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Baked Potato Manchurian

Prep Time: 5 min
Bake Time: 30-40 min
Cook Time: 8-10 min
Serves: 2-3

2 Boiled Potatoes (peeled)
1 cup of grated carrot & cabbage
1 cup sliced onions (use spring onions if you find them)
1 cup thinly sliced capsicum (bell pepper)
2 green chilies
1 cup bread crumbs (or 2 tbsp cornflour)
3-4 tbsp chopped coriander / cilantro
2 tsp pepper powder
2 tsp salt (adjust according to taste)
2 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp vinegar
2 tsp Soy Sauce
1 tsp vegetable or olive oil

I. For the potato Manchurian balls
PREHEAT OVEN to 200 C / 450 F
1. In a mixing bowl, and add potatoes, 1 chopped green chili, carrot, cabbage, 1/4 cup onions, 1 tsp garlic & 1 tsp ginger.
2. Mix and mash well.
3. Add 3/4 cup of bread crumbs and mix well. (if the mixture is too sticky, add more) - alternatively, you could also add 2-3 tbsp cornflour until the mixture binds well.
4. Add salt and pepper to taste. (about 1 tsp each)
5. Make equal size balls and place in an oiled baking pan.
6. Drizzle about 1 tsp oil on each ball.
7. On a preheated oven, bake these for about 30-35 min or until the balls look golden and crispy.

II. Make the sauce
1. Heat 1sp oil and add the rest of the onions, 1 tsp garlic, 1 tsp ginger, 1 chopped green chilli.
2. Sauté until the onions look golden brown. (Around 1 min on high)
3. Add in the sliced capsicum and sauté for around 1.5 min
4. Add in 1 tsp vinegar and 2 tsp of soy sauce. Mix well
5. Add enough water to just cover the veggies. Let that boil for about 3-4 min
6. Season with enough salt and pepper (as per your taste)
7. * TIP: If the sauce is too water-y, mix 2 tsp cornflour with a few drops of water, add it to the sauce and keep stirring until it thickens.
8. Add the chopped coriander (save some for garnish) and mix well.

III. To serve
1. Place the potato Manchurian balls on a serving bowl.
2. Pour the prepared sauce all over it.
3. Garnish with coriander leaves.
4. You can have this with bread, fried rice, noodles or as it is!

Enjoy! :)

Verdict: We all loved it and nobody could tell the balls weren't deep fried! :)