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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Vegetable Fried Rice With Cabbage Manchurian ~Combo Meals

Indo Chinese Recipes

Vegetable Fried Rice and Manchurian Our family fav Indo Chinese dish. My brother always orders this for take out from a shop near our home and he enjoys this combo a lot wish I could parcel him some.Vegetable Fried rice taste similar to the Chinese one , I have posted a Indo Chinese version of fried rice already which is bit different from this fried rice. I made them white as we get in india and I made Cabbage Manchurian with gravy to accompany this colorful rice. You can also add carrot in them , i didn't any carrot so skipped it. Spring onion and the ginger garlic flavor is very important to get the Chinese flavors in the dish so avoid skipping them. My H took this for his lunch today and his colleagues too tasted it, he said all enjoyed a lot. I  was the happiest person to hear that compliments. Even a small sign hmm yummy makes us very happy isn't it , feels like what I have been working for is payed off. Ok coming to the recipe here is very famous combo meal which all our youngsters in Indian love them. I have made Manchurian in our school kitchen and the recipe is what I learned from school did a little tweaking though :)  My H doesn't like to eat cauliflower at all and so I made cabbage manchurian instead. You can also add carrots, capsicums to the manchurian balls and make them as vegetable manchu. Trust me they are a heavenly combo no one can resist this.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#45.

Fried rice with manchurain Recipe

Rice varieties

Fried rice recipe

Chinese Fried rice recipe

Vegetable Fried Rice

    Preparation time
   Cook Time
                                            Rice Varieties
15 mins
    15 - 20 mins

  Shredded Mixed Vegetables - 1 cup ( Beans, 3 colour capsicum, Cabbage)
Fried Rice with Manchurain  Onion - 1 no ( sliced)
  Basmati Rice - 1 cup
  Soya sauce - 1 tsp
  Spring onion greens -  1/4 cup
  Garlic - 2 cloves (chopped)
  Ginger - 1'inch piece ( chopped)
  Pepper pd to taste
  Salt to taste
  Oil - 1 tbsp

  • Cook the basmati rice in a rice cooker or on stove. Don't over cook them, In a plate add the cooked hot rice and separate the grains without breaking them . Add little oil or ghee to separate the grains. Cool the rice a bit before proceeding.
  • In a sauce  heat oil add garlic ginger, onions and saute them for few minutes.
  • Add the shredded vegetables and saute them till they cook well.
  • Add soya sauce and mix them well.
  • Add pepper and salt to taste. mix them well.
  • In the end add the precooked basmati rice and gently mix them till combined.
  • Serve the Hot with Manchurians.

Indo chinese Manchurian recipe

Manchurain recipe

Chinese Manchurain recipe

Cabbage Manchurian 

    Preparation time
   Cook Time
                                           Snacks/ Side dish
15 mins
    15 - 20 mins
Manchurain recipes
  Cabbage  1/2 of one big ( shredded)
  Spring onions - 2 tbsp
  Garlic - 2 cloves ( chopped)
  Ginger - 1 ' inch piece ( chopped)
  Green chillies - 2-3 no ( chopped)
  Maida - 3 tbsp
  Corn starch/ Corn flour - 2 tbsp
  Oil for frying
  Salt to taste

  For Gravy 
  Garlic - 2 cloves ( minced)
  Ginger - 1 tsp ( minced)
  Spring onions - 3 tbsp
  Onions - 3 tbsp ( chopped)
  Green chillies - 2 -3 nos
  Tomato ketchup- 5 tbsp ( add more to attain the red color if you like)
  Chilli sauce - 2 tsp
  Soya sauce - 1 tsp
  Corn flour - 2 tsp
  Oil - 2 tsp
 Red color - few drops ( optional- I didn't add though)


  For manchurian Balls
  • In a bowl mix cabbage, maida, corn flour, green chillies, garlic, ginger, spring onions and salt to taste .
  • Mix them well and  divide them to equal balls.
  • In kadai heat oil , once the oil is hot enough at each balls and fry them in low flame till turns golden brown from all sides.
  • Once they are golden brown remove them from oil and drain them on a kitchen towel.
  For gravy 
  • In a sauce heat oil, add garlic , ginger and green chillies.
  • Saute them well add onion and saute them till translucent.
  • Add tomato ketchup, chilli sauce, soya sauce. Mix them well.
  • Add enough water to make a gravy.
  • In a separate bowl add corn flour and dilute them with little water.
  • Once the gravy starts boiling and the corn flour mixture and cook them till the gravy thickens.
  To serve
  • When serving slide the manchurian balls in the gravy and mix them well.
  • Serve them hot with Vegetable fried rice.

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  1. I made this combo too , will post soon........ tempting manju

  2. super combo ! all time fav at home :)

  3. Great combo and awesome pictures. Both the dishes look so good.

  4. Lovely combo and stunning clicks! Looks delicious :)

  5. A great combo and yummy dish.

  6. Guess the rice is similar to indo chinese one.Machurian gives a chinese taste ?.Rice is cooked perfect to the core and very colourful.

  7. love this combo anytime, did you add color or its just tomato ketchup and chilli sauce?

  8. look yummy manjula, feel like grabbing the bowl :P

  9. OMG, this is really out of the world pictures Manjula! how nicely your rice has turned out..not to mention the manchurian...

  10. Wow.. no words to explain. Your rice and manchurian looks so perfect. Just like restaurant style :-)

  11. Wish to get that bowl of rice and manchurian rite now, am hungry now..Very attractive and tempting dishes.

  12. That is a tempting and absolutely delicious combo.

  13. Fried rice and manchurian is a superb combo, looks so tempting and delicious..

  14. Stunning pictures. Perfect combo .

  15. Perfect combo..Pics are so tempting...

  16. OMG - this is one combo I'm definitely going to try

  17. Can't take my eyes off the pictures. Drooling here!!


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