How to make Vegetable Manchurian

How to make Vegetable Manchurian

Preparation time: 15-20 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Serves: 4-6 people


30 grams long green beans
1 cup boiled rice
100 grams cabbage
2 number capsicum pepper
150 grams carrots
50 grams cauliflower
2 piece celery (optional)
3 tbsp chilli paste
3 piece chopped green chillies
30 grams chopped garlic
3 tbsp corn flour
1 large ginger
2 number onion
2 tsp pepper powder
1 tbsp taste salt
2 tbsp sesame oil
4 tbsp soy sauce
1 springs spring onion
1 tsp sugar
3 tbsp sweet and sour sauce
oil for frying

For the Manchurian balls/dumplings:

1.Take a pan, add all finely chopped vegetables. Cover with lid and boil/steam the vegetables for 5-10 mins.
2.Remove the steamed vegetables in a thin muslin cloth and squeeze all the water from it. Do not throw away the water but use it later as vegetable stock.
3.Take the steamed vegetables in a bowl, add salt, chopped green chillies, chopped ginger, chopped garlic, pepper powder, spring onions, little soy sauce and little chilli paste.
4.Bind with some corn flour and rice and make small lumps the size of a ping pong ball.
5.Roll in corn flour and deep fry.

For the Manchurian Gravy/Sauce:

1.Take oil in a pan and heat it.
2.Add onions both regular and spring onions, 2 tbsp chopped garlic, 1 tbsp chopped ginger and stir it properly.
3.Add chopped green chillies, soy sauce, pepper powder, chilli paste, sweet n sour sauce or sugar stock, salt and sugar.
4.Take cornflour in another bowl and add little water in it and make a thick paste. For cornflour the measurement is 1tbsp cornflour for 1 cup water.
5.Add this thicken mixture to the gravy and cook the gravy adding very little vegetable stock at a time and boil it.
6.Add fried manchurian balls.
Serve hot with noodles or rice.


1.While frying the dumplings if the dumplings break, add some more boiled rice or rice flour to the mixture.
2.Fry the dumplings at medium to high flame. Always remember that chinese cooking is to be done at medium to high flame.
3.Put sufficient chopped ginger and garlic while making manchurian gravy/sauce.
4.If you dont have sweet n sour sauce, then you can use 1 tbsp tomato ketchup.
5.If you want to make dry manchurian, then do not add cornflour mixture.

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  1. Vrunda said,

    August 6, 2009 at 3:47 am

    Hey….very nice recipe…i loved it…too good keep it up…
    keep posting new n delicious things….

  2. Neha Sheth said,

    August 6, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Thanks. Hey, i would like to share one more secret about chinese cooking. We get maggi cubes in supermarket . Both veg and non-veg. You can add these in fried rice, noodles and cornsoup. Believe me you will feel as if you are eating in the restaurant. Just add these when you heat the oil.

  3. Shakeel Zamal said,

    March 1, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Nice recipe. It looks promising. I shall give it a try. Thank you very much!

  4. Neha Sheth said,

    April 14, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    most welcome

  5. navita said,

    June 2, 2010 at 1:59 am

    nice recipe

  6. keerthi said,

    December 16, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    This looks fine

    I prepared well

    Its awesome Taste with Biryani

  7. baby aatz said,

    December 30, 2010 at 11:37 am

    I loved it and so did my kids thank you very much I shall be making them again

  8. asmakhan said,

    February 10, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    its amazing to eat lovely receipy thanks

  9. vasavi said,

    March 8, 2011 at 3:21 am

    Thanq so much

    Please send very tasty recipies to my mail

  10. June 27, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    one small changes you not boil the chopped vegetables,just mix some salt and pepper.make ball with the help of maida and fry on slow flame.

  11. Sanjeet Shaha said,

    August 4, 2011 at 4:25 am

    very gr8..receipy…

  12. Rekha Lohia said,

    June 14, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Very nyc and helpful recipe

  13. SAMPATH KUMAR said,

    July 6, 2012 at 11:31 pm


  14. Neha Sheth said,

    July 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Most welcome.

  15. tejash said,

    July 28, 2012 at 7:27 am

    hey nice recipeee ………..

  16. vishal sachan said,

    February 9, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    i first time made this recipe and it make so delicious. thanku

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