10 easy Chinese cooking tips

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I am a diehard fan of Chinese food and have tried many Chinese food recipes. As I never took any Chinese cooking classes my experience with this delicious food came with lot of trial and error.
For example, Once I was making Veg Manchurian and while trying it out I found that all my manchurain are breaking out before frying.It was because when I was steaming the veggies I didn’t squeeze out the water from the boiled veggies.
So after many trial and error experience of Chinese cooking I thought of listing down some tips or principles of Chinese cooking.
1. Green vegetables-Wash green leafy vegetables ahead of time whenever you are making Chinese food. This gives all the vegetables time to drain so when you stir fry them they won’t be wet.
2. All traditional Chinese food requires minimum of two or three vegetables. So it is always better to cut vegetables on a tray beforehand so that you wont’ forget anything. Many times I have cut carrots, cabbage and capsicum in different plates and then forgotten them to add them in the Chinese food recipe.
3. Most of the time you are required to stir fry the vegetables in Chinese cooking. So cook the toughest and thickest vegetables for a longer duration than the soft vegetables like green leafy vegetables. For example- Broccoli, carrots and cabbage are to be cooked longer than onion and paneer. If you have no idea about the cooking order of the vegetables than simply stir fry all the vegetables separately .Over cooking of vegetables is a completeNO in Chinese food recipes.
4. If you want to stir fry or deep fry tofu then use extra-firm tofu. As Firm tofu or paneer keep its shape and doesn’t fall apart.
5. Always drain Tofu or paneer before using it as this helps in absorbing the maximum flavor in the dish.
6. It will not be mentioned in most of the Chinese recipe books but Chinese cooking is all about hot oil. Be it stir frying or saute of the vegetables it is all done in hot oil.
7. Use fresh ginger and not the powdered one.
8. A dash of sugar brings out the best flavor in the Chinese food most of the time.
9. The right formulae of mixing cornstarch and water is 1:2 or 1:4.So if you are taking 1 tbsp of corn then add 2 tbsp. of water in it.
10. When you are making fried rice use cold cooked rice which is one day old. Gives a better taste.
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171 COMMENTS

  1. GGood morning Anju…

    have been really busy nowadays..

    u must be busy too with your parents naa.

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  2. chinese food is pretty easy to make Tanz..especially the fried rice, chilli potatoes, chilli paneer and sauted vegetables…

    and like u i have too started sticking to home made food..u really inspired me for it.
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  3. It is quiet harmfull Tanz..u know few days back i went to mother dairy food store..they had all the spoiled left over vegetables with them.I asked them what he is going to do with these vegetables as they were quiet a lot in quantity and before he could answer I saw a restaurant owner servant coming over and taking the food to make lovely dishes 😀

    they r not bothered about us at all…why will they be? we use good quality oil, ghee and vegetables but when everything is mixed no one comes to know what quality is used in the food.

    then we crib that immunity level is not high nowadays..

  4. It is quiet harmfull Tanz..u know few days back i went to mother dairy food store..they had all the spoiled left over vegetables with them.I asked them what he is going to do with these vegetables as they were quiet a lot in quantity and before he could answer I saw a restaurant owner servant coming over and taking the food to make lovely dishes 😀

    they r not bothered about us at all…why will they be? we use good quality oil, ghee and vegetables but when everything is mixed no one comes to know what quality is used in the food.

    then we crib that immunity level is not high nowadays..

  5. It is quiet harmfull Tanz..u know few days back i went to mother dairy food store..they had all the spoiled left over vegetables with them.I asked them what he is going to do with these vegetables as they were quiet a lot in quantity and before he could answer I saw a restaurant owner servant coming over and taking the food to make lovely dishes 😀

    they r not bothered about us at all…why will they be? we use good quality oil, ghee and vegetables but when everything is mixed no one comes to know what quality is used in the food.

    then we crib that immunity level is not high nowadays..

  6. It is quiet harmfull Tanz..u know few days back i went to mother dairy food store..they had all the spoiled left over vegetables with them.I asked them what he is going to do with these vegetables as they were quiet a lot in quantity and before he could answer I saw a restaurant owner servant coming over and taking the food to make lovely dishes 😀

    they r not bothered about us at all…why will they be? we use good quality oil, ghee and vegetables but when everything is mixed no one comes to know what quality is used in the food.

    then we crib that immunity level is not high nowadays..

