Friday, May 18

Vegetable Manchurian


For Manchurian balls

Cabbage- 2 cups finely chopped
Carrots- 2 grated
ginger- 1" piece, chopped finely
garlic-2 cloves chopped finely
green chilli- 1 chopped finely
spring onions(scallions)- 1/2 bunch chopped finely
cornstarch- 3 tbsp
maida- 1 tbsp
salt to taste
chilli powder- 1 tsp
oil for deep frying

For Manchurian Sauce

Spring onions- 1/2 bunch chopped finely
ginger- 1/2" piece chopped finely
garlic - 2 cloves chopped finely
green chilli- 1 chopped finely
chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
Tomato sauce- 2 -3 tsp
Soya sauce- 2-3 tsp
cornstarch- 1 tbsp ,mix with water to make a paste.
water- 1 cup
salt to taste
oil-4 tsp


Mix cabbage, cornflour,carrots,chilli powder, salt, cornstarch,maida,ginger, garlic and chopped spring onions together in a bowl(preferably with hand and no need to add water as the water from vegetables are enough to bind). Make small balls out of this mixture and deep fry in hot oil till golden brown.
For the manchurian sauce heat oil in a pan and add ginger, garlic and the white bottom portion of the spring onions. saute for a minute and add salt, chilli powder, tomato sauce and soyasauce. Add 1 cup of water to it and when it boils add the cornstarch paste.
When the sauce starts to thicken add the manchurian balls and immediately off the stove. Add the top green portion of the spring onions on top. Serve hot with Fried Rice. Check out the fried rice recipe here.


Vcuisine said...

Look Yummy Prema, With fried rice - could not resist. Viji

archana said...

Loved the colour and can imagine the taste too.Yummm.
Neat presentation of fried rice and manchurian.I am feeling hungry, though it is not yet lunch time here:)

sra said...

ah! you made veg manchoori! it looks so typical!

Jeena said...

Hi prema sundar nice recipe with a great picture :) looking at your ingredients I wondered - is this an oriental dish?

Asha said...

It looks fabulous,like big Koftas and shiny on top just like Chinese food.Good one girl:)

trupti said...

The color of the Manchurian is wonderful! thanks for sharing your version...I always like to try different versions of this recipe in particular... ;)

have a lovely weekend,

Mishmash ! said...

WOW ! that is visually quite appealing. want to sure give a try.

Richa said...

that is one lovely bowl of veg manchurian :o)
great presentation! this is always on the menu when we get together with our cuz!

Sandeepa said...

Thats a delicious bowl of veg. manchrian prema. Love it

mallurecipes said...

good presentation!!
lovely color combo.
I am sure it must have tasted delicious

Jyothi said...

Hi Prema, lovely combo. Beautiful pics too...thanks for sharing.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

OMG....I love this combo a lot....Vegetable manchurian is looking YUMMY!...I love it a lot...

indosungod said...

That is a tasty dish. Used to be my standard order in Chinese restaurants in India.

Menu Today said...

Hi Prema,
I coming there!!!! My mouth is watering. Fried rice and Vegmanchurian looks fantastic!!!!Thanks for sharing this recipe

Sia said...

thats looks tooooooooo yummy... can i have one plate of fried rice with veg manchurian prema? pleeeese:) said...

OOOOOOOOOO now this I gotta try. Looks restaurant worthy Premaji.

Kanchana said...

Prema --

Did you use cornflour or cornstarch? I see a lot of chinese recipes that use cornstarch.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Looks really good!! Makes me want some right away!

Kribha said...

Dear Prema,
when I opened your post my son who was sick and asleep , woke up and started crying. So I did not even read what it was. But that picture got stuck in my mind. After that I never got time to check it out.
Later that night, in my dream I guess that pic haunted my mind again. I started blabbering in my dream...but very clearly I told my hubby, " That kofta looks nice. Add some more water". He told me about it in the morning. I was so surprised. I'm usually not like this. After that the first thing I did was- checked your blog and found it was veg manchurian.
Anyway, I like manchurian more than koftas. The picture was so great. will try this recipe for sure. Thanks for sharing this.

Sharmi said...

waw lovely looking manchurian. while I was in India I used to love Chinese , as we get veg Chinese :) your pic looks out of the world. I always bookmark your recipes right from pal kozukatai. have to make them sometime. I make gobi manchurian but it does not look so awesome.

Prema Sundar said...

Thanks guys for ur valuable and lovely comments.
Kribha ..u dreamt abt my manchurian ... wow thats nice to hear and I can talk abt it to my hubby for a week.
Kanchana I added corn starch.. I will correct that in the recipe too. thanks for asking.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hoo Prema,
This is so temting.Look very perfect just like ch9inese stuff.Love the pics also.They way you have served it with a rice dish my stomach has started to cry already.hmmm girl.Now just cant wait to try them.thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe

Seema said...

Loved the colour Prema. The veggie manchurian looks just yummy.

SJ said...

Your veg manchurian looks awesome! I love the desi version of chinese food. I wish I could dive the plate in the photo!

Loga said...

Thanks for the recipe, I tried it out and it was yummy :-)

Roopa said...


I tried out your recipe and my manchurian balls came out tasting very well !!! Thanks so much...

I have a question though .. how are your manchurian balls so round .. should I use more cornstarch to get this and how come they are this shiny ???

otherwise I am just having a delightful dinner with my family .. thanks to your recipe!

Meenakshi said...
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Meenakshi said...

amazing wonderful taste

Meenakshi said...

easy to prepare and wonderful taste

Jyoti said...
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Jyoti said...

Hi Prema, this is a wonderful recipe. I made manchurian from left over rice a few days back - recipe posted on my blog and I used the recipe for the gravy from your blog. It came out really nice. Thanks!

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