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Vegetable Manchurian was a great combo with Egg Fried Rice, which we had prepare nearly couple of months before. We normally make Cauliflower Manchurian as a side dish for Fried Rice. So Amma wanted to make something different and hence came up this wonderful recipe. This dish ends up being a clean up dish as you can add all your veggies that you might have left overs and tastes great.
Things have been pretty steady and hectic the past couple of days. I just announced the Kid’s Delight on Indian Street Food. I was hoping I could prepare some pending Street foods that I had planned so many months before. Chocolate Round up will be up soon. Meanwhile I had some more bloggers being interested in the Blogging Marathon that it makes me think that maybe I should plan to do this again.
When I got back thinking I should post something within this week, this draft was literally calling me!..:) Imagine sitting idle in the drafts for so long without any attention. The vegetable manchurians tasted great as such, I saved some for eating as a starter without adding to the sauce. The sauce was made the same way we do for the Cauliflower Manchurian.

Step by Step to make Vegetable Manchurian

In a non stick pan, saute the onions, ginger, garlic and chili paste.Then add the tomato sauce

Measure out soya sauce
Add the soya sauce to the pan
Followed by the corn flour mix
Add more water as required.
Fried Vegetable Manchurians
Add these balls to the sauce.
Finally garnish with spring onion greens

Vegetable Manchurian

Course Main Dish - Gravies
Cuisine Indo Chinese


To make the manchurian

  • 1 cup Mixed Vegetable Cabbage, Beans, Carrot, Potato
  • 2 tsp All purpose flour / Maida
  • 1 tbsp Corn flour
  • 3 nos Green Chillies
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper Powder
  • 2 inch Ginger
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking Oil for Deep frying

To make the sauce

  • 1.5 tbsp Soya sauce
  • 1.5 tbsp Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Corn flour
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 bunch Spring Onions


For Manchurian Balls

  • Clean and cut the vegetables. Grind all the vegetables coarsely, and not as a complete paste.
  • Grind the green chillies, ginger, garlic into a coarse paste. Add half of this paste for the manchurian paste. Take the rest of the ingredients required to make the manchurian in a bowl, add the green chilli paste, ground vegetables. Add salt and mix well. The batter should not be loose or runny, so just sprinkle water as required to make a thick batter. Divide the batter into small balls.
  • Heat oil in a pan, Once the oil is hot, reduce to medium flame, deep fry the manchurian balls. Cook on both sides and drain to a kitchen towel.

For the sauce

  • Heat a nonstick pan with a tsp oil, Add the finely chopped onions from the spring onions, then add finely chopped garlic. Sauté till the onion bulbs turn color. Keep the green of the spring onions for latter use.
  • Next add the remaining ginger garlic and chilli paste. Add soya sauce. Followed by tomato sauce.
  • In a small bowl mix the corn flour with little water to form a smooth paste. Once the sauce simmering is cooked, add the corn flour paste. Cook on high flame so that the sauce thickens. Just make sure it doesn't become too thick. Add water as required and bring to boil.
  • Add fried vegetable balls to the sauce, along the green onions stalks, simmer for a minute.
  • If you don't want the manchurian to be soggy, add just before serving.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Serve this with Egg Fried Rice

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  1. i tried this recipe, but the balls did not stay together at all and broke apart in the oil. I did not leave them watery, or too dry. Other that that, good!

  2. AnonI am not sure how the balls still disintegrated though you said it wasn't watery or dry. Since the vegetables were coarse and we added maida and cornflour, it binds well. Maybe you can give it another shot and let me know..:)

    Anon No we need not boil the vegetables. Since we are deep frying, the vegetables would get cooked

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