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Veg Manchurian (step by step pics) Recipe

Veg Manchurian is nothing but vegetable dumplings prepared in an Indo-Chinese style. This recipe of mine is gravy based, but you can try non-gravy version too, in case you are not a big fan of this soupy version. Veg manchurian is made of dumplings made of carrot, cabbage and capsicum primarily.

If you having the dry version, then it is a great starter and when you making this gravy one, it is fabulous as main course. You can serve it with rice or noodles and certainly an instant hit with your guests.

Origin of Veg Manchurian

Veg manchurian is an indo-chinese dish. It is believed to have bought to india in early 19th century by Chinese immigrants in Calcutta.

I am a hardcore fan of indo-chinese food. I normally have some or other indo-chinese food in my kitchen every now and then. This food ranges from manchurian, to fried rice, to hakka noodle, to chilli paneer, etc.

Vegetable Manchurian Recipe | Your Food Fantasy by Meenu Gupta
Vegetable Manchurian Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

Method of making Best Veg Manchurian

  • In a mixing bowl, mix together all vegetables, onion, all purpose flour, cornflour, salt, black pepper powder.
  • Make a dough with this mixture.
  • Divide the dough into equal parts and make small round balls of the dough.
  • Heat oil in a pan on medium heat and deep fry them till they are golden brown. Take them out on a kitchen towel and keep aside.
  • Now heat another pan on medium heat and add oil. To this oil, add chopped spring onion, ginger and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Add Soy sauce, Chilli sauce, vinegar and ketchup to it and mix well. Add salt, sugar and black pepper powder and mix again.
  • Now add 1 cup of water to it and let the sauce boil. In a bowl add 1.5 tablespoon of cornflour and 2 tablespoon of water and mix it well. Add this to the sauce and let it cook on slow heat till it start thickening.
  • Add the Manchurian balls and again cook for few minutes. Switch off the flame after you get desired consistency.
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Pro Tips for best Veg Manchurian

Though this veg manchurian recipe is very easy and straight forward, trick is in preparing the balls, and to ensure that they are soft, but at the same time not too mushy.

Always fry the vegetable balls on medium heat. Frying on high heat will cook only the outside surface of the manchurian balls and inside it will be raw. Similarly, if fried on a low heat, they will absorb oil and turn soggy.

Do not grate the vegetables in advance otherwise they will be soggy and you won’t be able to make a dough. Squeeze little extra water with your hands before adding all purpose flour and corn flour. You can add this squeezed water while making manchurian sauce.

Other variations of manchurian

  • Replace cabbage and other veggies with Chicken for chicken manchurian balls.
  • Use cauliflower florets instead of veg balls for cauliflower or gobi manchurian.

This veg manchurian

  • Is vegan
  • Works as starter as well as main course
  • Is a winner on the meal table
  • Takes less than 45 mins to make

Serving suggestion

Serve this veg manchurian with hakka noodles or fried rice. You can also have dry veg manchurian on its own.

Veg Manchurian Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

Vegetable Manchurian

Manchurian – A classic Indo Chinese dish to lift the mood on any day. Pair with fried rice or noodles.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indo-Chinese
Servings 4 people
Calories 307 kcal

Ingredients
  

For Manchurian balls:

  • 1/2 Cup Carrot Grated
  • 1/2 Cup Cabbage Grated
  • 1/3 Cup Capsicum Grated
  • 1/3 Cup Onion Finely Chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon All Purpose Flour/ Maida
  • 2 Tablespoon Cornflour
  • 1/3 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 3 Tablespoon Oil

For Manchurian Sauce:

  • 1/2 Tablespoon Ginger Grated
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Garlic Grated
  • 2 Tablespoon Spring Onion Chopped
  • 2 Green chillies Slit
  • 1.5 Tablespoon Cornflour
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy souce
  • 1/2 Tablespoon White Vinegar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Chilli Souce
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt As per your taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, mix together all the ingredients listed for Manchurian balls
    Adding flour to the veg mixture for veg manchurian | Your Food Fantasy
  • Make a dough with this mixture.
    How to make Veg Manchurian at home | YourFoodFanytasy.com
  • Divide the dough into equal parts and make small round balls of it.
    Veg Manchurian Balls | Your Food Fantasy
  • Heat oil in a pan/kadhai on medium heat and deep fry them till they are golden brown.
    Frying Manchurian Balls | Your Food Fantasy
  • Take them out on a kitchen towel and keep aside.
  • Now heat another pan on medium heat and add oil. To this oil, add chopped spring onion, ginger and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes.
    Recipe of Veg Manchurian | Your Food Fantasy
  • Add Soy sauce, Chilli sauce, vinegar and ketchup to it and mix well. Add salt, sugar and black pepper powder and mix again.
  • Add 1 cup of water to it and let the sauce boil. In a bowl add 1.5 tablespoon of cornflour and 2 tablespoon of water and mix it well. Add this to the sauce and let it cook on slow heat till it start thickening.
    Veg manchrurian gravy | Your Food Fantasy
  • Add the Manchurian balls and again cook for few minutes. Switch off the flame till you get desired consistency.
    Veg Manchurian Recipe | Your Food Fantasy by Meenu Gupta
  • Serve hot and enjoy it with fried rice or veg Hakka noodles.
    Vegetable Manchurian Recipe | YourFoodFantasy.com

Notes

  1. Always fry the veg balls on medium heat. If they are fried on a high heat, then only the outside layer will get cooked and inside it will be raw. Similarly, if fried on a low heat, they will absorb oil and turn soggy.
  2. Do not grate the vegetables in advance otherwise they will be soggy and you won’t be able to make a dough. Always ensure to squeeze little extra water with your hands before adding all purpose flour and corn flour. You can add this squeezed water while making sauce.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Vegetable Manchurian
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 933mg41%
Potassium 166mg5%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 3111IU62%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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