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

Ingredients:

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

Method:

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.

28 comments :

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

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  2. Thanks for that quick comment Padhu :)

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

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

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

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  6. I can't believe the pic! absolutely stunning and professionally done and clicked! loving it...
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  7. irresistable n yummmmmmmmy...
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    have a nice day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  15. yummy yummy .. I love chinese

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

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  17. drooling here, really!

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

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  18. This is too much!!! U cant tempt us all like this!!! The manchurian looks toooooo...irresistible!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  19. 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!

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

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  21. I am huge fan. Love your picture.

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  22. 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

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  23. 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! :)

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    Cheers! Joanne Thank you!

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

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