Vegetable Stir Fry with Manchurian Balls

Dear Friends,

My husband and son both love Chinese food. I always try to cook something different so decided to make vegetable stir fry with Manchurian balls. I had all the ingredients in my fridge. Manchurian are usually fried but I made it in paniyaram pan to make the healthier version. This recipe serves 4 people.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes


Manchurian Balls
2 cups finely chopped cabbage
1 grated carrot
1 cup chopped broccoli
2 mushroom finely chopped
2 tbsp corn starch
3 tbsp rice flour
1 tsp each chopped ginger and garlic
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
Salt to taste
Oil for cooking

Other ingredients
5-6 mushrooms sliced
12-15 snap peas
Red and Yellow pepper – 1 each
Broccoli flower separated – 1 1/2 cup
1 big onion sliced
Ginger and garlic finely chopped – 1 tbsp each
2-3 green chilies cut in very small pieces
Soy sauce – 2 tbsp
Corn starch – 2 tbsp
Tomato Ketchup – 1 tbsp
White vinegar – 1 tbsp
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
Salt to taste
Oil for cooking

1. In a bowl, mix all the Manchurian ball ingredients except oil. Make balls around 1 inch in circle.
Manchurian balls

2. Cook these balls in paniyaram pan with 2-3 drops of oil on low to medium heat until balls are golden brown from all the sides. It takes around 7-8 minutes to cook one batch.
cook balls

3. Keep aside cooked Manchurian balls.

4. To make stir fry, first chop all the vegetables and keep ready.

5. Heat oil in a big pan, add sliced onion, mushroom and finely chopped green chilies. Cook on a medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until onion are translucent stirring continuously. Then add peppers, broccoli and mushroom. Stir the vegetables and cook for 3-4 minutes.
cook veg

6. Mix corn starch with 1/4 cup water, soy sauce, salt and black pepper powder and add to the pan. Also add 1 tbsp of ketchup and 1 tbsp of white vinegar. Add more water if needed so stir fry does not completely dry out. In 2-3 minutes add Manchurian balls and cook on low for 7-8 minutes so the sauce becomes sticky.

add manchurian

7. Serve this stir fry with steam rice immediately.
This dish tastes amazing and because Manchurian balls are not fried, it is nutritious too. Isn’t it a win win situation? 🙂 🙂

Try this dish at home and hopefully you will love this dish as much as my family did.

Let me know if you have any questions regarding the dish.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Happy cooking!

Author: Bhavna's Food Journey

Welcome to Bhavna's food journey! Join me in cooking easy, simple, healthy and delicious food. I am a mother of two adult children and understand the fast life of today's adult. Hope you will enjoy and try my recipes. Looking forward to hearing from you!!

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