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Thursday, April 17, 2014

For our wedding anniversary, we went to Copper Chimney restaurant here in Singapore for lunch. I have never been there before, so thought of giving it a try. So we ordered this Schezwan baby potatoes as it sounded very tempting. And as it sounded, looked, it tasted great too. We all loved it. And immediately I added this recipe to my to try list. And when I googled for the recipe, I found this one interesting and adapted it to make this recipe. It turned our really good and I was happy that I got another interesting side dish for fried rice. Though the recipe calls for deep frying the baby potatoes, I skipped it. If you are comfortable with deep frying, please go ahead and try. Both ways it must be awesome tasting. This will be perfect side dish for fried rice or hakka noodles

Schezwan baby potatoes recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch - Side dish
Prep Time: 15 mins    |  Cook time: 25 mins    Serves: 4


Baby potatoes - 25

Onion - 2

Garlic (Big variety) - 4 pods

Red chilli - 15

Soya sauce - 1 tblsp

Tomato chilli sauce(Optional) - 1 tblsp

Sugar - 1 tsp

Corn flour - 2 tsp

Spring onion (green part, chopped) - 3 tblsp

Red chilli for tempering - 2

Salt - As needed

Oil - 1 tblsp

Schezwan pepper (optional) - 1 tsp

Lemon juice/ vineger - 2 tsp


  1. First soak the red chillies in a real hot water. Mean while it is getting soaked, peel the potatoes. You can cook in pressure cooker and later peel off the skin, but I was not sure if I could cook it perfect for this, so chose to boil it. Its up to you to decide.
  2. 1-schezwan
  3. Bring enough water to boil and add the peeled potatoes and little salt. Boil it until its cooked well from inside, it should be soft. Once done, drain it and keep aside.
  4. 2-schezwan
  5. Place the soaked chillies with little water and grind to a smooth paste.
  6. Heat a broad pan with oil, tear the chillies, add it to the hot oil. Add pepper (I used our normal black pepper) followed by finely chopped garlic, give it a fry. Add finely chopped onion and fry till transparent.
  7. 4-schezwan
  8. Add ground chilli paste, soya sauce, chilli tomato sauce, sugar, and give it a fry. Add the cooked potatoes. Fry for a minute in medium – low flame.
  9. 5-schezwan
  10. Add enough water to immerse the potatoes, add required salt and bring to boil. With little water, dissolve the corn flour and add to the boiling gravy.
  11. 6-schezwan
  12. When it thickens and becomes shiny, squeeze the lemon and mix well,  add the chopped spring onion and switch off the flame.
  13. 7-schezwan


    • Cooking the potatoes perfectly is very much needed for this recipe. Then only it will be blending well with the gravy and be juicy.
    • Take care not to overcook the potatoes, otherwise it will get broken and spoil the look of the gravy too.
    • If you want to deep fry the potatoes, then  peel, parboil, drain, pat dry and then fry until golden in hot oil and then use in the recipe.
    • You can add cubed capsicum too in this recipe.
    • You can increase the chilli number according to the spiciness of the chilli variety and the spice level you want.
    • You can add black pepper powder towards the end for extra punch.

Serve hot with fried rice. Goes perfect with fried rice, hakka noodles or even with any flat breads. Vj had it with roomali roti and it was good he said.

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  1. Wow this looks so yummy. Gorgeous clicks

  2. delicious I love this also.. nice color and lovely clicks

  3. wow such an ineluctable recipe..loves potatoes in any form..

  4. good one raks.. sounds really nice

  5. Exciting dish ! It looks juicy.

  6. looks spicy and yummy !!

  7. Looks delish i simply love the idea of potatoes in a schezwan sauce

  8. Hi raji...Is it lemon that you are squeezing in the pic? I don't see any mention. Can you pls clarify....

    1. Yes, I totally forgot to mention that, will edit to add. thanks for asking.

  9. Beautiful baby potatoes in sauce.. looks so delicious dear

  10. Looks super gorgeous an tempting.. great preparation!

  11. Looks very yummy and inviting..will try this soon

  12. wow super tempting and very delicious... now its also in my to-do list...:)

  13. Wat a delicious,droolworthy and mouthwatering dish, seriously hard to resist. I can have with fried rice.

  14. Very tempting.Making it Tomorrow.

  15. Awesome. Yummy recipe. When I read it I can imagine the taste. Will surely try this.

  16. Yummy..Will definitely try....

  17. really really spicy!!! maybe reduce on red chillies!!!

  18. Came out very well. Blogging it tomorrow.Thanks.

  19. Raji ,I made this today with fried rice and came out awesome...hubby liked it but said he would like it with roti and so make it with roti...

  20. Please do post such innovative recipes i future

  21. May be the potatoes can be baked till they are golden brown, after boiling the potatoes and peeling of the skin.

  22. Can I use readymade schezwan sauce to make the gravy? What changes do i need to make to use readymade one?

    1. I think it will be mentioned in the pack of the sauce itself...

  23. Using all this chilli paste, n black pepper, won't it be really spicy??

    1. No it wont be spicy. Lemon juice or vineger will balance the spiciness


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