Friday, January 25, 2013

Broccoli, Mushroom & Bell Peppers in Chilli Garlic Sauce

Broccoli, Mushroom & Bell Peppers in Chilli Garlic Sauce is a Indo-Chinese gravy dish that can be served with Rice/noodles. My hubby & me both love Indo-Chinese food so much that we eat it almost every week. But my taste-buds are super-spoilt so I can easily  get bored eating the same noodles/gravy dish every week. That drives me to try something new every time. One such weekend I thought why not try some gravy dish that can go with white rice. I had these three veggies Broccoli, Mushroom & Bell Pepper  available so started with them. The final dish turned out so good that I had to share it with you all. I named the sauce Chilli Garlic as I could feel the distinct flavor of garlic & chilli while relishing this gravy. 

I had Broccoli, Mushroom & Bell Peppers readily available so added these to the gravy but you could try this gravy with any veggie of your choice. Also feel free to adjust the spice level of this gravy to your suit your taste buds. 

Now to the recipe...

1 small broccoli head
2 cups of mushroom 
1/2 green bell pepper (capsicum)
1/2 red bell pepper (capsicum)
1 tbsp of finely chopped garlic
1 tbsp of finely chopped ginger
2-3 tbsp of finely chopped spring onions
2-3 tbsp of finely chopped spring onions green
2 tbsp of soya sauce
2 tbsp of red chilli sauce
1 tbsp of hot Chilli sauce
2 tbsp of tomato ketchup
2 tbsp of vinegar
1 tbsp of cornflour
salt & pepper to taste
1-2 tbsp of oil


Cut the veggies in equal size pieces. In a pan heat few drops of oil, add mushrooms & season them with salt & pepper. Saute on medium to high flame till cooked. Remove on to a plate & keep aside. Similarly saute the Bell peppers & broccoli by seasoning them with salt & pepper. Keep these aside. Try to retain the crunchiness of Bell peppers & broccoli.

In the same pan, heat 1 tbsp of oil & once hot add ginger garlic & saute till raw garlic smell disappears  Then add the spring onions & saute till translucent. Now add all the sauces like soya sauce, red chilli sauce, hot chilli sauce, ketchup & vinegar. 

Cook till this mixture thickens. Now add 1-2 cups of water & simmer for 5 mins on medium to high flame. Season with salt & pepper to taste.  Remember we added salt to the veggies & sauces too have some salt content in them so add salt carefully. 

Now add the sauteed veggies & mix.  Simmer for 2 mins. Mix 1 tbsp of cornflour in 1 cup of water. Mix well till combined. Then add 1 tbsp of cornflour mixture at a time & keep stirring till then gravy thickens to a consistency of your choice. I required almost 3/4 cup to get my choice gravy thickness. Garnish with spring onions green. 

That's it, our Broccoli, Mushroom & Bell Peppers in Chilli Garlic Sauce is ready, Serve it hot with some steaming rice/noodles. 

Happy Cooking!!


  1. Low calorie side perfect for rice...Love it!!

  2. Delicious and mouthwatering combo. Low calorie meal as well.

  3. yummy veg gravy

  4. Thick gravy this....

  5. This is perfect with rice just as you have pictured, healthy too!

  6. A broccoli sits prettily in the fridge. Has been sitting for a while now. And i know what to do with it!

  7. mouthwatering presentation, so tempting!!!

  8. Super veggie dish, Shweta. Wish garlic, chili and I got along better--maybe if I toned them down a bit?

  9. Sounds like a very good combination. Such a nice hot meal, loved your version.

  10. tempting n v mouthwatering..nice presentation

  11. Beautifully done, who can resist to this wonderful and delicious dish.

  12. Awesome recipe.. beautiful presentation

  13. What a fabulous, simple lunch dish! Love the combination of all of these tasty veggies!! thanks for sharing...


    1. Thanks Mushroom Canada :) Those are among one of my favorite veggie combos

  14. Delicious mushroom dish love combination.

  15. Hello there,

    Your recipe looks awesome.. Could you tell me which brand did you use for red chilli sauce and hot sauce.

    Thank you,

  16. Hi

    This the most simple & delicious dish....i love it.



  17. Finally! Finallllly posted it! :D I made this over a year ago and just didnt get myself around to post it on my blog. I remember it was yum! :) I made a gravy version:

    Thanks Shweta! :)

    1. Thanks a bunch Nandita for trying this recipe and am so glad you liked it :) Makes me super happy to see this recipe on your amazing blog. XX


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