Saturday, August 25, 2012

Alu Manchurian

Have been on a long vacation from office, owing to a break and of course to complete some personal commitments :)

Most of my days were spent in getting up late, travelling , commuting within the city ( Problem!!) and of course spending some quality time with my family.

As a tradition, whenever i am at home, its taken for sure that there would be a evening snack.
Last week, though, it was raining almost every evening. And as most, even i craved for something oily, something spicy and hot.....and the vegetable...of course the humble potato. Another reason being, there were no other vegetable in the house, and i dint want to step out to get anything!

I had previously seen this item in a lot many menu cards, but had tried only once. So here goes the recipe.....

Ingredients :

Potatoes : 4 , large ( cut into 2" cubes & parboiled)
Onion : 1 , large finely chopped
Garlic : 5 cloves, chopped
Ginger : 1/2" , chopped
Green Chillies : 5, cut cross
Capsicum : 1 , ( cut into cubes, Optional)
Oil : For Frying, 2 tbsp for Saute
Dark Soya Sauce : 1 tsp
Tomato Sauce : 2 tsp
Salt : To Taste
Pepper Powder : 1/4 tsp

Tempura :
Corn Flour : 2 tbsp
Ginger Garlic paste : 1/2 tsp
Salt : As per taste


1. Heat oil in a frying pan.
2. Take the par boiled potatoes in a plate, sprinkle salt, corn flour and ginger garlic paste and toss. The corn flour must coat all the sides of the potato.
3. Fry the potatoes in batches, on a very low flame. ( this ensures they are crunchy on the outside and soft in the inside). Once golden brown , put it on absorbent paper to drain out the excess oil.
4. Heat 2 tbsp oil , in another pan. Add the Chopped Garlic, Ginger, Green Chilly and Onions. I prefer to add all at once, coz in this way the garlic wont burn.
5. Once the onions turn translucent, add in the Soya Sauce and Tomato Sauce and Saute for 2 mins.( You can add capsicum cubes after onion turns translucent if you are using. I have not used in my recipe)
6. Now add the fried potatoes and toss.
7. Finally, sprinkle salt and pepper.
8. Serve Hot. Works best, with rain outside and a cartoon on TV :) can also garnish with chopped coriander and also add MSG ( ajinomoto), but i have skipped both, due to my family member's preferences!

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