Veg Manchurian ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )

Veg Manchurian ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )

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veg manchurian recipe is a popular Mumbai street food vegetable manchurian. You cannot miss the inimitable smell of cooking garlic, onions and chillies of veg manchurian recipe , which will grab your attention even from 500 metres away! This ever-popular Chinese veg manchurian recipe is really easy to make. When you eat these deep-fried vegetable balls in a soya sauce based gravy, do not let mundane things like the weighing scale bother you! just enjoy it!

In Mumbai, every single Chinese push cart street vendor sells veg manchurian along with Chinese fried rice, hakka noodle and Manchow soup.

Tips and notes on Manchurian balls for Mumbai street food vegetable manchurian. 1. Cabbage and carrot are the 2 most important ingredients for Veg Manchurian balls. You can even add french beans to this recipe if you like. Add the finely chopped garlic. You can even grate the garlic if you wish but it make sure there are no big pieces as they might be pungent to bite on. 3. Add plain flour as well. Plain flour gives crispiness to the Manchurian vegetable balls. 4. Take small spoonfuls of the mixture in your hands and shape them into small balls. If the mixture is too sticky then you might have to apply a little oil on your hands before shaping them into balls. It is very important that the Manchurian vegetable balls hold their shape.

Tips on the Manchurian gravy for veg manchurian recipe . 1. Almost all Chinese cooking is done on a high flame to get an intense flavor. 2. Now add the cornflour-water mixture and cook for 3-4 minutes, while stirring occasionally. As cornflour does not dissolve in water, always stir the mixture well before adding it to any sauce or gravy. The reason for adding this is for the gravy to get thicker as it cooks. If the gravy is too thin after 3 to 4 minutes, you can add more of the cornflour-water mixture. But if the gravy is too thick, you can add more water or stock to it to adjust the consistency.

Learn to make veg manchurian recipe | Mumbai street food vegetable manchurian | with step by step photos below.

Veg Manchurian ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes ) recipe - How to make Veg Manchurian ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 plates
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Ingredients


For The Vegetable Manchurian Balls
3 cups finely chopped cabbage
1 1/4 cups grated carrot
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 tbsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
3 tbsp cornflour
8 tbsp plain flour (maida)
salt and to taste
oil for deep-frying

For The Gravy For Vegetable Manchurian
1 tbsp garlic (lehsun) , finely chopped
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
2 tsp finely chopped ginger (adrak)
3 tbsp chopped spring onions whites
3 tbsp chopped capsicum
2 cups clear vegetable stock or water
1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp cornflour mixed with 2 tbsp of water
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

For Garnish
spring onions greens

Method
For the vegetable manchurian balls

    For the vegetable manchurian balls
  1. Combine the cabbage, carrots, onions, garlic, green chillies, salt, pepper, cornflour and plain flour in a bowl and mix well to combine.
  2. Divide the mixture into 24 equal portions and shape each portion into a round ball.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry the balls, a few at a time, on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides.
  4. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.

For the vegetable manchurian gravy

    For the vegetable manchurian gravy
  1. Combine the cornflour and 4 tbsps of water in a deep bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan on a high flame.
  3. Add the garlic, ginger and green chillies and sauté on a high flame for a few seconds.
  4. Add the spring onion whites and capsicum and sauté on a high flame for 1 minute.
  5. Add the soy sauce and red chilli sauce, mix well and sauté on a high flame for a few seconds.
  6. Add 2 1/2 cups of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the cornflour-water mixture, mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Add the salt and pepper, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Just before serving, add the manchurian balls to the hot gravy, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  2. Serve the veg manchurian immediately garnished with spring onion greens.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per plate
Energy162 cal
Protein3.1 g
Carbohydrates19.3 g
Fiber3.5 g
Fat8.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium182.9 mg
Veg Manchurian ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes ) with step by step photos

