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Vegetable Manchurian

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Many of you following my blog for sometime would know that I enjoy Indian Chinese food immensely. I haven’t posted any Indian Chinese recipes in a while and was going through the archives when I realized that I had not blogged a popular Indian Chinese appetizer, Vegetable Manchurian. Its prepared almost on the same lines as Gobi Manchurian except that we use finely chopped mixed vegetables instead of Gobi (Cauliflower).

There are two versions of Vegetable Manchurian, wet and dry. Made with generous amount of garlic and ginger and flavored with soy sauce and vinegar, the wet Vegetable Manchurian (with gravy) complements steamed white rice and is best when drizzled on a serving of steaming hot rice, fried rice or noodles. The dry Vegetable Manchurian is best served as an appetizer and is a favorite in our home.

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Dry Vegetable Manchurian

I do get a lot of requests to post snacks and appetizer recipes and I try my best to update the site with such recipes. Please be patient with me as I try to cater to your requests. For today, I am happy to post a favorite appetizer. Do make this popular appetizer at home and surprise your family.

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Vegetable balls ready to be deep fried ~ Fried Vegetable balls

Vegetable Manchurian Recipe

Prep & Cooking Time: 40 mts

Serves 4-5 persons

Cuisine: Indo-Chinese

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Ingredients:

2 cups finely chopped capsicum, cabbage, carrot, beans and spring onion whites (packed cups)

2 tbsps maida/all-purpose flour

2 tbsps cornflour

1/2 tbsp rice flour

1 tbsp ginger-garlic-green chilli paste

1/4 tsp soy sauce

1/2 tsp black pepper powder

warm water as required (less than 1/2 cup is needed)

salt to taste

oil for deep frying

For sauce:

1/4 cup spring onions, finely chopped

1 1/2 tbsps finely minced garlic

1/2 tbsp finely minced ginger

2 finely chopped green chillis

1/2 tsp red chilli powder (preferably Kashmiri)

2 tsps soya sauce

1/2 tbsp chilli sauce

2 tsps vinegar

2 tbsps tomato sauce

1 tsp brown sugar

salt as required

1 tbsp sesame oil

1 1/2 – 2 tbsps finely chopped coriander leaves OR spring onion greens

1 Heat oil for deep frying in a heavy bottomed vessel.
2 In a bowl, combine maida, cornflour, rice flour, salt, ginger-garlic-green chilli paste, pepper pwd, soy sauce, salt and all the finely chopped vegetables. Sprinkle little water to make a thick mixture. Add water little by little and use only as much water as required to form small balls. You should be able to make small balls as shown in the picture above.
3 Carefully place each ball into the hot oil. Do not crowd the vessel. Reduce flame and deep fry the vegetable balls till cooked. Increase the flame towards the end of the cooking process and fry till they turn golden brown. Remove onto absorbent paper and keep aside.
4 Heat oil in a large wok and once the oil is piping hot, add the chopped garlic and stir fry for a few seconds. Add the green chillis and ginger and stir fry on high for a few seconds.
5 Add the whites of spring onions and stir fry on high for 2 mts, constantly tossing them.
6 Add the vegetable balls and stir fry for another 3 mts. They should retain their crunch. Reduce to medium heat and add the brown sugar, soya sauce, tomato ketchup, chilli sauce and vinegar. Mix well and cook for 2 mts. Add 3-4 tbsps of water and cook for 2 mts.
7 Toss on high flame for 1-2 mts. Turn off heat. Garnish with the chopped spring onion greens and/or coriander leaves.

For Wet Vegetarian Manchurian (with gravy) follow the steps below.

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Wet Vegetable Manchurian

1 Mix a tbsp of cornflour in a little water. Keep aside.
2 After following step 5 above, add 1 1/2 cups water and bring to a boil. Reduce to medium heat and add the brown sugar, soya sauce, tomato ketchup, chilli sauce and vinegar.
3 Add the cornflour water slowly and keep stirring till it takes a thick gravy like consistency. Cook for 1-2 mts. Turn off heat.
4 Add the balls to the gravy at the time of serving. Garnish with chopped spring onion greens and/or coriander leaves.

