How to Cook Mixed Vegetables Agebitashi

Mixed Vegetables Agebitashi

Japanese style fried vegetables, soaked in sauce and served at room temperature
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 500 grams sweet potatoes
  • 500 grams squash
  • 3 to 4 large eggplants preferably Asian variety
  • 200 grams green beans

For the sauce

  • 1 packet dashi
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seed oil

To complete the dish

  • cooking oil for deep frying
  • toasted sesame seeds to garnish


Prepare the vegetables

  • Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into wedges.
  • Scoop out the seeds of the squash and discard. Peel the squash and cut into wedges.
  • Cut each eggplant into halves vertically. Cut into half-inch slices.
  • Trim the ends and sides of the green beans.

Make the sauce

  • Stir together all the ingredients for the sauce. Make sure that the dashi is completely dissolved.
  • Pour the sauce into a wide shallow bowl.

Fry the vegetables

  • In a wok or frying pan, heat enough cooking oil to reach a depth of at least three inches.
  • Deep fry the vegetables, one kind at a time. Scoop out with a kitchen spider to allow excess oil to drip off.
  • Drop the fried vegetables into the sauce. Make sure every piece is soaked in sauce.
  • Leave the vegetables to soak for another 30 minutes.
  • Serve the mixed vegetables agebitashi at room temperature topped with toasted sesame seeds.



Inspired by a recipe from NHK World - Japan.