Vegetable Manchurian Recipe | Veg Manchurian (dry and gravy)veg manchurian
Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 5
  • Cabbage – 200 grams (2 cup) (grated)
  • Carrots – 2 medium sized (1 cup) (grated)
  • Capsicum – 1 (grated)
  • Corn flour – 4 tbsp
  • Refined flour – 2 tbsp
  • Green coriander – 2-3 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Tomato sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Soya sauce – 1-1.5 tbsp
  • Vinegar – 1 tbsp
  • Chilly sauce – 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder – ¼ tsp
  • Ajinomoto – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Ginger paste – 1 tsp
  • Green chilly – 2 (finely chopped)
  • Oil – for frying
  1. Heat 1 cup of water in a vessel and add grated vegetables into it. Now cook the veggies for 3-4 minutes until they get little crunchy and tender.
  2. After 3 minutes, veggies will turn crunchy, turn off the flame. Strain the veggies through a sieve to drain out the excess water. Don’t discard the leftover stock, use it for making gravy. Transfer the veggies into a bowl.
  3. Add corn flour, refined flour, salt, ginger paste, green chilly, black pepper powder, ajinomoto and soya sauce. Mix everything really well. Mixture for making manchurian balls is now done and ready.
  4. Heat a wok with enough oil for frying manchurian balls. Take little amount of mixture (lemon size) and give it a round shape.
  5. Drop a manchurian ball into the hot oil. If it splatters then add more cornflour to the mixture and knead again. Now place as many manchurian balls as possible into the oil for deep frying.
  6. When the balls are fried from beneath flip the sides and keep frying them until they turn golden brown in color. Drain out the manchurian balls on kitchen paper towel to remove excess oil. Likewise, fry all the manchurian balls and keep them aside.
  7. To prepare the sauce, heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan or a wok. Add ginger, green chilly, 3-4 tbsp grated cabbage into the oil. Roast the veggie until it turns crunchy and then add tomato sauce, chilly sauce, soya sauce, vegetable stock, cornflour slurry (add little amount of vegetable stock in corn flour and prepare a lump-free slurry), salt, ajinomoto and black pepper powder. Cook the sauce for 2 minutes. Sauce is now ready, add vinegar to it and mix well. Drop the manchurian balls into it followed by chopped green coriander. Mix everything really well and cook it for a while.
  8. Veg manchurian is now ready, turn off the flame and transfer it to a serving bowl or plate. Garnish this delectable and mouth-watering veg manchurian with some green coriander sprigs and serve it steaming hot with noodles or fried rice and enjoy!
Recipe by Indian Good Food at