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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.
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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.
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
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
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.