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Indo-Chinese Crispy Chilli Bread Recipe

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Crispy chilli bread

Crispy chilli bread

Crispy chilli bread is an easy Indo-Chinese starter and teatime snack. It is prepared by deep-frying bread squares and then coating them in a delicious sauce. Try it and share your feedback!

Cook Time

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20 min

30 min

50 min

2-3 servings


For the bread mixture:

  • 4 slices brown or white bread
  • 1 cup cabbage, grated and the water squeezed out
  • 1 small carrot, grated and the water squeezed out
  • 1 finely chopped green chilli
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
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For the sauce:

  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1 sliced green chilli
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium bell pepper, deseeded and cut into squares
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp red chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp green chilli sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp dark soya sauce
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp cornflour, made into a slurry by adding 2 tbsp water

Additional ingredients:

  • Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  • Hara dhania (cilantro), for garnishing


  1. Dip each slice of bread in water, one by one. Squeeze out the water and put them in a bowl.
  2. Add in the grated cabbage, carrot, chopped green chilli, chopped garlic, grated ginger, salt, black pepper powder, red chilli powder and arrowroot powder. Mix well. Shape small portions of the batter into square-shaped bread pieces.
  3. Heat oil in a kadahi (wok) and fry the bread pieces until golden and crisp. Remove and set aside.
  4. Heat oil in a nonstick pan. Keep the heat on low-medium and put in the chopped garlic, grated ginger, and sliced green chilli. Saute for about 30 seconds.
  5. Raise heat to medium, add in the chopped onion, and mix well. Add the bell pepper pieces. Saute for about 30-40 seconds.
  6. Add the vinegar, red chilli sauce, tomato ketchup, green chilli sauce, annd soya sauce. Stir until well combined. Add the salt and black pepper powder. Mix well and stir-cook for 1 minute. Keep the heat around medium.
  7. Add the cornflour slurry and mix well. Add the fried bread pieces and stir until all the pieces are well coated with the sauce mixture. Stir cook on low-medium heat for 1-2 minutes.
  8. Transfer the crispy chilli bread to a serving dish, garnish with some chopped cilantro, and serve.

Crispy Chilli Bread Recipe

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

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