Vegetable Manchurian (Dry) Recipe
The Vegetable Manchurian (Dry) Recipe is a very popular Indian Chinese dish is made from finely minced vegetables, coated with corn flour and pan fried, then dipped in a tangy and spicy soy sauce. The Vegetable Manchurian Balls, when coated with a sweet spicy sauce make great appetisers for parties.
Serve Vegetable Manchurian as a starter in your parties along with a glass of red wine.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Indian appetiser such as
Ingredients for Manchurian
- 3 cups Cabbage , finely minced
- 2 Carrots , finely grated
- 1 Onion , finely chopped
- 1 Potato (aloo) , boiled, peeled and mashed
- 1/4 cup Corn flour
- 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour (Maida)
- 1/4 teaspoon Red chilli powder
- Salt , to taste
- Cooking oil , for deep frying Ingredients for Manchurian Sauce
- 3 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
- 1 inch Ginger , grated
- 4 Spring Onions (Scallion) , finely chopped with leaves
- 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon Corn flour
- 1 cup Vegetable stock , or water
- 1 tablespoon Soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon Tomato Ketchup
- 1 tablespoon Cooking oil
- Salt , to taste
Directions for Vegetable Manchurian (Dry) Recipe
To begin making the Vegetable Manchurian (Dry) recipe, we will first make the Manchurian balls.
Combine all the ingredients for the Manchurian, add just a little water if required and shape them into lemon sized balls.
Divide the mixture into 15 - 20 balls of bite size or a little bigger.
Preheat the Kuzhi Paniyaram pan; add a teaspoon of oil into each cavity of the pan; add the Manchurian balls and pan fry them until browned and cooked from all sides. You can optionally drizzle more oil if you like it crisper.
Proceed the same way with the remaining Manchurian Balls and keep them aside.
To begin making the Manchurian Sauce, mix the cornflour with 1/4 cup of water or vegetable stock. Stir in the soy sauce, ketchup and salt.
Heat oil in a wok or frying pan on high heat; add garlic, ginger, green chillies, spring onions and stir-fry for a few seconds.
Add the corn flour mixture to the above and cook for a few minutes until the sauce is thick and creamy. Turn off heat.
Just before serving, put the fried Vegetable Manchurian in the sauce and stir-fry on high heat for few minutes. Garnish with spring onion leaves and serve hot.
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