Chicken manchurian balls is the Indian Chinese cuisine ,its a combination of Chinese seasoning and Indian cooking techniques.
Manchurian is a fried meat balls cooked in chinese manchurian sauce ,these fried balls can be made of any vegetables or chicken
or any other ingredient of your choice.It can be served as a side dish with fried rice or noodles.
I have given it a little twist , prepared the balls with both chicken and vegetables together to make it more healthier.
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For Manchurian balls
250 grams minced chicken/qeema
1/2 cup carrots finely chopped
1/2 cup cabbage finely chopped
1/4 cup capsicum finely chopped
1/2 cup spring onions
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
2 tbsp corn flour
2 tsp salt little
oil for frying
for Manchurian sauce
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tbsp chopped ginger
1 medium onion
2 tbsp soya sauce
1 tbsp chilli garlic paste
2 tbsp vinegar
1 cup water
2 tsp corn flour (3 for gravy)
2 tsp sugar
few spring onions whites
few spring onion greens
Oil for cooking
Direction || How to make the manchurian balls
Mix chicken with all the vegetables, ginger garlic paste, red chili powder and pepper powder.
Add one large egg ,salt and flour. Mix well. Set aside for at least 1 hour.
Heat oil and deep fry balls on a medium flame until golden.
Drain to a kitchen towel.
Direction || how to make Manchurian sauce
Stir in the corn flour with 3 tbsp water.
Heat pan and add 1 tbsp of oil
Fry ginger garlic ,chili garlic paste until aromatic. fry onions until transparent ,saute it for 2-3 mins.
Add 1 cup of water and let it boil for 1-2 mins, then add corn flour to the boiling water.
Stir the mixture well to avoid any lumps.
When the sauce begins to bubble, add the balls, spring onions and toss.
Cook for 5 to 6 minutes.
If the sauce becomes too thick, add very little water and cook.
Garnish with spring onions and serve it with fried rice.
Green chicken/Hariyali Murgh is a nice change from usual red chicken curries which we usually made at home.
Its a delicious mild spicy and full thick gravy cooked in coriander ground paste which adds a great aroma to this dish.
What is special about this recipe,the curry is very simple to prepare yet it looks and taste like restaurant dish.
Try this flavorful ,delicious curry which goes very well with roti or plain rice.
Check out this step by step recipe and do leave me your feedback.
For marination : 30 mins
Preparation time :15 mins
Cooking time :30 mins
250 gms boneless chicken
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
Salt to taste
2 tbsp. oil
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tbsp dahi(curd)
2 hot green chilies
1 bunch coriander leaves
2 medium size onions finely chopped.
Direction || How to prepare Green chicken /Hariyali Murgh
Marinade the chicken with ginger garlic paste and curd for 30 minutes.
Add the finely chopped onions , green chillies ,coriander ,red chilli and garam masala powder and salt to the grinder and grind to a smooth paste.
Heat a pan with oil, add green masala paste, fry for 2 mins to get a nice aroma.
Cook the masala well for 5 to 10 mins on a medium flame.
Now add chicken to the masala and cook for another 2 min fry till it turns white in color.
Cover and cook for 2 to 3 mins to release the moisture,this way the aroma of green masala and spice is absorbed by the chicken.
Add very little water to the masala and salt. and cover and cook till the chicken is fully done and the desired consistency is achieved.
Serve hariyali chicken with Rice, roti or pulav.
Baigan known as Vangi in marathi or Eggplant in english . Masala fried baigan is a very common dish all over India.
My kids and husband both are not fond of baigan so I thought of trying something new with it,which can attract them 🙂 hence I scooped the fried Baigan’s with curd/dahi and it turned out to be yum yum yummy.
You can serve your family this dish as a snacks or a side dish with dal and rice.
