Saturday, November 13, 2010

Books I am going through for new Ideas

Vegetable Manchurian

After the Diwali celebrations and having those loads of sugar we decided to make something spicy and Basically Chinese.
So here goes Indian - Chinese Vegetable Manchurian.


  • 1 cup cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 carrots grated
  • 1 capsicum chopped
  • 1-2 strings of spring onion
  • 1 green chili finely chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 3-4 tbsp plain flour 
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • Oil for deep frying
Vegetable Manchurian
  • 1/2 carrot grated
  • 1/2 capsicum cubed
  • 1 string Spring onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup cabbage, Julienne
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 green chili, silted
  • 1 tbsp corn flour (mix with 1 tbsp water )
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • salt to taste.
  • 1 tbsp oil
  1. Manchurian - Mix all the ingredients together and make small balls, as shown above.
  2. Deep fry in oil, till golden brown.
  1. Gravy- Heat oil in a pan, add vegetables, ginger garlic paste, chili. Fry well.
  2. Add water if you need more gravy else add the corn flour mixture and soysauce.
  3. Add Manchurian and fry well. 
  4. Add salt.
  5. Serve hot with Fried rice or Szechuan Rice
  6. Garnish with Spring onions 

Kesar Shrikhand

Shrikhand - one of my favorite sweets, if some guests arrive at our house my mother use to make shrikhand puri. 
The process of making is very simple and I made this one more simpler. I used thick and creamy yogurt instead of water drained yogurt (Chakka)  which is more thicker. As I had some guest and I didn't had much time to make any sweet so I made this Shrikhand within no time. Use thick yogurt as when you add sugar it will become thin in consistency. 


  • 1 cup yogurt, thick and creamy
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 10-12 saffron strings (Soaked in warm milk for few mins)


  1. Mix all the ingredients together to a smooth consistency. 
  2. Serve cold and with Chapati.