Veg Manchurian Recipe

manchurianIngredients:
For Vegetable Balls –
Cabbage – 2 Cups (Finely chopped or grated)
Carrot – 1 Cup (Grated)
Cauliflower – 1 Cup (Grated)
French Beans – 5 to 7 (Finely Chopped)
Spring Onions – 3 (Finely chopped)
Green Capsicum – ½ Cup (Finely Chopped)
Salt – to taste
Refined Flour – ¼ Cup
Cornflour/Corn Starch – ¼ Cup
Oil – to deep fry
Green Chillies – 2 (Finely Chopped)
Ginger & Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
Black Pepper Powder – to taste

For Sauce –
Garlic – 1tsp (Finely chopped)
Ginger – 1 tsp (Finely Chopped)
Green Chillies – 2 (Finely chopped)
Vegetable Stock or Water – 1 ½ Cup
Soy Sauce – 1 ½ tbsp.
Cornflour/Corn Starch – 1 tbsp mixed with ½ cup of water
Sugar – 2 Pinches
Onion – 1 (Roughly chopped)
Black Pepper Powder – to taste
Oil – 2 tbsp
Salt – to taste
Spring Onion – 2 (Finely chopped)
Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
Sweet & Sour Sauce – 2 tbsp

Method :
For Vegetable Balls –
1. Mix cabbage, cauliflower, carrot and french beans in a bowl and thoroughly rub in 1 tsp salt.
2. Add spring onion, capsicum, green chillies, black pepper powder, ginger & garlic paste, refined flour and cornflour. Mix thoroughly
3. Shape spoonfuls of the mixture into small balls. If you find it difficult to form balls, sprinkle a little water to bind the mixture.
4. Heat sufficient oil in a wok and deep-fry vegetable balls in small batches for 3-4 mins on medium heat or until golden brown.
5. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.

For Sauce –
1. Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan on a high flame.
2. Add cumin seeds and onions and fry till it turns translucent.
3. Add ginger, garlic and green chillies and fry it for half a min. on high flame.
4. Add the vegetable stock, soy sauce, cornflour paste, sugar , black pepper powder, salt , sweet & sour sauce and simmer for a few mins or until the sauce starts to thicken, stirring continuously.

For Serving –
1. Just before serving, put the vegetable balls in the sauce and bring to a boil.
2. Garnish with spring onions.
3. Serve hot with boiled rice or noodles.

Tip :
Add some water or vegetable stock to thin down the sauce if it is too thick.

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