Vegetable Manchurian

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Vegetable Manchurian

Manchurian is an indo-chinese recipe which is easy to make and very yummy. It has many varieties like vegetable manchurian, gobi manchurian, dry manchurian etc. It is made from finely minced vegetables, coated with corn flour/ all-purpose flour and deep fried, then dipped in a tangy and spicy soy sauce.

Cooking Time: 20 min
Preparation Time: 15 min
Total Time: 35 min
Servings:  4
Category: Veg

Vegetable Manchurian



Cabbage (Grated) 1/2 medium sized
Cauliflower (Grated) 1 medium sized
Carrot (Grated) 1
Garlic cloves (chopped) 3-4
Corn Flour 2 tablespoon
All purpose flour (maida) 5 tablespoon
Red Chilli Powder 1 tablespoon
Salt To taste
Oil For deep frying


Garlic Cloves (lehsun) 3-4
Ginger (chopped) 2 tablespoon
Onion (finely chopped) 3 medim sized
Green chillies (chopped) 2
Vegetable stock or water 1 1/2 cup
Cornflour mixed with 1 cup of water 1 tablespoon
Soyasauce 2 tablespoon
White Vinegar 1 tablespoon
Spring Onions Green(chopped) 1 cup
Salt To taste
Sugar (its not for sweetness, for cut the sourness of soyasauce) 1/2 teaspoon


Method for Manchurian Balls

  1. Mix salt in the cauliflower and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Squeeze out the excess water from the cauliflower (keep this water for sauce).
  3. Heat oil in a kadai or wok for deep frying the balls.
  4. Meanwhile, combine all the ingredients for the balls and add little water if required.
  5. Divide the mixture into 15-20 balls of small sizes.
  6. Add the balls in the batches of 5-6 and deep fry on medium flame till it gets dark brown (not burnt).
  7. Remove from oil and drain on an absorbent paper.

Method for the Sauce

  1. Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan on a high flame. Add the onion, garlic, green chillies and ginger and stir fry over a high flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the spring onion greens followed by vegetable stock (or water), cornflour paste, salt, sugar, soyasauce and vinegar and simmer the gas.

Method for Serving

  1. Just before serving, put the fried manchurian in the sauce and bring it to boil for few minutes.
  2. Serve hot


  • Add some water or vegetable stock to thin down the sauce if it is too thick.
  • You can add beans also in manchurian sauce.


Author: Khushboo Sharma

Hi am Khushboo, MTech in embedded systems and a mother to a most lovable little angel girl. I was born and raised in small town Muzaffarnagar, U.P. which is famous for its Asia's largest gud/jaggery market. I was introduced to cooking or should say the place kitchen only after my marriage, because i was never serious about cooking. But as I was raised in a food loving family so I was always curious about various local and authentic food around. Join me in my journey to explore food, my way.
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