For Manchurian balls
Cabbage – 5 cups, roughly chopped in big chunks
Carrot – 1 medium, roughly chopped
Spring onion – 3, chopped roughly
Green pepper (capsicum) – 1 medium, chopped roughly
All purpose flour – ¼ cup
Corn flour (corn starch) – ¼ cup
Salt – to taste
Black pepper powder – 1 teaspoon or to taste
Oil – for deep fry Manchurian balls
For sauce –
Oil – 2 tablespoons
Ginger – 1 inch piece, finely chopped
Garlic – 5 cloves, chopped finely
Celery – 2 inch piece, chopped finely (optional)
Green chilies – 4-5, chopped finely
Say sauce – 2 tablespoons or to taste
Sugar – 1 teaspoon
Vegetable stock/water – 2 ½ cups
Corn flour (Corn starch) – 3 tablespoons
Water – ½ cup
Vinegar – 1 tablespoon
Green onion – 1, chopped finely, greens only
Salt – to taste
Make Manchurian balls
Take cabbage, green onion, carrot and capsicum in a food processor.
Chop them very very finely. if you do not have food processor then you can chop or grate them finely.
Take chopped veggie mixture into muslin cloth
And squeeze out all the water. Use you all energy and squeeze out properly to make firm Manchurian balls.
Take them in a large bowl. Add salt, pepper, all purpose flour and corn flour.
Make small balls. Press it tightly and then shape into ball. You have to work quickly because as you do slowly more water will come out from veggies and you will not be able to form firm balls. So do frying and shaping both at a time.
While you mixing ingredients for balls heat the oil for deep frying on medium heat. Once oil is hot deep fry them till golden brown from both sides. Keep shaping into balls while 1st batch is frying.
Remove them on paper towel lined dish.
Make paste by mixing corn flour and water. Keep aside.
Heat the oil in pan for sauce. Once hot add ginger, garlic, green chilies, celery. Saute them for a minute.
Then add soya sauce, sugar and salt. Mix well.
Add vegetable stock and vinegar.
And bring it to a boil.
Stir corn flour mixture and then add it to sauce. Let it cook for few minutes or till it thickens.
Add green onions. Switch off the stove.
Add fried Manchurian balls right before serving, garnish with green onions and serve immediately. Or you can take munchurian balls in a serving bowl/plate, add sauce on top and garnish with green onions, reports Spiceupthecurry.com.
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