Manchurian is a Chinese dish consisting of a brown gravy with fried vegetable dumplings. I have given it a healthier twist by replacing fried vegetables dumplings with steamed idli dumplings.


Cooking time : 12 MINUTES
Serves :4

Indregients Required:

  • 300 gms boiled/ idli rice
  • 100 gms urad daal
  • 75 gms poha
  • 1 tsp methi seeds

Preparation Method:

1.Wash and soak everything separately for 5 to 6 hours.
2.Grind urad daal with methi seeds first.Remove in a large vessel.

3.Grind rice and poha together znd mix it with daal mixture.

4.Add sufficient water to make it of pouring consistency.

5.Keep it covered for 7 you 8 hours till well fermented.

6.Pour this fermented batter mixed with salt as per taste ,   in greased idli moulds and steam it for 10 to 12 minutes.

7.Remove idlis and keep aside.

Manchurian gravy:

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time :15 minutes.
Serving : 5 minutes

Ingredients Required:

  • 1 red onion chopped finely
  • 3 spring onions chopped white and green separatelyrics
  • 8 to 9 garlic cloves chopped very fine.
  • Chilli ginger paste 1 tsp
  • 7 to 8 beans chopped fine
  • 1 carrot chopped fine
  • Half cup cabbage chopped fine
  • 1 tsp dark soya sauce
  • 1 tsp chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp tomato sauce
  • Half tsp vinegar
  • Salt and red chilliesflakes as per taste
  • 2 tsp corn flour
  • 2 tsp oil

1.Take a wok or a deep pan.

2.Heat oil in it. Add chopped garlic.

3.Fry it for few seconds.Add onions both red and white and fry for 5 minutes.

4.Add chopped vegetables, ginger chilli paste, salt and red chilli flakes. Cook for 2 minutes.

5.Add 1 cup water and cover and cook for 5 minutes till vegetables are tender.

6.Add all the sauces and cornflour paste. Mix well.Gravy is ready.

7.Just before serving add chopped idli peices and boil for 2 minutes.

8.Sprinkle spring onion greens and serve as it is or with steamed rice.

Tip: Idlis can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator.





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