Mar 29, 2012

Quick and Easy: Fried Rice and Veg Manchurian


Full of vegetables.. some fried components..but overall a good satisfying meal that we won't feel too guilty about eating on a busy weekday evening. This was one of the quickest meals I made the other day when all I was planning to do was sweet corn soup which is my husband's favorite. Well just the soup wouldn't have been enough so thought of making fried rice but then thought if I am anyways going to take out vegetables and chop them why not make Manchurian too to go with it. In the interest of time I of course didn't follow the regular recipe and made some quick adjustments. All of it was ready within 20 minutes and I felt like I was competing in 'Chopped' and had the  veg were the ingredients in the basket :) If you have a food processor in hand and all vegetables then it shouldn't take more than half an hour to get it all done. I luckily had a frying pan with oil in it ready to go so it made it even quicker

Fried Rice


1 cup Basmati Rice 
2 Carrots depending on size
1 Green pepper
1 Spring onion bunch
4 cloves garlic
2 tsp chilli sauce
1 tsp soy sauce
salt to taste
black pepper

Get the rice going in a rice cooker or in a pan with boiling water. Chop the carrots and green pepper finely. I just put all of it in the food processor. Heat a wok with oil and add the garlic once oil is hot enough. Garlic has to get fried well for the flavor to come out. Add the vegetables and the finely chopped spring onion. Saute for few minutes and once rice is done drain all the water from the rice and add to the wok. Add salt, sauce and pepper and let it cook for some time. Add some spring onion for garnish and its done :)

Vegetable Manchurian

1/2  Cauliflower
1 Green pepper
1 Carrot
1/2 Red onion
2 tsp Tomato ketchup
2 tsp Soy sauce
1 tsp Red chili sauce
1 bunch of spring onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 inch ginger
4 tbsp corn flour
salt to taste
black pepper 

Add all the vegetables except for spring onion in the food processor including garlic and ginger and finely chop them. Heat oil in pan and add part of the vegetable mixture. After few minutes add salt, soy sauce, ketchup and chili sauce if you prefer. Once that is cooking use the left over vegetable mixture and add some corn flour, salt, pepper and very little soy sauce and get it to a consistency which can be made into balls and fried. Fry the Manchurian balls over medium heat and once done add to the gravy. If needed add some water. In case the gravy looks dilute you can always thicken it using corn flour and water mixture, but make sure to be very careful while adding it as it can make it very thick. Add finely chopped spring onion as garnish and you have a quick meal ready !


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