In India, any celebration is incomplete without food. We complement eating as much as we enjoy festivals. Thanks to globalization, several cuisines are transferred from one continent to another. Indians are known as people who are capable of handling spicy food. Chinese cuisines are also high in spices. Just like languages, food evolves very quickly too. We can see different innovations in the same cuisine with additional touches of flavours and texture. This article is about the Chinese cuisine of Dehradun, which itself has lots of variations. Look what we have on the plate.
1. Manchow Soup
Manchow soup is a vegetarian soup. It is a dark brown soup cooked with mixed veggies and flavoured with garlic, soy sauce, ginger, chilli, ground pepper, and a few pantry staples. We serve it with crisp deep-fried noodles.
2. Talumein Soup
Talumein Soup is prepared similarly to the Manchow soup except for crispy fried noodles. Instead, it contains corn, and it is full of veggies and seasoning, along with the flavours of spices and soy sauce.
3. Lung Fung Soup
It consists of chillies, carrots, cabbage and cauliflower, and ginger garlic paste. Then put mushrooms, green onions, lime leaves, leeks, and vegetable broth. Finally, add the corn flour mixture. Voila, your soup is ready.
Noodles and vegetables are the main ingredients of this dish. It is a mixture of vegetables such as Green onions, green beans, carrots, mushrooms and cabbage, cauliflower, corn, and spices. We do not have to include anything extra for making it thick.
Honestly, who does not know about momos when we talk about Chinese cuisine? Momos have a different reputation because of its variations. We can see that either in its stuffing or shape and size.
Manchuria signifies a region in North-East China. People from there are known as Manchurians. It is a dish influenced by Manchurian people made of mixed vegetables, soy, and tomato sauce with spices and complementary ingredients.
7. Chop Suey
The Chinese migrants who arrived in America gave rise to this mix of Chinese cooking tailored to the tastes of the locals. This Chinese dish is spicy and saucy packed with various vegetables served on tender cooked noodles. It is a comforting savoury mess.
8. Spring Rolls
Spring rolls are famous Chinese snacks/starters. Most people like it because of its crispy outer layer with the stuffing of veggies inside. It is crispier than Samosa. You can enjoy these crispy, crunchy Spring rolls in Chinese restaurants.
9. Hakka Noodles
We use either rice or wheat flour to make dough of Hakka noodles. We prepare it in a boiling liquid. Noodles can be dried or chilled before cooking based on variety.
10. Triple Schezwan Rice
It is an Indianized version of a classic Chinese fried rice meal with Schezwan sauce. It has progressed from a street meal to the main course in many fine dining establishments.
11. Dim Sum
Make stiff dough from maida and salt. Saute with vegetables and add some pepper. Fill the stuffing in the centre and cover the edges. Your dish is ready to eat.
It is a traditional Chinese dessert. In China, people eat it during the Mid-Autumn festival of watching and admiring the moon. Mooncakes taste quite savoury and salty.
13. Mapo Tofu
Mapo Tofu is a famous Chinese cuisine from Sichuan Province, where Spicy food is the main attraction. It is delicious with spiciness, thanks to peppercorns and bean chilli sauce. It is best to eat with jasmine rice.
Dumplings have huge varieties and textures. There are three main elements in the dumpling dough: flour, water, and salt. Dumplings are dense, and they absorb the other flavours too.
15. Chinese Tea
We make it from oolong tea, jasmine-scented green tea, and plain green tea. This mixture falls somewhere in the centre of the many teas frequently provided in Chinese restaurants.
16. Honey Chilli Potato
Crisp and deep-fried potato wedges or potato fries are popular street snacks from the Indo-Chinese cooking pallet. It’s crunchy, sweet, and spicy, and it has a layer of honey, chilli sauce, vinegar, and soy sauce, that make it an excellent snack or appetizer.
Chowmein is a Chinese dish consisting of stir-fried noodles with veggies and, on occasion, pork or tofu. The plate is popular among the Chinese diaspora, and we can find it on the menus of nearly every Chinese restaurant in India.
Darsaan, or honey noodle soup, is a classic Chinese delicacy. The fried noodles are dipped in a honey butter sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds before being served. Enjoy this Chinese delight with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
19. Sweet Corn Soup
For making sweet corn soup, you need corn, some herbs, and spices. You can eat it with cheese toast, noodles, or spaghetti. This cuisine is a fusion of different cultures. As a result, there are several ways to prepare sweet corn soup. However, corn is the main component in every recipe.
20. Chilli Chicken
Chilli chicken is an Indo-Chinese chicken with juicy chicken, a sweet and spicy sauce, and plenty of onions and shrubs for snacks. In India, this might mean a variety of dry chicken dishes. However, some people use boneless chicken in this recipe, and others use chicken with the bone.