Spice Up Your Life Stir Fry

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a colorful stir-fry. The vegetables are cooked in a marvelously aromatic sauce, which combines peanuts, pine nuts, chili, coconut, coriander, and turmeric.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the nut sauce, grind the peanuts and pine nuts in a blender or chop very finely.
  2. Put into a small pan with the hot chili sauce, coconut milk, soy sauce, ground coriander, ground turmeric, cumin, and dark brown sugar.
  3. Set over low heat and simmer gently for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Set aside and keep warm until required.
  5. Heat the sesame oil in a wok or large, heavy-bottomed skillet.
  6. Add the shallots, garlic, and chiles and stir-fry over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the carrot, bell peppers, zucchini,and sugar-snap peas to the pan and stir-fry for 2 more minutes.
  8. Add the mushrooms, chestnuts, ginger, lime rind and juice, and fresh cilantro and stir-fry briskly for about 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are cooked, yet crisp.
  9. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  10. Divide the stir-fry among 4 warmed serving plates and garnish with slices of lime.
  11. Transfer the nut sauce to a serving bowl and serve immediately with the vegetables.
  12. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Soooo yummy!!!! I didn't have a chili pepper but used about a tablespoon the chili sauce instead. Could also be really tasty with chicken, shrimp or tofu.
Thanks for posting this Sharon!!!

miss_faye May 05, 2011

A a superb and VERY colourful stir-fry! I loved this - I also added green peppers and spring onions - I cut back on the oil as well. Made for ZWT 4 - thanks Sharon! FT:-)

French Tart May 28, 2008

oooohhh so good. I used mini sweet peppers, red and yellow, oyster mushrooms, sugarsnaps, the carrots and some baby thai eggplants. Lowered the fat by use half the coconut milk, and low fat coconut milk as well. Added cocounut essence to get the extra coconut flavor. Also only used a tsp of sesame oil along with n fat spray on the pan.

MarraMamba May 27, 2008