Vegetable Manchurian Recipe

Vegetable Manchurian Balls in Hot and Spicy Chilli Garlic Sauce is a classic recipe from the Indian Chinese Cuisine. Serve these Vegetable Manchurian Balls as an appetizer for parties with the chilli garlic sauce acting as a dip.

Cooking time
40 min
Preparation time
15 min



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For Vegetable Manchurian


  • 2 cups of cabbage, finely minced 
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower, shredded
  • 1 cup of carrot, finely grated
  • An inch piece of ginger, grated
  • 40 grams of Saffola Pepper and Spice Oats
  • 1 large capsicum, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup of corn flour
  • 1/4 cup of wheat flour
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon oil for each ball (pan frying)


For Manchurian Sauce


  • 1/2 cup spring onions, chopped
  • 5 to 6 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 2-inch piece of ginger, grated or chopped
  • 1 tablespoons corn flour
  • 1 cup water or vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Saffola Oil
  • Salt to taste and black pepper powder to taste

How to make Vegetable Manchurian

For Making the Vegetable Manchurian


  • We will be using a Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan to make the Manchurian Balls
  • First, combine all the ingredients for the Manchurian balls in a large bowl adding just a little water if required. Knead to combine until all the ingredients come together                                       
  • Preheat the Paniyaram Pan, add a little oil to the pan. Spoon portion of the mixture into the pan and pan fry them on medium heat until it is cooked through and browned from all sides
  • Pan fry the remaining balls the similar way and keep aside


For Manchurian Sauce


  • In a small mixing bowl, add the corn flour along with the cup of water or vegetable stock. Stir to combine the flour into the water
  • Add soy sauce, ketchup, the red chilli sauce, sriracha sauce, black pepper powder and salt
  • Heat oil in a wok or frying pan on high heat; add garlic, ginger, green chillies, spring onions and stir-fry for a few seconds
  • Add the corn flour mixture to the above wok and cook for a few minutes until thick and the cornflour is cooked
  • Add an additional cup of water if required to adjust the consistency of the sauce to suit your taste
  • Check the salt and chilli levels in the sauce and adjust to suit your palate


Serving the Manchurian with Sauce


  • Just before serving, put the Vegetable Manchurian Balls in the sauce and stir-fry on high heat for few minutes. Garnish with spring onion leaves
  • Serve the Vegetable Manchurian Balls in Chilli Garlic Sauce along with Vegetable Hakka Noddles or Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice

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It's a good idea to make Manchurian in healthy and tasty way, I loved this recipe, thanks. :-)

It's a good idea to make Manchurian in healthy and tasty way, I loved this recipe, thanks. :-)

Nov 02, 2016

Average: 4 (1 vote)

woow i loved it and my kids too thank yo...

woow i loved it and my kids too thank you soo much

May 30, 2016

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Just awesome... Non fried manchurians :...

Just awesome... Non fried manchurians :)... Maza aa gaya

Aug 24, 2015

Average: 4 (1 vote)
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