Indo-Chinese Chili Garlic Fries

If you ever end up in India, you’ll find Indo-Chinese food being sold in every other street. Somewhat Chinese-influenced food is heavily based on Indian spices lol. It started to hit the streets of Gujarat more in the year 2000. I thought that’s how Chinese people prepared their food, then I came to the US 😂.

I didn’t know what authentic Chinese food was like until I started going to China town for grocery shopping after watching hundreds of episodes of “ The Food Ranger” on youtube.

Anyway, let’s jump to my Indo-Chinese chili garlic fries recipe. That’s the base sauce I learned cooking for making any Indian influenced Chinese food. These fries are so darn delicious, you won’t stop eating. They are spicy, tangy, and melt in your mouth good.


Ingredients

For fries

  • 6 to 8 gold potatoes, roughly cut into straws
  • 1 cup Oil for frying

For sauce

  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 green chili, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp red chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 3 green onions, sliced (separate white and green)
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tbsp oil

Instructions

  1. Soak potato straws in hot water for about 15 minutes.
  2. Drain the water and dry the potatoes. Heat oil on medium-high heat in a wok or fryer.
  3. Fry the potatoes until golden brown and crispy. Set the fries aside. Dissolve corn starch into 2/3 cup water and set it aside.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a medium saucepan on medium heat. Add minced ginger and garlic. Saute it for a few seconds. Add green chili and white part of green onions. Saute for a few seconds.
  5. Add red chili sauce, soy sauce, and corn starch mixture. Cook it until the sauce thickens up. Add green onion and take the pan off of the heat.
  6. Drizzle the sauce on fries and toss it well. Garnish with cilantro.
  7. Serve it as an appetizer.

Enjoy!
Safiya

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