  7. It is quiet harmfull Tanz..u know few days back i went to mother dairy food store..they had all the spoiled left over vegetables with them.I asked them what he is going to do with these vegetables as they were quiet a lot in quantity and before he could answer I saw a restaurant owner servant coming over and taking the food to make lovely dishes 😀

    they r not bothered about us at all…why will they be? we use good quality oil, ghee and vegetables but when everything is mixed no one comes to know what quality is used in the food.

    then we crib that immunity level is not high nowadays..

  8. It is quiet harmfull Tanz..u know few days back i went to mother dairy food store..they had all the spoiled left over vegetables with them.I asked them what he is going to do with these vegetables as they were quiet a lot in quantity and before he could answer I saw a restaurant owner servant coming over and taking the food to make lovely dishes 😀

    they r not bothered about us at all…why will they be? we use good quality oil, ghee and vegetables but when everything is mixed no one comes to know what quality is used in the food.

    then we crib that immunity level is not high nowadays..

  9. It is quiet harmfull Tanz..u know few days back i went to mother dairy food store..they had all the spoiled left over vegetables with them.I asked them what he is going to do with these vegetables as they were quiet a lot in quantity and before he could answer I saw a restaurant owner servant coming over and taking the food to make lovely dishes 😀

    they r not bothered about us at all…why will they be? we use good quality oil, ghee and vegetables but when everything is mixed no one comes to know what quality is used in the food.

    then we crib that immunity level is not high nowadays..

  10. It is quiet harmfull Tanz..u know few days back i went to mother dairy food store..they had all the spoiled left over vegetables with them.I asked them what he is going to do with these vegetables as they were quiet a lot in quantity and before he could answer I saw a restaurant owner servant coming over and taking the food to make lovely dishes 😀

    they r not bothered about us at all…why will they be? we use good quality oil, ghee and vegetables but when everything is mixed no one comes to know what quality is used in the food.

    then we crib that immunity level is not high nowadays..

  11. Ha Ha…u r so right..

    u know if we make palak panner with all the spoiled spinach leaves but add 200 grams of butter in it..it will taste yumm..this is what one of my relative told me who use to run his own restaurant.

    since that day i never ordered palak paneer.:P

  12. Ha Ha…u r so right..

    u know if we make palak panner with all the spoiled spinach leaves but add 200 grams of butter in it..it will taste yumm..this is what one of my relative told me who use to run his own restaurant.

    since that day i never ordered palak paneer.:P

  13. Ha Ha…u r so right..

    u know if we make palak panner with all the spoiled spinach leaves but add 200 grams of butter in it..it will taste yumm..this is what one of my relative told me who use to run his own restaurant.

    since that day i never ordered palak paneer.:P

  14. Ha Ha…u r so right..

    u know if we make palak panner with all the spoiled spinach leaves but add 200 grams of butter in it..it will taste yumm..this is what one of my relative told me who use to run his own restaurant.

    since that day i never ordered palak paneer.:P

  15. Ha Ha…u r so right..

    u know if we make palak panner with all the spoiled spinach leaves but add 200 grams of butter in it..it will taste yumm..this is what one of my relative told me who use to run his own restaurant.

    since that day i never ordered palak paneer.:P

  16. Ha Ha…u r so right..

    u know if we make palak panner with all the spoiled spinach leaves but add 200 grams of butter in it..it will taste yumm..this is what one of my relative told me who use to run his own restaurant.

    since that day i never ordered palak paneer.:P

  17. Ha Ha…u r so right..

    u know if we make palak panner with all the spoiled spinach leaves but add 200 grams of butter in it..it will taste yumm..this is what one of my relative told me who use to run his own restaurant.

    since that day i never ordered palak paneer.:P

  18. Ha Ha…u r so right..

    u know if we make palak panner with all the spoiled spinach leaves but add 200 grams of butter in it..it will taste yumm..this is what one of my relative told me who use to run his own restaurant.

    since that day i never ordered palak paneer.:P

  19. What!!! OMG, glad u told me. I always ordered palak paneer when I used to eat out!

    But abhi I am having some will power issues, coz I have been on a cleansing mode. I have stopped eating outside food & also stopped buying new makeup. Reason being I feel I have too much already & I decided I will finish some before I buy new..

