Di San Xian

• Di san xian •
(Serves 4)
2 tbsps soy sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 tbsp corn flour (divided into 2)
¼ tsp salt
3 potatoes, peeled
3 green capsicums
1 large brinjal
Peanut oil for deep frying
1 tsp red chilli powder (optional)
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 large spring onion with long green stalks, chopped fine



Put soy sauce, brown sugar, 1 tbsp corn flour and salt in a bowl and set aside.

Cut potatoes, capsicums and brinjals into half-inch cubes.

Heat oil and on medium flame deep fry potatoes first, then capsicums, followed by brinjals which have been lightly coated with 1 tbsp corn flour. Remove each lot with slotted spoon and keep aside separately.

Use some of the same oil to sauté chilli powder, garlic and green onion for a minute.

Return the potatoes, capsicums and brinjals to the pan and continue stir frying for another minute.

Pour soy sauce mixture and stir fry for half a minute more.

Serve hot with or without steamed rice.