Snacks & Starters



I’m sure most of us love Indo Chineese… that too especially in this rainy gloomy weather. So for all those chinese food lovers,  sharing today one of the most famous dish from the cuisine which i am sure needs no intro — Yes that’s ” Veg Manchurian “. Making this restuarant style Vegetable Manchurian at home is so simple . Do try for yourself . Make it dry and serve as starter or make it saucy and serve as side dish with fried rice or relish as such . The choice is all yours.. whichever way i’m damn sure you are just gonna fall for it !!! It’s spicy , hot , delicious …. in short just LIPSMACKING !!! Yumm…. Aah i’m now craving for it badly…



Smitha Kalluraya
Spicy lip smacking veg manchurian . Make it dry and serve as starter or gray type as manchurian
Course Snack
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 serving


For The Vegetable Balls:

  • 3/4 cup cabbage, (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup carrot, (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Beans, (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup capsicum, ( Finely Chopped )
  • 1/4 cup onion, ( finely chopped )
  • 3 tbsp maida
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • 1/4 tsp Soya sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper powder
  • to taste Salt
  • oil to deep fry

For gravy:

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 - 4 Spring Onions green, finely chopped
  • 6 - 7 flakes Garlic, very finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chilli, slit length wise
  • 2 tsp Soya sauce
  • 1 tsp Vinegar
  • 1.5 tsps Red Chilli Sauce
  • 1.5 tsps Pepper powder
  • 3 tsp Tomato Sauce / ketchup
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 cup Water / Vegetable Stock
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste


to make veg balls :

  • Chop all the vegetables finely using a knife or food processor .i use food processor .
  • In a mixing bowl add the chopped vegetables along with maida,cornflour,soya sauce,pepper powder and salt.
  • Mix well. Water left from veggies is enough to form balls.Incase u r not able to make balls , sprinkle few drops of water to the mix and make small round balls.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan or kadai.
  • When oil is hot ,Deep fry the balls on medium flame till they are golden brown and crisp.Take them out from frying pan and remove excess oil.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining balls .Our veg balls are ready .Time to make manchurian sauce.

to make manchurian sauce :

  • Whisk cornflour in 1/4-1/2 cup of water till it dissolves and no lumps are formed.Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a large wok. When the oil is piping hot, throw in garlic, green chilli and onion. Saute for  2 -3 mins till lightly brown.The flame should be high in this process .
  • Simmer the flame. Add all the sauces 1 by 1. Add salt ,red chilli powder and cornflour water mixture. Mix well.If you feel, you can add few more tbsps of water.Cook for 2-3 minutes,let it boil so that sauce consistency is obtained.Manchurian sauce is ready.The sauce should not be too thin or thick. ( IF YOU WANT TO MAKE DRY VERSION , REFER NOTE 1 )
  • Once it thickens , add spring onions and fried manchurian balls .Cook for 2mins for the balls to absorb sauce well .
  • Serve hot Veg Manchurian as a starter or as side dish with fried rice / rice .Want a bite ??


  • If you want dry veg manchurian , then reduce the cornflour quantity . Add just a tsp of cornflour .Dissolve in few tsp of water .Don't add extra water .
  • To cut oil , u can shallow fry veggie balls in appe pan with few drops of oil .
  • If the water quantity in the mixed veggies is more , sprinkle little cornflour / rice lour. It will absorb extra water.
  • Fry the veg balls only in low medium heat , if they are fried on high heat, then the outside will be cooked and the inside will be not cooked giving a uncooked taste.

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  • Reply
    August 10, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    It’s one of my favo dish. I never was able to make it saucy, will follow the recipe and hope it will be saucy this time. Thanks for sharing the saucy recipe

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    Sowmya Sundararajan
    August 11, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Nice tangy look.

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    Sony P
    August 11, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    One if my fav Chinese platter…… Looks so yummmm

  • Reply
    Gayathri Sathyanarayanan
    August 13, 2015 at 7:10 am

    Manchurian looks so yumm. tempting pictures.

  • Reply
    August 15, 2015 at 8:34 am

    It turned out really well. Could you pl share the Karnataka madhwa brahmin style saru.Thanks

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