Veg Manchurian ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )


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Veg manchurian, you cannot miss the inimitable smell of cooking garlic, onions and chillies, which will grab your attention even from 500 metres away! this ever-popular chinese dish is really easy to make. When you eat these deep-fried vegetable balls in a soya sauce based gravy, do not let mundane things like the weighing scale bother you! just enjoy it!

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Makes 4 plates
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For The Vegetable Balls
2 cups finely chopped cabbage
1/4 cup grated carrot
finely chopped spring onions
3 tbsp cornflour
1 tbsp plain flour (maida)
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
salt and freshly ground black pepper powder to taste
oil for deep-frying

For The Manchurian Sauce
2 tbsp oil
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
2 tsp finely chopped ginger (adrak)
1 tbsp chopped spring onions
1 tbsp chopped capsicum
2 tsp dark soy sauce
2 tbsp cornflour dissolved in 1 cup of water
a pinch of freshly ground white pepper powder
2 pinches of sugar
salt to taste
1/4 cup finely chopped spring onion greens

For Serving
4 tsp spring onion greens
1 recipe veg fried rice

For the vegetable balls

  1. Combine all the ingredients, except the oil, in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Divide the mixture into 16 equal portions and shape each portion into a round ball.
  3. Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep-fry the balls in batches on a medium flame till they are golden brown in colour from all sides. Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside.

For the manchurian sauce

  1. Heat the oil in a wok or kadhai when the oil smokes add the garlic, ginger, onions and capsicum and sauté on a high flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add 1 cup of water, soya sauce, cornflour paste, pepper, sugar, salt and spring onion greens, mix well and simmer for another 2 minutes or till the sauce thickens. Keep aside.

How to serve

  1. Just before serving, add the vegetable balls to the sauce and bring to boil.
  2. Place equal portions of manchurian in 4 bowls, garnish with spring onion greens and serve hot with vegetable fried rice.
RECIPE SOURCE : Mumbai's Roadside SnacksBuy this cookbook
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