Vegetable Manchurian (with Gravy)

This dish, if made dry, you can have it as a regular snack and if it is done with Gravy this will be a very tasty side dish for the Vegetable Fried Rice. I am posting the Veggie Manchurian with Gravy Recipe today. As simple as it is but it does take time for chopping the vegetables and making the vegetable dumplings. One can eat just like that with chutney , atleast my son did and he loved it. This is again popular Indo-chinese recipe .

Ingredients for Vegetable Dumplings
  • Green cabbage shredded - 1 cup
  • Spring onions, finely chopped - 1/2 cup
  • Carrots shredded - 1 cup
  • Beans , finely chopped - 1/2 cup
  • Green chillies finely chopped - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger + Garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Ajinomoto powder - 1/3 tsp
  • Corn flour - 1/2 cup
  • Maida - 2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Cook the vegetables except spring onions till half done (do not over cooked)
  • Then take a bowl add cooked vegetables , add spring onions , add ajinomoto powder, salt to taste & add ginger garlic paste and chillies and corn flour & maida mix well and make a dough ( add sprinkle water if it is too thick) and make small dumplings
  • Deep fry the vegetable dumplings until golden brown

  • Spring onions, finely chopped - 1/2 cup
  • Ginger paste - 1/3 tsp
  • Garlic , finely chopped - 1 tsp
  • Corn flour - 2 tsp ( dissolved into water)
  • Soya sauce - 4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Ajinomoto powder - A pinch
  • Olive oil - 1 tsp
  • Heat pan add oil and add spring onions stir fry
  • Then add spring onions , ginger paste and garlic fry
  • then add water and add soya sauce bring to boil on low flame
  • add salt to taste, ajinomoto, corn flour, stir for few minutes until medium thick (if it is too thick add some water)
  • Just before serving add vegetable dumplings to the gravy
  • Serve hot with fried rice

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Vegetable Fried Rice

I have not posted this recipe in my blog yet. I have made this many times but somehow i had not posted it !! Well this is a very well known & popular Indo chinese dish (atleast used to be among our generation). I used to have this at small chinese stalls (Gaadi wala) and indo-chinese restaurants in india . This is a complete meal when you have it along with veggie manchurian (with gravy). It is also a very good combination. Will post Veggie Manchurian soon too.

  • Sona Masuri / Chinese rice - 2 cups
  • Vegetables - Shredded green cabbage, Shredded green bellpepper, Shredded carrots, Finely chopped beans, each - 1/4 cup
  • Bean sprouts - 1/4 cup
  • Spring onions, chopped - 1/4 cup
  • Soya sauce - 2 tbspn
  • Red chilli sauce - 2 tbspn
  • Ajinomoto - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste - (1/3 rd spoon is enough)
  • Olive oil - 5 tbspn
  • Garlic finely chopped - 2 tbspn
  • Rinse the rice and add 1/2 cup water and soak the rice along with add little salt and 1/2 tsp oil leave for 10 mins then Cook the rice and cool completely
  • Take a large wok add oil
  • Add garlic and spring onions fry
  • Then add all the vegetables, sprouts, stir fry on high flame
  • Then add soya sauce and chilli sauce and ajinomoto stir fry and switch off the flame
  • Add rice and sprinkle salt mix well
  • Serve with manchurian gravy

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Strawberry Smoothie

This is a very popular smoothie and also everyone's (almost) favorite. Nowadays very hot here and i thot i wud do something cold and refreshing to drink. Made this Smoothie with Strawberry flavor because its my 4 year old's favorite fruit.

Enjoy and Be cool ;-)

  • Strawberries (fresh fruit) - 2 cups
  • Sugar to taste
  • Vanilla Icecream - 1/4 cup
  • Milk - 1/2 cup
  • Ice Cubes
  • Mix all and blend it together in a mixer
  • Serve with chill garnish crushed ice

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Masala Bun / Khara Bun

Today i did baking with my 4 year old. masala bun / khara bun ( khara means spicy in kannada )
He is so eage to bake becoz of his fave cartoon "Little Bear" In that cartoon, Little bear bake's with his mom so he kept asking me to bake with him. So i decided to try masala bun, using my baking book after a long time. It was wonderful to see his enthusiasm and eagerness. The toughest part were the non-stop questions. But i was very happy to do this with him.

  • Bread Flour - 250 grms
  • Salt - to taste (aprox 1 tsp)
  • Sugar - 2 tsp
  • Unsalted Butter - 4 to 5 tbsn
  • Dry Yeast - 2 tsp
  • Luck Warm Water - 1 cup
  • Green chillies - 1 or 2 chopped
  • Curry leaves - Few chopped
  • Take a large bowl add warm water
  • Dissolve yeast, salt and sugar leave for 5 minutes
  • Then add melted butter, green chillies, curry leaves
  • Then add flour slowly and stir and knead the dough well for 5 to 10 and make soft dough
  • Cover with cloth and leave for an hour it raise the double volume
  • After an hour, make a medium size balls place it into a baking tray before that preheat the oven for about 350F
  • Place it on the oven bake at 400F (200c) for 20 minutes.

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