Trust me your family will surely enjoy it especially kids as curd(yogurt) is every kids weak point or you can say “favorite” 🙂
Prep Time : 10 minutes
Cook time : 15-20 minutes
Serve : 4
Ingredients for Fried Baingan
1 large Vangi/Brinjal(eggplant) round
1 teaspoon Coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
3/4 teaspoon Red chilli powder
2 tablespoons Gram flour (besan)
1 teaspoon chat masala
Salt to taste
Oil for shallow frying
Hung yogurt and green coriander for topping
Direction || How to prepare fried Baigan/Vangi.
Cut brinjal into thick slices. Make criss-cross incisions on them. Sprinkle salt on both sides and rub well.
Put coriander powder, asafoetida, turmeric powder, red chilli powder ,gram flour and chat masala in a bowl and mix well.
Coat the brinjals with the mixed powder and dust the excess powder.
Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add brinjals and shallow-fry for two-three minutes on each side or till they become golden. Drain on absorbent paper.
Arrange them on a serving plate ,top it with hung curd and coriander leaves and serve hot.
Chicken rezala ,also know as white chicken is another royal famous Bengali dish with delicious aroma.
This dish is a perfect combination of cream and cashews in chicken and other spices which add tons of flavour to the dish.
Just a magical dish with its aroma, texture and taste and serves as a perfect food for the whole family.
Do watch the video to learn how to prepare chicken rezala with very easy steps.
1/4 cup onion paste
1/4 cup curd
1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
salt as per taste
1 cup Onion paste
500 gms Chicken
4 nos Bay leaves
6 nos Cloves
6 nos black pepper
1 cup Cashew nut paste
1 tsp White pepper powder
1 cup Curd
2 tsp cream
1 tsp Garam masala
1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
3 nos Green chilli finely chopped
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp Oil
2 tbsp Ghee
salt to taste
Directions || How to prepare Chicken Rezala
Marinate the chicken with onion paste,ginger garlic paste, curd and salt . Mix well and rest for 2 to 3 hours.
Heat ghee in a pan, add whole garam masala bay leaves,cloves,black pepper,onion paste, ginger garlic paste and sauté well till the raw flavours are gone.
Add chopped green chillies ,cashew nut paste curd ,pepper powder and the marinated chicken.
Mix well and cook. Add little water once it comes to boil and cover the pan with lid and allow cooking for 30 minutes on slow flame.
Add cream. Cook till chicken is tender.
Heat oil in another pan add onion rings,red chilli, and sprinkle some salt.
Cook till onions are browned and pour this into the chicken and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
Serve it with Roti/Naan or plain Rice along with Raita/Salad
Prawns(Jheenga called in Mumbai) is an Indian curry recipe originated in Goa and i got inspired from my mom’s kitchen.
This Goan recipe is prepared from it’s typical Goan ingredients like coconut and spicy red chillies.
Hot and sour is the best way to describe this dish.
500g large fresh prawns, peeled and cleaned.
1 tablespoon turmeric powder.
1/2 cup coriander leaves , chopped
Salt to taste
For the Curry Paste:
4 tbsp vegetable oil
2 medium onions, sliced
Tamarind(imli), soaked in
30 g (1 oz) 1/4 cup water for 5 minutes
1 diced tomato
4 tsp coriander seeds
1 cup cocunut grated
5 whole dried red chillies
4 garlic cloves, crushed
Directions || How to prepare Prawns curry goan style
Place all the ingredients for the curry paste into a food procesor and blend well, adding enough water to make a thick paste.
Apply salt and turmeric powder to the fresh prawns and set it aside for 5 – 10 minutes.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the prawns ,saute it for around 5 minutes.
Take another cooking pan and add the vegetable oil and curry paste and let it cook for 1-2 minutes.
Later add enough water to thin the mixture to a sauce consistency.Add the prawns and simmer for 5 minutes.
Transfer the curry to bowl , sprinkle coriander leaves over it.
Serve this hot and sour curry with plain rice / rotis.
When sautéing prawns , you may add other seasonings such as pepper or lemon juice for better taste.