyan) powder 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder 1 tsp
  • Clove powder ½ tsp
  • Aniseed (saunf) powder ½ tsp
  • Cinnamon powder ½ tsp


  • Heat 2 tbsps of oil in a non-stick wok. Add broccoli, carrot, capsicum and salt, mix and saute.
  • Add ¼ tsp of sugar and ¼ cup water, mix and cook on medium heat for 2 minutes.
  • Switch off heat and add pineapple and mix.
  • Heat another non-stick pan, add tomato ketchup, white vinegar, remaining sugar, soy sauce, and salt, mix and cook on high heat. Add 5-spice powder and reduce heat. Mix and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Mix cornflour in 4 tbsps of water in a small bowl and add to the sauce. Mix well and cook till the sauce thickens.
  • Add this sauce to the vegetable mixture and mix. Cook for a minute.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot