Carrots- 1/4 kg ( cut into round pieces) Garlic ( finely chopped ) - 4 to 5 cloves Ginger ( finely chopped ) - 1" piece Green chillies ( chopped) - 3 to 4 Onion ( finely chopped ) - 1/2 Bell peppers / capsicum ( finely chopped) - 1/2 Tomato sauce - 4 to 5 tbsp Chilly sauce / sweet and chilly sauce - 1/2 tbsp Soya sauce - 1/2 tbsp Corn flour - 1 tbsp Spring onions / coriander leaves - few salt to taste
For the batter: All purpose flour ( maida) - 1/4 cup Cornflour - 3 tbsp Red chilly powder - 1/2 tbsp Pepper powder - 1/2 tbsp Soya sauce - 1/2 tbsp Ginger- garlic paste - 1 tbsp water ( as required) salt to taste
Mix all the ingredients to make the batter. Not too thick and not too thin... the consistency similar to dosa batter. Add water as needed. Heat oil in pan, Dip the carrots in the batter and add them to the oil and let it cook till golden brown. It might take 10 to 15 mins. Change sides occasionally till crisp and golden brown. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce... For Sauce: Heat oil in a pan, Add ginger garlic pieces, green chillies, onions , bell pepper and let it cook till golden brown. Then add tomato sauce, chilly sauce and soya sauce. Mix 1 tbsp corn flour with water and add to pan. Add more cornflour - water mixture if you want more sauce and add salt if required. Saute for 3 mins and turn off flame. Garnish with Spring Onions. Since i did nt have spring onions today, i used coriander leaves. Just before serving, mix the sauce with the fired carrots and serve hot.