Sunday, July 15, 2007


This is my first recipe that i cooked for the first time in my life when i was in my 10th standard.I really love doing this and my frens & family like me to cook on all the occassions.....
special note for deepthi(one of my best frens)...u asked me to post my munchuria and here is the recipe dear...

for making balls:

4 sp corn flour
1 sp maida
chilli powder
green chilli sauce(optional)
garam masala a pinch
2 cups finely chopped cabbage
1 cup finely chopped carrot
1 cup mashed and very thick paste of potato

for garnish

finely chopped onions
finely chopped ginger and garlic pieces
finely chopped cilantro
finely chopped green chillies

white sauce (for glaze)

1 sp corn flour
1 cup water
3 to4 drops of lime juice
2 sp tomato ketchup
1 sp soy sauce
pinch of salt and chilli powder

With out adding water mix corn flour,maida,salt ,chili powder,green chilli sauce,cabbage carrot and potato.the dough should be thick to make a ball that doesnt scatter in oil while frying.
make the balls and keep it aside.
fry in the oil for 1 min on a very low flame.
keep them aside.
reapt all..
now fry all the balls for the second time till it is cooked properly inside.
put them on a paper towel .

now in a spoon of oil fry onions,garlic,ginger and green chillies.
when they reduce add cilantro and saute.
now add the balls to this garnish.
let it stay for 2 to 3 min on a very low flame like 2.
saute them.

meanwhile prepare the white sauce.
in a cup of water add corn flour,tomato ketchup,soy sauce,salt and chilli powder.
now pour it on the garnished balls.
sir it immedietly...
u can see slowly that all the sauce reduces.

saute it for 3 to 4 min on low flame.

serve hot with chapathi or fried rice.


Suganya said...

You have taken time to make those beautiful perfect balls. Looks very tasty Shanti Bhanu.

Asha said...

Great idea to make little veg balls and then turn them to beautiful Manchurians!:))
Great job Shanti.

Saju said...

That looks so tasty!

Padmaja said...

amazing dish,i love to gobble a few now!!

Laavanya said...

They look great. I've made veg. manchurian before but haven't used potato - that's a good idea for a binding agent. I used to just pulse the vegetables in the mixie so they get coarsely chopped (to save some time)

Jyothi said...

Hi Shanti! manchurian looks yummy and great idea of using potato for binding. Lovely round shape. Thanks for sharing.

archana said...

You started cooking at such an early age :) Wow !!. I could barely make khichadi :)
This is looking soooo nice and tasty Shanti :)

Cinnamon said...

Veg manchurian looks too good to resist :)
Looks delicious and yummy!

Lata said...

I was looking for this recipe from long. Thanks for posting. will try this next weekend.

bhags said...

The veg balls look so neat....and the dish is fantastic

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Those look so perfect.....Love them....Nice colour....

Sharmi said...

hey, your veg manchurian looks so tempting. cute and yummy looking.

Rekha said...

wow! mouthwatering Shanthi :)
we like both veg and gobi manchurians very much. I used to eat them more ofte when i was in India... but now not much often :(

Vcuisine said...

They are quite new and very interesting Shanti. Viji

SeeC said...

This is awesome. Love those spicy balls.