Veg Manchurian Recipe
Recipe type: Main
RecipeCuisine: Indochinese
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Serves: 6 servings
Easy Indo-Chinese Veg Manchurian Recipe! In-fact veg manchurian recipe is easy to make, nutritious and yummy.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
For manchurian balls:
  • 2 cups oil for deep frying
  • 1-2 green chilies chopped finely (optional)
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • ¼th cup capsicum chopped finely
  • 2 of cup grated cabbage Or chopped finely
  • ½ cup of whites of spring onion chopped finely
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • ½ tsp sichuan pepper powder or black pepper powder
  • salt as per taste
For sauce / gravy:
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp red chili sauce (optional)
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp spring onion only whites
  • ½ inch ginger finely chopped
  • 14-15 garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp cornflour + 2 tbsp water (Mix them and keep aside)
  • 2 tbsp greens of spring onion chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp chives chopped finely (optional)
  • 1 tbsp capsicum chopped finely
  • ½ tsp sichuan pepper or black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • salt as per taste
How to make the recipe?
  1. Combine all the chopped veggies except oil in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add salt, cornflour, flour and mix well. Allow the mixture to rest for 10 to 12 mins.
  3. Make small ball with your palms.
  4. Take oil in a deep pan. Place on high heat reduce the heat once oil is hot. Deep fry the manchurian balls until crispy and brown from all sides. Fry few at at time. Ensure you fry on low heat else they won't cook from within.
  5. Spread them over absorbent napkins.
  6. Take heavy bottomed sauce pan add oil to it. Add chopped whites of spring onion, ginger, garlic and sugar. Saute them on high heat for a minute.
  7. It's time to add soy sauce, vinegar, red chili sauce if using and sichuan pepper or pepper powder.
  8. Lastly add corn flour + water paste, salt, chopped greens of spring onion, chives. Allow the sauce to thicken.
  9. Add the manchurian balls and simmer for 1-2 mins.
  10. Serve veg manchurian hot with steamed rice Or veg fried rice Or noodles.
1. If you like spicy food add more of green chilies Or red chili sauce.
2. Also you could make dry manchurian Or manchurian gravy it's upto you. If you like dry add very little water if you like thin consistency add more water.
3. It's important to allow the vegetables to rest before making the balls. As they leave moisture hence give them some time before shaping them.
4. Add more flour if the vegetable mixture has too much moisture. You could rub some oil and shape them into balls and then fry.
5. I haven't added MSG as we avoid eating msg at home but if wish you could add them.
6. It's important to chop the veggies finely or grate them else you would find difficult to shape them into balls.
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at