• Prep Time: 45-minutes
  • Cooking Time: 45-minutes
  • Serves: 4-5 Servings

Veg Balls in Hot Garlic Sauce

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Category: Chili, Carrots, Tomatoes, Sauces

 Ingredients List

  • ===========for the schezuan sauce==========
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 3 tbsp red chili paste (details on how to make in notes below)
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • ½ tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped onion or spring onions/scallions
  • 3-4 schezuan pepper, crushed
  • 1 tbsp chopped celery
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder or freshly crushed black pepper
  • sugar & salt as required
  • =======for the veg balls: makes approx 9-10 balls===========
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1 cup finely chopped cabbage
  • ½ cup finely chopped bell pepper
  • ¼ cup finely chopped spring onion/scallion greens
  • ½ tsp freshly crushed black pepper or black pepper powder or white pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour/maida
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • salt to taste
  • ==========for the hot garlic sauce=================
  • 4-5 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • ½ inch finely chopped ginger
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped spring onions/scallions (reserve some greens for garnish)
  • 1 tbsp corn flour dissolved in 2 tbsp water
  • 1.5 cups water.
  • 1 tsp soya sauce
  • 3 tbsp of the homemade schezuan sauce
  • ground pepper & salt as required


=====preparing the schezuan sauce=============

1. heat oil in a pan.

2. add the chopped garlic. fry for a minute.

3. add the chopped onion and fry till they become transparent.

4. now add the red chili paste, tomato sauce, soy sauce, celery and crushed schezuan pepper.

5. fry for 1 or 2 minutes.

6. season with salt, sugar and pepper.

7. the sauce is ready.

==========preparing the veg balls=============

1. mix all the ingredients listed under veg balls.

2. keep aside for 15-20 minutes.

3. shape into small round balls and shallow fry or deep fry till golden browned on a moderately hot oil.

4. drain on kitchen tissues and keep aside.

=========preparing the hot garlic sauce=============

1. you can use the same oil used for frying the veg balls... about 2 tbsp of oil.

2. add the chopped spring onion and fry till they become tranparent.

3. now add the ginger, garlic and green chilies.

4. fry them for a minute.

5. add soya sauce, the schezuan sauce we made, salt and pepper.

6. fry again for a minute and mix the sauces well.

7. add vegetable stock or water and stir.

8. when the mixture comes to a boil, add cornflour paste slowly and stir.

9. make sure lumps are not formed.

10. let the gravy thicken and then add the fried veg balls.

11. serve vegetable balls in hot garlic sauce garnished with spring onion greens.

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