AnuSriram
Recently, we went to a Chinese restaurant and being a vegetarian we had only few options. Out of which, this Buddhist Delight was so tasty and wonderful. I never had such a combination of vegetables in soy sauce before. The great taste of that recipe made me try at home... Also i am sending this recipe along with Vegetable Lo Mein recipe to this month's WBB - Soy and its by-products hosted by Rajitha of Hunger Pangs . Thanks Rajitha for hosting this event with such a wonderful theme.

Buddhist Delight:

Ingredients:
  • Carrots - 1/4 cup sliced
  • Broccoli crowns - 1/4 cup sliced
  • Beans - 1/4 cup sliced
  • Mushrooms - 1/4 cup sliced ( if preferred)
  • Celery - 1/4 cup sliced
  • Snow peas - 1/4 cup sliced
  • Tofu - 1/2 cup sliced
  • Green Peppers - 1/4 cup sliced
  • Green Onions - 1/4 cup finely chopped
  • Vegetable Broth - 2 1/2 cups
  • Soy Sauce - 1/4 cup
  • Salt - as required
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Red peppers - 2
  • Garlic - 4 cloves
  • Corn Flour - 1 tsp


How to make it:

Vegetable broth:

Just try the ready to use vegetable broth available in soups section of grocery stores. I did not have packaged vegetable broth in hand so i made it at home. Herez how i made ... Boil all the vegetables except onion in 4 cups water and cook until half done in a low flame. Separate water from vegetables, add a tablespoon of tomato paste to it and mix it well.

Crush garlic cloves and red peppers into a powder. Drain water from tofu and fry it in oil and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan, add green onions and fry for a while. Add the crushed red peppers and garlic and saute until the raw smell of garlic is gone. Now add the vegetable broth and soy sauce and bring it to a boil. Add the vegetables to it and let it boil until the vegetables are fully cooked. Add fried tofu, salt and sugar. Mix the corn flour in 2 tsp water and add it to the vegetables and cook until the gravy thickens. Serve hot with rice.


Vegetable Lo Mein:

Ingredients:

  • Noodles - 1 small packet
  • Vegetable broth - 1/2 cup
  • Soy sauce - 4 tbsp
  • Beans - 1/4 cup sliced length wise
  • Carrots - 1/4 cup sliced length wise
  • Green Peppers - 1/4 cup sliced
  • Mushrooms - 1/4 cup (if preferred)
  • Green Onions - 1/4 cup finely chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves finely chopped
  • Crushed red peppers - as per taste
  • Salt - as required


How to make it:

Cook noodles as per packet instructions and set aside. Heat oil in a large pan, add the green onions and garlic and fry for a while. Then add the vegetables and fry until the vegetables are cooked. Add salt, crushed red peppers, vegetable broth and soy sauce and cook covered for few minutes. Now mix corn flour with little water and add it to the vegetables. Now add the cooked noodles and mix it thoroughly. Serve hot with herbal tea.

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9 Responses
  1. Asha Says:

    I LOVE the name and recipe for that delight!:))


  2. Rajitha Says:

    Anu..what a delicious dish! am bookmarking this to try!!


  3. Namratha Says:

    Love the LoMein Anu, I recently tried it at PF Changs and instantly fell in love with it! Will try this :)


  4. AnuSriram Says:

    Thanks Asha, Even i was delighted tasting this recipe...
    Rajitha, try this. Im sure you're gonna love this..
    Namratha, i think Lo-Mein is always delicious just beacuse it has all the right amount of spices in it.


  5. aparna Says:

    Hi Anu,
    Thanks for your comment on my blog.
    The Lo Mein is new to me. My daughter loves Chinese, so this is a good one.
    A Happy New Yera, too.


  6. Laavanya Says:

    Both look extremely mouthwatering Anu!


  7. Mansi Desai Says:

    Thanks Anu! this looks very healthy and simple too...

    Wish you a fabulous New Year too girl!:)


  8. AnuSriram Says:

    Aparna, try lo-mein... your daughter will surely love it..
    Laavanya, yes it is... could not wait so long after i made it..
    Mansi, it was tasting good too... Thanks for visiting chandrabhaga after a long time...


  9. DEEPA Says:

    mouth watering dish !!Yummy one