    But aaj after 3 weeks of abstinence, bohot tempt ho raha hai to go shopping 😛

  20. What!!! OMG, glad u told me. I always ordered palak paneer when I used to eat out!

    But abhi I am having some will power issues, coz I have been on a cleansing mode. I have stopped eating outside food & also stopped buying new makeup. Reason being I feel I have too much already & I decided I will finish some before I buy new..

    But aaj after 3 weeks of abstinence, bohot tempt ho raha hai to go shopping 😛

  21. What!!! OMG, glad u told me. I always ordered palak paneer when I used to eat out!

    But abhi I am having some will power issues, coz I have been on a cleansing mode. I have stopped eating outside food & also stopped buying new makeup. Reason being I feel I have too much already & I decided I will finish some before I buy new..

    But aaj after 3 weeks of abstinence, bohot tempt ho raha hai to go shopping 😛

  22. What!!! OMG, glad u told me. I always ordered palak paneer when I used to eat out!

    But abhi I am having some will power issues, coz I have been on a cleansing mode. I have stopped eating outside food & also stopped buying new makeup. Reason being I feel I have too much already & I decided I will finish some before I buy new..

    But aaj after 3 weeks of abstinence, bohot tempt ho raha hai to go shopping 😛

  23. What!!! OMG, glad u told me. I always ordered palak paneer when I used to eat out!

    But abhi I am having some will power issues, coz I have been on a cleansing mode. I have stopped eating outside food & also stopped buying new makeup. Reason being I feel I have too much already & I decided I will finish some before I buy new..

    But aaj after 3 weeks of abstinence, bohot tempt ho raha hai to go shopping 😛

  24. What!!! OMG, glad u told me. I always ordered palak paneer when I used to eat out!

    But abhi I am having some will power issues, coz I have been on a cleansing mode. I have stopped eating outside food & also stopped buying new makeup. Reason being I feel I have too much already & I decided I will finish some before I buy new..

    But aaj after 3 weeks of abstinence, bohot tempt ho raha hai to go shopping 😛

  25. What!!! OMG, glad u told me. I always ordered palak paneer when I used to eat out!

    But abhi I am having some will power issues, coz I have been on a cleansing mode. I have stopped eating outside food & also stopped buying new makeup. Reason being I feel I have too much already & I decided I will finish some before I buy new..

    But aaj after 3 weeks of abstinence, bohot tempt ho raha hai to go shopping 😛

  26. What!!! OMG, glad u told me. I always ordered palak paneer when I used to eat out!

    But abhi I am having some will power issues, coz I have been on a cleansing mode. I have stopped eating outside food & also stopped buying new makeup. Reason being I feel I have too much already & I decided I will finish some before I buy new..

    But aaj after 3 weeks of abstinence, bohot tempt ho raha hai to go shopping 😛

  27. He He…even same is with me..i have so much make up and skin care products with me that i use them to finish them up..

    and once u enter into the mall then only God can stop me..i spent so much at my parents place and its been 3 weeks i have only shopped house hold items..

    u r so active (touch wood) when i was working i use to use my free time in sleeping and relaxing..no shopping nothing..
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  28. He He…even same is with me..i have so much make up and skin care products with me that i use them to finish them up..

    and once u enter into the mall then only God can stop me..i spent so much at my parents place and its been 3 weeks i have only shopped house hold items..

    u r so active (touch wood) when i was working i use to use my free time in sleeping and relaxing..no shopping nothing..
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  29. He He…even same is with me..i have so much make up and skin care products with me that i use them to finish them up..

    and once u enter into the mall then only God can stop me..i spent so much at my parents place and its been 3 weeks i have only shopped house hold items..

    u r so active (touch wood) when i was working i use to use my free time in sleeping and relaxing..no shopping nothing..
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  30. He He…even same is with me..i have so much make up and skin care products with me that i use them to finish them up..

    and once u enter into the mall then only God can stop me..i spent so much at my parents place and its been 3 weeks i have only shopped house hold items..

    u r so active (touch wood) when i was working i use to use my free time in sleeping and relaxing..no shopping nothing..
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  31. He He…even same is with me..i have so much make up and skin care products with me that i use them to finish them up..

    and once u enter into the mall then only God can stop me..i spent so much at my parents place and its been 3 weeks i have only shopped house hold items..

