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Chicken Vegetables Manchurian

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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.
Watch this recipe step by step and if you like it , please don’t forget to subscribe me on my
you tube channel and also leave back your valuable feedback.

Ingredients

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 egg
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)
little salt
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.

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Chicken Wontons

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Chicken_Wontons

 

A wonton is a type of dumpling commonly found in a number of Chinese cuisines.
Wontons are commonly boiled and served in soup or sometimes deep-fried.
You can try your hand at making various unique fillings, and also steam or deep-fry the wontons as per your taste.

 

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes
Cooking time : 26-30 minutes
Servings : 4

Ingredients

10 Wonton wrappers
1 cup boiled and shredded chicken
1 medium Spring onions thinly sliced
2 Carrots cut into thin strips
2 medium Green capsicum cut into thin strips
1 medium Cabbage finely shredded
Salt to taste
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/4 teaspoon Soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon Vineger
1 tablespoon Cornflour/ corn starch
2 tbsps oil

Oil for cooking

For Serving
schezuan sauce

Direction || How to prepare Chicken Wontons

To make the stuffing, heat 2 tbsps oil in a non stick pan.

Add carrots, capsicum, cabbage and salt and toss.
Add ginger garlic paste,red chilli powder ,vineger and soy sauce and mix.

Add spring onion greens and mix. Cook till the vegetables soften.

Take the pan off the heat and set aside to cool.

Heat sufficient oil in a wok. Make a paste of cornflour with 2 tbsps water.

Place a wrapper in your hand, place a teaspoon or tablespoon of filling and fold it to make a rectangle.

Dab water on the left corner,push the middle inside and bring the right corner to the left corner,seel it tightly.

Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 9 more wontons.

Heat the oil in a wok / kadhai and deep-fry in batches till they turn light brown in colour.

Serve hot with schezuan sauce.

Chinese Spring Roll

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Spring_rollsSpring rolls, a classic Chinese dish that is enjoyed by everyone, children in particular.
I have kept the filling for the spring rolls really simple and quick, you can experiment with bean sprouts, noodles and other vegetables.
The crunchy and delicious taste of these rolls makes it perfect to serve for Ramadan Iftar or parties.

It tastes great served with schezwan sauce.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes
Cooking time : 26-30 minutes
Servings : 4

Ingredients

Spring roll wrappers 10
1 cup boiled and shredded chicken
1 medium Spring onions thinly sliced
2 Carrots cut into thin strips
2 medium Green capsicum cut into thin strips
1 medium Cabbage finely shredded
Salt to taste
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/4 teaspoon Soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon Vinegar
1 tablespoon Cornflour/ corn starch
2 tbsps oil

Oil for cooking

For Serving
schezuan sauce

Direction || How to prepare Spring rolls

To make the stuffing, heat 2 tbsps oil in a non stick pan.

Add carrots, capsicum, cabbage and salt and toss.

Add shredded chicken ,ginger garlic paste,red chilli powder ,vineger and soy sauce and mix.

Add spring onion greens and mix. Cook till the vegetables soften.

Take the pan off the heat and set aside to cool.

Heat sufficient oil in a wok. Make a paste of cornflour with 2 tbsps water.

Place a wrapper on a flat, dry surface and place a portion of the stuffing on one of its edge

Apply a little flour paste along the edges of the wrapper.

Fold the top edge over the mixture to seal it firmly.

Fold the left and the right side of the pancake in order to get a rectangle.

Roll the wrapper downwards tightly sealing the ends securely with the flour paste.

Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 9 more rolls.

Heat the oil in a wok / kadhai and deep-fry in batches till they turn light brown in colour.

Serve hot with schezuan sauce.

Tips :

To prepare veg spring rolls , skip chicken and ginger garlic paste in the recipe.

International recipes

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Chicken Manchurian vegetable balls

man_chicken_dsc_6999Chicken Manchurian balls is the Indian Chinese cuisine ,it’s 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.Watch this recipe step by step and if you like it , please don’t forget to subscribe me on myyou tube channel and also leave back your valuable feedback.Read more..

Avocado guacamole

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Guacamole is very famous modern Mexican cuisine, it has also become part of American cuisine as a dip, condiment and salad ingredient.
In English, the fruit Avocado was first described as an “Avagato pear” because of its pear-like shape.
It must have various names,but in Hindi it’s called ‘MakhanPhal’:) Avocado is Incredibly Nutritious
and hence I prefer preparing this dish especially for my kids once a week. Do try this yummy mind blowing guacamole at home.Read more for recipe..

Falafel-chickpea-roll

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Trust me try this recipe at home and you never know you might get the full marks and a pat on your back as well:) Its very very simple and healthier too.Read more..

You can serve this with tahini sauce or hummus whatever you can arrange. I prepared hummus at home. please check my recipe to prepare hummus.

Beans and Corn Tacos

Beans_and_Corn_TacosA taco is a traditional Mexican dish composed of a corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling.
You can add great versatility to this dish with variety of fillings like chicken, seafood, vegetables,beans and cheese.My daughter Nuha relishes her favorite Mexican snack – tacos and hence I set myself the task of preparing home made tacos
So lets dive right in to see how to make the Mexican Tacos.Read more…

Mexican Rice with Bean

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Mexican rice is among the most popular food items when it comes to choosing among the numerous delicious types of dishes from the Mexican food menus.Are you craving for home made mexican food with little desi tadka , here goes the simple recipe , quick and easy
prepared with Mexican beans and rice dish topped with cheesy creame,avocado and veggies,so ready for your Mexican fiesta.Read more...

Chicken Momos Desi style

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Chicken Momos
Chicken Momo

Momos are the famous fast food Himalayan origins. It’s a traditional delicacy in Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and Northeast India.Momo(dumpling) are made with a simple flour-and-water dough—white flour is generally preferred ,it can be either steamed or fry.You can do Chicken/Meat or Vegeatable stuffing in it. I tried chicken as my husband is fond of chicken and i gave little desi tadka to it hence fried it.

 

 

I am coming up with new recipe how to prepare the fried momos indo-chinese style which is similar to the Chinese Baozi.Please send me your feedback or any questions if any.
Prep time: 30-40 mins

Cooking time: 10-15 mins

Serves: 4

Ingredients

For stuffing

250 grams of Chicken mince
1 boiled potato
1 tsp of Ginger garlic paste
1 tsp of Red Chilli powder
1 tsp of Garam Masala powder
1 tsp of chilli sauce
1 tsp of oil
salt to taste

For Dough

2 cups of Refined flour (maida)/Wheat flour
pinch of Baking soda
Salt to taste
Oil for frying.

Directions | How to make Chicken momos

In a frying pan add 1 tsp of oil,add chicken mince in it and saute it for 5 minutes,add all the remaining ingredients to it.
Let it cook for around 5-7 mins , please do not use any water as we need the filling to be completely dry to stuff.
Once cooked keep it aside.

Knead the refined flour, baking powder and salt together into firm dough. Cover and keep aside for 30 minutes.

Roll the dough into very thin 4-5 inch rounds.

Take each round piece and place some prepared filling in the center.

Bring the edges together and twist to seal it.

Fry it for about 10 minutes and serve hot with tomato-garlic sauce.
Tips

You can also steam the momos in steamer or 10 mins for healthy reasons.
Also can used shredded carrots/cabbage for stuffing.