Chinese Vegetable Manchurian Recipe - Kids Friendly
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Everyone loves Chinese food, but the restaurant versions are riddled with additives and artificial flavoring. Enjoy a much healthier version at home with this kid friendly Vegetable Manchurian recipe!
  • For the balls:
  • ½ cauliflower, grated
  • ½ cabbage, grated
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper powder
  • 3 tbsp refined flour
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • For the gravy:
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic, diced
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp soya sauce
  • 1 tsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp cornflour dissolved in water
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper powder to taste
  1. For the balls: Put all the grated vegetables into a mixing bowl. Add all the other ingredients and mix together to get a dough-like mixture. There's no need to add extra water because the water from vegetables will help bind it together.
  2. Heat oil in a pan. Make small balls out of the vegetable dough; larger balls will not cook completely.
  3. On a medium flame, deep fry the balls till brown. Drain on a napkin.
  4. For the gravy: Heat oil in a wok. Add the garlic paste and ginger paste and fry for a couple of minutes till the raw smell disappears.
  5. Add the onions and saute till light brown. Add all the sauces and seasonings.
  6. Add the stock and boil. Add cornflour paste to get the desired consistency.
  7. Add the fried balls to it and serve with noodles or fried rice.
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