Veg Manchurian 2


 

Veg Manchurian is an indo-chinese fusion dish which adapts Chinese cooking techniques and seasonings to suit Indian taste buds. The Indian Chinese cuisine is said to have been developed by the small Chinese community that has lived in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) for over a century. Today, Chinese food is an integral part of the Indian culinary scene. It is enjoyed by Indian communities throughout the world.

Veg Manchurian served with hakka noodles is a delightful meal that tickles all your taste buds – hot, spicy, tangy, sweet. Try this dish loaded with veggies and absolutely no MSG or additives and delight your tummy 🙂

 

 

Ingredients:

For veg balls:

Cabbage – 1 ½ cups, finely chopped
Carrot – 1 large, grated
Green beans – ½ cup, finely chopped
Capsicum – 1 small, finely chopped
Spring onions – a handful, finely chopped
Plain flour – 2 tbsp
Cornflour – 2 tbsp
Breadcrumbs – ¼ cup
Salt to taste
Pepper – 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp
Oil for deep frying

For Manchurian gravy:

Chopped capsicum – 1/4 cup
Chopped onion – 2 tbsp
Red Chilli – 2 tbsp, chopped
Spring onion – a few, chopped
Oil – 3 tbsp
Ginger – ½ inch, finely chopped
Garlic – 2-3 cloves, finely chopped
Soya sauce – 2 tbsp
Vinegar – 1 tbsp
Red chilli paste – 1 tbsp
Corn flour – 1 tbsp
Sugar – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Pepper – 1 tsp

 

 

Method:

To make the veg balls:

  1. Combine all the ingredients except oil in a large bowl. Mix well
  2. Take a small portion of the mixture and form a ball. You may sprinkle a few drops of water if the mixture is too dry
  3. Rest the balls for 20-25 minutes
  4. Heat oil in a fry pan. Deep fry the balls on medium flame until they are golden and crispy
  5. Drain on a kitchen towel and set aside

To make the Manchurian gravy:

  1. Heat oil in a fry pan or wok. Add ginger, garlic and saute for a minute
  2. Add capsicum, onion, chilli, spring onion, and saute on high flame for a minute
  3. Add soya sauce, vinegar, red chilli paste and mix well
  4. Dissolve the cornflour in ½ cup water. Add this to the pan
  5. Add sugar, salt, pepper and 1 cup water. Let the sauce boil and thicken slightly
  6. Turn off the flame
  7. Just before serving, add the veg balls to the Manchurian sauce and mix gently
  8. Garnish with spring onions and serve hot

 

Finely chop/grate all the vegetables

Finely chop/grate all the vegetables

 

Add rest of the ingredients for making the veg balls

Add rest of the ingredients for making the veg balls

 

Combine the mixture well

Combine the mixture well

 

Shape the mixture into small balls, using very little water if needed

Shape the mixture into small balls, using very little water if needed

 

Deep fry the veg balls

Deep fry the veg balls

 

Deep fry the veg balls until golden and crispy

Deep fry the veg balls until golden and crispy

 

Saute ginger, garlic in oil

Saute ginger, garlic in oil

 

Add onion, capsicum, chilli, spring onion

Add onion, capsicum, chilli, spring onion

 

Add soya sauce and vinegar

Add soya sauce and vinegar

 

Add rest of ingredients along with water and simmer the sauce

Add rest of ingredients along with water and simmer the sauce

 

 


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