You will find more such easy to make Indian recipes on the blog.

Vegetable Manchurian Recipe

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Main Ingredients: carrots beans cabbage

I haven’t posted any Indian Chinese recipes in a while and was going through the archives when I realized that I had not blogged a popular Indian Chinese appetizer, Vegetable Manchurian. Its prepared almost on the same lines as Gobi Manchurian except that we use finely chopped mixed vegetables instead of Gobi (Cauliflower).

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By • Nov 12th, 2011 • Category: All Recipes, Indian Chinese Recipes, Indian Snacks and Starter Recipes, Indian Vegan Recipes, Indian Vegetarian Recipes, Recipes Vegetable Dishes

  • http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com Krithi

    Love the last pic very much,, I am a great fan of your gobi manchurian!

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  • Stillnotyet00

    It’s been so long since I had this,..looks yum,..

  • Sailaja.

    I love this appetizer, on Nov 26th my daughter is turning one and I am planning to make this as appetizer. Thank you very much for the post sailu. I love your recipes..

  • Premalatha Aravindhan

    wow love it at anytime,pls pass the bowl…yummy!

  • Michelle Peters – Jones

    OMG!! Sailu, that manchurian just looks too good! My daughter will absolutely love it. Thank you so much for posting this recipe up, I am really looking forward to making them.

  • Nishi

    The manchurian looks very delicious sailu!!! This would be a perfect accompaniment with fried rice :)

  • Nishi

    The manchurian looks very delicious sailu!!! This would be a perfect accompaniment with fried rice :)

  • Nishi

    The manchurian looks very delicious sailu!!! This would be a perfect accompaniment with fried rice :)

  • lovetocook

    Hi Sailu…I have tried so many of your recipes but this is the 1st time I am commenting on your blog…I tried vegetable manchurian and it turned out great..Just tht as my vegetables were frozen I had to thaw them and remove the excess water but it was a little soggy so I added a little more amounts of batter for holding my veg balls …it still turned out great but sucked a lot of oil…

  • deepti

    hi sailu garu

    can we use normal sugar instead of brownsugar

    • Anonymous

      Yes, you can use normal sugar.

  • Vidya

    does using soya sauce is compulsary ??

    • Anonymous

      Yes, its required for that Indian Chinese flavor. If you do not have it, omit it and prepare.

  • Meghana

    Sailu

    Good job…But please post pictures in more detail way. It helps for the novice to check the correctness while we are trying

  • Maheshwarik Uma

    Yummy!! The recipe is really helpful!! I tried it once and all my friends loved it, infact they keep asking me to prepare it again!!
    Thanks Sailu garu!!

  • konfused

    Hey Sailu,
    Awesome blog! I’m gonna try the vegetable manchurian for an upcoming pot luck for ~50 people. Do the manchurian balls hold well to freezing? I would prefer to make a batch and freeze them ahead of time, so that I can fry them on the day of the pot luck… Will that work?

    • Shrutisnov

      Yes u Cn . But sprinkle lottle corn flour and keep it airtight in refrigerator and not. In freezer 1. Day before

  • Vishnu Subramani

    How do you print this page????????????

  • Vishnu Subramani

    How do you print this page????????????

  • http://www.clickgs.com/ sinchu

    I love Manchurian, very nice recipe also pic :)

  • Mini Dewangan

    ymmmy……….!!!

  • Mini Dewangan

    ymmmy……….!!!

  • Mini Dewangan

    ymmmy……….!!!

  • Mini Dewangan

    ymmmy……….!!!

  • SS

    I just made the semi dry version for our dinner tonight…turned out so delicious….thank you for posting the recipe.

  • SS

    I just made the semi dry version for our dinner tonight…turned out so delicious….thank you for posting the recipe.

  • sabreena

    Hi Sailu,

    I have tried the above dry manchurian an my husband love it :)…keep up the goo work.

