Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Vegetable Manchurian

This is another easy and a popular Chinese dish. This also happens to be one of S's favourite dishes when it comes to Chinese cuisine. This dish can be served both as a starter or it can be paired with fried rice and served as main course as well.
This recipe is adapted from Tarla dalal's easy Chinese cooking. I have made a few changes by including chopped capsicum in the recipe. These little vegetable balls that are soaked in soya sauce based gravy can tickle anybody's tongue. Do give this recipe a try. I am sure you will love it!!

Vegetable Manchurian recipe:
Preparation time- 20-30min
Cooking time- 10min
Serves- 4


For the veg balls
Finely chopped cabbage- 1 cup
Grated Carrot- 1/2cup
Spring onion whites- 1-2tbsp
Finely chopped capsicum- 1
Corn flour- 2tbsp
All purpose flour- 2tbsp
Salt to taste
Garlic- 3-4 cloves, finely chopped
Green chilli-1, chopped fine
Oil for deep frying
For the sauce
Garlic- 4-5 cloves finely chopped
Ginger- 1"piece, finely chopped
Soya sauce- 1tbsp
Corn flour- 1 tbsp, dissolved in 3tbsp of water
Salt to taste
Sugar- 1/4tsp
Vegetable stock- 1 cup
Spring onion greens to garnish


For the balls:

  • Mix all the ingredients except oil in a bowl and mix well. 
  • Shape spoon fulls of the dough to form lime sized balls. If you find it difficult to shape the balls, then sprinkle a tea spoon or two of water to bind the mixture
  • Heat oil in a wok and deep fry the balls till golden brown. Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside.
For the sauce:
  • Heat a tbsp of oil in wok and add the chopped ginger and garlic and fry on high heat till the raw smell goes.
  • Add the vegetable stock, soya sauce, salt and sugar and allow the mixture to boil for a min.
  • Add the corn flour mixture and allow the mixture to simmer for a few min.
  • Just before serving, add the vegetable balls to the sauce and boil the mixture for a couple of min and serve immediately.
Note: If the balls disintegrate while frying, then add some more corn flour to the dough and continue to fry.


  1. Wow U have done it so well .The picture makes me drool

  2. Thanks for that quick comment Padhu :)

  3. YUM! That's is one of my favorite comfort foods. Wonderful, mouthwatering clicks, too.

  4. Yummy...an perfect recipe filled with stunning pics. Its making me droll

  5. Such an awesome combination it makes me drool .. clicked it perfectly!!!

  6. I can't believe the pic! absolutely stunning and professionally done and clicked! loving it...

  7. irresistable n yummmmmmmmy...
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  8. Cant take my eyes from those absolutely inviting vegetable manchurian balls,soooo tempting..

  9. That looks superb, I love manchurian and had tried long back, but I guess I will try your recipe again, beautiful clicks :)

  10. Cant take my eyes from those absolutely inviting vegetable Manchurian balls,soooo tempting..

  11. wow i love the last click,its really asking me to take the plate...recipe is too gud...

  12. I have never seen such perfect looking Manchurian balls ~ too good n the clicks are fantastic!

  13. thats one fantastic looking machurian balls! Great pictures!!
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  14. This is onto my do list since long, urs tempt me more...looks super yum

  15. you are brave, i have yet to try a vegetable manchurian recipe.. i'm so intimidated. this looks awesome, very nice job.

  16. drooling here, really!

    and can you share the veg rice recipe pls? that looks good.

  17. This is too much!!! U cant tempt us all like this!!! The manchurian looks toooooo...irresistible!!!!
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  18. This happens to be our fav. kind of cuisine too. your photographs are making my mouth water.. marvelous recipe and really out of the world photographs!

  19. Nice pic on Vegetable Manchurian..Cant resist to eat them

  20. I am huge fan. Love your picture.

  21. Thank you by your photo to inspire me to do!
    I will be making these shortly and can already tell this recipe is GREAT too! Cheers! Joanne

  22. As a friendly follow up, I made these today! TRUE!
    I would HIGHLY recommend to all my friends they make it too!

    Here is a photo for you to see!
    Thank you for inspiring me to make your recipe! :)


    Should you wish to read more about the story why I made these, please feel free to visit my blog What's On The List?

    Cheers! Joanne Thank you!

  23. Looking so delicious, I like this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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