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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Vegetable Manchurian

                                                                                   
All you blogger friends must be wondering why I have posted two back to back Chinese dishes in my post. Actually , Me, my hubby and my little son are fans of Chinese food because of it's delicious taste and light in being light in spiciness. Also another good characteristic is that Chinese Food can not be preserved and had in the next day. It does not taste as good as eating just after cooking. So we are sure that whichever Chinese Restaurant we go , we would get freshly prepared meal. Now, I am posting a meal that can be relished by both Vegetarians and Non vegetarians alike. Hope you like the recipe. As always, your feedback / comments are welcome. 


Ingredients:
For the Manchurian Balls-
1/2 Cabbage, finely chopped
2 Capsicum, deseed & finely chopped 
2 Carrots, grated 
10-12 French Beans, finely chopped
2-3 Green chillies, finely chopped
1 " Ginger, finely chopped
2-3 Garlic pods, finely chopped
1/2 tsp Red chilly powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala
1 tbsp All purpose flour
5 tsp Cornflour
1 tsp Salt
Oil to deep fry


For the Manchurian Sauce-
1 big Onion, finely chopped
1 Capsicum, cut into small cubes
7-8 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 Tomato, ground to paste
1 tsp Red chilly flake
2 tsp Cornflour
1 tbsp Tomato sauce
1 tsp Soya sauce
1 tsp Chilly sauce
1 tsp Vinegar
1/2 tsp Red chilli sauce
1 cup Vegetable stock
Salt  & Black pepper according to taste
Pinch of sugar 
2-3 Spring onions, finely chopped


Method:
First to make balls: 
Wash all the vegetables, grate and chop as I have mentioned above. Transfer all the vegetables in a big bowl and sprinkle salt. Mix well and leave it for 5-10 minutes. Now squeeze out the excess water. Add ginger, garlic, flour, cornflour, garam masala and red chilly powder. Mix thoroughly and take little quantity on your palm to make like a small marble ball. Heat oil in a frying pan and slide 3-4 balls at a time to deep fry. Fry them thoroughly till they are golden brown. Drain out the oil on absorbent tissues and keep aside.
                                                                


Now to make the sauce: 
Heat oil in a wok and add chopped garlic and saute immediately so that you don't burn them. Add white portion of green onion, capsicum and chopped onion. Saute till onion turns semi transparent, add red chilly flake and tomato. Add all the sauces and vegetable stock. Adjust salt, sugar and pepper. Cover with lid and bring it to boil. Make a paste of cornflour with little water and add it to the sauce while stirring continuously till the sauce thickens. Add green spring onion here and remove from heat. Just before serving reheat the sauce and add the fried balls and enjoy this with plain rice / fried rice. I had made egg fried rice with this. 


User Comments and Tips:

  • Add fried manchurian balls just before serving. Otherwise they will become too soggy and soft.
  • Make sure the oil is hot when you are about to fry the manchurian balls.
  • If you find the gravy too thick then you can add little water and heat again. 


                                                                

63 comments:

  1. love the fried rice combo with manchurian..looks yumm

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  2. Vegetable Manchurian is my favourite.....I think most of us relish Chinese food...I liked the serving dish too.

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  3. you have some amazing indo-chinese recipes here..cant wait 2 try them out sometime

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  4. Very tempting and irresistible manchurians, would love to have with some fried rice..yumm!

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  5. I love all kinds of manchurian,love this healthy vegetable version...luks so yummy.

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  6. Yum..looks delicious ..perfect with those fried rice

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  7. I love chinese food...this looks so nice and yum!

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  8. Yummy, this is my all time favorite chinese dish...looks so tempting and delicious!

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  9. amazing..... sounds soooooo tasty.... m sure will be damn tasty actually also..... Amrita

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  10. hmmmmmmmmmmmm....looks like a set table in a chinese restaurant!!!!!!! good good good

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  11. wow recipe looks so delicious...yummy

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  12. I love this compo..very nice and inviting clicks..so nice Deepa.

    Love
    Deepa

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  13. Am a die hard fan of this Indo-chinese food...superb.

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  14. Love Indo Chinese dishes,looks super delicious.

