Vegetable Manchurian Recipe | Veg Manchurian (dry and gravy)

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    Vegetable Manchurian Recipe – Veg Manchurian (dry and gravy)

    Vegetable manchurian is one of the most popular and relished Indo-Chinese recipe, especially among kids. This Indo Chinese recipe calls for grated or finely minced veggies for making the manchurian balls then saute them in a plain sauce prepared with few veggies, stock and some spices. Making this ever popular chinese dish is really easy.

    Just dig into these deep fried delights with vegetable noodles, fried rice or plain rice. In fact you prepare this manchurian without gravy as well and have them a evening snack with a steaming cup of tea or coffee. Making vegetable manchurian is so easy that you will surely include it in your meals, especially on weekends. So try making this healthy and easy to make recipe of chilly appam for today’s breakfast and relish eating. Enjoy!

    Directions

    Making:

    Heat 1 cup of water in a vessel and add grated vegetables into it. Now cook the veggies for 3-4 minutes until they get little crunchy and tender.

    veg manchurian recipe
    After 3 minutes, when the veggies turn crunchy, turn off the flame. Strain the veggies through a sieve to drain out the excess water. Don’t discard the leftover stock, use it for making gravy. Transfer the veggies into a bowl.

    veg manchurian recipe
    Add corn flour, refined flour, salt, ginger paste, green chilly, black pepper powder, ajinomoto and soya sauce and mix everything really well. Mixture for making manchurian balls is now done and ready.

    veg manchurian recipe
    Heat a wok with enough oil for frying manchurian balls.Now take little amount of mixture (lemon size) and give it a round shape.

    veg manchurian recipe
    Drop a manchurian ball into the hot oil. If it splatters then add more cornflour to the mixture and knead again. Now place as many manchurian balls as possible into the oil for deep frying.

    veg manchurian recipe
    When the balls are fried from beneath flip the sides and keep frying them until they turn golden brown in color.

    veg manchurian recipe
    Drain out the manchurian balls on kitchen paper towel to remove excess oil. Likewise, fry all the manchurian balls and keep them aside.

    veg manchurian recipe
    To prepare the sauce, heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan or a wok. Add ginger, green chilly and 3-4 tbsp grated cabbage into the oil. Roast the veggie until it turns crunchy and then add tomato sauce, chilly sauce, soya sauce, vegetable stock, cornflour slurry (add little amount of vegetable stock in corn flour and prepare a lump-free slurry), salt, ajinomoto and black pepper powder. Cook the sauce for 2 minutes.

    veg manchurian recipe
    Sauce is now ready, add vinegar to it and mix well. Drop the manchurian balls into it followed by chopped green coriander. Mix everything really well and cook it for a while.

    veg manchurian recipe
    Veg manchurian is now ready, turn off the flame and transfer it to a serving bowl or plate.

    veg manchurian recipeServing:

    Garnish this delectable and mouth-watering veg manchurian with some green coriander sprigs and serve it steaming hot with noodles or fried rice. In fact you can have these manchurian balls as it is as a snack.

    Suggestions

    • We have made this veg manchurian without onion and garlic but in Chinese dishes maximum flavour comes from garlic and onion. So, if you want to add garlic and onion to the machurians then finely chop an onion and 5-6 garlic cloves. Add them into hot oil and cook until they turn translucent and then follow the same recipe as instructed.
    • If you are preparing this for pregnant lady then skip the use of ajinomoto.
    Vegetable Manchurian Recipe | Veg Manchurian (dry and gravy)veg manchurian
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    Recipe type: Snacks
    Cuisine: Indian
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    Serves: 5
     
    Ingredients
    • Cabbage – 200 grams (2 cup) (grated)
    • Carrots – 2 medium sized (1 cup) (grated)
    • Capsicum – 1 (grated)
    • Corn flour – 4 tbsp
    • Refined flour – 2 tbsp
    • Green coriander – 2-3 tbsp (finely chopped)
    • Tomato sauce – 2 tbsp
    • Soya sauce – 1-1.5 tbsp
    • Vinegar – 1 tbsp
    • Chilly sauce – 1 tsp
    • Black pepper powder – ¼ tsp
    • Ajinomoto – ¼ tsp
    • Salt – 1 tsp
    • Ginger paste – 1 tsp
    • Green chilly – 2 (finely chopped)
    • Oil – for frying
    Instructions
    1. Heat 1 cup of water in a vessel and add grated vegetables into it. Now cook the veggies for 3-4 minutes until they get little crunchy and tender.
    2. After 3 minutes, veggies will turn crunchy, turn off the flame. Strain the veggies through a sieve to drain out the excess water. Don’t discard the leftover stock, use it for making gravy. Transfer the veggies into a bowl.
    3. Add corn flour, refined flour, salt, ginger paste, green chilly, black pepper powder, ajinomoto and soya sauce. Mix everything really well. Mixture for making manchurian balls is now done and ready.
    4. Heat a wok with enough oil for frying manchurian balls. Take little amount of mixture (lemon size) and give it a round shape.
    5. Drop a manchurian ball into the hot oil. If it splatters then add more cornflour to the mixture and knead again. Now place as many manchurian balls as possible into the oil for deep frying.
    6. When the balls are fried from beneath flip the sides and keep frying them until they turn golden brown in color. Drain out the manchurian balls on kitchen paper towel to remove excess oil. Likewise, fry all the manchurian balls and keep them aside.
    7. To prepare the sauce, heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan or a wok. Add ginger, green chilly, 3-4 tbsp grated cabbage into the oil. Roast the veggie until it turns crunchy and then add tomato sauce, chilly sauce, soya sauce, vegetable stock, cornflour slurry (add little amount of vegetable stock in corn flour and prepare a lump-free slurry), salt, ajinomoto and black pepper powder. Cook the sauce for 2 minutes. Sauce is now ready, add vinegar to it and mix well. Drop the manchurian balls into it followed by chopped green coriander. Mix everything really well and cook it for a while.
    8. Veg manchurian is now ready, turn off the flame and transfer it to a serving bowl or plate. Garnish this delectable and mouth-watering veg manchurian with some green coriander sprigs and serve it steaming hot with noodles or fried rice and enjoy!

     

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