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Veg Manchurian on Crispy Noodles | Vegetarian Snacks | Chinese Street Food

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Veg Manchurian on Crispy Noodles
Veg Manchurian is a common favorite chinese street food. We all crave for it! Care to make it healthier and guilt free? This natural foods recipe uses a steaming method. No frying makes the veg manchurian light, fluffy and deliciously moist.
Chinese Street Food
Course Snacks, Vegetarian
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 5 minutes
Servings
Manchurian balls
Ingredients
For the Veg Manchurian Balls
For the sauce
For the crispy noodles
Course Snacks, Vegetarian
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 5 minutes
Servings
Manchurian balls
Ingredients
For the Veg Manchurian Balls
For the sauce
For the crispy noodles
Chinese Street Food
Instructions
Manchurian Balls
  1. Roughly chop all the vegetables for the manchurian balls. Add them into a mixture and grind them into a course mixture.
  2. Add cornstarch and salt to the mixture. Mix well.
  3. Take a spoonful of mixture and roll it into a lemon ball shape. Repeat this until the entire mixture is shaped into manchurian.
  4. Heat water in a wok and place a bamboo steamer lined with lettuce or salad leaf in it.
  5. Place the manchurian balls in batches and steam them for 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Allow them to cool. Then roll each of them in cornstarch, dust off the excess and set aside.
Manchurian Sauce
  1. In a wok, heat vegetable oil.
  2. Add the manchurian pieces and allow them to turn golden brown on both sides.
  3. Add chopped garlic, ginger, spring onion bulbs. Add green chilli if you would like the sauce to be hot and spicy. Saute all the ingredients together.
  4. Add chopped carrot and allow them to cook for 2 minutes.
  5. In a glass of cold water, add dark soy sauce and cornstarch and mix well until there are no lumps remaining in the solution. Add salt if required.
  6. Add the cornstarch solution to the wok with the manchurian and allow it to come to boil. Mix well.
  7. Turn off the heat and add chopped spring onion leaves to the sauce. Mix well and set aside.
Crispy Noodles
  1. Cook the instruction without the spice mix, as per the instructions given on the pack.
  2. Add salt and a few drops of soy sauce. Allow the noodles to cool to room temperature.
  3. Take two same size glass bowls that are fitted easily on top of each other. Smear some oil in one bowl and at the bottom of the other bowl. Repeat this with all the pairs of bowls to be used to make as many nests as you wish to serve.
  4. Divide the noodles into 3 parts. Add one part of the noodles in one of the greased bowls. Take the other fitted bowl with oil at the bottom and neatly fit on top of the noodles to make a nest. Repeat the same with all the remaining noodles for small nests. Or You can also use the entire pack of noodles and two big bowls to make a single crispy noodles nest.
  5. Keep the fitted bowls with noodles in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes.
  6. Take the set noodles nest and pan fry them with hot vegetable oil on a non-stick pan.
  7. Place the crispy noodles on a serving plate. Place the manchurian balls with a spoonful of sauce on top. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and spring onions greens.
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Baked Multigrain Mathri Canapes | Party Food | Vegetarian Snacks


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Baked Multigrain Mathri Canapes
Enjoy the festive season and get healthy, stronger and fitter at the same time! These Mathris have amaranth seeds, flax seeds and rolled oats. They are made with whole wheat flour so they are good to taste and good for health.
Course Snacks, Vegetarian
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Multigrain Mathri
Mustard Topping
Chilli Cheese Topping
Course Snacks, Vegetarian
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Multigrain Mathri
Mustard Topping
Chilli Cheese Topping
Instructions
  1. Sieve the whole wheat flour and salt together.
  2. On a flat surface, add whole wheat flour and refined flour.
  3. Make a well in the centre and add ghee.
  4. Mix with your fingers till it becomes breadcrumbs like powdery texture.
  5. Add the chilled water and bring the dough together.
  6. Add the flax seeds, amaranth seeds and oats and knead it into the dough.
  7. Divide the dough into 4 equal parts.
  8. Flatten one part of the dough and roll it out to 2mm thickness. Repeat the process with the other three parts.
  9. Trim the uneven sides and cut a rectangle.
  10. Cut the rectangle sheet into triangle crackers and poke them with a fork or knife point.
  11. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil. Place the mathris on the tray.
  12. Preheat the oven at 200 degree celsius for 15 minutes.
  13. Place the mathris in the preheated oven. Bake at 200 degree celsius for 10 to 12 minutes.
  14. Allow them to cool. Store in an air tight container.
Mustard Topping
  1. Mix both ingredients together. Whisk them into a smooth paste. Place a dollop of the topping on the mathri.
Chilli Cheese Topping
  1. Mix both ingredients together. Whisk them into a smooth paste. Place a dollop of the topping on the mathri.
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5 Innovative Vegetarian Food Ideas, Snacks & Homemade Mithai for Diwali Party

5 Diwali Party Ideas

5 Diwali Party Ideas

Need new and innovative ideas Vegetarian food ideas, snacks and homemade mithai for a Diwali party are meant to wow everyone? These fun recipes are quick and easy to prepare. They will take less time but make a bigger impression on your vegetarian Diwali party guests.

 

  1.  Eggless Egg Kebab with Leftover Chhole – Special something for vegetarians

Do you want to cook up a dish to remember for vegetarians? This leftover chhole kebab looks like an egg but it is a vegan preparation. It is unique, fun and easy to cook! You can simply use leftover chhole or use boiled or canned chickpeas. There’s a sinful center of creamy paneer and the outer covering is spicy and delicious. This is the vegetarian variety of scotch eggs, if you will. Check out the innovative vegetarian recipe here!

  1. Mickey Mouse Besan Laddoo for Kids in 15 minutes

Kids will love to make it and eat these nutritious laddoos. Packed with protein, they are full of goodness for growth and development of the muscles.The mouse face is tucked with slices of almonds to boost the taste and energy. Share happiness and smiles on your Diwali Party. Here is the recipe.

 

 

  1. Leftover Dal Soup in Bread Bowl – Classy European Snack for party guests

Wondering what you can make with some leftover black dal? Wonder no more. Here’s a black dal that can be served to special guests in a bowl made of bread! Just break a piece of bread from the sides and dip it in the European style soup. Isn’t this a great food idea for vegetarians? It is easy to make and filling for party guests. See the recipe here.

 

 

  1. Leftover Roti Sweet for Surprise Guests

This sweet looks like a million buck. It is bound to get your surprise guests wondering how you pulled it off in such a short time. Most homes have leftover rotis and yogurt lying in the fridge, even if you have a little rice instead of roti, you can try out this yummy dish.

 

 

  1. 15 Minutes Homemade Malai Barfi for a quick fix mithai

Malai barfi is best eaten fresh, really fresh. When there’s no mithai at home, or someone doesn’t like what you’ve bought from the store, this malai barfi is the perfect quick fix. It is ready in 15 minutes and really yummy too. Here’s a recipe for Homemade mithai.

 

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