Sunday, 26 April 2015

Veg manchurian recipe |How to make vegetable manchurian recipe at home

Vegetable manchurian was one such recipe which I always wanted to make whenever I made Chinese Veg fried rice ,Chicken fried rice ,Egg fried rice or Asian style pulao.But due to my laziness I kept on postponing making this dish

Last Sunday finally made this delicious Veg manchurian gravy .I guess most of you must have tasted this in restaurants or as a street food .
Making it at home is quite easy .The only labourious task is chopping of vegetables,but its an easy task once chopping is done.

I have not added any ajinimoto in below recipe


For The Vegetable Balls
1 cups finely chopped cabbage
1 cups carrot , grated
1 cup chopped green capsicum
1/2 cup chopped spring onion
2 tbsp cornflour
5 tbsp plain flour (maida)
1 tbsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1/2 tsp pepper powder
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)
2 tbsp chopped spring onion (white + green)
1 cup clear vegetable stock or water
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp cornflour mixed with 1/4 cup of water
1 tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp tomato sauce (optional)
1 pinch of sugar
1 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

For the vegetable balls
1.Mix all veggies with litle salt & keep aside for 10 minutes .after 10 minutes you will find that veggies have started throwing water . lightly squeeze the water .Combine the squeezed veggies with 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 saute spring onion for few seconds.

Add the stock, soya sauce, cornflour paste, tomato sauce ,pepper powder ,sugar and salt and simmer for a few minutes.

How to serve
Just before serving, put the vegetable balls in the sauce and bring to a boil.
Serve hot garnished with spring onion greens


1.You can adjust consistency of manchurian .If you want thinner consistency add veg stock or water .In case you want semi dry manchurian increase cornflour paste & allow the gravy to reduce to a semi dry consistency.

2. Can use french beans ,coloured capsicums,to make veg balls.

3. Fry veg balls on medium heat .if you fry on lowheat they will absorb oil & if you fry on high heat they will turn brown from outside but will be uncooked from inside.

4.Put balls in manchurian sauce just before serving or else they will become soggy

5 If you find balls are breaking after adding to oil add 1-2 tbsp more of either maida/ cornflour.

6 Here the quantity of soya sauce is more which gives this manchurian deep brown colour.

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