During my school days “Fried Rice” and “Chilli Chicken” were the most happening food. No dine outs were complete without this. After my brother got his first job, he used to take me and our cousins for dinner sometime. I still remember he getting angry at us for ordering the same thing from the menu (actually we didnt need the menu, our choice was already made) all the time. He tried his best to make us try something new, apart from our usual combo of Fried Rice and Chilli Chicken. Sadly all his efforts failed, after all it's kinda impossible to convince teenage girls, once their mind is made up, right ;)??
Though I've come a long way from those days, I still have a soft corner for Indo Chinese dishes. I guess, I'm not alone in this. I've seen that most of our friends also share the same feeling. A recent dine out with friends was a testimony to this.
We went for a dinner buffet and the spread was mainly non vegetarian. One of our friends is a vegetarian and when we pointed out the absence of any veg main dishes, the staff were happy to make some veg dishes, specially for our table. Mushroom manchurain was one of the items they made. It looked very appetising and a few of us started digging into it pretty soon. Some of the hard core non vegetarians were a bit hesitant initially, but after trying it, there was no turning away.
I buy Mushroom regularly, but I tend to make stir fry often. Jose keeps complaining about it all the time and once he tasted the restaurant Mushroom manchurian, he was like “see there are other ways also to cook mushroom, if in case you didn't know” . He kept bugging me about it and finally I decided to keep his mouth shut ;) I did some searching online and landed on this wonderful recipe at Bharathy's blog. I completely agree with her statement on the blog, that she is an expert in making manchurian dishes!
It's a perfect Indo Chinese recipe and trust me it will be a hit with both veg and non veg people. This is a great dish to make if you have vegetarian guests. I had a hard time taking pics of it, I just wanted to finish taking pics, so that I could dive into it ;) Hope you'll also enjoy this dish.