Indo Chinese cuisine, born in India, combines the aromatic spices and techniques of Indian cooking with the bold and tangy flavors of Chinese cuisine. Indo Chinese dishes are known for their bold flavors, vibrant colors, and irresistible textures.

Here you will find popular vegetarian Indo Chinese recipes like Gobi Manchurian (cauliflower in a tangy sauce), hakka noodles and much more which will transport you to the streets of India, where Indo Chinese food is widely enjoyed.

Schezwan Paneer

Schezwan paneer is an Indo-Chinese dish where crispy paneer is tossed in a sauce made with schewzan chutney/sauce. It’s tangy, spicy with a hint of sweetness. Serve it as an appetizer or with hakka noodles or fried rice for a complete meal.

Paneer based Indo-Chinese dishes are very popular. If you are a vegetarian, they are your go to when eating out Indo-Chinese. While Chilli Paneer is the most popular, another crowd favorite is the Schezwan paneer.

This dish uses schezwan sauce/chutney for that depth of flavor in the sauce. Schezwan sauce is a condiment made with Kashmiri red chili chilies and the sauce is spicy, tangy and sweet. In the past I have shared recipes using my homemade schezwan sauce like Schezwan Noodles and Schezwan Paneer Momos.

For this recipe paneer is coated in cornstarch slurry first and then deep fried to make it crispy. It’s then tossed in a flavorful sauce along with onions, bell peppers. I have also included directions to air fry the paneer in case you don’t want to deep fry and are looking for a healthier version of this dish.

Ingredients Paneer (Indian cottage cheese): for this recipe, I have used store-bought paneer. Since the paneer that we get here isn’t as nice as the paneer we get in India, I always recommend soaking it in warm water for 20 minutes and then using it...

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Schezwan Noodles

Use some of that leftover homemade schezwan sauce to make Vegetarian Schezwan Noodles! This is an easy meal to make for busy days in 30 minutes or less especially when you have the sauce ready to go!

Remember I shared these paneer schezwan momos last week? Well, after making those momos I still had leftover schezwan sauce and I just had to make some noodles.

These schezwan noodles are easy, quick and have so...

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Schezwan Paneer Momos

Schezwan Paneer Momos are filled with paneer and vegetables and tossed in a spicy homemade schezwan sauce. These vegetarian dumplings are so good on their own or with a side of spicy chutney.

Momos are small dumplings filled with meat/vegetables which travelled across the borders from Tibet and Nepal to become popular in India. They initially became popular in north-east and eventually everywhere else. I can say that I grew up in India literally during the time when...

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Schezwan Sauce

Make spicy and super flavorful Schezwan Sauce at home with this easy recipe. This sauce which can be served as a condiment along with dumplings, spring rolls or used in recipes like Schezwan fried rice and noodles.

This sauce is quite popular in the Indo-Chinese cuisine and also happens to be one of my favorites!

Indo-Chinese when done right is one of my favorite things to enjoy. I say when done “right”...

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Chili Garlic Noodles

Chili Garlic Noodles with lots of garlic and a kick from the chili make the perfect weeknight dinner.

Serve them as such or pair with a stir-fry for a comforting meal! Vegan.

I can pretty much eat noodles everyday of my life and not get bored.

What about you guys? Do you guys share my love for...

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Chilli Paneer

Make restaurant style Chilli Paneer at home with this step by step recipe!

Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) is tossed in a flavorful spicy sauce made with soy sauce, chili sauce, vinegar!

Tastes great with fried rice or hakka noodles.

Indo-Chinese is a cuisine in itself and hugely popular back...

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Gobi Manchurian

Popular Indo-Chinese Dish, Gobi Manchurian has crispy cauliflower florets tossed in a spicy, sweet and tangy manchurian sauce.

Tastes great with hakka noodles or fried rice! Vegan.

Indians love their take on Chinese. That’s the only Chinese food most people in India know actually.

It’s far from authentic Chinese food, I can tell you...

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Vegetable Hakka Noodles

Street style Vegetable Hakka Noodles make a great weeknight meal!

These are great on their own or serve along with chili paneer or gobi manchurian for an Indo-Chinese dinner!

My perception of Chinese food was very different when I was a kid. Almost similar to the perception of Indian food in the western world, quite far from reality. You get the drift, right? Anything with soy sauce and...

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Sweet Corn Soup

Light and easy Sweet Corn Soup – veggies like green peas, carrots make it more nutritious. It’s very lightly spiced and make a great soup for cold days. It’s one of the very popular Indo-Chinese recipes and my husband’s absolute favorite.

Hey guys, how was your weekend? Mine was absolutely crazy. We did so much and still it felt like that we did nothing, I am sure that feeling sounds familiar, isn’t it? Why is there always so much to do and never enough time? In...

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Schezwan Fried Rice

Quick and easy Schezwan Fried Rice is flavored with spicy homemade schezwan sauce. Vegan and gluten-free!

Sarvesh takes his lunch box to office these days. I know, you must be wondering so what’s so special about it. Well for someone who never took lunch to work for years, it is indeed quite special and challenging. The challenging part is for me! I don’t have kids and my husband never took lunch to work, so how would have I ever known how challenging this...

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Indo Chinese Fried Rice

Indo Chinese Fried Rice – veggie fried rice tossed with carrot, peas, pepper, soy sauce and vinegar. A perfect accompaniment to your indo chinese meals!

So I  injured my knee again. I can’t tell you guys how frustrated I feel right now. I think my exercise routine is totally jinxed, the moment I start getting into a routine, something happens and then again I can’t get back on track for months! As it is I am finding it quite difficult to workout for months now. The reason is that I...

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Baby Corn Manchurian

    The Indian version of Chinese is so popular in India that over the years people have safely assumed that this is how Chinese food is supposed to taste and look. I can say this with confidence that no Indian will relish authentic Chinese food, it’s just too bland for our taste.The Indian Chinese cuisine or Indo Chinese like it is popularly known is said to have been developed by a small Chinese community living in the city of Kolkatta in eastern India. Today the cuisine...

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