    Thanks
    Sabreena

  • Rpunitha63

    Looking Gorgeous Sailu. Very very Tempting…..

  • Lalitha ilavala

    ur site is more helpful to prepare the items very spicy

  • Lalitha ilavala

    ur site is more helpful to prepare the items very spicy

  • Dhamneaditi@rediffmail.com

    IT IS REALLY VERY AWSOME

  • Mandalapu Neeraja

    baby corn manchurian is soooooooooo yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm……. it tastes cool …. chinese food is so delicious

  • Mandalapu Neeraja

    baby corn manchurian is soooooooooo yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm……. it tastes cool …. chinese food is so delicious

  • rajalakshmi

    shall we bake the balls in the oven?

  • rajalakshmi

    shall we bake the balls in the oven?

  • rajalakshmi

    and wen baking wat is d power and timing pls mention sailu garu.and i have also subscribed for ur site but i do not get the mails nowadays

  • rajalakshmi

    and wen baking wat is d power and timing pls mention sailu garu.and i have also subscribed for ur site but i do not get the mails nowadays

  • subhadra

    i made gobi manchuria along with bisebelli bath,both turned out very well.thank u very much for posting valuable reepies in ur blog.

  • disha.

    it ws really nice..nd yummm…my fmly jst lovd it…thnks…fr shring ur delicious recipes wth us….

  • Ivan Schmetterling

    Is it really necessary to use all three flours or can I use just one?

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      Use all purpose flour and a little bit of corn flour. If you do not have corn flour, just use all purpose flour.

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      Use all purpose flour and a little bit of corn flour. If you do not have corn flour, just use all purpose flour.

  • upasana

    realy a gud web site…………..thanx a lot………..

  • upasana

    realy a gud web site…………..thanx a lot………..

  • Kiran

    Sailu, can the balls be frozen either before frying or after frying? It would be great if a big batch could be made and used as needed….

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      Yes, you can freeze the raw balls. When you want to serve them, thaw and deep fry.

  • sunanda

    hi sailu,………
    ur veg mnchurian receipy is superb……….. :) wn i made it my bro giftd me a cadbury…….nd he does ths tyf of activity wn he is very much happy with me……thnks :)

  • Safa

    When you say 2 cups packed of finely chopped vegetables, do you mean 2 cups of each vegetable, or all together 2 cups….?

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      2 cups of mixed vegetables only. Not 2 cups of each vegetable.

  • jenny

    if i dont have spring onions… can i use normal onions… will it work…

  • Prarthana

    my mum tried dry manchurian balls
    nd it turned out to b AWESME!!!!!.. thnk u for your recipe :):):):):):):

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=622580250 Geetika Demra

    I cooked chopped veges to dry them in microwave for 8 minutes and in sauce I added chopped cabbage too….rest everything i did according to you and it was awesome!!

  • Natasha Govan

    What type of beans do you use?

  • Shifa Muthahar

    Thnx a ton for the recipe sailu , i tried it today and my husband loved it . I am newly married so your blog helps :) I am hooked your blog for my daily recipes . Thank you so much .

  • sjunk

    Hi Sailu garu, tried your recipe and it came out perfect. Thanks a lot…

  • Kumkummala6

    plz help me to to cook veg chilli recepie

  • Panchal aanal

    Wow … thank u so much for yr help … Manchurian was awesome … we all love it … :)

  • Snigdha

    can we use white sugar instead of brown sugar?

    • http://sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      Yes you can use granulated sugar or jaggery

  • Akhila Gorthy

    I made this tonight and it came out just as your pictures did! And it was delicious! Except I added extra chilies because I like my food spicy. Easy recipe to follow. Thank you so much for making my night!

  • Srihitha

    Good recepe, we tried it. it was very good. Thanks

  • DS

    For the sauce… Do we use green chilli or red chilli sauce!!

  • vaan

    nice recipe it helped me a lot pls give more snacs

  • Lmanik

    Veg manchurian, very nicely put/demonstrated on the website. Good job.

  • sweta upadhyay

    thnks for ur lovely recipe… it really worked for my father… he just loved it