Monday, October 15, 2012

Vegetable Manchurian - Veg Manchurian Gravy

Vegetable Manchurian is an Indo-Chinese recipe which is popular both as appetizer & as Main-course.  This dish comprises of fritters made of mix vegetables deep fried & then mixed with the sauce. The dry or appetizer version usually calls for thicker sauce just to coat the Manchurian balls while the gravy version is more liquidy yet thick & goes well  with noodles or fried rice. For this post, I am sharing my gravy version. 

Chinese food take-away over the weekend was a regular practice for us back in India. Even today when we visit India, we make sure to order our favorite Chinese dishes & vegetable Manchurian is one of them. My granny simply loves this gravy with her veg fried rice. But here in USA, I long for these Indo-Chinese dishes so created this gravy over a potluck dinner & served it with Noodles & Veg-Fried rice (coming soon). 

Ingredients: 

For Manchurian balls: 
1/4 cabbage finely chopped/shredded 
2 carrots finely chopped
1/4 cup french beans finely chopped
1/4 cup of corn kernel (I've used frozen)
1/4 cup of cauliflower grated
1/2 capsicum finely chopped
1/2 onion finely chopped 
1/2 cup of celery finely chopped (optional)
1 tsp of ginger paste
1 tsp of garlic paste
1 tsp of green chilli paste
1/2 cup of cooked rice  (or as required)
2-3 tbsp cornflour 
3-4 tbsp of all purpose flour (maida)
2 tbsp of soya sauce
1 tbsp of hot chilli sauce
Oil for deep frying
Salt & pepper to taste

For Manchurian Sauce: 
1/2 onion cut in julienne
2 medium spring onions cut in julienne
1/2 capsicum cut in julienne
1 tsp of ginger paste
1 tsp of garlic paste
1 tsp of green chilli paste
2-3 tbsp of soya sauce
4 tbsp tomato ketchup (or to taste)
1 tbsp vinegar
2-3 tbsp cornflour dissolved in 1/2 cup of water
pinch of sugar (optional)
2 tbsp of oil for cooking
1 tsp of sesame oil (optional for flavor)
Salt & pepper to taste




Method: 

For Manchurian Balls: 



Mix all the vegetable into a mixing bowl & then add ginger, garlic & green chilli paste to it. followed by rice, all purpose flour, cornflour, soya sauce & hot chilli sauce, salt & pepper. 


Mix everything together & make small balls. Keep aside. Heat oil for frying & on medium to high heat fry the Manchurian balls until golden brown. Remove & drain on absorbent paper. 

For Manchurian Sauce:
Heat oil in a pan & once hot add sesame oil to it. Then add sliced onions & saute for a minute on medium to high flame & then add ginger garlic paste & saute for another minute. Now add green capsicum, salt & pepper & saute. Add the soya sauce, vinegar, ketchup & 1-2 cups of water & bring to a boil. Now add the cornflour & water mixture (a tbsp at a time ) & keep stirring to avoid forming lumps. Allow to boil for 2-3 mins by which the mixture will thicken. Switch off the gas once the desired consistency is obtained. Add the balls to the gravy just 5 -10 mins before serving to retain their crunchiness. 

That's our Vegetable Manchurian Gravy is ready, Enjoy with Noodles or Vegetable fried rice
Happy Cooking!!
Shweta


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34 comments:

  1. so yummy and lovely manchurian
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  2. Oh swetha, u rock.... Just love ur step by step pic n clicks... Really great

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  3. Yummy... That's an awesome colorful clicks....
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  4. I once tried baking these balls. but the pleasure recived from the original recipe is nothing like that :)

    Nice step by step recipes..

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  5. I love this..and your veg manchurian looks simply perfect..

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  6. Tempting and delicious.. Love the clicks.

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  7. woww...yummy manchurian :)

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  8. Simply tempting and mouthwatering Manchurian. Loved the look of it.
    Deepa

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  9. Very inviting appetizer!!! Check out my "Daily one neivedhyam happening for 9 days of Navratri"
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  10. Am inviting myself to ur place, irresistible manchurian.

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  11. OMG this is mouth-drooling post....super yummmmm :)))

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  12. Mouth watering Veg Manchurian very yummy and perfect.

    today's recipe:
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  13. wow yummy gravy,loved this version...very nice.

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  14. mmmm.... a perfect dish, looks delicious and colourful...

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  15. That's a lot of ingredients, Shweta, but looking at the results, I'd say it's worth it.

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  16. yummy
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  17. Can't wait to make this....and eat it!!!

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  18. These look so good!! I mean so good that I probably would eat way to many of them!!

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  19. My daughter absolutely loves vegetable manchurian and your dish looks delicious! You are awesome!

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