    u r so active (touch wood) when i was working i use to use my free time in sleeping and relaxing..no shopping nothing..
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  32. Arre, I get bored very easily & find it hard to sit still. So I am always doing something 😛

    even I am like that in a mall, I will enter with a full purse, and exit with lots of bags & empty purse. Sometimes I feel that I have become an expert in throwing money at all pretty, fancy items that I just don't need 😛

  33. Arre, I get bored very easily & find it hard to sit still. So I am always doing something 😛

    even I am like that in a mall, I will enter with a full purse, and exit with lots of bags & empty purse. Sometimes I feel that I have become an expert in throwing money at all pretty, fancy items that I just don't need 😛

  34. Arre, I get bored very easily & find it hard to sit still. So I am always doing something 😛

    even I am like that in a mall, I will enter with a full purse, and exit with lots of bags & empty purse. Sometimes I feel that I have become an expert in throwing money at all pretty, fancy items that I just don't need 😛

  35. Arre, I get bored very easily & find it hard to sit still. So I am always doing something 😛

    even I am like that in a mall, I will enter with a full purse, and exit with lots of bags & empty purse. Sometimes I feel that I have become an expert in throwing money at all pretty, fancy items that I just don't need 😛

  36. Arre, I get bored very easily & find it hard to sit still. So I am always doing something 😛

    even I am like that in a mall, I will enter with a full purse, and exit with lots of bags & empty purse. Sometimes I feel that I have become an expert in throwing money at all pretty, fancy items that I just don't need 😛

  37. Arre, I get bored very easily & find it hard to sit still. So I am always doing something 😛

    even I am like that in a mall, I will enter with a full purse, and exit with lots of bags & empty purse. Sometimes I feel that I have become an expert in throwing money at all pretty, fancy items that I just don't need 😛

  38. Arre, I get bored very easily & find it hard to sit still. So I am always doing something 😛

    even I am like that in a mall, I will enter with a full purse, and exit with lots of bags & empty purse. Sometimes I feel that I have become an expert in throwing money at all pretty, fancy items that I just don't need 😛

  39. Arre, I get bored very easily & find it hard to sit still. So I am always doing something 😛

    even I am like that in a mall, I will enter with a full purse, and exit with lots of bags & empty purse. Sometimes I feel that I have become an expert in throwing money at all pretty, fancy items that I just don't need 😛

  40. Lolz…..me tooo and then i like food, fitness, nail art , make up , herbal remedies and what not..so i see myself buying every thing..

    yesterday i went and got 5 wooden spoons just because they looked fancy..actually blogging spoils every one 😛
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  41. Soo right ….but now this is going to go much much ahead…around 10 new beauty bloggers have come up recently.though this makes me really happy but that means more splurging 😛
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  42. using sesame oil alone is diffcult becuase of the smell..never used avocado oil…i m going to try it..it must be expensive isn't?
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  43. It is quiet harmfull Tanz..u know few days back i went to mother dairy food store..they had all the spoiled left over vegetables with them.I asked them what he is going to do with these vegetables as they were quiet a lot in quantity and before he could answer I saw a restaurant owner servant coming over and taking the food to make lovely dishes 😀

    they r not bothered about us at all…why will they be? we use good quality oil, ghee and vegetables but when everything is mixed no one comes to know what quality is used in the food.

    then we crib that immunity level is not high nowadays..

  44. Ha Ha…u r so right..

    u know if we make palak panner with all the spoiled spinach leaves but add 200 grams of butter in it..it will taste yumm..this is what one of my relative told me who use to run his own restaurant.

    since that day i never ordered palak paneer.:P

  45. What!!! OMG, glad u told me. I always ordered palak paneer when I used to eat out!

    But abhi I am having some will power issues, coz I have been on a cleansing mode. I have stopped eating outside food & also stopped buying new makeup. Reason being I feel I have too much already & I decided I will finish some before I buy new..

    But aaj after 3 weeks of abstinence, bohot tempt ho raha hai to go shopping 😛

  46. Arre, I get bored very easily & find it hard to sit still. So I am always doing something 😛

    even I am like that in a mall, I will enter with a full purse, and exit with lots of bags & empty purse. Sometimes I feel that I have become an expert in throwing money at all pretty, fancy items that I just don't need 😛

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