How to make Vegetable Manchurian
Preparation time: 15-20 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Serves: 4-6 people
30 grams long green beans
1 cup boiled rice
100 grams cabbage
2 number capsicum pepper
150 grams carrots
50 grams cauliflower
2 piece celery (optional)
3 tbsp chilli paste
3 piece chopped green chillies
30 grams chopped garlic
3 tbsp corn flour
1 large ginger
2 number onion
2 tsp pepper powder
1 tbsp taste salt
2 tbsp sesame oil
4 tbsp soy sauce
1 springs spring onion
1 tsp sugar
3 tbsp sweet and sour sauce
oil for frying
For the Manchurian balls/dumplings:
1.Take a pan, add all finely chopped vegetables. Cover with lid and boil/steam the vegetables for 5-10 mins.
2.Remove the steamed vegetables in a thin muslin cloth and squeeze all the water from it. Do not throw away the water but use it later as vegetable stock.
3.Take the steamed vegetables in a bowl, add salt, chopped green chillies, chopped ginger, chopped garlic, pepper powder, spring onions, little soy sauce and little chilli paste.
4.Bind with some corn flour and rice and make small lumps the size of a ping pong ball.
5.Roll in corn flour and deep fry.
For the Manchurian Gravy/Sauce:
1.Take oil in a pan and heat it.
2.Add onions both regular and spring onions, 2 tbsp chopped garlic, 1 tbsp chopped ginger and stir it properly.
3.Add chopped green chillies, soy sauce, pepper powder, chilli paste, sweet n sour sauce or sugar stock, salt and sugar.
4.Take cornflour in another bowl and add little water in it and make a thick paste. For cornflour the measurement is 1tbsp cornflour for 1 cup water.
5.Add this thicken mixture to the gravy and cook the gravy adding very little vegetable stock at a time and boil it.
6.Add fried manchurian balls.
Serve hot with noodles or rice.
1.While frying the dumplings if the dumplings break, add some more boiled rice or rice flour to the mixture.
2.Fry the dumplings at medium to high flame. Always remember that chinese cooking is to be done at medium to high flame.
3.Put sufficient chopped ginger and garlic while making manchurian gravy/sauce.
4.If you dont have sweet n sour sauce, then you can use 1 tbsp tomato ketchup.
5.If you want to make dry manchurian, then do not add cornflour mixture.