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Veg Manchurian Dry Recipe Step By Step Instructions 10

Dry Mixed Vegetable Manchurian

Dry Veg Manchurian is an Indo-Chinese dish made of deep fried mixed vegetable dumplings tossed in spicy Chinese sauces.
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Recipe Info

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 4
Category Snacks
Cuisine Indian

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g

Ingredients For Dry Mixed Vegetable Manchurian
  

For the Manchurian Balls

  • 1 Cup Shredded Cabbage
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded or Grated Carrot
  • 1/4 Cup Capsicum, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Spring Onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 2 Tablespoon Cornstarch or Cornflour
  • 1/4 Cup All purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Soy Sauce
  • Oil for Frying

For the Gravy

  • 3-4 Cloves of Garlic
  • ~1 Inch Piece of Ginger
  • 1-2 Green Chillies, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Spring Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Cornflour
  • 1 Teaspoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Chilli Vinegar
  • 2 Teaspoons Green Chilli Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Sauce
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons Oil

Step By Step Instructions for Dry Mixed Vegetable Manchurian
 

Preparing the manchurian balls

  • Finely chop or grate cabbage, carrot, onion, capsicum (bell pepper) & spring onions and combine them in a bowl. It is best to squeeze out all the water from the vegetables after chopping them, otherwise too much water will make it difficult to make manchurian balls.
    1 Cup Shredded Cabbage, 1/2 Cup Shredded or Grated Carrot, 1/4 Cup Capsicum, finely chopped, 1/2 Cup Onion, finely chopped, 1/4 Cup Spring Onions, finely chopped
    Dry Veg Manchurian Recipe Instructions
  • Add ginger-garlic paste, salt, pepper and soy sauce. Take care not to add too much of salt because soy sauce already has some in it.
    1/2 Tablespoon Ginger-Garlic Paste, 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste, 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper, 1 Teaspoon Soy Sauce
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  • Add all purpose flour (maida) and corn flour / cornstarch.
    1/4 Cup All purpose Flour (Maida), 2 Tablespoon Cornstarch or Cornflour
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  • Mix all the ingredients well. If the mixture looks too wet, you can add some more all purpose flour to absorb the excess water.
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  • Form small balls from the mixture and fry them in hot oil on medium heat. Do not keep the heat high, otherwise they will turn dark from the outside, but will not be properly cooked from the inside.
    Dry Veg Manchurian Recipe Instructions
  • Make sure that the oil is sufficiently hot before adding the the balls otherwise they will start to break. Also, do not let the vegetables sit for too long after mixing the ingredients otherwise they will start to leave water and you will not be able to make balls. It is best to keep making the balls and frying them simultaneously.
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  • Fry one side till it turns golden brown and then gently flip them over to fry the other side. Then turn the heat to high and fry for a little while to make them crispy.
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  • Remove the balls from the oil and place them on an absorbent paper to drain the excess oil.
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Preparing the gravy

  • Now for the gravy, heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan. Add finely chopped garlic, ginger and green chilli and roast them.
    3-4 Cloves of Garlic, ~1 Inch Piece of Ginger, 1-2 Green Chillies, finely chopped
    Dry Veg Manchurian Recipe Instructions
  • Add onions & spring onions and fry them on high heat till they turn golden brown.
    1/2 Cup Onion, finely chopped, 1/2 Cup Spring Onion, finely chopped
    Dry Veg Manchurian Recipe Instructions
  • Then add soy sauce, vinegar, green chilli sauce, red chilli sauce, salt & pepper.
    1 Teaspoon Soy Sauce, 1 Teaspoon Chilli Vinegar, 2 Teaspoons Green Chilli Sauce, 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Sauce, 1/2 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste, 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
    Dry Veg Manchurian Recipe Instructions
  • You can add 1 teaspoon corn flour to thicken the gravy if required.
    1 Teaspoon Cornflour
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  • Add the manchurian balls to the gravy and toss gently to coat them with the sauces. Cook for a couple of minutes.
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  • Dry Veg Manchurian is ready. Serve it hot as an appetizer garnished with spring onion greens or with other Indo-chinese dishes like rice and noodles.
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