Mushroom Manchurian

Mushroom Manchurian is one of my favorite Indo-Chinese dish. You can serve this as an evening snack or serve it with Chinese fried  rice. That moment when you fry the chopped garlic, spring onion bulbs, later adding the soy sauce.. MMmmmm. Soo good! Be free to adjust the seasonings as per your taste. 

To Make This Recipe You Will Need : 

Button Mushrooms
450 Grams
All Purpose Flour
½ Cup
Corn Flour
½ Cup
Less than ½ Teaspoon for batter + ½ Teaspoon for the Sauce
Pepper Powder
½ Teaspoon for the batter + ½ Teaspoon for the Sauce
¼ th cup + 1 to 2 Tablespoons (or) As required
As required for deep frying + 2 Tablespoons
Garlic (crushed)
6 pods
Green Chillies ( chopped)
Soy Sauce ( I used Dark Soy Sauce)
1 Tablespoon
Red Chilli Sauce
1 Tablespoon
Spring onion bulbs (chopped)
2 to 3
1 Teaspoon
Corn flour dissolved in water
1 Tablespoon of flour + ½ cup of water

Method :

First make a batter by combining All purpose flour, corn flour and

 season them with salt and pepper.

( Make sure that mushrooms get properly coated when they are 

dipped in the batter. 

Batter should not drain away, it should stick to the mushrooms),

 So carefully add water in small quantities and make the batter.

After making the batter, add the mushrooms to the batter and deep

fry them in the pre heated oil until the coating gets crisp and turns

to light golden color. 

Note : 1. If the batter happens to end up soon, then follow the same 

procedure. Take equal quantities of both the flours, season them with

 salt and pepper, slowly add water and make the batter.

2. After washing the mushrooms, let them rest in the colander for 

about 10 minutes so that the water will drain away and there will

 be no fuss during frying them.

Next step is to make sauce. 

To make sauce add oil to a kadai, after the oil gets hot, add crushed 

garlic, chopped green chillies and onion bulbs. Saute it until the 

garlic turns slightly brown in color. 

After sauteing add Red chilli sauce, Soy sauce, pepper powder, salt, sugar and stir well. 

Next add the cornflour solution which acts as a thickener and keep stirring.

Now check for seasoning, Add more sugar,pepper,salt if you want. When the sauce starts thickening switch off the flame and add the batter fried mushrooms and mix well. 


Garnish it with spring onions and serve :)


Ready to Relish! 

Chicken Balls

Chicken Balls are prepared in many ways in several different cuisines. Some make plain Chicken Balls which has no crumb coating and the balls are deep fried. Western Chinese cuisine have their own style of making Chicken Balls which are dipped in batter and deep fried. Well, today I'm making my version of Chicken Balls using Indian flavorings. You can season this with International flavorings too. You can also give a Mexican twist by adding Mexican herbs. This Chicken Balls version is like Indo- Chinese because, I used Soy sauce. Feel free to adjust the taste according to your taste buds. So lets make Chicken meat Balls!!! 

To Make This Recipe You Will Need : 

Minced  Chicken
200 Grams
Onion ( Chopped)
1 Medium Size (or) 1/3rd Cup of chopped onions
Carrot (Chopped or Grated)
1 (or) 1/3rd Cup Grated
Half Bunch
Soy Sauce
1 Teaspoon
Red chilli Sauce
1 Teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder
1 Teaspoon
Turmeric  Powder
Less than ½ Teaspoon
To Taste
Ginger – Garlic Paste
1 Teaspoon
Corn Flour
1 Tablespoon
Corn Flour dissolved in water
1 Teaspoon of flour with 1 to 2 Tablespoons  of water
Cornflake Crumbs
As required for coating the balls
As required for deep frying the balls

Method : 

Begin by adding all the ingredients (except cornflour dissolved in water, corn flake crumbs, and oil which is for deep frying) to the cleaned, washed, pat dried minced chicken.

After adding the ingredients, make equal balls of the chicken, dip in cornflour dissolved in water solution and roll them in the corn flake crumbs.

After crumb coating all the balls, freeze the balls for 30 minutes.

After freezing the Balls, rest them for 5 minutes and later fry them in preheated oil on medium high flame for about 3 to 4 minutes.

Serve the Chicken Balls with your favorite dipping sauce. 

Enjoy :)