May 7, 2010

Vegetable Manchurian

One more popular Chinese dish we miss from Indian Chinese restaurants and also one that i never tried my hands at back home. But like many other recipes, this one i started preparing after moving to Europe.
It is really easy to make but while eating those deep fried vegetable balls, it is easy to be bothered by calorie conscious mind but it's worth it to ignore it for a day so do not let mundane things like the weighing scale bother you, Just dig into these deep fried delights and enjoy!

Let's collect the Ingredients:

First the vegetable balls:

3 cups cabbage, grated
1¼ cups carrots, grated
1/2 cup French beans, chopped
½ cup Spring onions, chopped
1 green capsicum, seeded and chopped
2 ttsp corn flour / corn starch
5 tbsp refined flour (maida)
3 to 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped (European Garlic cloves are bigger than Indian, so this number can be reduced to 2-3)
1 green chilli, finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil for frying

Then the sauce:

2 tbsp Oil
1" Ginger, chopped
4-6 cloves Garlic, chopped ( Same way again in case of bigger Garlic cloves reduce to 3-5)
3 Green chilies, chopped
2 tbsp, Soy Sauce
1 tbsp, Sugar
2 tsp, Ajinomoto/MSG (optional)
salt to taste
21/2 cups, Vegetable stock
2 tbsp, Cornflour/ corn starch
1 tbsp Vinegar

Let's start Cooking:

For the vegetable balls:

- Take all the vegetables and salt, mix well.
- Add refined flour, cornflour and 1 tbsp soy sauce and mix well.
- Mix thoroughly, Shape into marble sized balls.
- Heat sufficient oil in a wok and deep fry the balls in small batches till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper.

For the sauce :

- Heat two tablespoons oil in a wok or pan. Stir-fry chopped ginger and garlic briefly. Add green - chilies. Stir-fry for a few secs. Add soy sauce, sugar, MSG(optional) and salt to taste.
- Stir in Veg. Stock and bring to a boil.
- Stir in corn flour blended in a cup of water and cook for a couple of minutes or till the sauce starts to thicken, stirring continuously.
- Add vinegar and mix well.

To serve :
- Put the vegetable balls in the sauce and bring to a boil, just before serving.
- Serve hot, garnish with chopped spring onion greens. Enjoy !


- If you want to serve it dry without sauce, reduce the stock to one cup and add corn flour in the sauce to one and a half tbsp only.
- Add some water or vegetable stock to thin down the sauce if it is too thick.


PranisKitchen said...

grt fan of indo Chinese dish.this vegetable Manchurian looks so delicious lopa.dried one also taste good.sometimes i prefer dried one..
Deep fried one once in a while doesn't matter.right..
Lovely color ..nice pic too

Az said...

YUMMMMM... a big fan of indo-chinese cuisine as well!!!

Anonymous said...

I had Gobi Manchurian today in my lunch @Indian Curry restaurant.

Anonymous said...

I had Gobi Manchurian today in my lunch @Indian Curry restaurant.

Nithu Bala said...

Wow! yummy favou..thanks for sharing..nice picture too..

Smitha said...

Another of my favs....i make it from time to time....looks I am gonna crave for it!!!

Priya said...

Omg, just drooling over here..wat a tempting click..

Kiran said...

Nice to see you back with a mouth watering recipe.Manchurian looks very delicious.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

The Manchurian with Veggie balls are looking drool worthy dear! Yum!

Rach said...

Looks yummy :)

Ms.Chitchat said...

Yummy and tasty recipe. Sinful indulgence sometimes is fun :):)Click is too good.Thanks for sharing.

Preeti Kashyap said...

looks authentic n lovely! thanks for visiting my space, you have lovely set of recipes your self. Do join my on going event- green gourmet!

chakhlere said...

Manchurian looks very yummy...i am a big fan of this Chinese food.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

love indo-chinese food....slurppppppppp...nice mouthwatering..
first time here...u have a lovely space...just started blogging..and love to add u in my list..
ur comments/suggestions r highly appreciated..happy blogging...following u>>>>>>


~ Lopa said...

Thanks everyone for those nice words :)

And i welcome all those who are first time to my blog... hope to exchange more tasty treats over the time period.

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