Hot and sour veggies with some steamed rice works perfect for a winter night dinner. It is light, filling at the same time, very nutritious and tasty as well. It doesn’t need any major preparation and I love making it on winter nights when we need a tongue tickling hearty dinner.
It is very simple, usually I use some chunks of veggies which is tossed with chunks of onion and simmered with one packet of hot and sour soup powder with sufficient water. Yes!! It is such a simple affair. While serving I usually take a couple of spoons of cooked rice as well.
This quantity suffices for a 4-member family.
How I make –
Onion – 1 big
Green chilli – 1
Veggies – 1 bowl (veggie pieces in byte sizes)
Garlic salt or chopped fresh garlic – little
Oil – 1 table spoon
Hot and Sour Veg soup – 1 pack (Knorr Or Maggi brand)
Basil or Lemon grass – for an additional flavour (optional)
-Chop vegetables and onions into chunk size. Slit green chilli. If you are using garlic, chop that as well.
-I usually prefer French beans, carrot, broccoli or cauliflower, capsicum, cabbage or lettuce.
-Take one big wok, pour oil, when it is hot, if you are using garlic, add garlic, green chilli, onion and fry for a minute.
-If you want to use basil or lemon grass, add now.
-Add vegetable chunks and toss. If you are using garlic salt, add it now, otherwise you can also add plain salt.
-When veggies wilts, add one pack of soup powder and mix.
-Add 4 cups or more of water to adjust the consistency.
-Boil until gravy cooks up and becomes shiny.
-Serve with plain steamed or cooked rice.