Friday, April 18, 2014

Buddha's Delight

Any where you go , you will find one dish which is 100% vegetarian so this and fried rice or white rice and you can survive for that day. This is a very famous Chinese vegetarian dish, which usually serves to Buddhist monk. but it has also grown in popularity throughout the world as a common dish available as a vegetarian option in Chinese restaurants. The dish consists of various vegetables and other vegetarian ingredients which are cooked in  soy sauce based liquid with other seasonings until tender. The specific ingredients used vary greatly both inside and outside Asia, as per wiki. So this dish is always a big life saver to vegetarians like us. Believe me its very easy too.

Ingredients :

1 block firm tofu
1 carrot chopped
few florets of Broccoli
few snow peas chopped
few spring beans chopped
Red and green capsicum chopped
1 white onion chopped
1 tbsp. chopped ginger
4 garlic chopped
2 Thai chili chopped
Bamboo shoots, water chests chopped
2 tsp. oil

Sauces for marinade :
1 cup vegetable broth
1 tbsp. corn starch
3 tbsp. soya sauce
1 tbsp. sesame oil
1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
1 tsp. sugar


Cut all the vegetables in same size and design. keep it aside.
Cut tofu and mix all the ingredients for marinade and put tofu in that marinade for good 1 hour. The more it sits its better. Put it in fridge.

I don't like to boil the vegetables so I cooked them in very high flame to retain their crunchy ness and color.

Heat a wok, add oil in it. Drain tofu and reserve the marinade and cook the tofu from all the sides till its pink in color. Take it out and in same oil, add ginger, garlic and green chili.
sauté for 30 seconds or add one by one all the vegetables in it.
Cook for 3 minutes and add reserve marinade and check the seasoning, if you need extra soy sauce or vinegar , add it.

Cook in medium flame till sauce thickens.

Serve hot with fried rice or white rice or brown rice.

You can add as many vegetables in it.

In my VEG BOX is starting today and it is being guest hosted by the lovely Tina Chawla at the spicy pear. Do drop by her space and check out the event and link up some recipes using Onion.

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  1. I so agree; its dish offered in most Chinese restaurants. I also agree on the taste and goodness.

  2. i love anything veg ,this is my kind of food .loads of veggies

  3. Delicious and yummy....... Love it!!

  4. completely agreee.. i ve seen this almost all chinese restaurant. i too like it..

  5. That's my idea of comfort food....yumm!!!

  6. I love tofu and stir fried vegetables with chinese style sauces. Thank you for entering to this month's In My Veg Box challenge, currently run by me over at The Spicy Pear (

  7. Healthy and also a delicious chinese preparation with the great combination of veggies and tofu.

  8. Buddha's delight looks fabulous and healthy.

  9. with lots of veggies make more healthy and yummy

  10. Thanks for stopping by my space Linsy. Dish sounds healthy and delicious..

  11. That looks delicious and healthy...

  12. A burst of flavours and colour in this dish, wonderful!

  13. Heard a lot about it but never tried. Thanks for sharing.

  14. This looks very interesting and very healthier too :) Thanks for sharing

  15. looks ymmy.. i will definitely give it a try... thanks for the recipe!!

  16. Love buddha's delight. The taste, the flavors everything it offers


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