September 2, 2008

Vegetable Manchurian

For manchurian balls:(Makes 10-12 balls)
1 carrot grated
1/3 grated capsicum
1 tbsp grated cabbage
8-10 nos beans grated
(You can also chop the above veggies in the food processor)

Cook the above vegetables in a vessel. Add very little water. They should be half cooked. Once it cools down, squeeze out the excess water from these vegetables in a bowl (Dont throw away this water.It can be used for the gravy as Veg stock.)

Once the dry vegetable mixture is ready add the following ingredients to it:
1/4th cup chopped spring onions
2 tsp of finely chopped ginger garlic
2 chopped green chilis
1 tbsp soya sauce
Gram flour/ Rice flour for binding (you can also use the combination of both flours)
1 tsp Pepper powder
Mix all the ingredients and make small balls and deep fry them in hot oil till they are light brown in color.Drain all the excess oil on a paper towel.

For Manchurian Gravy:
1 tsp ginger garlic finely chopped
2 tbsp soya sauce
2 tbsp chili sauce (i used maggi tomato chili sauce)
Vegetable Stock (Excess water drained from the vegetable mixture)
1 small chopped onion (You may also use spring onions instead)
2 tsp Corn flour/corn starch (i used gram flour)

Heat oil in a wok, add ginger garlic and onions and saute till light brown. Add soya sauce, tomato chili sauce and vegetable stock and let it boil. Add very little salt and gram flour. Add the manchurian balls to this gravy and let it cook for 3-4 mins.

Serve hot Vegetable Manchurian with Fried Rice/ Rotis/ Kulchas. I love having it with my chapatis too :)