Veg Manchurian !!!

Vegetable Manchurian is yet another delicacy of Chinese cuisine..These dumplings are so flavorful , loaded with veggies n apt as a starter or as a side to Noodles or Fried rice...
Manchuria is enjoyed by one and all ...especially kids love these dumplings ...and My favorite too !!!
My kids hate Cabbage n Cauliflower but never utter a single word when i serve these that are loaded with the same ...

Ingredients :
For Dumplings :
  • 1/3 cup finely minced/ grated cabbage
  • 1/3 cup finely minced /grated cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup finely minced/ grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 green chillies finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves grated or chopped finely
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2tsp pepper powder
  • 1/4 cup corn flour
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour / maida
  • Oil for deep frying

For the gravy :
  • 1/4 cup sliced onions
  • 1/4cup sliced Bell pepper / capsicum
  • 1 green chilli slit
  • 1tbsp garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp each spring onion whites n greens sliced
  • 1tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 2 tsp tomato ketchup
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp corn starch diluted in 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp Green / Red chilli sauce
  • 2 tbsp oil
Method :
  1. Firstly mix everything mentioned in the dumplings ingredient list except oil ..
  2. Mix well with your hand n check if u r able to form a dumpling or not..if the mixture is still wet add a tbsp of each corn flour n maida..knead n try to form a dumpling again ..if it forms a ball without falling apart the texture is perfect...
  3. Now roll out all the dumplings ..Meanwhile start heating up the oil for frying in a pan or kadai..
  4. Once all rolled out keep them aside  ...
  5. Check the oil , once hot add just enough dumplings n fry until golden..
  6. Fry them until nice and golden ..drain them on to a paper towel .. n set aside until gravy is done..
  7. For the gravy part : Heat a pan with oil ..once hot add the garlic n green chilli ..fry for a min or two..
  8. Now add the sliced onion and bell pepper...for these for a min as well
  9. Next add in the sauces..vinegar ..salt n pepper..n stir well..
  10. Later add the corn starch diluted in water..
  11. Stir well and immediately add the fried dumplings ..
  12. Stir well ..lower the heat n cover with a lid ..
  13. After few minutes..remove the lid n stir well..
  14. Turn off the heat and garnish with sliced greens n whites...
  15. Now this yummilicious chinese delicacy is all ready to dig in...
Serve it with fried rice or noddles or just jeera rice ,,works fine as well...
Equally appetizing with just ketchup as well...


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