Crispy Chili Beef Recipe | Food Diaries | Chef Zarnak Sidhwa | Chinese Food

Crispy Chili Beef Recipe | Food Diaries
Crispy Chili Beef Recipe | Food Diaries

This Crispy Chili Beef recipe is made from sliced beef strips that are well marinated and then fried in a mixture of oil and garlic and stirred till its cooked to perfection.

Watch this Masala TV video to learn how to make Crispy Chili Beef , Volcano Cake and Garden Pasta Salad Recipes. This show of Food Diaries with Chef Zarnak Sidhwa aired on 23 July 2021.







  • Beef undercut strips 350 gm
  • Corn flour 3 tbsp
  • Chinese five-spice powder 2 tsp
  • Oil 100ml
  • Capsicum (sliced) 1
  • Red chili (sliced) 1
  • Spring onions (sliced) 4
  • Garlic (crushed) 2 cloves
  • Ginger (cut into matchsticks) 1”
  • Rice wine vinegar 4 tbsp
  • Soy sauce 1 tbsp
  • Sweet chili sauce 2 tbsp
  • Tomato ketchup 2 tbsp
  • Noodles to serve
  • Prawn crackers to serve


For Chinese 5 Spice Powder:

  • Star anise 6
  • Cloves 1 ½ tsp
  • Cinnamon stick 1 stick
  • Fennel seeds 2 tbsp
  • Peppercorns 2 tbsp



Marinate the beef strips with corn flour and Chinese five-spice powder. Heat oil until hot, then add the beef and fry until golden and crisp. Drain. Pour away all but 1 tbsp oil. Add capsicum, sliced red chili, sliced white ends of spring onions, crushed garlic cloves and ginger matchsticks. Stir-fry. Mix the rice wine vinegar with soy sauce, sweet chili sauce and tomato ketchup with 2 tbsp water, then pour over the vegetables. Bubble for 2 minutes, then add the beef back to the pan and toss well to coat. Serve the beef on noodles with prawn crackers garnished with sliced red chili and greens of spring onions.

Method For Chinese 5 Spice Powder:
Toast all the spices and grind and store.


  • Spiral pasta 2 cups
  • Carrot (chopped) 1
  • Spring onion (chopped) 1
  • Capsicum (chopped) 1
  • Cucumber (chopped) 1
  • Tomato (chopped) 1
  • Black and green olives few
  • Onion (chopped) 1

For Dressing:

  • Lemon juice 2 lemons
  • Olive oil ½ cup
  • Salt ½ tsp
  • Red chilies (crushed) 1 tsp
  • Garlic (crushed) 2 cloves
  • Parmesan cheese (grated) 1/2 cups


Cook pasta in large pot of boiling water until al dente. Rinse under cold water, and drain. Mix chopped carrots, cucumber, capsicum, tomatoes, spring onions, olives and onion together in a bowl. Combine cooled pasta and vegetables together. Mix lemon juice olive oil, salt, crushed red chilies, garlic cloves crushed and mix well and then pour dressing over mixture, add Parmesan cheese and mix well. Chill for one hour before serving.

Ingredients for the Cake:

  • Flour 225 gm
  • Caster sugar 350 gm
  • Cocoa powder 85 gm
  • Baking powder 1½ tsp
  • Bicarbonate of soda 1½ tsp
  • Eggs 2
  • Milk 250 ml
  • Oil 125 ml
  • Vanilla essence 2 tsp
  • Boiling water 250 ml

Other ingredients:

  • Coconut 1 cup
  • Walnuts (chopped) ½ cup
  • Cream cheese 8 oz
  • Butter (melted) ½ cup
  • Icing sugar 2½ cups
  • Vanilla essence 1 tsp
  • Salt ¼ tsp
  • Chocolate chips 2 cups
  • Chocolate ice cream to serve


Beat eggs, add in caster sugar, oil, vanilla essence, Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, milk and water. Sprinkle coconut and walnuts onto the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread your cake mix over the top. Beat the cream cheese, butter, icing sugar, vanilla essence and salt. Dollop the mixture over the cake, and spread it out. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and bake at 180 degrees C for about 50 minutes, or until the center is set. Serve warm with chocolate ice cream.

Crispy Chili Beef Recipe in Urdu and English

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