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.
Spring 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
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
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.
To prepare veg spring rolls , skip chicken and ginger garlic paste in the recipe.
Chicken 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..
Guacamole is an avocado-based dip or salad first created by the Aztecs in what is now Mexico.
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 made using chickpeas is a popular Middle Eastern chick pea patty. Falafel is stuffed in pita bread with salad and sauce. Falafel is quite popular as a replacement to meat and its high in is the based snacks across the world and my husband most favorite dish.
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
A 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
Mexican food is one of the most popular types of cuisine,it originates from the regions of Central America and South America.
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...
12 Apr 2018
A healthy snack is the most required food for school kids,it keeps them energetic and charged up.Kids when back from school are very tired and hungry , what they need is hug from mom and then a super yummy snacks to eat.I prefer to give my kids something which keeps them energize and also which can keep them active for the rest of the day.We mothers are always enthusiastic to try something new for our kids and something which is easy and quick to prepare.So here i come with these collections of few recipes like salads, sandwiches and healthy non-fried snacks can be served after school to the kids. Full recipe here..
4 Feb 2018
Egg White Vegetable Omelet is a great light breakfast or snacks to have, if you’re looking for a low calorie filler
in between meals. I started doing egg whites back in the day when yellow was considered high cholesterol
and therefore bad for your heart. This egg white omelet is an easy and healthy way to kick-start your day.
After making non fluffy egg omelettes for a long time and I can’t tell you how
happy I am to finally succeed in making this fluffy egg white omlette.
Sharing with all the method to make a perfect and fluffy omelette! Fast, simple, and delicious breakfast!
24 Jan 2018
Coconut (nariyal) ladoo are usually prepared during festivals,its one of the famous Indian sweet and quiet
easy to make at home.I tried to prepared these ladoos including little rose flavor. These coconut or nariyal ladoos
are soft and sweet with the right amount of flavor and sweetness.This is a just 5 minute recipe and its perfect for those moments when you have less time and have guests to attend 🙂
If you don’t have rose syrup then make them plain or use food coloring if you prefer it colored.
18 Jan 2018
Dosa is a perfect healthy and filling breakfast or even as a snacks.You can always keep some dosa batter ready and handy in a refrigerator,so whenever required you can some quick dosa or idlis for your family.Normally,my kids don’t like idli’s, they like dosa.But I was quiet fed up of making same dosa for them like oats ,bread and plain dosa.So today, I thought of giving a twist to our normal dosa and made dosa by adding some maggi masala noodles filling loaded with full cheese. This Maggi cheesy dosa is delicious and has an amazing aroma.
It really turned out good and yummy , they just couldn’t stop eating. I was quiet happy with my experiments as i also tried making cheesy sandwich dosa and aloo masala cheese dosa.
25 Dec 2017
Christmas is coming so get into the spirit with this festive eggless chocolate lava or molten cake.
Individual chocolate molten also know as lava cakes are easy to make and you can impress your guest this Christmas with this yummy hot fudge cake which oozes out when you dig your spoon in.
If you love rich, velvety, melt-in-your mouth chocolate, and if you love cake, then you need to make this dessert!
This cake is so simple and can be done within 30 mins.Learn to make this simple eggless absolutely no egg yet delicious lava cake with my daughter.
17 Dec 2017
Pav Bhaji is a popular Indian street food tracing its origin to Mumbai. This specialty dish is popular in every kitchen and by-lane of Mumbai ‘Pav’ means a type of soft bread and ‘Bhaji’ means a mix of vegetables and curry.
Pav bhaji is made from a mix of many vegetables which usually include Cauliflower, Tomatoes, Carrots, Peas, Beans, Capsicum etc.
These days Pav Bhaji is available in almost all Indian restaurants and many street side joints.
The cooking process is relatively quick and easy With a mix of several vegetables.
Pav Bhaji is quiet healthy. Though it tastes best with a liberal dose of butter. you can cook it at home with less oil and butter to make it healthier.
10 Dec 2017
Khandeshi Masala Khichadi is a one -pot comfort meal traditionally a maharashtrian dish.
Masala Khichdi is a spicy variation of simple khichdi with heavenly flavors.This khicidi is simple to cook and very easily done in pressure cooker. It can be served with papad but it tastes divine when served traditionally with Marathi pickles like ‘Teecha’. So do try this recipe and please share me your feedback.
04 Dec 2017
Paneer cutlet recipe, easy to prepare crisp cutlets made with cottage cheese (paneer) ,potatoes and corn mixed with spices,coated in breadcrumbs and shallow fried.
They are a very popular Indian snack dish that can also be served as an appetizer.
Elders as well as kids will surely love this recipe that is made using paneer and potatoes and can be served as after school snacks.
