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Cabbage manchurian and fried rice

Gravy Manchurian and fried rice is a popular Indo-Chinese combo made with deep-fried vegetable balls into spicy gravy served with Chinese flavored rice. I loved Chinese food, especially Manchurian it’s my favorite. In this recipe, I made cabbage Manchurian which requires very few ingredients and also I share few tips to make perfect non-sticky and flavorful fried rice. This recipe is easy to make with all available ingredients in your kitchen. Do try it today.

The key to making restaurant-style gravy Manchurian and fried rice at home 
are:

For gravy Manchurian

  • I made a Manchurian ball only with cabbage; you can also add other vegetables too.
  • Squeeze water from the cabbage, so it will require less flour while binding Manchurian balls.
  • Fry Manchurian balls on medium heat.
  • Manchurian balls become crispier while they fried for the second time on high flame.

For fried rice

  • Use long grain basmati rice for fried rice.
  • Cook rice only 80-90%, do not overcook it.
  • Stir-fry the finely chopped vegetables on a high flame before adding cooked rice. At the same time, do not overcook the veggies and it has to be crunchy and has to hold its shape.
  • Mix rice gently with vegetables, so it does not break
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Cabbage manchurian and fried rice

Recipe card for gravy manchurian and veg fried rice

Nehas Cook Book
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Rice
Cuisine indo Chinese

Ingredients
  

For Manchurian balls

  • 2 cup grated cabbage
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 3 tbsp maida
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • Oil for frying
  • For Manchurian gravy
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped spring onion
  • ¼ cup capsicum slices
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp red chilli sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1.5 cup water
  • ½ cup cabbage water
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup spring onion greens

For veg. fried rice

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 5 cup water
  • 1 tsp + 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup spring onion
  • ¼ cup chopped carrot
  • 2 tbsp chopped cabbage
  • 2 tbsp chopped green beans
  • ¼ cup chopped capsicum
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • Garnish with spring onion greens

Instructions
 

Making Manchurian balls

  • Cut cabbage into roughly pieces.
  • Now in a mixture jar, add cabbage pieces, and on pulses grind it coarse.
  • Take out coarse cabbage mixture into the cotton cloth and squeeze water from it. Do not discard its water.
  • Now in a mixing bowl, add grated cabbage, ginger garlic paste, red chili powder, salt, and pepper powder. Mix well.
  • Now add maida and cornflour and form a soft dough.
  • Make small size Manchurian balls.
  • deep fry in hot oil keeping the flame on medium. Stir occasionally, until the balls turn golden brown. Drain off the manchurian balls and keep them aside.
  • Now again heat oil on high flame, add all fried Manchurian balls and fry it for 2 minutes for a crispy outer layer.
  • Manchurian balls are ready.

Making gravy

  • In a pan, add oil, chopped ginger, and garlic. Sauté for a minute.
  • Then add green chili, chopped onion, and chopped spring onion. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Then add chopped capsicum and stir fry until it shrinks slightly.
  • Then add soya sauce, red chili sauce, tomato ketchup, vinegar salt, and pepper powder. Mix well.
  • Add 1.5 cups of water and also cabbage water into the pan. bring one boil into a gravy.
  • Now add 1 tbsp cornflour+water mixture and mix well.
  • Continue to boil until the gravy thickens and turns glossy.
  • Add in prepared veg manchurian balls, 2 tbsp spring onion, and mix well.
  • Serve veg manchurian gravy with fried rice.

Making vegetable fried rice

  • Wash rice under running cold water till water runs clear. Soak rice for 20 minutes
  • In a pan, add 5 cups of water, 1 tsp oil, and salt. Bring water to a boil.
  • Add soaked rice and mix well. Cook rice 80-90% on medium flame. it takes around 8-10 minutes.
  • Discard water from boiled rice and add cold water to cooked rice to stop its cooking process.
  • Now in a kadai, heat 2 tbsp oil and stir-fry chopped garlic cloves, chopped onion, and spring onion. Sauté for a minute.
  • furthermore add vegetables like ¼ carrot, 2 tbsp cabbage, 2 tbsp green beans, ¼ capsicum, salt, and sugar.
  • stir fry on high flame without overcooking vegetables.
  • now lower the flame and add soya sauce and vinegar. stir-fry until the sauce is combined well.
  • keeping the flame on high, add cooked rice, pepper powder, and spring onion greens. Mix well.
  • stir-fry by mixing well making sure rice grains won't break.
  • Serve veg fried rice with gravy manchurian.

Notes

Cabbage Manchurian
  • tomato ketchup gives good taste and color to the Manchurian gravy.
  • To make thick gravy, add cornflour + water mixture.
  • Add fried Manchurian balls into gravy at the time of serving.
Fried rice
  • add cold water to cooked rice to stop its cooking process.
  • cook vegetables on high flame.
  • mix rice grain gently so it will not break down.

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