Veg Manchurian is one of the most popular Indo Chinese style dish and is a great dish to serve with fried rice or noodles. It's easy to make and restaurant like taste can be easily achieved at home. Here is how to make Veg Manchurian.
Add all the vegetables in a food processor and chop finely.
Transfer the veggies in a bowl.
Add salt, pepper, maida and cornflour and mix well.
Keep the mixture aside for 10 minutes.
Apply oil in your palms and make small balls from the mixture.
Heat oil for frying in a pan.
Fry the balls on medium low heat until they are slightly browned.
Fry the balls in batches and do not overload the pan while frying.
Drain the balls on a plate.
Now heat the oil once again until very hot.
Double fry the manchurian balls until golden brown and crispy.
Drain and keep aside.
For the gravy
Heat oil in a wok.
Once the oil is hot, add green onion white, ginger and garlic and fry for a minute.
Add green chillies, onion and capsicum and fry for a few seconds.
Add soy sauce, vinegar, red chilli sauce, tomato ketchup and water and bring the mixture to a boil.
Add salt and pepper and mix well.
Mix cornflour in 4 tbsp water and add the slurry in the pan.
Cook until the sauce thickens.
Add the manchurian balls in the sauce and cook for a minute.
Garnish with spring onion greens.
Serve hot with noodles or rice.
The vegetables must be finely chopped or minced in order to make proper veg balls. Chopping the veggies might consume a lot of time, using a food processor would be ideal. Just roughly chop all the veggies and put them in a food processor. Blend until they are coarse.Do not use a mixer as it will make a paste of the vegetables.If you do not have a food processor, try to grate the veggies like cabbage, carrots and onion and very finely chop the capsicum using a knife.