20 Nov 2017
Gajar halwa is one of the delicious dessert of India which is prepared from carrot and milk.
You can add khoya to it , to give it a nice creamy texture. You can enjoy this sweet dish in multiple ways one of it is Barfi. This barfi is very simple recipe – easy, quick and tasty made up of gajar ka halwa. So either you want to entertain your guests or excite your kids , try this Barfi at home.
15 Nov 2017
Chicken Jalfrezi is tender juicy chunks of mild hot chicken curry cooked in a spicy tomato sauce
studded with stir-fried peppers and onions.This richly flavored jalfrezi with capsicum and onion ,
tastes best with chapati rice, but you can also serve it with steamed rice.
Vegetable Cheese Sandwich(Kids Lunch box ideas)
13 Nov 2017
Vegetable cheese sandwich is very simple and quick sandwich which doesn’t need any cooking as they are prepared using raw vegetables. You can either have them raw without toasting it or can be made on a griddle or tawa. You an use any vegetables of your choice with an addition of cheese.
Avocado Cheese Sandwich (Kids Lunch box ideas)
12 Nov 2017
Two of my favorite avocado and cheese, so I tried to combine the two in a sandwich.And to my surprise it turned out to be the delicious and stunning avocado cheesy sandwich.This sandwich is very nutritious and has all the melted, cheesy flavor with added benefits of avocado which adds healthy monounsaturated fats.
This sandwiches makes a very healthy lunch box for kids in school or as a snacks after school.
Fruit Sandwich (Kids Lunch box ideas)
11 Nov 2017
Fruit sandwich makes a filling snacks ,just cut the fruits, apply cream to the bread slices, and assemble the sandwich. Kids love this sandwich due to its sweet taste. So if your kids are not fond of fruits , this is the best way to make them eat.
You can add any type of non-citrus fruits to this sandwich.So if you are looking for something healthier for kids, this is the best lunch box ideas or snacks for your kids.You can pack them with any fruits This sandwich is inspired from Japanese cuisine.If you have never had a Japanese Fruit Sandwich, try it.
Nutella Banana Sandwich (Kids Lunch box ideas)
10 Nov 2017
Yes, it?s a Nutella and banana sandwich fried in butter. This recipe is very simple and easy and will make a very enjoyable lunch box meal for your
kids. You can also serve them as after school snacks if you are in real rush.
Try this yummy delicious chocolaty nutella sandwich and let me know your experience.
6 Nov 2017
Dum veg biryani recipe an aromatic, lightly spiced restaurant style dum vegetable biryani recipe.Vegetable Dum biryani is inspired from traditional Hyderabadi Dum biryani style. This is the most famous , aromatic and flavorful rice loved by all veg lovers.This biryani is vegetarians dream come true , enjoying the famous dum biryani cooked with vegetables.Traditionally this biryani is cooked in three steps :first step involves cooking basmati rice , second cooking vegetables biryani gravy or whole spices and curd and the third involves the most important step the cooking layered rice and vegetables and fried onions.
31st Oct 2017
Treat your loved ones with a scary and cute decorated Halloween cupcakes. Cup cakes with these spooky spiders , monster faces will perfectly suit your Halloween party needs.
Watch step by step how to prepare these creepy but yet yummy cupcakes.
Come fall in love with these creepy sweet delicious cup cakes.
31st Oct 2017
Halloween Cake Pops decorated like a pumpkin ghosts make a great treat to bake up for your Halloween Party.They also make a great homemade treat for those special Trick-or-Treaters.
I like to make my cake pops from scratch, they taste so much better but this time I used ready cake mix to save some time and and prepared homemade butter cream icing.For the coating I usually use white chocolate and food coloring,
but I just couldn’t get the right colour of orange so I did have to use candy melts for pumpkins and green and red candy melts for ghosts that I purchased at a nearby party city store.
30 oct 2017
These quick, easy ,delicious adorable Strawberry Ghosts are a fabulous Halloween treat that can be made in no time at all.
So treat yourself this Halloween with these cute chocolate dipped strawberry!
24 Oct 2017
Patal Poha (Thin Poha) Chivda is another diwali snack. This is my all time crispy favourite snack and it can be a good tea time snack too. This is a very simple and easy recipe and a quick snack made from thin poha, dry fruits, peanuts, spices in maharashtrian style.
20 Oct 2017
Marathi style “Chakli”/”chakali” or even called as “murukku” in south india is the traditional snacks mostly prepared during festivals like Diwali. This chalki is a deep fried snack made from rice flour, gram flour or mixture of lentils flours. This one of the most famous Diwali faraal and today i am sharing my favorite family recipe of instant chakli.
Wishing you all again a happy fun filled and a safe diwali.
