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Chicken Manchurian

Sujata Limbu
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Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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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.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Dinner Party
  • Chinese
  • Frying
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 500 grams boneless chicken (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  2. 2 tbsp Cornflour
  3. 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  4. 1 egg (beaten)
  5. Oil as required to deep fry
  6. 1/2 tsp crushed ginger
  7. 1/2 tsp crushed chilli peppers
  8. 1/2 tsp crushed garlic
  9. 1/2 tsp crushed green chillies
  10. Handful of chopped cilantro/coriander
  11. 250 ml chicken stock
  12. 15 ml soya sauce
  13. 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  14. 1/4 teaspoon of sugar
  15. 1/4 teaspoon ajinomoto
  16. 2 tbsp of cornflour mixed with water (extra cornflour is required to thicken the gravy)
  17. 60 ml water
  18. Spring onions to garnish (finely chopped)


  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.

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