Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Baked Soya Manchurian

Ever Since I saw this  Gita's soya manchurian, I wanted to try my hands on it . But everytime I ended up with deep frying as I always make it at Hari's demand. I dont know when he is going to stop demanding and letting me cook for my choice.
Thanks to the fight we had today that deprived his demanding rights :). So, I happily made this baked version finally .Yes, deep fried is the best but You can bake it if you suddenly feel you are fat and go on dieting spree without comprising this heavenly manchurian.
I find after baking that it was little dry and I felt flour was little raw even after baking.Probably, I should have added little more water to the batter.But whatever after mixing it with the sauce all raw smell is  gone.
I actually started taking step by step pictures but after each step I find only vapours clouding my pictures.So dropped that idea and got one final picture.Sorry I couldnt take many pictures to post the best as these are the only pictures I took and after that I couldnt resist myself from eating these good looking manchurian.
This is the best healthy manchurian I have ever had.



Ingredients :

For the Chilly soya :

  1. Soya Nuggets - 15 nos.
  2. Maida - 1 tsp.
  3. Cornflour - 2 tbsn.
  4. Chilly powder - 2 tsp.
  5. Salt to taste.
For the Sauce :
  1. Oil - 2 tsp.
  2. Garlic - 7 pods
  3. Ginger - 1/2 inch small piece
  4. Onion - 1/2
  5. Capsicum - 1/2
  6. Soya Sauce - 2 tbsn
  7. Tomato sauce - 2 tbsn.
  8. Corn flour - 2 tsp.
  9. Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp.
  10. Salt to taste.

Method :
For the chilly soya :
  1. Soak the soya nuggets in hot water for about 15 mins until it is completely puffed up.Remove it from hot water and run it under cold water and squeeze gently.Put it in strainer and keep it aside.
  2. Make very thick batter with rest of the ingredients using water .
  3. Mix the soya with the batter and bake it in oven at 200 degree Celsius for about 20 mintues .

For the Sauce :
  1. Heat oil in a pan and once you see the smoke , add garlic and ginger , fry it until it turns into brown colour.
  2. Then add onion and capsicum and fry until onion turns slightly brown .
  3. Mix the cornflour water and make a paste and add it to the pan.
  4. Add soya sauce, tomato sauce, chilly powder and about 1 cup of water and bring it to boil.
  5. Finally add the baked soya , spring onions ( i dint because it was out of stock but still it tasted goo , it will taste better with spring onions).

29 comments:

Rach said...

Loved the color and clicks. Sizzling, Spicy and Superb looking soya machurian.

Prathibha said...

Lovely color of the manchurian...looks really yumy

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Picture looks so perfect...Sometimes it happenes...That we can't take step by step clicks...But sure do try it sometime...Thanks for sharing.....

jeyashrisuresh said...

looks mouthwatering, love the idea of baking

Leena said...

Tempting mamchurian..Idea of baking sounds very healthy

Priya said...

Fabulous, mouthwatering soya manchurian, simply superb..

Nishi said...

Hey Pavitra,

It's my first time here. I just loved the soya manchurian. Thanks for sharing.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks juicy and drool worthy pictures Pavi! Loved it,I made a manchurian too today for lunch with fried rice,but so boring,the usual one I amde,this is interesting :)

An Open Book said...

even i completely hate frying actually..baking sounds like a great idea for manchurians..

aipi said...

Wow!! what a gorgeous color ..baked manchurian is a fantastic idea healthy n mouthwatering!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Excellent Preparation. Loved the Manchurian. have Bookmarked it for my preparation this weekend.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Lovely color and looks so yummy, love the idea of baking instead of frying..

Nithya said...

Oh my god.. this is so tempting :) yummm.. Soy nuggets is something that I have never tried before. Will surely have to. Your recipe is damn tempting dear :)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Very nice idea to make the manchurian by baking dear. Lovely color ...tempting!

Shriya said...

Love the color, it's soo inviting and totally an awesome recipe.

Satya said...

pavitra this soya manchurian looks awesome dear ...love this baked version ...i will also try it ..thanks for sharing dear

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Chitra said...

Baked??? very interesting recipe. Thank you.

sonu said...

loved the beautiful dark colour and baking is a lovely idea...surely a droolworthy dish !

Sushma Mallya said...

wow so beautiful...Nice idea to bake them instead of frying, very healthy and yummy too...

veena krishnakumar said...

wow!!!beautiful presentation

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

wowww very healthy recipe n looks colourful..

Uma said...

great idea of baking.. worth trying this tempting manchurian!

? said...

These look delicious.

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Vibrant Manchrian oh baked version sounds healthy! :)

Yummy Team said...

WOW!! Fabulous pics!! Loved the recipe..

Krishnaveni said...

awesome recipe, looks yum

SS blogs here said...

Hey Pavithra.. you have a marvelous way with words! :) I agree about the vapours clouding step-by-step pictures. I can't manage that either. But your final pics are really super!! Thanks for sharing this baked version of manchurian. Cheers!

Sandhya Hariharan said...

yummy yummm....
can i have it pls..

Dhiraj Kumar said...


This is an exotic dish! You are really brave to cook this.
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