Chicken Manchurian | How to make Chicken Manchurian

By Sujata Limbu  |  12th Aug 2015  |  
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  • Homemade Chicken Stock

About Chicken Manchurian Recipe

This delicious dish is the perfect accomplice for your favourite fried rice or noodles. Chicken Manchurian recipe belongs to the Indian Chinese cuisine, which is an adaptation of Chinese seasonings and cooking techniques to Indian tastes. It basically consists of a variety of meats with vegetables in a spicy brown sauce, mostly severed with noodles or fried rice. It is a gravy styled Manchurian and tastes best when chicken stock is added to the gravy. Chicken Manchurian is a popular chicken dish found in most parts of India. It was invented using the basic ingredients of Indian dishes like, garlic, ginger, green chilies, garam masala, soy sauce and cornstarch. Vegetarian replacements for chicken could also be used such as cauliflower, baby corn, mushroom etc. It is one of the best tiffin recipes for your kiddo’s school. This recipe tells you all about how to make Manchurian from scratch.

Chicken manchurian is a famous Indo-Chinese dish. Indo-Chinese is an adaption of Chinese seasoning and Indian cooking techniques. Chicken manchurian is quite similar to paneer manchurian and mushroom manchurian. It is a delicious and exciting dish which is appropriate for any special occaison. It will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you can easily make restaurant style chicken manchurian at your home. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking chicken manchurian. The fried pieces of marinated chicken are cooked with manchurian styled gravy. It can be prepared by both the ways, dry as well as with gravy and can be served with fried rice or noodles. You can also add chicken stock to make the gravy more delicious. Try this Chicken manchurian recipe at home and surprise your family and friends.

Chicken Manchurian

Ingredients to make Chicken Manchurian

  • 500 grams boneless chicken (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 2 tbsp Cornflour
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • Oil as required to deep fry
  • 1/2 tsp crushed ginger
  • 1/2 tsp crushed chilli peppers
  • 1/2 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1/2 tsp crushed green chillies
  • Handful of chopped cilantro/coriander
  • 250 ml chicken stock
  • 15 ml soya sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ajinomoto
  • 2 tbsp of cornflour mixed with water (extra cornflour is required to thicken the gravy)
  • 60 ml water
  • Spring onions to garnish (finely chopped)

How to make Chicken Manchurian

  1. Take a bowl and mix in the following ingredients- corn flour, flour, salt, pepper along with the beaten egg. Mix this batter properly.
  2. Soak the chicken pieces in the batter one by one. Deep fry the chicken in a kadai with heated oil, till they turn golden brown in colour. Keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, fry the garlic and ginger till they become slightly brown in colour. This is the first step to make the manchurian sauce.
  4. Next add in the green chilies and cilantro leaves. Let this fry for a minute or so.
  5. Lower the heat and add in the chicken stock, soya sauce, salt, sugar, pepper and ajinomoto. Let this simmer and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  6. Finally add in corn flour mixed with water and bring to a boil. Put the fried chicken into the manchurian sauce and let it cook for 4-5 minutes.
  7. Pour into a serving bowl and garnish with chopped spring onions.
  8. Serve hot with fried rice or noodles.

Reviews for Chicken Manchurian (20)

Kamal Khatuaa month ago


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usha pandey3 months ago

It is a mouthwatering dish. The tint of black pepper and ajinomotoare added for additional savor to it. And the half cooked vegetables and thick gravy adds unique texture to this. It is an exciting dish to serve at any special occasion or party.

huda khan3 months ago

My mom's favorite dish. From a long time I was planning to make this at home.Thanks Sujata limbu for sharing this recipe of Chicken manchurian. The step by step instruction and well defined ingredients made it easy for me to cook.

sonal parashar3 months ago

I tried it last weekend and the result was really amazing. Chicken stalk is the key ingredient if this dish. Use of soy sauce and ajinomoto enhanced the taste. And I really loved the recipe and the cooking style of this popular Chicken Manchurian.

uma gupta3 months ago

Chicken manchurian is a popular non vegetarian Indo Chinese starter. The delectable selection of sauces, spices and method of cooking make it different from the other dishes. I will surely try this recipe and share my experience with you.

Shashi Bhargava3 months ago

Chicken manchurian is my favorite Indo-Chinese dish. I prepared the restaurant style chicken Manchurian last night. The taste was just awesome. Spices and the fried chicken pieces helped it become a scrumptious meal. The flavors of soy sauce and spices made the dish fantastic. My mom loved it too. I am very happy with this recipe and will recommend it to all my friends.

Vanessa Dastane4 months ago

It was awesome

Pearl Liion5 months ago

Can we substitute chicken stock with water
Ibtesam Bloch
4 months ago
use veg stock instead

Rekha Unni5 months ago

Will it still taste good if we omit chicken stock?
Ibtesam Bloch
4 months ago
use veg stock instead

Raghav Tikoo9 months ago

Tasty to the core!

Mary Lawrencea year ago

highly palatable

Mitali Das.a year ago

very tasty

Dopati Paula year ago


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Nour Saifa year ago

so yammmy

Subhashree Dey2 years ago


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