Vegetable Manchurian ( Easy Chinese Recipe )

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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 dig into these deep fried delights and enjoy!

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 servings


For The Vegetable Balls
3 cups finely chopped cabbage
1 1/4 cups carrot , grated
1/2 cup chopped onions
2 tbsp cornflour
5 tbsp plain flour (maida)
1 tbsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
salt and 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
of 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, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well using your hands.
  2. Shape spoonfuls of the mixture into small balls.
  3. Deep fry a few balls at a time 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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 on 25 Jul 13 07:08 PM

ihave tried many recipes for veg. manchurian but this recipe was very awesome. All the guests at the party wer full of praises. The taste of the gravy was really different and tasty
 on 13 Mar 11 08:36 AM

 on 09 Jan 11 03:46 PM

It was my first time when i was preparing chinese stuff.It turned out to b gud with few refomities in it.I have bolied my vegetables before makig balls.Have used vinegar while preparing its gravy.These vegetablesballs can b one of the starters at home.