Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Manchurian Rolls

I really miss the Chinese take out food that I get back home in India and fried rice and Manchurian is my favorite. Manchurian rolls fit the bill perfectly and satisfy my cravings for the Chinese that I get back home and it’s different from what I regularly make. In fact it’s perfect for lunch, brunch or dinner.


To make Manchurian balls:
Shredded cabbage – 1 cup.
Grated carrot – ½ cup.
Grated Cauliflower – ½ cup.
2 spoons all purpose flour or corn starch
2 tsp dark soya sauce
Salt to taste
A pinch of black pepper
Oil for frying the balls.

To make the gravy:
½ cup spring onion finely chopped along with the greens
2 tsp ginger paste
2 tsp garlic paste
2 tsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp vinegar
Salt to taste
4-5 chopped green chilies (you can add less if you don’t want the Manchurian to me spicy)
Quarter cup water to be added to the pan
1 tsp corn starch dissolved in quarter cup of water.
2 tsp olive oil or any cooking oil.

To make the Rolls:
4 bread rolls to add the Manchurian filling. (Slit from between to add the filling)

• To make the Manchurian balls , mix cabbage, carrot and cauliflower along with soy sauce, corn starch ( all purpose flower), salt and pepper, make small bite size balls and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan and fry the balls till you get a golden brown color and keep aside.
• Take another pan and add olive oil to it. Then add green chilies, ginger paste, and garlic paste along with the spring onions. Keep the greens aside for garnish.
• Now add the quarter cup of water to the pan. Add soy sauce, salt and vinegar as well. Add the Manchurian balls to the pan and mix well. Dissolve corn starch in water and slowly add to the pan. The sauce will start to thicken. Mix all the ingredients well.
• Add the spring onion green for garnish. Slit the bread roll with the help of a knife and add the hot Manchurian filling to the bread and serve hot.

Tip: Vegetable Manchurian can be served with vegetable fried rice or make the manchurian with gravy and can be served with veg noodles as well. Another great idea would be to make finger food and serve the manchurian on sqaure shaped toasted bread slices.

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