Vegetable Manchurian

Indo-chinese delight

Recipe by Khushboo Barmeda of Dar es Salaam, TZ

Popular chinese dish

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

FOR THE VEGETABLE BALLS:

  • 3 cups cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups carrots, grated
  • 1/2 cup onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 5 tbsp plain flour(maida)
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Ajinomoto powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil for deep frying

FOR THE SAUCE:

  • 1 tbsp garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp green chillies, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp heinz tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornflour mixed with 1 cup water
  • 2 pinches sugar
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste.

Directions

VEGETABLE BALLS:

  1. Combine the cabbage, carrots, onions, cornflour, plain flour, garlic, green chilli, ajinomoto, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix well.
  2. Shape spoonfuls of the mixture into small balls. If you find it difficult to form balls, sprinkle a little water to bind the mixture.
  3. Deep fry in hot oil untill golden brown.

SAUCE:

  1. Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan on a medium flame. Add garlic, ginger and green chillies and stir fry over the flame for few seconds.
  2. Add water, soya sauce, tomato sauce, cornflour paste, sugar and salt and simmer for a few minutes.

HOW TO SERVE:

Just before serving, put the vegetable balls in the sauce and bring it to boil. Serve hot.

Comments

beena

nice recipe,husband is always ready to enjoy it.thanks a lot to you sister.can you pls tell me, is there any option for Ajinomoto?

Ashwin

ummm..Ajino Moto is a flavour enhancer and is not very good for health, it is better to avoid it.

Khushboo Barmeda

hi Preeti, ajinomoto is chinese salt

preeti

Its looking great can you tell me what is Ajinomoto.