Potato Gnoochi is one my favourite and always cooked it in sage, butter, garlic and cheese sauce. But today I stir-fried them the Indo-Chinese way (inspired by a friend of mine who is an excellent cook) and they were perfect in taste and healthy as well being loaded with veggies. Totally fell in love 💕💕 with these soft potato pillows with glistering flecks of roasted garlic and pepper.
3 medium sized Russet potatoes boiled (I used microwave to boil them)
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Black pepper powder
Roasted garlic and pepper seasoning (optional, I like to use it at gives a nice flavour )
Peel the potatoes and grate them. Add all the seasoning and mix. Now gradually add the flour incorporating it into the potatoes until you get a dough which is soft, smooth and not sticky. When the dough is ready keep it covered and let it rest for 10 min.
Lightly flour or oil your work surface. Divide the dough into three parts and roll it on the floured surface until it looks like a rope. Cut into pieces. (Classic Italian homemade gnocchi are pressed on a fork to curl them and give the traditional ridges but that is time consuming so I do it my way)
Boil water in a deep vessel and add little oil. When the water starts boiling put the gnocchi into the water. They will sink and when cooked they will gradually rise to the top. Take out the cooked gnocchi from water and put little oil so they don’t stick together.
Oil – 1 tbsp
Garlic – 3 cloves, finely chopped
Onion – 1, finely chopped
Green chillies – 1 finely chopped
Carrot – 1 peeled and cut into julienne
Cabbage – 1/2 cup shredded
Spring onion greens – 1/4 cup finely chopped
Capsicum – 1 finely chopped
Tomato sauce – 1 tbsp
Soya sauce – 2 tbsp
Red Chilli sauce – 2 tsp
Vinegar – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Black pepper powder
Heat oil in a wok.
Add garlic in the oil followed by onions and green chillies. Saute for a few seconds on a high flame.
Now add in the vegetables and toss.
Add in the Gnocchi and toss them well with the veggies.
Add in the seasoning and the sauces. Blend well. Saute everything on high flame while continuous stirring so that the crunchiness of the veggies is retained.
Gnocchi is ready to serve. Garnish them with spring onions and serve hot.