Water Chestnuts with Garlic and Pepper Recipe


  • Corn Flour for dusting
  • 200 gm Water Chestnuts
  • Oil for deep-frying

  • For the batter
  • 30 ml Oil
  • 120 ml water
  • 50 gms Corn Flour
  • Salt according to taste
  • 150 gms Refined Flour
  • 25 gms Baking powder

  • For the Sauce
  • tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Corn Flour
  • 2 tsps Soy Sauce
  • tsp Garlic, chopped
  • Salt, Pepper and Sugar to taste
  • 100 ml Vegetable Stock or Water

  • For the garnish
  • Spring Onions, finely shredded


    For the batter
  1. Make a batter with all the given ingredients.

  2. For the Water-Chestnuts
  3. Dust water chestnuts with dry corn flour. This ensures that the batter clings to the water chestnuts.
  4. Deep fry water chestnuts till golden brown, making sure that there is enough batter on each piece and that they don''t stick to each other.
  5. Drain excess oil on a paper towel.

  6. For the sauce
  7. Heat oil, saute garlic, till the flavours are released.
  8. Add pepper, salt and soy sauce and saute some more.
  9. Add vegetable stock or water chestnuts.
  10. Immediately, add corn flour dissolved in a little water and quickly toss to evenly cost the water chestnuts.
  11. Take off the heat and whites.

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