Gobi Manchurian

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Gobi Manchurian or Cauliflower Manchurian is a vibrant dish from the Indo Chinese Cuisine. It is said to have been developed by the small Chinese community that has lived in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) for over a century. Batter fried Cauliflower florets are tossed in to the Manchurian sauce, a sweet & salty brown sauce which is made by the delectable fusion of the basic Indian ingredients along with the Chinese Condiments to suite the Indian tastes! It is a good side for Fried Rice.

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Vegetable Egg Fried Rice

Fried Rice is a Universal dish. It is usually made from the steamed rice(cooled or left over rice)stir fried in a hot wok, along with the Vegetables, Egg & Meat(optional). It is flavored by the Soy sauce. There are different varieties of fried rice throughout the world like Hokkien or Fujian fried rice, Bai cha, Thai fried rice, American fried rice, Cha-Han, Burmese fried rice, Hawaiian fried rice to name a few. This is a very simple fried rice recipe where I have used White rice, vegetables & eggs. Definitely you cannot go wrong with this recipe. 🙂

Ingredients
Rice 1 1/2 Cup
Onion 1, finely chopped
Cabbage 1 cup
Mixed Vegetables (Carrot, Beans, peas) 1 Cup
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Eggs 2
Soy sauce 1tbsp (add more depending on your taste)
Pepper & Salt req
Green onions 3 tbsp

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Method
• Cook Rice. Spread it on a plate and let it cool. (You can use leftover Rice or Chilled rice)
• Take a wide pan. Heat little oil. Add the chopped Onion and saute it to translucent.
• Add Ginger garlic paste. Cook it till the raw smell goes away.
• Add the vegetables. Cook it for few minutes.
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• Once the vegetables are cooked. Make a small well in the center. Break open the Eggs. Add the required salt. Scramble the eggs then mix it along with the vegetables. (You can scramble eggs in a separate pan if you want)
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• Toss in the cooked Rice & Combine with all the vegetables. Cook over medium heat for couple of minutes.
• Add Soy sauce. Again mix it thoroughly at medium heat for couple of mins. Switch off the stove.
• Garnish with chopped Spring onions & serve hot. Chicken Manchurian will be a perfect accompaniment to this Fried rice.

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Tips
• Make sure the rice you add is not hot. Hot steamed rice would make the fried rice mushy. Chilled Rice works best.
• You can add cooked pieces of meat to this fried rice.

Chicken Manchurian ( No Fry )

Chicken Manchurian, a blend of Indian & Chinese Cuisine. Here the common Indian ingredients Ginger, Garlic & Green chillies are mixed with the Chinese Soy sauce, Corn flour & Chicken (instead of the regular Garam Masala). This is a no fry Version. Give a try, I am sure you would never miss the fried version.
Adapted from Sailu’s Kitchen

Ingredients
Chicken 1/2 lb
Onion 1, finely chopped
Spring onions 3-4tbsp
Ginger 1 tsp, chopped finely
Garlic 1 tsp, chopped finely
Soya sauce 2 tsp
Vinegar 2 tsp
Green chillies 2, finely chopped
Chicken stock 1/4 Cup
Corn flour 1 tbsp + Chicken stock 5 tbsp
Red Chilli powder 1/2 tsp
Brown sugar 1/2 tsp
Tomato ketchup 2 tbsp
Salt req

To Marinate
Egg White 1
Corn flour 2 tbsp
All purpose flour 1 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Pepper 1/4 tsp
Salt
Water

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Method
• Marinate the boneless chicken with the listed ingredients for 1 hour. Pan fry it with very little oil to golden brown. ( If you want you can deep fry the same marinated Chicken)
• Take a new pan. Heat little oil. Add the chopped garlic and ginger. Sauté it and then add the finely chopped onions and green chillies. Fry the onions to golden brown. ( dont smash the onions )
• Add Red Chilli powder and gently sauté it along with the onions for a min.
• Bring the flame to low and then add Soy sauce, Vinegar, Brown sugar & Tomato ketchup. Mix it well.
• Add 1/4 cup Chicken stock. Combine all the ingredients & cook for couple of mins.
• Toss in the pan fried Chicken. Adjust the salt and cook for few mins.
• Pour Corn flour mixed in Chicken stock to it and give a thorough mix and cook at medium heat for 5 mins.
• Switch off the flame. Garnish with chopped spring onions & Serve hot as an appetizer or as a side dish to Rotis!

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