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Jul 17, 2015

Schezwan Chilli Potatoes Recipe - Dry Version

Yesterday when we went to our veg market, i found some baby potatoes there. Its been a while since i cooked using that. So i picked few of those and wanted to try some new recipes using baby potatoes. I also bought a big bunch of mint leaves, so i decided to make a minty veg biryani today and spicy schezwan potatoes to go with it. The combination was simply amazing, loved the fiery potato a lot.

Similar Recipes,
Schezwan Chicken
Schezwan Vegetable Fried Rice
Schezwan Noodles
Schezwan Sauce
Schezwan Potatoes
Schezwan Veg Dosa
Schezwan Masala Dosa

I loved hot the colour of the dish turned out as well without any food colouring. I am glad that my chillies which i used for my sauce gave a nice colour to this gravy. This is pretty easy dish to make, goes well with all chinese dishes such as noodlesfried rice or naan.

Hope you will try this out and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves : 4


Baby Potatoes - 15
Oil - 2 to 3 tblspn
Salt to taste
Cornflour / Cornstarch - 3 tblspn + 1 tsp
Capsicum / Bell Pepper - 1 chopped

For Schezwan Sauce: (Makes 1 cup sauce)
Dry Red Chillies -30
Garlic - 20 cloves crushed
Ginger - 4 tblspn grated
Tomato ketchup - 3 tblspn
Soya Sauce - 1 tblspn
Salt to taste
Black Pepper Powder - 1 tsp (if you have schezwan pepper use them)
Sugar - 2 tsp
Oil - 1/4 cup


For Sauce:
Take dry chillies and cut the top open. Remove the seeds out of it. You can just invert it and roll between your hands, the seeds just fall off.

Now take the chillies and add it to a sauce pan. Add 1 cup of water and bring it to boil. Simmer it for 5 mins.

By this time the chillies must have plumped up. Drain chillies. Reserve the water, you need that for grinding.

Take the chillies in a blender add the reserved water slowly and make them into a paste. Set aside till use.

Now heat oil in a sauce pan. Add in garlic and ginger. Fry it for couple of mins.

Now add in the chilli paste and mix well. Now add in ketchup, soya sauce, salt, sugar and pepper. Mix well.

Simmer this sauce for 5 to 8 mins.

Now the sauce is done. Cool this and store in a clean air tight container refrigerated.

For Schezwan Potatoes:

Take baby potatoes in a cooker, add salt and cover with water. Pressure cook for 3 whistle, simmer and cook for 5 mins. Turn off the heat and let the pressure go all by itself. Open the cooker, drain it and cool this down. Now peel off the skin and set aside.

Now take the potatoes in a bowl and sprinkle cornflour over it. Now toss it well.

Heat oil in a kadai. Add in the potatoes and saute till golden. Now remove it to a plate.

Now in the same oil add in schezwan sauce and toss well. Add in some chopped capsicum and saute for 5 mins or so.

Add in potatoes and mix well.

Now take 1 tsp cornflour and mix with some water. Pour this into the potatoes and toss well.

Serve with pulav, fried rice, naan or anything.


You need schezwan sauce..You can make my homemade schezwan sauce

You need some baby potatoes, you can use
normal potatoes which are cubed

Take the potatoes in a cooker

cover with water

add some salt

pressure cook

Now it is done

let this cool down..then peel em
Set this aside

sprinkle some salt over

toss with some cornflour

mix well

Heat oil in a pan

add in potatoes

fry it till golden on all sides

now it is golden

remove to a plate

Now in the same oil, you can drain if it has lots of oil

add in schezwan sauce

and the chopped bell peppers

mix that well

cook that for few mins

add in potatoes

toss well

now take some cornflour

dissolve it with some water

pour that in

toss well


Enjoy hot


  1. Hi.. Is the sauce extremely hot and chili?

  2. what is the quantity of schezwan sauce used here??

  3. wht is measurement of schezwan sauce used here???1cup will be too much rite


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