28 January, 2007

Veg Balls in Garlic Sauce

Love Thy Neighbour... And their food;)
The unique tang of fresh ginger combined with the pungent flavor of Garlic in Chinese food is some thing I love. It is not just pleasant to one’s tongue abut also to one's the eyes, nose and imagination. For me best Chinese food is the one which has color, aroma and unique fragrance. The aesthetic presentation of food itself is an art and I’m still learning to master this unique food style. Today I am posting my favorite side dish Veg Balls in Garlic Sauce. This is my favorite side dish which goes very well with veg noodles or steam cooked rice. Well, this is my own recipe which I shaped to match my taste.
Check the recipe of Veg Fried Rice.

Veg Balls in Garlic Sauce


Ingredients:
For Veg Balls:
¼ cup Carrots
¼ cup Cabbage
¼ cup Beans
¼ cup Mushrooms
½ cup Fresh Bread Crumbs
2 tbsp Corn Flour
¼ tsp Ajinomoto
¾ tsp White Pepper Powder
1 tbsp Soya Sauce
Salt to Taste
Oil for deep frying



Veg Balls in Garlic Sauce


For Garlic Sauce:
6-7 Cloves of Garlic, chopped finely
3 spring Onions, chopped finely
3-4 Green Chillies, de-seeded and chopped finely
½ tsp Ajinomoto (Optional)
1 tsp Sugar
¼ cup Tomato Sauce
2 tbsp Soya Sauce
2 tsp White Pepper Powder
1½ tbsp Corn flour
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Oil


Veg Balls in Garlic Sauce served with Veg Fried Rice

Method:
For Veg Balls:
Cut the vegetables into very small pieces.
Heat oil in wok and stir fry the vegetables with ajinomoto for 2-3 minutes.
Turn of the gas and keep it aside to cool.
To these vegetables add salt, soya sauce, pepper powder, bread crumbs, corn flour and mix well. Add water only if required.
Make small lime sized balls and deep fry in oil till they turn golden brown.
Drain them in paper towel and keep them aside.


Veg Balls in Garlic Sauce

For Garlic Sauce:
Heat oil in wok and add finely chopped garlic, spring onion, green chillies and ajinomoto and fry for 2-3 minutes.
To this add tomato sauce, soya sauce, salt, sugar, pepper powder and enough water.
Add water to corn flour and make thin paste and add this into wok slowly.
Keep stirring the sauce till it thickens. Usually it takes 5-7 minutes.
Dip veg balls into the hot garlic sauce just before serving.
Serve this hot with veg noodles or veg fried rice and enjoy!


Hot Pot of Veg Balls in Garlic Sauce


Some Facts about Garlic:
Garlic was worshipped by the ancient Egyptians, chewed by Greek Olympian athletes and thought to be essential for keeping vampires at bay! But it is also good for zapping bacteria, keeping your heart healthy, warding off coughs and colds.



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TRS said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

drool drool drool....Sia, that's all I have to say.

padmaja said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Mmmmm!!Mmmmm!!Mmmmmm!! Good:)love it. Pictures look awesome. Can u send me togo;)

Lakshmik said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sia

Nice recipe. Is this the same as veg manchuria?

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@trupti,
common girl, u can do more than just drooling;) try this coz i'm sure that u will love this. and best thing is it took just 20 minutes to prepare:)

@padmaja,
thanks girl... u should get ur home delivery in few mins;)

@lakshmi,
yes lakshmi. its same as veg manchuria but with different sauce. check my baby corn/gobi manchuria recipe for the base sauce:)

Mishmash ! said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Look at ur pics!!! they re sooo beautiful...colourful..and vibrant!! I liked the presentation too. I liked the way u play with ur brass accessories :)

Thanks for visiting my space. I am glad u found me. Thanks for leading me to a colourful corner :)

Shn

Menu Today said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sia,
Superb Entry for JFI. My mouth is watering.Thanks for sharing.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hey supriya,
i always wait for your lovely post and lemme tell you each time i come to your blog love to see such a nice pics hear.Just can tell you that my mouth starts watering.Once again nice one.

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@Shn,
welcome dear:) and thankyou for all ur wonderful words. hope u enjoy blogging and looking forward to ur new posts:)

@menu today,
thanks a lot. and hey this is not a entry for JFI.