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  15. Looks tongue tickling & yummmmm!!! The balls are fried perfectly & look even..The gravy too looks so mouthwatering ;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  16. Absolutely divine combo. Pass me a plate right now.

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  17. Looks lovely. Sure would have tasted good

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  18. Very yummy and tasty. Looks good.

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  19. Wow..that looks super super tempting..nice recipe..wonderful clicks,..

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  20. OMG...this sounds really mouthwatering n innovative...love to try asap..thanks..!!!
    Tasty Appetite

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  21. OMg i am seriously craving for some now... my fav one..looks too good and tempting.

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  22. What a coincidence Deepa, today only I made the same preparation and my version was almost similar to yours except I made the semi dry form of gravy...this is really my personal favorite...

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  23. I made some mushroom munchurian on Monday after I got tempted seeing your mushroom schezwan.Here you are tempting me again with yet another delicious dish.

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  24. I'm drooling for this manchurians.

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  25. i love Chinese too..this looks delicious

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  26. amazing looks fabulous.and presented dish is very attractive

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  27. Chinese foods always surprises me....I am not good at making them. So mostly depend on restaurants. Awesome recipe and tips dear. Like that whole serving:)

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  28. Lovely combo...Will have to try this at home..
    Bhalo Khabo

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  29. deepa perfectly done and i make mine almost the same way ! nice tips too

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  30. we too luv indo chinese food...luved ur version of manchurian..adding garam masala in the veg balls and tomato paste in gravy sounds new and innovative to me...im sure it must have tasted awesome !

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  31. Tempting gravy!!! Looks yumm... Love the flavor of manchurian..

    valar
    http://valarskitchen-basics.blogspot.com/

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  32. Deepa,

    The gravy has come out with beautiful colour and I can imagine the taste. The fried rice and manchurian together look as though served in a restaurant. This is a must try for me. Great going dear.

    Regards,
    Seema
    amchi-bong-konnexion.blogspot.com
    seemabbas.blogspot.com

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  33. Classic combination manchurian looks delicious.

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  34. your awards are waiting in my blog...

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  35. love it with fried rice...
    looks delicious and very tempting dear...
    nice clicks :)

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  36. Nice combination. Vegetable manchurian looks delicious.

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  37. Yummy and delicious.. looks simply awesome !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  38. woww.. looks super delicious yaar... like u, im also a big fan of chinese cusine.. was peeping to ur previous posts... replica of hide n seek buscuit is awesome.. looks better than hide n seek :)

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  39. very tempting and delicious balls. Best combo for fried rice

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  40. Such a tempting and yummy dish! Love your preparation too...

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  41. Love it , perfectly done Deepa- Indo chinese is the BEST!

    US Masala

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  42. Looks mouthwatering. Love this a lot. Perfect side with noodles or fried rice.

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  43. Vegetable Manchurian looks dleicious Deepa. I like the you did it.

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  44. Delicious and flavorful dish:)

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  45. delicious manchurian.. i loved ur indo-chinese version!!

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  46. Look at that click,who will say no to this , not me,feel like grabbing and finishing it rite now...awesome dish!! Chinese dishes saves many of us for its quickness n taste :)

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  47. deepa thats awesomeim a big fan of veg manchurian

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  48. tempting n delicious manchurian..

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  49. very inviting...u have a lovely space...love to follow u...

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  50. Love Chinese, and your manchurian looks lip-smacking good...yum!

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  51. Looks SO delicious - perfect color :)

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  52. yummy and tempting manchurian :) looks awesome and delicious :)

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  53. Deepa, I always wondered if we can get away with baking the veg balls and not frying them. This is the only reason why I never made veg-mancu at home.

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  54. wow...veg manchurian looks just so delicious ! perfect with Fried Rice :-)

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  55. My all time favourite Chinese dish is veg manchurian.....looks extremely yum....love that saucy gravy.....

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  56. Delecious manchurian.....love it!!

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  57. Love this combo...looks yummm..:)
    http://mugdha-cookingfundas.blogspot.com/

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  58. wow! that looks perfect with the rice!

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  59. Dear,

    I have some awards waiting for you at my blog. Please feel free to collect them. And I will be delighted to see your Honest 7 Facts. Happy Blogging:)

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  60. manchurian is my fav chinese dish !! great blog...do check out mine ;-) happy cooking & blogging !

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