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Vegetable Manchurian

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This is a very popular snack enjoyed by all the age groups, especially on a rainy day accompanied with some stir fried noodles or fried rice. Vegetable dumplings are fried and then cooked with bursting flavor of garlic and variety of sauces.Make this yummy finger food for your next party and enjoy!

Preparation time : 20 mins

Cooking time : 20 mins

Serves – 2 to 3


  • For Manchurian Balls :
  • Carrot (finely chopped) – 2 medium
  • Cabbage (finely chopped) – 1 Cup
  • Beans (finely chopped) – 15 no
  • Onion (finely chopped) – 3 Tbsp
  • Cornflour – 4 Tbsp
  • All Purpose Flour – 2 Tbsp
  • Ginger paste – 1 tsp
  • Garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Green Chillies (finely chopped)  – to taste
  • Ajnomoto – pinch (Optional )
  • Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder – to taste
  • Mashed Rice – Optional (use only if your dumpling break apart while frying)
  • Oil – for deep frying
For Sauce 
  •  Oil – 2 Tbsp
  •  Onion (chopped) – 3 Tbsp
  •  Green Onion (chopped) – 2 Tbsp
  •  Sweet & Sour Sauce – 2 Tbsp
  •  Soy Sauce – to taste
  •  Green Chillies (finely chopped) – to taste
  •  Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder  – to taste
  •  Green Onion (white portion) – 1 Tbsp
  •  Salt – to taste
  •  Cornflour – 2 Tbsp
  •  Water (for making paste) – 4 Tbsp

Procedure :

For Dumplings :

Step 1 : In a mixing bowl add cornflour, all purpose flour, carrot, cabbage, beans, ginger, garlic,green chillies, salt, red chilli powder and mix together to form a dough like mixture.

Step 2 : Set the oil ready for deep frying, make just one ball check for the right consistency by dropping the ball into the hot oil. if the ball is firm and doesn’t disappear into oil then make the dumplings with the remaining mixture and fry them in small batches, until they turn golden brown.

Step 3 : If the ball disappear into the hot oil while frying mix in some cooked rice or poha or bread crumbs into the vegetable mixture and start making dumplings and fry them till golden. Let them sit on the paper towel while working with the sauce.

For Sauce :

Step 1 : In a wok, add oil, once hot, add garlic, onion, green chillies, green onion,saute for 30 secs.

Step 2 : Add sweet and sour sauce, soy sauce, mix well.

Step 3 : Add cornflour paste and mix together with the sauce mixture, then add red chilli powder, salt.

Step 4 : Add the fried dumplings into this mixture cook for 3 mins. Serve hot as an appetizer or with noodles or fried rice. Enjoy!!!


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