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Air Fried Crispy Vegetables in Chinese stlye

Air-Fried Crispy Vegetables

Recipe for Crispy Vegetables, Chinese Style in Air Fryer, Vegan Recipes
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course snacks, Starters
Cuisine Chinese, Indo-Chinese
Servings 2 people


  • 2 Cups Mixed Vegetables(Bell Peppers, Cauliflower, Mushrooms, Zucchini, Baby Corn)

For Batter

  • 1/4 Cup Cornstarch(Cornflour in India)
  • 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour/Maida
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½-1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • ½-1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • ½ Cup Water or as required

For Sauce Mix

  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Chilli Sauce/
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar(Rice/Syntheic or Apple Cider)
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar/Coconut Sugar


  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil or any plant based oil
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds
  • Spring Onion Greens for Garnish


  • Cut Cauliflower in small florets, cube bell peppers, cut mushrooms in half and carrots and zucchini in circles. Do not cut very thin strips.
  • Make batter with all purpose flour, cornstarch(sold as cornflour inn India), garlic powder, bell pepper powder, red chilli powder and salt.
  • Use about ½ cup water first then as water 1-2 tbsp( if required) at a time to make lump free batter. The batter should be thick enough to coat the veggies. Do not make free flowing batter. It should be like the pakora/fritter batter.
  • Add a tsp of oil and make a smooth lump-free batter. Add and coat all the vegetables nicely in batter.
  • Preheat air fryer at 350F, then add the veggies when indicated. Air fry the veggies, it takes about 10 minutes.
  • Make the sauce mix. In a heavy bottomed pan, heat a tbsp of oil, add finely chopped garlic, sauté till it gives aroma and then add the sauce mix and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Cook for a minute then add the air fried vegetables and mix well with light hands. Coat all the veggies nicely in sauce.
  • Sprinkle Sesame Seeds and finely chopped spring onion greens and serve hot.

For Sauce Mix..

  • Mix all the ingredients together listed under Sauce section.

For the deep-fried version..

  • Coat vegetables in batter nicely and then deep fry in hot oil, till light brown in color. Oil should be hot enough so that the veggies remain crispy.Take out and cool down and then add to the sauce mix.


For Gluten-free version--
Substitute APF/Maida Almond Meal and use a gluten-free Soy Sauce
Keyword Air Fryer recipes, Chinese Crispy Vegetables Recipe, Crispy Vegetables
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