Veg Manchurian


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Enjoy the popular Oriental vegetable recipe, Veg Manchurian as a main course side dish or starter. The vegetable Manchurian balls are prepared from a mix of chopped and grated vegetables and then are cooked in a hot and sour Chinese style cooked gravy.

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For the vegetable balls
3 cups finely chopped cabbage
1 1/4 cups grated carrot
1/2 cup chopped onions
2 tbsp cornflour
5 tbsp plain flour (maida)
3 to 4 cloves of garlic (lehsun), finely chopped
1 green chilli, finely chopped
1/4 tsp M.S.G (optional)
salt and black pepper (kalimirch) powder to taste
oil for deep-frying
For the sauce
1 tbsp garlic (lehsun), finely chopped
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
2 tsp finely chopped ginger (adrak)
1 cup clear vegetable stock or water
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp cornflour mixed with 1 cup water
2 pinches of sugar
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste


    For the vegetable balls

    1. Combine the cabbage, carrots, onions, cornflour, plain flour, garlic, green chilli, ajinomoto, salt and pepper in a bowl. mix well.
    2. Shape spoonfuls of the mixture into small balls. if you find it difficult to form balls, sprinkle a little water to bind the mixture.
    3. Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown. drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.

    for the sauce

    1. Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan on a high flame. add the garlic, green chillies and ginger and stir fry over a high flame for a few seconds.
    2. Add the stock, soya sauce, cornflour paste, sugar and salt and simmer for a few minutes.

    how to serve

    1. Just before serving, put the vegetable balls in the sauce and bring to a boil.
    2. Serve hot.

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    This recipe was contributed by sumagandlur on 27 Dec 2003

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