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.
- 6 to 8 gold potatoes, roughly cut into straws
- 1 cup Oil for frying
- 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
- Soak potato straws in hot water for about 15 minutes.
- Drain the water and dry the potatoes. Heat oil on medium-high heat in a wok or fryer.
- Fry the potatoes until golden brown and crispy. Set the fries aside. Dissolve corn starch into 2/3 cup water and set it aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- Drizzle the sauce on fries and toss it well. Garnish with cilantro.
- Serve it as an appetizer.