Ma La Xiang Guo (Szechuan Fragrant Stir Fry)

Updated: Nov 25, 2020

This dish is a classic and is super easy to make! A fragrant and healthy stir fry that can be eaten with rice or by itself. We've listed the ingredients that we used but feel free to sub in any vegetables, meats, or even noodles that you like (we've also listed some recommendations).

Ingredients (Serves 4)

1 handful of sliced lotus root, blanched in boiling water for about 40 seconds \

10 stalks of okra (aka lady's finger), chopped or whole (based on preference)

8oz bean sprouts

8oz tofu, cut into bite sized pieces

1 handful of sliced eggplant

28oz chinese cabbage

10oz enoki mushrooms

Coriander (cilantro) for garnish

1 handful of peanuts

¾ - 1 whole jar of Mekhala Organic Szechuan Mala Chilli Paste

2 tsp cooking oil

Other ingredients you could use or switch out for:


Shiitake mushrooms


Tofu skin

Wood ear mushrooms





  1. Heat wok or deep pan at medium-high.

  2. Add oil and fry the hardest vegetables (lotus root, carrot, broccoli, potatoes etc) for about a minute.

  3. Add Mekhala Organic Szechuan Mala Chilli Paste and mix well.

  4. Add in the rest of the vegetables and fry until fully cooked.

  5. You may add a few tablespoons of water to help the sauce integrate better.

  6. Salt to taste.

  7. Take off heat and garnish with plenty of coriander (cilantro).

  8. Serve and enjoy!

Can't get enough spice? Try our Szechuan Mapo Tofu! Or check out our Organic Issan Thai Coriander Chilli Sauce!

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