5 Sep 2017
Home made cerelac powder of mix pulses and nuts is the best powder for your baby to help gaining weight.This might be a tedious jobs for mummies but it takes only 1 hour of a month or two to prepare and preserve this healthy powder at home.These kind of ready made powders are available in market too , but nothing like home made hygiene powders ,also you can customize the ingredients of your choice.
Once the powder is ready , you can easily prepare porridge by adding it to a boiling water and add some salt and ghee for a taste.
You can feed your baby this porridge once in a day or alternate day depending on your choice.
27 Aug 2017
Bread patties is very simple yet tasty patties made with bread , veggies and spices.
This makes a very yummy light lunch or snack. If you have some really great or leftover breads and some veggies, you got to try this recipe at home.These Bread Patties fall exactly in that category. They’re crisp and crunchy outside, soft, melt-in-the-mouth inside,
and make for a delicious snack to enjoy at teatime, whether by yourself, or even at a the party.
Serve the Bread Patties (Bread Cutlets) along with tomato ketchup or Green Chutney to add zesty flavour.
25 Jun 2017
It’s soon going to be that lovely time of hugging everyone wishing “Eid Mubarak” .During this occasion we never forget to take “Eiddi” (earnings) from elders neither we can resists yummy delicious beautiful tempting sheer Kurma. At my childhood I would go to my muslim friends home and finish bowls and bowls of Sheer kurma. After marrying into a muslim family, I realised that while Eid is much more than sevaiyan; it is incomplete without it. Right in the morning
we make a huge pot of Sheer Kurma to be served all day to our neighbors ,friends and guest visiting home to wish us.
Sheer kurma or Sheer khorma (Persian: ??? ??????), literally “milk with dates” in Persian.During my first Eid after marriage, my younger sister my law taught me how to make the true Sheer Kurma 🙂 Ever since then I always wanted to share this recipe with you all but finally this year I could come up with it.
Eid Mubarak to you all !!!!
23 June 2017
Chicken Dum Biryani is the most divine dish of all the non-veg dishes. Biryani is the most popular festive dish on the occasion of Eid-Ul-fitr.
Celebrations are incomplete without this authentic dish in any Muslim family.Though its derived from the Persian word ‘biriyan’, this delicious layered rice dish is slow cooked with spices, a choice of meats and flavoring agents is not only popular across India but world wide.Loved by all food lovers across the world,it is one of the royal dishes of India that reminds of the culinary heritage of the regal era of emperors Akbar and Shah Jahan and went on to occupy pride of place in the kitchens of the nawabs and nizams of India.Read full recipe
18 June 2017
The elegant looking delicious Mango Panna Cotta is very easy make !!! Its creamy rich and smooth texture topped with fresh mango will impress The elegant looking delicious Mango Panna Cotta is very easy make !!! Its creamy rich and smooth texture topped with fresh mango will impress your guest. So try this refreshing dessert at your next party. All you need is some simple ingredients fresh mangoes, gelatin or agar agar, milk, heavy cream and vanilla extract. Watch the full video recipe of this no bake, easy smooth and creamy panna cotta recipe with fresh mango.Read full recipe
12 June 2017
Check out how to make this simple and easy recipe Corn Kebab. Read full recipe..
07 June 2017
Shami kababs are a popular Afghan and Indian variety of kabab, also famous kebabs found in Pakistani cuisine.Shami Kabab recipe is great snack made with mutton and chana dal.The basic ingredient for kebabs is usually mutton but it can very well be substituted by chicken or fish or even veggie.Kebabs are cooked well with spices and then grounded to a smooth mixture.Whole spices as they do not grind well in the grinder, people tend to buy shami kebab masala from market , but i normally like preparing masala at home.
For best results, keep the ground dough in the refrigerator or 1 hour for better binding of the shami kababs.It gets easy to make the discs when you refrigerate the dough.I am sure once you make them, you will be compelled to try them out again and again.click here for recipe..
5 June 2017
Ragda Patties or Mumbaiya Ragada Pattice is a favorite chaat all over the globe , be it India or USA or canada or any corner of the world ,mumbai chat is famous worldwide.This mumbai street food is prepared with potato patties topped with white peas gravy(ragda) and two chutneys (green corinder and tamarind date chutney),onions and sev. It has combination of sweet ,spicy and tangy flavors.Click here for recipe..
02 June 2017
Bruschetta (Italian pronunciation: [bruˈsketta]) is a starter dish from Italy consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt.
I decided to use it on chicken instead of on toasted bread and give it a little Indian touch.
This has become one of my family’s favorite iftari this Ramadan.
It is spicy ,tangy and salty all at once. Try this recipe as a starter when the guest arrives and i am sure they will love it.Read more..
