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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Vegetable Manchurian / Easy Step by Step recipe:

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Vegetable Manchurian:
Veg Manchurian is an Indo-Chinese recipe, which is one of the most popular & super tasty dish..!
This delicious appetizer is really easy to make at home. It is made from finely minced cabbage, carrot, spring onions, coated with corn flour and deep fried to Manchurian balls , then dipped in a tangy hot sauce.
My kids & hubby love this with  Veg  pulav . Also it makes a great combo with  noodles,  fried  rice  or  with plain rice. 
So here is the easy to follow healthy Vegetable Manchurian recipe..:)
Ingredients:
  • Cabbage grated                         - 2 cups
  • Carrot grated                             - 1 cup
  • Chopped spring onion               - ½ cup
  • Ginger garlic paste                    - 2 tbsp
  • Green chilly                               - 1
  • Maida / All purpose flour             - ¼ cup
  • Corn flour                                 - 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Chilly sauce                              - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Tomato sauce                           - 3 to 5 tbsp
  • Dark soya sauce                       - 2 to 3 tbsp     
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to fry
Method:
  1. Grate cabbage & carrots to fine shreds.
  2. Squeeze water from them and reserve.
  3. Chop spring onion greens to small pieces.
  4. In a mixing bowl, add grated cabbage, carrots and spring onion.
  1. Add 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste and finely chopped green chilly.
  1. Add salt to taste
  2. Mix them very well.
  1. Add ¼ cup Maida / APF and 3 tbsp of corn flour.
  1. Mix well and knead to soft dough ( as the vegetables has water content, no need to add water )
  1. Make small balls out of it.
  1. Meanwhile heat oil in a frypan.
  2. Add the vegetable balls in hot oil.
  1. Deep fry on medium heat to golden & crisp.
  1. Drain and keep it in kitchen paper to drain excess oil.
  1. Now the Manchurians are ready.
  1. Lets proceed to prepare the sauce for it.
  2. In a heavy bottomed kadai / pan add 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste.
  1. Add chilly sauce & tomato sauce to it.
  1. Add dark soya sauce, little salt, corn flour paste ( 1 tbsp corn flour + 1/4 cup water ) and mix well.

  1. Heat the pan with the sauce in low medium flame.
  1. Add half cup of water and bring it to a boil.
  1. Turn off the flame. Gently add the fried Manchurian balls to the gravy.
  1. Stir well.
  1. Place them in the serving bowl and garnish with chopped spring onions.
  1. Now Vegetable Manchurian is ready to enjoy with  fried rice veg  rice  or  with  noodles.

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Vegetable Pulav / Veg Pulao / Step by Step:

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Veg Pulav
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Veg Pulav  is a healthy & delicious one pot meal with spicy vegetables and rice..!!
Basmati rice plays an important role in this rich & exotic rice dish. The flavorful aroma makes this pulav very inviting & makes it a special dish for quick & easy dinner options for parties & get-togethers.
It is best served with raitha..!!!
Lets see how to make delicious Vegetable  Pulao  using this simple recipe..:)
Ingredients:
  • Basmati rice                  - 2 cups
  • Oil                                - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Onion                           - 2
  • Green chilly                   - 1 or 2
  • Yoghurd                       - 1 small cup
  • Ginger garlic paste        - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin pwd                    - ½ tsp
  • Coriander pwd               - ½ tsp
  • Crushed pepper corns   - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds                 - ½ tsp
  • Red chilly pwd              - ½ tsp
  • Saffron color                - a pinch
  • Chopped cilantro & mint leaves
  • Salt to taste
Spices:
  • Cloves                          - 4
  • Bay leaf                        - 2
  • Cardamom                    - 2
  • Cinnamon                     - 2
  • Star anise                     - 1
  • Mace- Javetri                - 1
  • Marathi Moghu              - 1
Vegetables:
  • Potatoes cubed              - 1 cup
  • Sliced carrot, beans      - 1 ½ cup
  • Peas                             - ¼ cup
Method:
Spicy Vegetable Pulav
  1. Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 5 mins.
  1. Drain the water completely and keep aside.
  1. Chop onion, green chilly, cilantro & mint leaves. Keep the spices & yoghurd to be added ready.
  1. Chop vegetables to fine slices.
  1. Heat oil in a wide pan.
  2. Add spices and wait to crackle.
  1. Add finely chopped onion, cumin seeds, salt and cook nicely to light pink.
  1. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for a minute.
  1. Add finely chopped cilantro, mint leaves & green chilly.

  1. Now add crushed pepper corns, cumin pwd, coriander pwd.
  1. Mix well & add red chilly pwd.
  1. Add sliced vegetables and sauté well in the masala for a minute.
  1. Add yoghurt and combine well.

  1. Now in electric cooker vessel, add the basmati rice and 3 1/2 cups of water.
  1. Add the pulav masala ( step 13) and mix well.

  1. Cover and and switch on the electric cooker.
  1. When the pulav is three-fourth done, put a few drops of saffron color mixed with water.
  1. Close the lid and allow the pulav to cook completely.
  1. When the rice cooker automatically switches off, just leave it for 5 to 10 mins to rest. ( this helps the pulav to get cooked evenly )
  1. Fluff it gently.
  1. Serve hot Vegetable Pulav with side dish of your choice.
  1. It serves as a great meal with raitha or any curry..:)
Veg Pulao
 
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