@soumya,
thats so sweet of u to say that:) i too am very proud of u chewwty:)

archana said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

You really have the knack of good photography . Really tempting me .

Coffee said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Thats like a visual treat!!!!!!

When you said one thing i felt bad about leaving india..... i thought you would say my mum, dad, etc..... shoes!!! bags!!! LOL LOL!!! that was a good one sia :)

Enjoyed reading :)

USHA said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Thats really looking awesome dear..Nice dish,,

I enjoyed reading your Meme,i felt similar when i read that you remmebr most of your relatives and b'day date,even i do.
My parents sometimes wonder and ask me,how can you remember those even now.I can rememebr my schooling classmates b'day date even now,who is not friend of mine,just classmate thats it..

sailaja said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Awesome looking dish, Sia.
What a memory, girl!!

Asha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

You have mastered the art of our neighbors Sups!!:))Great pics too.

My can of worms!!HeHe!! Takes a while to think about them but will do it!:))

Asha said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Oh btw!!:)) I have 11 uncles and 7 Aunts from both sides of my parents and their spouses and two kids each!HeHeHe!!

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@archana,
thanks girl. i am still in learning process:)

@coffee,
he he he... i do miss them(shoes and bags) a lot u know;) thanks for tagging me:) i enjoyed writing it:)

@usha,
thats really good to know that i'm not the only one who keeps track of everyone's b'days and anni's:) we can call it one of our strenghts(can we!!!????) :)

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@sailu,
thanks dear. for me ur blog is a visual treat:)
and for memory...its just limited to remembering b'days and for rest of the things its total waste. looking forward to ur MEME. as i said before no pressure at all:)

@asha,
take ur own time ashakka:) i love reading ur MEMEs.
and i have 8 uncles and 10 aunties from my parents side;) and i cant count the kids...god!!! we r too many.... he he he...

@asha,

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Oh my god! your recipe is making me soooo hungry!! Wonderful and unique recipe! Good going girl!!

Deepa

mandira said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

This looks fabulous, will try it soon. Thanks for sharing.

Tweety said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sia,

I moved to SF last month and I am busy setting up and myself and adjusting. Will get back to the blog world once I am all set, which might take some time,
How've you been?

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@Deepa,
thanks for dropping by:) do give it a try sometime and enjoy:)

@madira,
thanks girl and let me know when u give it a try.

@sup,
i'm glad to receive ur reply. take ur own time girl. hope u r settling well and having good time:)

Seema said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Suppi, Lovely pics gal as always. Loved your presentation and ha ha loved those veg balls.
Thanx for tagging me suppi. Yes, I do recall that you loved collecting hand bags and sandals. Nice MeMe gal.
-
Seema

Sandeepa said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

lovely looking veg balls.......
Wow so now you have Manolos:)

Krithika said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Mouthwatering entry for JFI. look at those pics !!

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@seema,
will look forward for ur MEME:)

@sandeepa,
thanks girl:) i love this one:)

@krithika,
thanks dear:) i need to check what's this JFI is now...

Vani said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Nice recipe there, Sup! Beautiful pix! Loved reading the meme! I love pickles too but I don't ahve as many! I too loved shoes/sandals/slippers - I probably had the most in college. Not that big on bags though. And wow you do have a BIG family. Must have been a lot of fun while growing up! :)

TRS said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hey girl,

Got your message~ will take up the tag in the next post for sure! Hope you and hubby had a nice day!

Hugs,Trupti

Just for fun said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Veg balls ,Garlic sauce Something interesting. Pictures are beautiful.

Nidhi said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Loved reading your MEME and those beautiful veg balls are looking super delicious. Just the way you said it, " Best Chinese food is the one which has color, aroma and unique fragrance", thats the way I like chinese food.

