Hot and Spicy Schezwan Baby Potatoes

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Hot and Spicy Schezwan Baby Potatoes

Hot and Spicy Schezwan Baby Potatoes

I had half a pound of baby potatoes and wondered what to make with them. I love Indo-Chinese or Chindian food and decided to make Hot and Spicy Schezwan Baby Potatoes. Baby potatoes and I go a long way back. When no one used to even talk of them my mom used to pick the tiniest potatoes and make a fry for me. I had only heard of dum aloo made with baby potatoes and as I love baby potatoes I make a couple of more baby potato recipes like this Pan-fried one and Baby Potato fry with curry leaves.

New Potatoes or Baby Potatoes

New Potatoes are actually Baby potatoes that have been harvested before it has touched maturity. Conversely, matured round potatoes are also called new potatoes simply because they are tiny. They are as small as marble-sized. They are harvested when their leaves are yet green, unlike potatoes that are harvested after their leaves turned yellow or brown. The skin of baby potatoes is thin and that’s why the skin can be eaten.

Baby potatoes are great for cooking uncut, baking, or pan roasting. They retain their form after cooking and are great to be used even in salads. Usually, I do not eat very spicy food at home but I was just feeling bland and thought of spicing up my palate with these Szechwan Baby Potatoes| Hot and Spicy.

How to make Hot and Spicy Schezwan Baby Potatoes

Hot and Spicy Schezwan Baby Potatoes is a very easy recipe. Just boil the potatoes, fry, toss them in schezwan sauce with garlic and peppers and savour the spicy taste. The red hot colour of the potatoes from the Schezwan sauce is drool-worthy. I am sure that our Andhra chillies are much spicier than the ones the Chinese use. Serve Hot and Spicy Szechwan Baby Potatoes with noodles, fried rice or roti. I can eat anything with steamed rice.

Potatoes are my favourite and I have a couple of more baby potato recipes like this Pan-fried one and Baby Potato fry with curry leaves.

Ingredients:

500 gms Baby Potatoes

2 tbsp Oil

8 flakes garlic crushed

2 green chillies chopped

Salt to taste

4 tbsp Cornflour

½ red bell pepper sliced long

½ yellow bell pepper sliced long

4 tbsp Schezwan Sauce

Method

Baby Potatoes boiled and peeled
Schezwan Baby potatoes

Wash and rinse the baby potatoes. Boil them in a cooker or in a pan. Once done, drain and peel the potatoes. Transfer to a bowl.

Now dust the cornflour over the potatoes and toss till nicely coated.

Baby potatoes pan fried
Baby Potatoes Fried

Heat the oil in a wok and add in the potatoes and sauté till golden. Transfer to a bowl once the baby potatoes are golden brown.

Schezwan Baby Potatoes
Hot and Spicy Schezwan Baby Potatoes

Add 2 tbsp oil to a pan or in the same pan, add crushed garlic, green chillies.

Now add in the schezwan sauce and mix well. Add the sliced peppers and sauté for a couple of minutes.

Add the golden fried baby potatoes and mix thoroughly.

Make a slurry of the 1 tsp. cornflour and pour over the potatoes. The sauce will thicken and coat the potatoes nicely. Your Schezwan Baby Potatoes are ready.

Hot and Spicy Schezwan Baby Potatoes

Serve hot with noodles, fried rice, roti, bread or just have it like an appetiser.

Hot and Spicy Schezwan Baby Potatoes
Hot and Spicy Szechwan Baby Potatoes
Hot and Spicy Szechwan Baby Potatoes
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Hot and Spicy Szechwan Baby Potatoes
Hot and Spicy Szechwan Baby Potatoes
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Wash and rinse the baby potatoes. Boil them in a cooker or in a pan. Once done, drain and peel the potatoes. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Now dust the cornflour over the potatoes and toss till nicely coated.
  3. Heat the oil in a wok and add in the potatoes and sauté till golden. Transfer to a bowl once the baby potatoes are golden brown.
  4. Add 2 tbsp oil to a pan or in the same pan, add crushed garlic, green chillies.
  5. Now add in the schezwan sauce and mix well. Add the sliced peppers and sauté for a couple of minutes.
  6. Add the golden fried baby potatoes and mix thoroughly.
  7. Make a slurry of the 1 tsp. corn flour and pour over the potatoes. The sauce will thicken and coat the potatoes nicely. Your Schezwan Baby Potatoes are ready.
Recipe Notes

Serve hot with noodles, fried rice, roti, bread or just have it like an appetiser.

You can make this recipe with mushrooms, baby corn or even chicken.

I usually make the sauce at home.

Harjeet Kaur

Harjeet Kaur

My writing was limited to school essays and projects for my kids and out of the blue, my writing career began with writing articles for the magazine section of a reputed national newspaper. I rediscovered my best subject at school and began writing with gusto. I had a weekend column in the newspaper which was well appreciated. I started off writing about Interiors and Gardens and later diverse topics like Fashion, trends, food and events in the city. Juggling my time between various jobs down the years and my writing, I have written content for fliers, brochures for colleges, speeches, social media content and also website content. I love writing and I am open to writing on a plethora of topics. My blog has some interesting insights into my life and travels but now it is mainly a food blog as I am growing organic vegetables and cooking my own produce is very therapeutic. Read my blogs to know me better. I write from my heart and what I write is what I feel... I feel a feel, A funny feel A funny feel, feel I! If you feel the feel I feel You'll feel the same as I!!

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Comments 4

  1. Slavica says:

    This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it out.

    • Harjeet Kaur says:

      Thank u so much for your appreciation and for visiting my blog. Please do try this and other recipes too are quite easy.

  2. Kavita Singh says:

    I am drooling looking at these and I am definitely making these this weekend. You have explained it so well and looks like an easy to cook recipe.

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