veg manchurian recipe

Veg Manchurian Recipe

Course Appetizer, Snack, starter
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Bindu


For Manchurian Balls

  • 250 grams cabbage finely shredded
  • 1 no or 20 grams carrot
  • 1/3 cup or 50 grams green peas slightly crushed
  • ¼ cup or 30 grams French beans finely chopped
  • ¼ cup or 30 grams capsicum finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp red chili paste
  • Salt as required
  • 3 to 4 tbsp corn flour
  • 3 to 4 tbsp Maida/all-purpose flour
  • a pinch of red food color
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • Oil for deep-frying

For Manchuria

  • 1 tbsp ginger chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic chopped
  • A little salt
  • 2 to 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 cup or 250 ml water
  • 1/3 cup or 30 grams spring onion bulbs
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp chili sauce
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp spring onions chopped


Preparing the Manchurian Veg Balls

  1. Take a mixing bowl, add chopped vegetables, chopped ginger, salt, red chili paste, a pinch of food color, corn flour, Maida/all-purpose flour and mix well.
  2. Divide the mixture into equal parts or into small lemon-sized balls and keep aside.

Deep frying

  1. Heat oil for deep-frying
  2. When the oil is hot, leave the veg balls one by one carefully into the oil.
  3. Fry until they turn nice orange-red color and take them onto a paper towel and keep aside.

Making Veg Manchurian

  1. Mix 1tbsp of corn flour with 1 cup(250 ml) water and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan.Add chopped ginger garlic, spring onion bulbs, capsicum and sauté for a minute.
  3. Add a little salt, vinegar, dark soy sauce, black pepper powder, red chili powder, red chili paste and mix well.
  4. Add the cornstarch and mix until it starts bubbling.
  5. When it starts to bubble, add the fried veg balls, mix well and cook until the gravy disappears.
  6. Add finely chopped spring onion before you turn off the flame and serve hot.