Pooja said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Sia,
i think you are very good with chinease cooking , i really come to your blog when i have to cook something like that. I tried your baby corn manchurian before, and it was great . thanks for sharing .
nice to read your meme! I am also tagged but i have 2 more meme to take before this. :)) , oh god, too much pendin work , i should start writing now. :)

i think my father 's family is small now :P , ( they are 5 siblings, until now i was thinking they have ahuge family :D ) when I read about your families.. ha ha ha ...
Navrtan Dosa is also nice, just dont get time to frop by anyone's blog in last days.
thanks for sharing
-Pooja

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@vani,
ha ha vani...looks like we share some common interest here.
and yeah it was fun growing up with so many people:)and even today i enjoy all family functions and gatherings:)

@trupti,
thanks girl:) yup, we had quiet evening for ourselves:)

@JFF,
thanks dear:)

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@nidhi,
you are absolutely on bang:) i love all the colour and flavour in chinese food:)

@pooja,
i'm glad that u liked babycorn manchurian. they are my fav too and K loves it a lot.
dont stress urself dear:) thats why i didn't tag u for this MEME as i knew u will be busy with ur roundup n all:) do it in ur free time and have fun. will send my recipe for ur veg of the week and my first entry is green peas pulao which i have posted in blog sometime back:)

Prema Sundar said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sia,
This is the same recipe i follow for veg Manchurian.. It has come out very well and the pictures are lovely

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@prema,
i do it differently. will check ur blog for the recipe:)
thank you:)

TRS said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Tag - Done and Posted Sia!

Trupti

Nalini said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I've been literally drooling over your beautiful pics:-))
Great recipe; One of my favorites!

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@trupti...
been there...read it...left comment:)

@nalini,
thanks dear...:)

swapna said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

wow supriya
what a great idea..nice dish..nice to know about u..

Pooja said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

you are tagged !
check my post .
take it when you wish to write about that. no pressure ,just for fun . :)
-Pooja

sra said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hey, I'm a pickle hunter too! And I have a huge extended family as well!

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@swapna,
thanks girl... i guess i have spilled enough worms there;)

@pooja,
wohoo... another MEME!!! looks like we r flooded with them;) will go through it once i get back home:)

@sra,
he he... good to know that i have another soulmate when it comes to pickle hunting;)

Dilip said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Dear Supriya...thanks for peeking at my blog...sorry I am not home at the moment...~grin~...thanks for the Hi dear friend...just to let you know...I am still alive and kicking...hopefully normal service will resume soon...take care okay...keep smiling...peace

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@dilip,
wohaaa dilip bhai... good to know that u r alive n kicking;) we all are missing ur posts u know:) but please take ur own time. i know how difficult it is to manage so many things at a time:) so no worries... do it when u have time and energy:)
cheers

Manjula said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Sia,
Superb..I made this with Veg Fried Rice and Spring Rolls. Hatts off to your Indo-Chinese Recipes, you gave me a complete Menu.

Archy said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Wow.. Lovely Indo chinese recipe Sia.. mouth watering pic :)!!

Sunshinemom said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

This is one of my favourtes too! Somehow I haven't made it for sometime. You just made me want to have it - maybe tonite?!

amy said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

i have been craving good indo chinese food and was not satietated as atlanta indian restruants are not very good.i have tried making this many times before and have always been very disappointed.i made veg balls with hot garlic sauce and veggie fried rice tonite and it was sooooo good:-)it was just like eating at a restruant in bangalore back home.thanks for the great recipe!!!

amy said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

been craving indo chinese, so a few days back i decided to go to atlanta's so called popular indochinese. It just didnt satietate my appetite for gud food.Tried your recipe and it turned out amazing:-)

Aps said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sia,
I came across your blog purely by accident... but so glad I did!
I am going to make this recipe tomorrow...but I do have a question... when you say Tomato Sauce, are you referring to Tomato Ketchup? Please clarify! :) I'd really appreciate it! Thanks a ton!!! :)

Sia said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@Aps,
yes, it is tomato ketchup.

Aps said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Sia,
I'll let you know how it turned out :)

Aps said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sia,
I tried this recipe today! It was really good! I was having a bit trouble frying the ball... the balls were breaking... but i managed. The balls which I had made with wet hands. They held on better while frying :) Thanks for posting it! :)

Sia said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@aps,
glad u liked it:) next time if it breaks while deep frying, add little more corn flour to the base and mix well so that the veg balls hold well.

Gayathri Viswanathan said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

lolz. if people chewed garlic, i am not surprised it kept the vampires at bay :D it would keep anyone at bay :D

divya said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Sia,

Just made the veg balls in garlic sauce....cudnt belive it actually tastes like the hotels....n quite simple to make as well....had a little tough time frying the balls but it was ok.... cudnt wait till tom till tell u hw much i got paised for the meal....awsom recipe

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