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Baby Potato Manchurian (Dry)

Baby Potato Manchurian (Dry)

My 261st recipe, “Baby Potato Manchurian (Dry)”, a Chinese New Year special. Happy New Year to all my Chinese friends out there. Though I do not particularly celebrate the Chinese New Year, I had done some research about the traditions last year. You can read them here. The year of the goat had been more than wonderful for me. Especially the Veg Spring rolls I made last year were a real hit and has been one of the most popular recipes on the blog. Hope that the year of monkey is even better for myself and everyone else.

baby potato manchurian

Going with the theme of Chinese New Year, I wanted to cook something from the Chinese cuisine. Since I am not a purist, I chose to instead stick with the Indo-Chinese cuisine, which I absolutely love. Indo-Chinese cuisine is an adaptation of Chinese seasoning and cooking techniques to Indian tastes. Dishes which are equally delicious and adorned with a spicy kick. Manchurian is one such dish where chicken or vegetables are cooked in an Asian inspired sauce and served as a gravy or served dry as an appetizer.

baby potato manchurian

While growing up I never knew the taste difference between a baby potato and regular potato. I used to have baby potato in the form of thokku which my mom made as an accompaniment for sambar. Now-a-days with a sophisticated palate, I tend to use baby potatoes in various dishes. It adds an extra elegance to simple dishes. This baby potato manchurian is a very easy to make dish, but looks like something from a fine dining restaurant. Just like its Gobi Manchurian cousin, it is spicy, tangy and has a perfectly balanced flavor. If you are looking for an appetizer perfect for 2 for special dinner’s like Valentine’s day or a dish which your kids would love, you don’t have to look beyond this baby potato manchurian 🙂

baby potato manchurian

Baby Potato Manchurian

potato manchurian

Baby Potato Manchurian

Revathi Palani
Baby Potato Manchurian is a delicious appetizer from the Indo - Chinese cuisine. Potatoes tossed in a tangy and spicy Asian sauce and sautéed until dry.
2 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Indian
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 8 Baby Potato
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Corn flour
  • 5 Tbsp Water
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Ginger (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves Garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 medium Onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 Green Onion (chopped, with white and green part separated)
  • 1/2 Tbsp Soya sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Sriracha Asian Hot sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Red chilli flakes - 1/4 tsp (adjust per taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon extract - 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp Salt - 1/2 tsp (adjust per taste)

Instructions
 

  • First, cook the baby potatoes until done. Peel the skin of the potatoes. Use a fork to poke a couple of holes in the potatoes. Keep aside. Also, add the corn flour, water to a small bowl, mix well and keep aside.
    <br><br><img src="//revisfoodography.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/bpm-1.jpg" alt="manchurian" width="48%" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="//revisfoodography.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/bpm-2.jpg" alt="manchurian" width="48%" />
  • Heat oil in a pan on high flame. Add the ginger, garlic, onion and white part of the spring onion and saute until the onion turns translucent.
    <br><br><img src="//revisfoodography.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/bpm-3.jpg" alt="manchurian" width="48%" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="//revisfoodography.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/bpm-4.jpg" alt="manchurian" width="48%" />
  • Now, add the potatoes and saute for a minute.
    <br><br><img src="//revisfoodography.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/bpm-5.jpg" alt="manchurian" width="48%" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="//revisfoodography.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/bpm-6.jpg" alt="manchurian" width="48%" />
  • Add all the remaining ingredients to the pan, along with the corn flour mixture. Mix well until combined. Continue to toss the potatoes until the sauce thickens and coats the potatoes nicely. Turn off the flame and garnish with the green part of the spring onions.
    <br><br><img src="//revisfoodography.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/bpm-7.jpg" alt="manchurian" width="48%" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="//revisfoodography.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/bpm-8.jpg" alt="manchurian" width="48%" /><br><br><img src="//revisfoodography.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/bpm-9.jpg" alt="manchurian" width="48%" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="//revisfoodography.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/bpm-10.jpg" alt="manchurian" width="48%" />
  • Enjoy hot as an appetizer / side.
    <br><br><img src="//revisfoodography.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/baby-potato-manchurian-1.jpg" alt="baby potato manchurian" width="100%" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="//revisfoodography.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/baby-potato-manchurian-2.jpg" alt="baby potato manchurian" width="100%" />

Notes | FAQ

- Poking holes in the potato is to make sure that the masala is absorbed by the potatoes. In case the potato is large, then you can cut it into smaller pieces.
- Adjust quantity of ingredients based on size of potatoes and taste preference.
- Potatoes should be fully cooked so that they will absorb the flavors nicely. I microwaved the potatoes covered for about 8 mins. You can cook them in a pressure cooker or in a pot of boiling water.
Recipe Rating




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Rewa

Wednesday 1st of August 2018

Hello Revi . I went through your Baby Potato Manchurian dish and came to know that you have made use of Microwave Pressure Cooker. The problem is I am also having the same gadget but in a packed form as I am not aware of HOW TO USE IT ? Can you give me a LINK to know as to How to OPERATE THIS GADGET. I will be really very much thankful to you .Secondly, I tried your recipe and it has come out YUMM, YUMMICIOUS.

AMateur

Tuesday 27th of March 2018

I do hope your instructions would have been a bit more clear for amateur cooks like me since I tried this dish and instead of turning up like yours the potatoes became all mushed up and pasty but the taste was saving grace.

revifood

Tuesday 27th of March 2018

H AMateur, thats why I have added a lot of notes to help even beginners. I will remember to add even more, the next time.

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PIYUSHA

Wednesday 14th of September 2016

Wow it's so yum todayI would try nd thanks ...

revifood

Saturday 17th of September 2016

Thanks Piyusha :-)

ana

Wednesday 17th of August 2016

Its look delicious .. I will try it within 2 days. Hopei cook perfect.

revifood

Wednesday 17th of August 2016

Sure Ana, sure that you will nail it :-)

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