31 may 2017
Pakora (Fritter)or Bhajji’s is a famous recipe for Iftar and Ramadan. Pakoras are made in 90% homes at the time of iftar.Pakoray is a very tasty, light weight, and light saltish snack which taste good with tomato ketchup, raita or chutney.
I try to make different pakoras every time , sometimes aloo (potato)pakora, sometimes pyaz(onions) pakora and sometimes palak pakora.This is the first time, i tried this mix dal pakoras. I’m sharing with all this delicious and yummy mix dal pakora.
This is one of the most favorite pakora or you can say bhajji and there are so many sweet childhood memories attached to it. My mom use to prepare these Bhajji’s every tuesday to break her fast 🙂 and I used to wait for tuesday desperatley :)Mix dal pakora can also be served at tea time and snacks or even as starters.Click here for recipe
30 May 2017
Cold Custard is a favorite in everyone’s house during ramadan , this is a must go dessert during this month.There is a little twist in this recipe as it’s a combination of custard and roohafza which gives a nice texture and taste and addition of mango cubes adds a delightful taste to it.I love to prepare this in Ramadan,It is so quick and easy to prepare yet tastes so good and different, especially after iftari prayer when you want something sweet.The best part about this dessert is that you can use any fruit, and as much fruit as you may prefer.
you can also prepare this dessert during parties or get together s to impress your guests with this flavorful and colorful custard.click here for recipe
29 May 2017
Homemade chicken samosa – Ramadan special samosa is one of the favorite dish made in Muslim homes for Iftar. This crisy and cruncy samosa’s can be prepared even with any veggie stuffing like potatoes ,carrots and peas.Since its a month of ramadan , I prefer using minced chicken(you can even use minced meat instead).It also makes the best party dishes as its universally loved by everyone 🙂 click here for recipe
16 May 2017
Summer is upon us already, and by now most of us have switched over to drinking iced drinks. So why not try cold coffee instead of hot coffee.Try this refreshing iced and Cold Coffee to Beat the Heat.
Its quick and easy to prepare at home.You can even serve your guest with cold coffee instead of hot tea/coffee this summer. click here for recipe
11 May 2017
Palak (Spinach) rice is very healthy and nutritionist flavorful dish and quick to make any time even for the lunch box.The rice is cooked in a thick paste made from pureed spinach and seasoned with many spices.This is very quick and a easy rice recipe and it makes a great lunch box meal filled with nutrition of spinach and rice,when served along with Tomato Onion Raita, boondi Raita or even with plain yogurt/curd.So try this super healthy spinach rice at home and do let me know your experience. Leave your feedback in the comment.
8 May 2017
Homestyle potato chips is really loved by my kids.It’s fun and easy to cook for them.I like to use olive oil because it has less trans fats, but you can use any oil of your choice.Read full recipe..
27 Apr 2017
Chicken soup is a soup made of chicken,simmered with water and various other ingredients.Chicken soup has acquired the reputation of a folk remedy for colds and influenza, and in many countries is considered a comfort food.
Try this quick and easy chicken soup for your kids at home to treat cold or cough , it really works.
This chicken soup can be served with rice too or simple bread/plain roti. Read full recipe..
19 Apr 2017
Shengdana green (hiravi) chutney is another innovative versatile chutney from my mom’s kitchen.She used to normally prepare this chutney when she was in hurry , no time to chop vegetables or out of vegetables and need to prepare something delicious with dal-rice(varan -bhat)
We normally prepare wet chutneys with fresh grated coconut as the base with different ingredients. But in this recipe she used peanut as a base ingredient mixed with green chillies ,cook along with onions. This is so yumm chutney that I can bet you will tempt to prepare it again and again 🙂
You can just have this chutney with chapathi replacing it with any gravy or veggies. Worth a shot – here goes the recipe.Read full recipe..
18 Apr 2017
Sev Puri is another famous chaat snack from the lands of Mumbai. You can either prepare Dahi Sev batata puri those are prepared with round puri with masala stuffed in it or you can make it with flat puri.
I gave this recipe a little twist , a new form of having these puris so that the kids would just won’t resist it , yes the innovative Sev Puris Burgers
This recipe is absolutely simple to make if you have your puris, sev and chutney ready.
All these three ingredients can be brought ready made or you can prepare it at home.Read full recipe here..
04 April 2017
Potato Nuggets are yummy little bites which can be eaten as snack at any time of the day.
Filled with cheese makes it an amazing delicious cheesy bites which melts in the mouth.
They are great party starters especially for kids party.
You can prepared them in advance and refrigerated for a day or two and use it when required.
You can serve these lovely nuggets with ketchup or any dips.Read full recipe..