Veg Ball Manchuria

Author: kittymatti / Labels:

Veg Ball Manchuria

Recipe and Photo Courtesy: Padmini, Srinivasan (my parents)

I love this dish, especially when Amma makes it... This is a simple recipe and this dish tastes great with Indo-Chinese noodles or fried rice. Amma made fried rice and veg ball manchuria the other day and sent these pictures:)


To make the balls:
1 cup finely shredded cabbage
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup shredded onion
1/4 cup shredded capsicum
salt to taste
Freshly cracked pepper 1 tsp (vary according to taste)
1/2 cup corn flour
1/2 cup maida (all purpose flour)
Ginger 1 inch shredded
Garlic 2 cloves minced
Note: Maida and corn flour just acts as a binder to make the balls. You can add enough of the two flours just to roll out the balls. It entirely depends on the amount of water the veggies sweat. Don't have to follow strict measures.

To make the Sauce/gravy:
1 tbsp corn flour
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp red chilli sauce
1/2 tsp green chilli sauce
3 green onions/spring onions, finely chopped (bulb and shoots separated)
Ginger 1 inch shredded
Garlic 2 cloves minced
Salt to taste
2 tsp oil

To make the balls:
Mix together all the shredded veggies in a wide bowl.
Add the two flours and work into a thick sticky dough.
Roll out balls and keep aside.
Deep fry in medium flame till crispy. Keep aside

To make the sauce/gravy:
Add oil in a kadai, add ginger, garlic and saute till the raw smell vanishes.
Add the green onion bulb pieces and saute till transparent.
Add 1 cup water and allow it to boil
Introduce all the sauces at this point.
Mix the corn flour with 1/4 cup water to a paste.
Add this paste to the boiling mixture.
As the sauce boils, it will thicken.
Check for salt and add enough salt
Add the green onion shoots and put off the flame.
Drop the veg balls and allow it to soak in the sauce. Serve hot with fried rice/noodles!


Padma said...

Wow !!! looks superb ... perfect combo .... just want to have some right now :)... I too have one in my draft will publish them very soon ...

kittymatti said...

wow..thtz really nice padma..thnx a lot:)

mahimaa said...

wow... thaT combo makes me very hungry. looks so good.

Pavithra said...

Oh wow thats really wonderful combo dear.. I too have mine will publish soon...

Pavithra said...

Looking so good please send me that to my place.. delicious looking too..

kittymatti said...

thnx mahi n pavithra..waiting to c yrs too!

DEESHA said...

that looks absolutely delicious

Nithya said...

wow wow wow I want it right now.. :)

kittymatti said...

thnx deesha nad nithya!

Anonymous said...

My fav..and my husband's too.I was drooling all thru the post.

Nithya said...

Hi sis. you were the only person who found the dish brilliantly from the pic name.. ;) tat was my big time blunder. And sis sorry for deleting that comment alone. I did that for the fact of keeping up the suspense for others. sorry dont take it wrong. :) Dint know how to contact you. so wrote a comment.

Subhie Arun said...

hey there r something waiting u at my blog..pls do accept..thx

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Wow - you make me hungry in the morning... Love the dish and presentation. Hats off to your mom for doing such a great job with the pix.

Vrinda said...

Never had them together..looks so yumm,rice looks perfectly cooked

Priyameena said...

Different way of manchurian..Feels like I landed in some chinese food blog...Looks great..

Padma said...

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kittymatti said...

hey thank u vrinda, shubha!

hcof-thnx, mom was really happy to read yr comment
Thnx subhie for the award
Haha.. that was funnyy nithya!! Absolutely no probs..waiting to c yr recipe!!

Usha said...

This is my favorite combination, looks so delicious ! Great presentation :-)

Anonymous said...

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rads said...

Loce chinese. This looks easy to prepare too. Yummy combo.

Ushanandini said...

Manchurian is my kids' favorite dish! This one looks extremely eye-catching and it attracts me too! :)

kittymatti said...

thnx guys, sure shubha!

Priya said...

I love indo-chinese dishes. Thank so much. I am going to try your veggie manchuria now!

kittymatti said...

thnx priya... hope it comes out well!!

Chitra said...

u made me hungry..i tried baby corn manchurian yesterday..will try this soon:)

kittymatti said...

wow, thnx chitra!

Hari Chandana said...

Hi.. I am a new blogger..
you have a very nice blog..:)

kittymatti said...

thnx padma, shubhie, shubha... Will soon be post ing it..Im so happy that u shared it with us..
Welcome to blogging hari chandra

Varsha Vipins said...

Hi Kittymatti..your name sound so cute n so am here..:)..Glad to see ur space..loved ur about me..:p,the dishes n pics n these balls r ma fav..:)..Keep going..:)

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