Friday, August 13, 2010

Vegetable Manchurian(Dry)

Posted by Picasa Manchurian, one of my favorite appetizer.Today I am blogging dry version of this. This ever popular  Chinese dish is easy to prepare and will make you to prepare again and again. I love Chinese cuisine and their way of preparing of food balancing, spicy and mild flavors.The recipe is so simple and it was a big hit with my husband. I was very happy because if my husband says " good" means, I believe it will have 90% approval rate.


Ingredients :
For Manchurian balls:
Cabbage finely chopped-2cups
Carrot finely chopped-1/2cup
Beans finely chopped-1/2cup
Cauliflower florets-1/2cup
Grated Ginger-1teaspoon
Green chillies-2-3(Adjust to your taste)
Pepper powder-1/2 tea spoon
Soys sauce-2-3tbsp
Chilly paste-2tbsp
Salt to taste
Greens of Spring onion.
Boiled rice-1/2cup
Corn flour-1tbsp


  1. Steam all the finely chopped vegetables for 5-6 minutes by adding 2 cups of water
  2. Now strain all the water with the help of muslin cloth. The strained water(Stock) can be used in sauce preparation.
  3. Mix  steamed vegetables and all the remaining ingredients to make small sized balls.
  4. Heat oil in heavy bottomed vessel and fry Manchurian on medium flame till they turn golden brown.(Fry 4-5 balls at a time. Don't over crowd the vessel)
  5. Remove them to an absorbent paper.


Spring onion whites-1finely chopped.
Garlic finely chopped-3tbsp
Ginger finely chopped-1tsp
Green chillies-2 finely chopped(Adjust to your taste)
Soya Sauce-4-5tbsp
Chilli paste-2tbsp
Salt to taste.
Stock-3/4 cup


  1. Heat oil in a frying pan . When oil is hot  add onion and when it becomes transparent add garlic and fry till it browns.
  2. Now add  grated ginger  and fry for a while.
  3. Now add green chillies, soya sauce, chilli paste and salt.
  4. Add stock and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Mix corn flour in 3tbsp of water and pour it in pan.
  6. Now mixture starts to thicken. Add manchurian  and gently roll them in sauce till they get evenly coated with sauce


  1. For chopping vegetables finely, you can either use grater or food processor. I found it can be easily done in food processor or mixie.
  2. The water that is obtained by straining the vegetables is nothing but stock.It is rich in vitamins and nutrients. It can be used in gravy dishes or can be made into  soup by seasoning it.
  3. While frying Manchurians, first try with one Manchurian because sometimes if the binding agent is not sufficient the Manchurian may break in oil. If it happens add some more rice and make them into balls.


Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that looks lovely. First time here. Lovely blog. I am bookmarking this recipe :)

Kishmeesh said...

Its yum......i am hungry........