Vegetable Manchurian | How to make Vegetable Manchurian

By Swapna Sunil  |  4th May 2016  |  
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About Vegetable Manchurian Recipe

Vegetable Manchurian is yet another delicacy of Chinese cuisine. These dumplings are so flavorful, loaded with veggies and apt as a starter or as a side to Noodles or Fried rice. Manchuria is enjoyed by one and all ...especially kids love these dumplings ...and My favorite too !!! My kids hate Cabbage n Cauliflower but never utter a single word when i serve these that are loaded with the same ...

Vegetable Manchurian

Ingredients to make Vegetable Manchurian

  • For Dumplings:
  • 1/3 cup finely minced/ grated cabbage
  • 1/3 cup finely minced /grated cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup finely minced/ grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, grated or chopped finely
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/4 cup corn flour
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour/maida
  • oil for deep frying
  • For the gravy:
  • 1/4 cup sliced onions
  • 1/4 cup sliced bell pepper/capsicum
  • 1 green chilli, slit
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp each spring onion, whites and greens sliced
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 2 tsp tomato ketchup
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp corn starch diluted in 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp Green/Red chilli sauce
  • 2 tbsp oil

How to make Vegetable Manchurian

  1. First mix everything mentioned in the dumplings ingredient list except the oil. Mix it well with your hands and check if you're able to form a dumpling or not, if the mixture is still wet, add a tbsp each of corn flour and maida. Knead and try to form a dumpling again, if it forms a ball without falling apart the texture is perfect.
  2. Now roll out all the dumplings. Meanwhile start heating up the oil for frying in a pan or kadai. Once all rolled out, keep them aside.
  3. Check the oil, once hot add just enough dumplings and fry until golden. Fry them until nice and golden, drain them on to a paper towel and set aside until the gravy is done.
  4. For the gravy part:
  5. Heat a pan with oil, once hot add the garlic and green chilli, fry for a minute or two. Now add the sliced onion and bell pepper, fry these for a minute as well.
  6. Next add in the sauces, vinegar, salt, pepper and stir well. Later add the corn starch diluted in water. Stir well and immediately add the fried dumplings.
  7. Stir well, lower the heat and cover with a lid. After few minutes, remove the lid and stir well. Turn off the heat and garnish with sliced greens and whites.
  8. Now this yummilicious chinese delicacy is all ready to dig in. Serve it with fried rice or noddles or just jeera rice. Equally appetizing with just ketchup as well.

Reviews for Vegetable Manchurian (13)

Gregory Tirkey9 months ago


Neha Kulshreshthaa year ago

Looks so yumm !!

fairose banua year ago


uma senthil2 years ago

instead of vinegar can we use lemon?

Jinia Adhikari3 years ago


Sushma Jangid3 years ago

Thanks ...Swapna. ... the dumplings were tasty ...turned out exellent .apart for the sauce. ginger taste was there was a little sweet.

Smita Kulshrestha3 years ago


Vijayalakshmi Upendra3 years ago

the dumplings become too soft or too hard.Please suggest the corrections.

Manisha Shukla3 years ago

super yummy. you can replace maida with wheat flour if kids are eating.

anjana lanar3 years ago

. Thanks

Menka Manwani3 years ago

will try and let you know.

Dolly Singh3 years ago

thanks ji

arf nac4 years ago