What is Veg Manchurian?
Veg Manchurian is one of the most delicious Indian- Chinese dishes. It is an exotic dish which is made with a mix of vegetables such as carrot, capsicum, cabbage, onion, etc. The ingredients which are chiefly the vegetables are extremely good for our health and also the kids love these Chinese dishes, so making this amazing Chinese dish is a win-win situation.
The addition of vegetables in Manchurian is salubrious and here some health benefits to remind why cooking Manchurian can be advantageous.
- Vegetables are a good source of dietary fiber, a type of carbohydrate that helps pass food through your digestive system.
- Many green vegetables like spinach and chard contain potassium which can reduce blood pressure. Adding chopped spinach to the Manchurian can add flavor, color, and the dash of potassium you need.
- Carrots contain vitamin K, which further prevents calcium from building up in your arteries.
- Additionally, vegetables have a low glycemic index, so your blood sugar won’t rise quickly after a meal.
Dry veg Manchurian combination:
Dry Veg-Manchurian on its own can be quite fulfilling, but veg Hakka noodles, veg fried rice, or schezwan fried rice would be a great combination. These smacking combinations are simply great lockdown blues.
Veg Manchurian Dry Recipe
- 2 Cup Cabbage Finely chopped or grated
- 1 Large Onion Finely chopped
- 1 Small capsicum Chopped into cubes
- 1 Small onion Chopped into cubes
- 2 carrots Finely chopped or grated
- 4-5 Garlic cloves Finely chopped
- 3 Spring onions Finely chopped
- 1 inch Ginger Finely chopped
- 2 Green chili Sliced
- 2 Tbsp All-purpose flour
- 2 Tbsp Rice flour
- 2 Tbsp Soya sauce
- 1 Tbsp Red chili sauce
- ½ Tbsp Green chili sauce
- 1 & ½ Tbsp Schezwan sauce
- 1 Tbsp Tomato ketchup
- 3 Tbsp Cornflour
- ½ Tbsp Vinegar
- ½ Tbsp Black pepper powder
- ½ Tbsp Garam masala
- ½ Tbsp Red chili powder
- Salt to taste
- Firstly, in the bowl with grated cabbage add a small quantity of salt and mix it well, then cover the cabbage with the lid for 5 to 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes take two bowls, squeeze the cabbage to separate the water, and the dry cabbage to another bowl. Don’t throw the water you can use to make the gravy.
- In a bowl with dry cabbage, you can add onion, carrot, garam masala, red chili powder, black pepper powder, 1 tbsp salt, 1 small spoon schezwan sauce, tsp ginger garlic paste, 2 tsp soya sauce, rice flour, all-purpose flour, or cornflour, and mix all ingredients, it's your choice mix it with spoon or hand.
- When it begins to have a consistency like dough, shape it into small balls and place them on the plate.
- In a pan, heat the oil.
- Once the oil is hot, gently add the Manchurian balls to the oil and deep on the low flame to fry perfectly. When it is fried take them out on the kitchen towel.
- In the other pan, add 1 ½ spoon of oil, when oil is hot add chopped garlic and cook for 1 ½ minute, once roasted, add capsicum, onion, ginger, or cooked 1 ½ minute, now add the spring onion, or green chili mix it well. On low flame and add the green chili sauce, red chili sauce, tomato ketchup, soya sauce, vinegar or mix it and cook for 1 minute.
- Now sprinkle 1 tbsp cornflour in 2 tbsp water mix together and put it in this pan or with all ingredients mixed well, or simply add 2 tbsp of water again.
- Now, put the fried Manchurian balls in the gravy.
- Veg- Manchurian dry is ready to eat.
The Veg Manchurian not only tastes mouthwatering but the aroma is fantastic too. I am sure it’s going to pull in all your family members, ready with spoons to bite in. Don’t waste a second more rush into your kitchen and make this dry veg Manchurian using my easy recipe and enjoy your day.
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Siddhi Panchal is a food blogger at CookingwithSiddhi and food aficionado who loves to cook. Her cooking skills cover a range of Indian and international cuisines. Her aim is to enable other food enthusiasts explore their love for food by helping them cook delectable dishes from India and around the world.