Apr 19, 2010

Vegetable Manchurian

Indo-Chinese cuisine is something I adore all the time! Gobi Manchurian and Vegetable Manchurian is one of my favorite sides along with fried rice. Vegetable manchurian always seemed exotic to me and I have always had a notion that it is difficult to be made at home until I found this recipe!
I made this for lunch this weekend along with some quick veggie rice and it made an awesome weekend meal!

Ingredients
For the manchurian balls:
Vegetables minced or grated - 2 cups (I used a mixture of carrot, white cabbage, purple cabbage and cauliflower)
Ginger - 1 inch
Garlic - 3 cloves
Green chillies - 2
Green onions - 3
Corn flour - 3 tablespoons
Maida/All Purpose Flour - 3 tablespoons
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil - for deep frying
For the manchurian sauce:
Onion - 1/2 finely chopped
Capsicum/bell pepper(any color) chopped - 1/4 cup
Spring onions - 3
Ginger - 1/2 inch grated
Garlic - 2 cloves minced
Green chillies - 2 minced
Corn flour - 1 tablespoon
Soy sauce - 1 tablespoon
Chilli sauce - 2 teaspoons (I used mexican hot sauce)
Sweet and sour sauce - 1 tablespoon (optional) or 1/2 teaspoon sugar
Tomato ketchup - 1 tablespoon
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil - 1 spoon
Directions
First do all the grating or mincing of vegetables for the manchurian balls. I used my food processor to do this job. Chop all the vegetables roughly into big pieces and mince to form a coarse mixture. Take care it does not turn into a paste. Also mince the ginger, garlic and green chillies.

In a big bowl, take all the minced/grated ingredients along with the flour, chopped green oinions, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly and form uniform lemon sized balls out of the mixture. Adjust the amount of flour to make the balls as the vegetables tend to leave out water.

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel, slowly add the vegetable balls into the hot oil and cook on a medium flame until they turn golden brown in color. Drain on paper towels. Do not cook on high flame because the interior of the veggie balls might not get cooked properly.

To prepare the manchurian sauce, heat the oil in a saucepan and add the onions followed by the ginger-garlic-green chilli paste. Saute until the onions turn translucent. Add the capsicum/bell pepper and cook until it turns soft and yet remains crunchy. Add all the sauces and season with salt and pepper. Add about 1 cup of water and bring it to a boil. Simmer for about 2 minutes.

In a bowl, make a paste using the corn flour and a few tablespoons of water. Slowly add this to the cooking mixture and keep stirring on low flame, until the sauce thickens. The sauce is now ready. Garnish with the chopped green onions.

Add the manchurian balls to the manchurian balls just before serving.

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53 comments:

  1. wow Manchurian looks yummy. Nice shots

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  2. Hey Divya, i havent had my dinner yet, paartha vudane romba pasikarathu!!!

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  3. Wow Divya...The veg manchurian rocks here...wonderfully presented and the click defnitely is tempting to my taste buds :)
    Soon will give it a try!

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  4. Wish i had these ball machurains, ,ever made veg balls one, super delicous looking.

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  5. Wow.. thats a fabulous picture, looks so good

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  6. Ah, that looks too tempting for words. Thanks for the entry!

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  7. yummy yummy, I love Indo chinese food too :)

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  8. are lunch pe bulaya nahi tune ?? hehehe yummyyyyyyyy lunch :))

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  9. Such a delectable dish, i can have them anytime..looks awesome..

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  10. looks yummy delicious...nice clicks...

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  11. Me too loves Indo chinese cuisine. It looks fabulous. Slurpppp

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  12. wow, your pics simple make me drool..gotta try sometime..

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  13. I am sure it was a great meal..I always enjoy it...looks yummy!
    Smitha

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  14. manchoorian and fried rice, both look tempting.

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  15. Hi Diyva,
    What a coincidence!!! I had also prepared Veg Manchurian and Egg fried rice yesterday!!!! Will post it this week.
    Your's look superb!
    Nice Shots dear....
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  16. Manchurian looks very delicious.Nice combo.

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  17. Wow i am hungry now.. unbeatable combination.. lovely manchurian with rice.. yummo!!!

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  18. Picture make me drool ... This is fantabulous ..

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  19. Wow this is too good. Nice click too.

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  20. Nice combo dear...
    Manchurian looks delicious and very tempting..

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  21. looks perfect and best combo with fried rice

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  22. Love the combo.. Looks very delicious and perfect!

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  23. Dear your manchurian baalls look ssuper yummy

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  24. This is my favorite too ! And it goes well with all types of Chinese main course.

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  25. I love manchurian and this looks delicious!!

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  26. Perfect combo divya...yeah nothing can beat indo-chinese.

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  27. Lovely tempting clicks! Looks yummy!

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  28. That is a terrific combination for sure Divya. Am so glad that the recipe worked for you... Thank you so much for trying.

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  29. One of my favourites..looks awesome.....

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  30. U make me drool with ur indo-chinese feast! Great combo!

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  31. Vegetable Manchurian looks great...Should have been great lunch...

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  32. Lovely Click... I m already drooling...
    How have u been ?? Blog hopping after a while now..

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  33. the vegettable manchurian looks so delicious..good with fried rice.

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  34. The veg manchurian looks so perfect!!!!!

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  35. dilse dilse dilse superb

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  36. Your veg manchurian looks very appetizing! Hope you had a great meal! Cheers!

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  37. Veg Manchurian is really yummy and like to add this into my blog list as it is interesting too. Cheers.

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  38. Its all time favourite yummy & easy recepie

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