Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Vegetable Manchurian

and some special awards...

Manchurian is one of the most popular Chinese preparation we get in Chinese restaurants across India. We can prepare both veg or non-veg version of Manchurian. In my earlier posts, recipes for Chicken manchurian, paneer manchurian and Baby Corn Manchurian are mentioned. Today's version of Manchurian includes several type of vegetables which are easily available at home. It can be consumed as snacks or appetizer for parties and with noodles or fried rice.


For manchurian balls:

Carrot  (finely minced)               1/2 cup
Cabbage (finely minced)             1/2 cup
Cauliflower (finely minced)         1/2cup
Capsicum (finely minced)           1/2 cup
Onion (finely chopped)              1 large
Ginger (finely chopped)             1 tbsp
Garlic (finely chopped)              1 tbsp
Corn flour                                 1/4 cup
Cooked rice                             1/2 cup
Egg (optional)                           1
Ajinomoto                                 1tsp
Soy sauce                                 1 tbsp
Red chili powder                      1tsp
Tomato sauce                          1 tbsp
Salt as per taste
Oil for frying:

For the gravy:

Onion (finely chopped)             1 large
Green chili (finely chopped)       3
Ginger (finely chopped)             1 tbsp
Garlic (finely chopped)              1 tbsp
Ginger paste                              1 tsp
Soy sauce                                  1 tbsp
pepper powder                          1tsp
Tomato sauce                            2 tbsp
Corn flour                                  1 tbsp
Vinegar                                      1 tsp
Spring onion (finely chopped)


1 Take all the minced vegetable in a large pan and add water and salt. Boil those vegetable for 5 to 6 minute(don't over boiled those vegetable). Drain the water completely. Keep the vegetable stock aside.
2. In a mixing bowl add boiled vegetables, chopped onion, ginger garlic, Soy sauce, red chili powder, Ajiomoto, corn flour, salt, tomato sauce and mashed cooked rice and mix thoroughly. You can add egg if your are a non veg which is a very good binding agent. Now divide the mixture into medium sized balls
3. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry those manchurian balls until it becomes golden yellow. Drain out excess oil from it.
4. Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onion. Fry onion for sometime and add chopped ginger, green chili and garlic and stir fry again for few seconds. Now add soy sauce, vinegar, tomato sauce, Ajinomoto, pepper powder and salt and stir again.
5. Dissolve 1 tbsp of corn flour in 1/2 cup of cold vegetable stock and add  it into the pan. Now add fried manchurian balls and spring onion and stir continuously in high flame so that each ball get coated well with the sauce gravy . Leave it for a couple of minutes until the gravy becomes semi dry and finallly remove from fire.

Garnish with fresh chopped coriander leaves and serve hot as snacks or with noodle or fried rice.

My Awards:

My dear friend Sonali of Only Fish Recipes has passed me a bunch of wonderful awards. Sonali has a great looking and creative blog with a unique collection of Fish recipes. Thanks a lot Sonali for encouraging me by sharing those awards.

And friends, now I am showered again with those awards from one of my blogger friend Sneha,She is a very talented lady with a very nice well maintained blog.. I love her blog very much and suggest you all to visit her blog sometime.

Now I would love to pass this award to my lovely Blogger buddies. Please drop
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Reshmi Mahesh said...

This recipe makes me drool....very tempting one...Congrats on the awards dear...wish you many more...

Sneha Benny said...

Sunanda, I have couple more awards waiting for you :-). It's showers and showers of awards for you I think !!! Please come by and collect it from my blog.

Harika baratam said...

Lovely appetizer i love this. My mom is an expert in making this. U made it perfect dear.

Unknown said...

I love indo-chinese dishes!...manchurian looks too yum!! I can have the manchurian balls just like that!
too good!
congrats on ur awards!!enjoy!
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Santosh Bangar said...

congrats for so many awards and dish is so inviting just grab it

SouthindianHome said...

Looks perfect and delicious

divya said...

Wow..that looks super super tempting..nice recipe..

Unknown said...

wowo..the manchurian looks so yumm..crispy even after dunking into soya sauce..

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Aahaa!! Looks delicious and gorgeous

Hari Chandana P said...

Wonderful recipe.. looks absolutely perfect !!
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Aruna Manikandan said...

Manchurian looks delicious and very tempting...
Congrats on ur award and wishing u many more :)

kitchen queen said...

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Jayanthy Kumaran said...

congrats sunanda..you deserve them all...:) so sweeeet of you to share with me.
manchurian sounds absolutely delicious...great clicks dear...:P
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Ramya said...

What a delicious dish...u r making me drool here!!
Congrats on the awards!!!

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) said...

Congratulations on your well deserved awards dear. Thank you so much for sharing with me...so nice of you :)

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) said...

Oh Yum! That looks great. very nice recipe!!!

Puja said...

Hi dear..Congrats on the beautiful award..very well deserved! Thank you for your appreciation of my work by passing it on to me..really appreciate it :)
Manchurian looks authentic- an all time fav :)

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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Amar ei manchurian post ta last year er theke amar draft e chilo. Can't you make out jjust by looking at the pic? ;-)
Anyway your dry preparation looks a wonderful starter. Looks delicious.
Congrats on your awards. and thanks a lot for remembering me. will acknowledge it in next post

Hamaree Rasoi

vandana rajesh said...

delicious manchurian...mouthwatering.

Padhu Sankar said...

Congrats on your awards and wishing u many more in future .Manchurian looks so delicious

Suman Singh said...

Bumped in here for the first time..you have a great space here..Glad to follow you!
Congrats on all your awards..Wish you many more in coming days..keep blogging!
And now coming back to the dish, Manchurian is my all time favorite Indo chinese dish and this looks truly irresistible..

Madhu said...

Congrats on the award Sunanda! mancu looks really nice.

Mary Bergfeld said...

Congratulations on your well-deserved awards. I make Gobi Manchurian for my family and we had a dish similar to yours while we were in India. I really like your recipe. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Nisha said...

Congrats , Manchurians are totaly tempting . First time here . You have a very nice space

Unknown said...

congrats on your awards dear - wish you many more :)
The gobi manchurian looks mouth watering good!And thanks for stopping by my blog - please do visit again-

Anonymous said...

indo-chinese dishes are one of my fav
loved the manchurian looking so inviting
loved your space

Radhika said...

The plate full of Manchurian. Just pass it to me Naa. Lovely and yummy

Radhika said...

The plate full of Manchurian. Just pass it to me Naa. Lovely and yummy

Only Fish Recipes said...

wow...Manchurian looks so yummy and inviting...I'm seriously drooling over these pics !

Cooking Gallery said...

I have never heard of this dish, but it looks and sounds wonderful! Congrats on those awards...!

Shobha said...

Congrats on your awards Sunanda...first time on your blog...do visit Food Mazaa sometime.


Padhu Sankar said...

Congrats on your awards and manchurian looks great

Anu Santanu said...

Great recipe... And thanks for all the lovely awards !!
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Shobha Kamath said...

I am a veggie and this recipe made my mouth water. Hope to try it out soon.
Congrats on your awards !

Bengali mom in Mumbai said...

Hi Sunanda, went through many of our recipes....nice simple recipes, and excellent presentations, I must say. TThe kind of pain you take in plating your dishes, it shows. Keep up the good work !

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Divya A said...

Your pic itself makes me drool!! Very nice blog..


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