Cooking with Lounge | Vegetarian Duck

Cooking with Lounge | Vegetarian Duck

Mock Duck in Tomato Sauce

The Yum Yum Tree serves a range of mock meats such as the Vegetarian Peking Duck. Made out of wheat and soya, the accompaniments include cucumber, scallions, steamed pancakes and hoisin sauce.

Ingredients

1 tin mock duck (available at international food stores)

1 small tomato, chopped

2-3 red and green chillies

50g red, green and yellow bell peppers, chopped

1 medium onion, chopped

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1 spring onion, chopped

1 tbsp hot and sweet tomato ketchup

1 tsp vegetarian oyster sauce

1 pinch white pepper powder

K tsp sugar

K tbsp chilli paste

K tbsp vegetable oil

1 tsp garlic, chopped finely

K tbsp rice wine

Cornflour

Oil for frying

Salt to taste

Method

Cut the mock duck into bite-size pieces and roll in cornflour. Heat oil in a pan and fry the mock duck pieces on low flame till crisp. Keep aside.

To make the sauce, take a fresh pan, pour oil and add garlic to it. Immediately add all the vegetables and cook for a minute.

Add the hot and sweet tomato ketchup, followed by the remaining ingredients, except the wine.

Now add the fried mock duck pieces and toss in the sauce. Cook for 2 minutes or till the gravy dries up. Finally add 10ml of rice wine. Take off the fire and serve.

The Yum Yum Tree is open from noon to midnight. A meal for two costs Rs1,500, including beverages and taxes, at First Floor, Community Centre, New Friends Colony. For reservations, contact 011-42602020.

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