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Vegetable Manchurian

Vegetable Manchurian

Vegetable Manchurian Recipe | Learn how to make Restaurant Style Mixed Vegetable Manchurian in Indo Chinese flavors, deep fried and appe pan version.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main
Cuisine Indo-Chinese
Servings 4


  • Food Processor/Chopper for Vegetables
  • Wok/Kadhai for Frying
  • Appe Pan(for low oil version)
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Ladle
  • Spoons


To Make Manchurian Balls

  • 1 Cup Cabbage
  • 1-2 Carrot
  • 1/4 Cup Finely Chopped Fresnch Beans optional
  • 2 tbsp Spring Onion Greens/Cilantro/Coriander
  • 1/4 Cup Corntsrach/Cornflour(in India)
  • 1/4 Cup Rice Flour/Chickpea Flour
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic or 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1-2 Finely Chopped Green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Salt

Sauce Mix

  • 3-4 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 1-2 tbsp Siracha/Chilli Sauce
  • 1 tsp Vinegar (optional)

For Manchurian Gravy

  • 2 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1/2 Cup Water/Veg.Stock for Dry Version
  • 2 Cups Water/Veg.Stock For Gravy Version
  • 1/4 Cup Cubed Onions optional
  • 1/2 Cup Cubed Bell Peppers optional
  • 2 tbsp Finely Chopped Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Finely Chopped Ginger
  • 2-3 Green Chillies optional


Make Manchurian Balls

  • In chopper/food processor finely chop cabbage, carrots and other veggies if using.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the grated/finely chopped veggies, add cornstarch, rice flour/chickpea flour, garlic, salt and black pepper powder and mix well.
  • Add about 1/4 Cup water little by little and make a thick batter. It should bind in a round ball.

To Fry Manchurian Balls

  • Heat oil in kadhai/wok.
  • Drop a very tiny ball of batter in oil. It should rise slowly and then float on top of oil.
  • Add balls one by one in a hot oil.
  • Fry till golden brown in color. Once done , take out on a kitchen paper towel.

Make Gravy

  • Mix all the sauces in a bowl.
  • Make Slurry of cornstarch in about 1/4 Cup of water.
  • Heat oil in wok/kadhai.
  • Add Finely chopped/minced ginger garlic and green chilies.
  • Sautee till the raw smell of garlic goes away
  • Add cubed onions and bell peppers, sauté for 1-2 minutes.(optional)
  • Add sauce mix and mix well.
  • Add cornstarch slurry and mix well.
  • Add water(about 1/2 cup for dry version) and 1 1/2 cup for gravy version. Adjust accordingly.
  • Cook the gravy till it starts getting thick and glossy.
  • Drop the fried Manchurian balls.
  • Mix well with light hands.
  • Switch off the flame and garnish with fresh cilantro/coriander and spring onion greens.

To make Manchurian Balls in Appe Pan

  • Keep appe pan on low heat and brush little oil in all the molds.
  • Add balls, cover and cover for 2-3 minutes.
  • Rotate the balls and cook from all the sides.
  • Cook till light brown from all the sides.
  • Keep the flame low, else Manchurian balls can burn.



In place of fresh garlic you can use dry garlic powder.
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