Vysya's Delicious Recipes -Dosa Corner


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Vegetable Manchurian - Chinese Veg Manchurian (Dry)

Vegetable Manchurian is a Popular scrumptious Indo - Chinese appetizer  &  it can also be Served with Vegetable fried Rice or Noodles. Vegetable Manchurian is made with vegetables like Carrot,beans, cauliflower & capsicum mixed with flour, deep fried till Golden, then simmered in Spicy tangy Sweet Sauce. I have not added Ajinomoto & vinegar.but still the result was similarly delicious like Restaurant style Veg Manchurian.Now we will see the preparation of Veg Manchurian.

Vegetable Manchurian

 Prep Time :  25   min. 
Cook Time : 30   minutes.
Recipe Category: Appetizer/Side dish
Recipe Cusine:Indo Chinese
yield: 10 -12 balls


For Vegetable Balls

Carrot - 1/2 Cup.
Cabbage - 1/2 Cup.
Cauliflower - 1/2 cup.
Capsicum - 1/2 cup.
Ginger - 1/2 Inch.
Garlic - 4(small)
Corn flour - 2 tbsp.
Maida/All Purpose flour  - 4  tbsp.
Chilli Sauce - 1 tsp.
Salt - Per taste.

For Sauce

Garlic - 5 (small)
Ginger - 1/2 Inch.
Green Chillies - 3.
Spring Onion(white) - 1/4 Cup.
Soya Sauce - 2 tsp.
Chilli Sauce - 2 tsp.
Ketchup - 2 tsp.
Crushed Pepper or Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp
Water - 1 + 1/4 cup
Corn starch - 2 tsp.
Spring Onion(Green) - 2 tbsp

  • Grate the Carrot, finely Chop Cabbage,Cauliflower,Capsicum,Ginger,Garlic, Spring Onions White & Green Part. chop the Green Chillies.
  • Mix Soya Sauce,Chilli Sauce, Ketchup & Pepper Powder,keep it ready.
  • Dissolve Corn flour  in 1/4 cup of water.


Vegetable Balls Preparation

  • Take a Mixing Bowl add grated Carrot,finely Chopped Cabbage,Cauliflower,Capsicum,Ginger,Garlic Corn flour,Maida,Chilli Sauce & salt. Mix well to form the dough.Veggies oozes water, not necessary to add single drop of water.

  •  Shape the Mixture into small Tiny balls.
  • Heat the oil, when oil is hot, drop small piece of  dough, if it pops up immediately, it is an indication that oil is hot.Now drop 3 to 4 balls. Cook in Medium flame. fry till the balls turns Golden. Drain on kitchen tissues. Cook in Batches.
 Sauce preparation
  • Heat the kadai or wok, add finely chopped Ginger,Garlic, Green Chillies.Saute till it turns lightly Golden & aromatic.

  •  Add Green Onions(white Part) saute till it turns pink.
  • Add the sauces that we mixed already, saute for 1 - 2  minutes.
  • Add cup of water, when it starts boiling add Corn flour dissolved in 1/4 cup of water.
  • Cook till sauces thickens,then add fried balls,Mix well. 

  •  Garnish with  chopped Spring onions Green Part.
  • Serve hot as appetizer or side dish for Noodles or fried Rice.

  • Always clean the cauliflower & use it.
  • While Making balls, it is not necessary to add even the drop of water. veggies will oozes the water.
  • Always cook the balls in Medium low heat, if cooked in high flame, outside will be cooked, leaving inner side uncooked.
  • while deep frying, if the balls break add some more quantity of maida to the dough.
  • I have prepared Manchurian dry, if you want it as Gravy add one more cup of water & reduce the quantity of corn flour for sauce.
  • you can also  fry the vegetable balls in Paniyaram pan, if so parboil the veggies for 8 - 10 minutes, then add the flour to hold balls.
  • I have added Ketchup for light sweet & tangy taste.
  • I have not added ajinomoto for health Issues.