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Friday, March 27, 2015

Mushroom Manchurian(Dry Version) | Veg Appetizer | Step By Step Pics

Mushroom manchurian is a tempting starter that tastes delicious.This is a dry version of mushroom manchurian and we prefer this to the gravy version of manchurian.Mushrooms are first stuffed and then fried with a coating,the cover is crisp and the mushroom inside feels shrinked soft,jelly like.This is perfect to be served with fried rice.We had this with broccoli-tomato pulao and all enjoyed.The stuffing tastes delicious with grated potato and spices.Do give this a try and enjoy making your own batch at home !!

Preparation time~ 15 mins
cooking time~ 30 minutes
Serves~ 3adults(12 pieces)

for stuffing
button mushrooms 10-12
potato 1 small;cooked & mashed /grated
chilli powder 3/4 tsp
cumin powder 1/2 tsp
cilantro chopped 1tbsp

to fry
all purpose flour 1/2 cup
corn flour 1/4 cup
salt lightly
pepper powder to taste
oil to fry

for manchurian sauce
ginger chopped 1tbsp
garlic chopped 1 tbsp
chilli sauce 1tbsp
tomato ketchup 1 tbsp
dark soy sauce 2 tsp /light soy sauce 4tsp
corn flour 1tbsp
water 2 tbsp
green chillies 3 chopped
cilantro chopped 2tbsp
green onions chopped  3stalk (whites & green separated)
sugar 1/2 tsp
oil 2tbsp

  • Wash the mushrooms under running water,drain quickly and wipe them dry with a paper towel.Remove the stems like we do for stuffed mushrooms.Keep the bulbs intact.Chop them fine and mix with grated or mashed potato,chilli powder,cumin powder,salt and coriander leaves(cilantro).Place this mixture in the bulb and fill all the remaining bulbs.
  • Make a thick paste using all purpose flour(maida),corn starch,pepper powder to taste and salt lightly.

  • Heat a pan with oil and wait till its hot.Dip the mushroom bulbs in the paste,carefully place the coated bulbs in oil with a spoon.Using a slotted spoon,turn and fry all sides.Drain on  a paper towel,once lightly browned.
  • Repeat the same step until you finish frying all mushroom bulbs.

  • Heat another pan,add 2tbsp of oil.Add in the chopped ginger,garlic and green chillies.Saute until lightly browned,add the chopped white portion of green onions and cilantro chopped.
  • Add in the sauces,sugar and saute again.Mix the corn starch in 2tbsp of water and then add to the pan.Mix well,finally add in the fried mushrooms.Toss for a minute and then switch off flame.
  • Garnish with the chopped green  onions.Serve with fried rice  or jeera rice/plain rice !!

* I didn't add any salt in the gravy as the sauces contains salt and that was enough,you can add as per your tastes.
* I have used light soy sauce.
* The mushroom don't remain crisp once mixed with sauces so mixing the sauce should be done once you are ready to have the meal,it hardly takes any time to mix and serve.

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