For the Veg Manchurian Balls

  1. For the Manchurian balls, we first have to prep the ingredients and keep so it is easier and faster to prepare. For that, finely chop the cabbage, onions, garlic and chillies and grate the carrots.
  2. In a deep mixing bowl put the cabbage.
  3. Then add grated carrot to it. Cabbage and carrot are the 2 most important ingredients for Veg Manchurian balls. You can even add french beans to this recipe if you like.
  4. Now add the onions to this as well.
  5. Add the finely chopped garlic. You can even grate the garlic if you wish but it make sure there are no big pieces as they might be pungent to bite on.
  6. Also add the finely chopped green chillies to the bowl.
  7. Add the salt and pepper to the vegetables. Salt releases the water from the vegetables which will enable the mixture to combine properly without adding any additional water.
  8. Now add the binding agent – cornflour.
  9. Add plain flour as well. Plain flour gives crispiness to the vegetable balls.
  10. Start mixing the ingredients with your hands. It will first be a dry mixture.
  11. When you start mixing a little bit more, the vegetables will start releasing water and the wet mixture will start coming together. It will look like this. Do not squeeze the mixture too much as it might become very loose.
  12. Take small spoonfuls of the mixture in your hands and shape them into small balls. If the mixture is too sticky then you might have to apply a little oil on your hands before shaping them into balls. It is very important that the balls hold their shape. We have made 24 Veg Manchurian balls.
  13. Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan, enough to cover a few balls at a time. Deep fry a few vegetable balls at a time, on a medium flame, until golden brown from all sides. It is very important to have the oil at the right temperature while deep frying. If the oil is too hot, the balls will burn from outside and remain undercooked and doughy from insde. We have fried the vegetable balls in batches of 5, each batch taking 4-5 minutes to cook.
  14. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.

For the Manchurian Gravy

  1. To make veg manchurian | Mumbai street food vegetable manchurian | we first have to make Manchurian gravy. Combine the cornflour with 4 tbsps water in a small bowl and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok or a deep non-stick pan on a high flame and add the garlic. Almost all Chinese cooking is done on a high flame to get an intense flavor.
  3. Then add the ginger.
  4. Now finally add the finely chopped green chillies. These 3 ingredients form the base of chinese cooking flavors. Mix well and stir fry only for a few seconds as we do not want them to burn.
  5. Now add the spring onion whites. We have not finely chopped these as we still want them to retain a bite.
  6. With this, also add the capsicum. These are also not finely chopped.
  7. Sauté these on a high flame for 1 minute only.
  8. Now add the soy sauce and red chilli sauce and stir for a few seconds.
  9. Now add 2 1/2 cups of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. For a more intense flavor, you can even use vegetable stock. We have added so much water because we are making manchurian with gravy. If you want to make it without gravy, then check out the recioe for Dry Manchurian.
  10. Now add the cornflour-water mixture and cook for 3-4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.  As cornflour does not dissolve in water, always stir the mixture well before adding it to any sauce or gravy. The reason for adding this is for the gravy to get thicker as it cooks. If the gravy is too thin after 3 to 4 minutes, you can add more of the cornflour-water mixture. But if the gravy is too thick, you can add more water or stock to it to adjust the consistency.
  11. Add the salt and pepper at this point.
  12. Simmer this sauce on a medium flame for 1 minutes till the gravy is thick and has a shine to it.

How to proceed for the Veg Manchurian

  1. Just before serving, put the vegetable balls in the gravy and bring the gravy to a boil and cook for 1-2 minutes till heated through.
  2. Garnish the veg manchurian | Mumbai street food vegetable manchurian | with spring onion greens.
  3. Serve veg manchurian | Mumbai street food vegetable manchurian | hot with burnt garlic fried rice.

Reviews

Veg Manchurian ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 27 May 20 02:08 AM
5

I made it for the first time, following your recipe ma''am. It turned out Delicious. My husband loved it too. I follow your method and ingredients when i feel like trying new dishes, and it cooks really good. Thank You ! :)
Veg Manchurian ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 02 Jan 19 08:53 PM
5

turned out really well. Thank you ?
Tarla Dalal
03 Jan 19 02:11 PM
   Hi Sonal, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking!
Veg Manchurian ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 07 Oct 18 10:58 PM
5

please send me jain Manchurian recipe
Tarla Dalal
08 Oct 18 09:08 AM
   Hi Chinki, We will come up with the recipe soon.
Veg Manchurian ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 08 May 18 03:52 AM
5

I tried to make this, but unfortunately the manchurian ball mixture relised water once all mixed. I had to squeeze the water whilst rolling into balls. Why was this? Where did I go wrong?
Tarla Dalal
08 May 18 09:26 AM
   Hi Bhavika, Once you have mixed all the ingredients, make the balls immediately and deep fry or else the cabbage will release water.
Veg Manchurian ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 22 Oct 17 01:01 PM
5

It tastes really awesome.
Tarla Dalal
23 Oct 17 09:08 AM
   Hi Ankita, Thank you for your kind words.. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them...
Veg Manchurian ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 06 Oct 16 05:06 PM
5

Delicious. I love my soy and salt so I added more soy to the sauce and it worked wonderfully!
Veg Manchurian ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 11 Feb 16 07:50 PM
5

Veg Manchurian ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 30 Nov 15 07:00 PM
5

Veg Manchurian ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 12 Mar 12 06:36 PM
5

Perfect...cant get any better
Veg Manchurian ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
 on 07 Jan 12 11:40 AM
4