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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Veg Manchurian recipe - How to make Veg Manchurian

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4


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

    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

    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

    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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