Veg Manchurian Recipe: How to Make Veggie Manchurian – Dabur Hommade

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How to Cook Veggie Manchurian Recipe

A popular Indo-Chinese dish, Veg Manchurian is the ultimate comfort food to enjoy on the days you are craving to eat something wholesome and spicy. Deep fried vegetables dumplings, tossed in a spicy sauce made with soy sauce and cornflour, veg Manchurian is all you need to take your taste buds on a happy and delicious trip. Totally worth it!  

Preparation time: 30-40 mins

Cooking time: 20-25 mins

Serves: 3-4 people

Ingredients:

For vegetable balls:

  • 1 medium size carrot
  • ½ cup cabbage
  • 1 cup roughly chopped bell peppers
  • 2 tbsp roughly chopped spring onions
  • ½ tsp freshly crushed black pepper
  • ½ tsp white powder
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • Oil (for deep frying)
  • Salt to taste

For sauce/gravy:

  • 2 tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped spring onion
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped celery
  • 1 tbsp Dabur Hommade Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped green chilies
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • ½ tsp vinegar
  • ½ cup water or vegetable stock
  • ½ tsp black pepper (freshly crushed)
  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp sugar

For garnish:

  • One chopped spring onion

Preparation for Veggie Manchurian balls:

  • In a food processor, put all the vegetables and grind them coarsely
  • Make sure that there are few chunks of vegetables left in the mix as they taste good while biting into them
  • Transfer the coarsely chopped vegetables into a plate and add corn flour, white and black pepper and salt to it
  • Gently mix the vegetables making sure everything has come together
  • Now start rolling small balls out of the vegetable mix
  • Line them up in a tray and keep them aside for 10-15 minutes
  • Now, in a wok, heat oil and start rolling in the balls, one-by-one, for deep frying
  • Keep stirring regularly to make sure that the balls are fried evenly
  • Once they turn golden brown on the outside, take them out of the wok and transfer them on a plate lined with tissue paper
  • This will help the paper soak the excess oil from the vegetable balls
  • Keep the balls aside and get on to preparing the sauce for the Veg Manchurian

Preparation for the sauce/gravy:

  • Heat oil in a pan
  • Add ginger, garlic, ginger garlic paste, green chilies and onion and fry them
  • Keep stirring continuously to avoid the ingredients from sticking to the bottom of the pan
  • Now add celery & spring onion and stir fry for 1 minute
  • Now add water or vegetable stock & soy sauce and let it simmer for 1-2 minutes
  • Add cornflour (mixed with water) paste to thicken the sauce
  • Stir continuously to avoid any lump formation in the sauce
  • Leave it to simmer for 1 minute
  • Once the gravy has thickened add salt, black and white pepper, vinegar and sugar
  • Stir and let it cook for ½ minute more before taking the pan off the heat

How to Serve Veggie Manchurian:

  • Arrange the deep-fried vegetable balls in a bowl
  • Scoop out the sauce from the pan and pour it over the balls
  • Garnish with thinly chopped spring onion
  • Serve hot with noodles or veg rice

Tips & variations:

  • You can adjust the consistency of the gravy as per your liking
  • If you like it spicier, increase the amount of green chilies
  • Always fry the vegetable balls on medium heat to make sure they get cooked evenly inside-out