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Veg Manchurian Chinese starter

Veg Manchurian

Veg Manchurian is the popular Indochinese recipe that is perfect for both appetizers or main course. 
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: continental, Indian, indian cuisine
Keyword: Indo, Manchurian, veg
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 287kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


(For deep frying)

  • 1 carrot whole Grated
  • 50 gms french Beans Chopped
  • ½ cabbage Chopped
  • 1 medium sized capsicum Chopped
  • 1 medium sized onion Chopped
  • salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour/ Maida
  • ½ cup cornflour
  • Oil

(For Gravy)

  • Oil
  • 3-4 spring Onion bulbs
  • ¼ cup spring Onion Green
  • 2 tablespoon garlic chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger chopped
  • 1 tablespoon green Chilies chopped
  • ½ capsicum sliced
  • 2 tablespoon soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon red Chili Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 100-150 ml water
  • Salt
  • ¼ black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon cornflour


To Make Veg Manchurian Balls

  • To make the balls for veg Manchurian grate the cabbage and finely chop the onions, fresh beans, and capsicum. 
  • Now take a bowl and add all the veggies in them and add salt, black pepper, ginger garlic paste, butter, soy sauce, maida and cornflour in it.
  • Now mix them all well together (use your hands if you want). When they are well-mixed drop some oil in your palms and take a small quantity of the mixture. Bind them and make lemon-sized balls and keep them aside.
  • When all the balls are made heat a pan and add oil in it.
  • When the oil starts to smoke gently drop the Manchurian balls and deep fry them until they are reddish brown in color.
  • Soak the excess oil with a tissue and keep the balls aside.

To Make Gravy

  • To make the gravy heat oil in the pan and add onions, ginger garlic paste, green chilies and capsicum in it. 
  • Cook them for 3-4 minutes and then add soy sauce, red chili sauce, ketchup, water and salt in it.
  • After that add black pepper in the pan and mix them all.
  • Take a small bowl and add cornflour and water in it. Mix it with a spoon and gently pour it into the pan. Adjust the gravy as you wish with the consistency. 
  •  Cook all the ingredients for another 3-4 minutes and then add veg Manchurian balls in them. 
  • Mix them well and sprinkle some spring onions on top.
  • Veg balls are ready to eat.



  • Grate all the vegetables or chop them finely in equal size. You can use food processor or a simple grater.
  • Do not use water while mixing the veggies. The vegetables will have enough moisture for binding them together. (Also corn flour and all-purpose flour will act as binding agent as well.)
  • Too much cornflour may turn the balls hard after frying. So, mix them accordingly.
  • Spice it nicely. I like to add few sauces which I use in gravy while making these veg meatballs. This helps in building a better flavour. These spicy balls taste way better than bland manchurian balls that are made with just salt. 


Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 911mg | Potassium: 526mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 4401IU | Vitamin C: 108mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 3mg