Tasty Veggie Manchurian

Tasty Veggie Manchurian

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Tasty Veggie Manchurian

  • Author: Masala Darbar
  • Prep Time: 40 Min
  • Cook Time: 25 Min
  • Total Time: 1 hrs
  • Yield: 1012 balls 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Indo Chinese
  • Diet: Vegan



For Veg Manchurian Balls

  • ½ cup grated carrot
  • ½ cup finely chopped cabbage (purple or green)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped green bell pepper (capsicum)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped spring onions (scallions)
  • ½ teaspoon freshly crushed black pepper or black pepper powder or white pepper powder
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour (corn starch)
  • ½ teaspoon salt or add as per taste
  • oil as required, for shallow or deep frying – sunflower oil or any neutral tasting oil

For Corn Starch Or Cornflour Paste

  • 1 tablespoon cornflour (known as corn starch outside India)
  • 2 tablespoons water

For Manchurian Gravy Or Sauce

  • 1 to 1.5 tablespoons oil – toasted sesame oil or sunflower oil or any neutral tasting oil
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped onions or chopped spring onion whites (scallion whites)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 2 green chillies – finely chopped
  • ¼ cup finely chopped capsicum (green bell pepper) – optional
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped celery (optional)
  • ½ tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons red chilli sauce (spicy and not sweet)
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar or regular white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 to 1.25 cups water or vegetable stock
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder or freshly crushed black pepper or white pepper powder
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon raw sugar to taste or white sugar – add as required
  • 1 tablespoon spring onion greens (scallion greens) for garnishing


Making Veg Manchurian Balls

  • Take the finely chopped or grated veggies in a bowl. 
  • Then add the dry ingredients – corn starch, all-purpose flour (maida), black pepper and salt.
  • Mix and gather the whole mixture together. Then kind of mix and knead so that the veggies leave the water and you get a dough-like mixture. But do not knead like that a bread or roti dough. Gluten strands can form that will give a dense chewy texture in the fried veggie balls. So just mix very well and press so that the veggies release their juices. 
  • Then take a small portion of the mixture in your hands.
  • Press and roll it in your palm and make a round veggie ball. You can spread some oil on your palms while making the vegetable balls.
  • Make all veggie balls this way and keep aside.

Frying Veggie Balls

  • Heat oil for deep frying in a Kadai or pan. Add a small piece of a ball to the hot oil. If the balls do not stick or settle down at the bottom of the pan, but comes up steadily the oil is ready for frying these veg Manchurian balls. If the balls break, then some more binding agent is required. So you can add 2 to 3 teaspoons of some more all-purpose flour (maida).
  • Gently place the balls in the hot oil. The oil has to be medium hot. Too much heat and the Manchurian balls will be browned from the top and uncooked from inside. Less hot oil will make the balls absorb too much oil.
  • When cooked from one side, turn the balls with a slotted spoon.
  • Fry the balls till crisp and golden.
  • Remove them with a slotted or perforated spoon and drain as much as oil as possible.
  • Place the fried veg Manchurian balls on kitchen paper towels. For a low-fat version, you can cook the veggie balls in a pan.
  • Fry the veg Manchurian balls this way in batches and keep aside.

Making Manchurian Gravy

  • In a small bowl take the following three sauces – soy sauce, tomato ketchup and red chilli sauce.
  • Mix the sauces very well and keep aside.
  • In another small bowl take 1 tablespoon cornflour and 2 tablespoons water. Mix very well and keep aside.
  • Heat 1 to 1.5 tablespoons oil in a pan or wok. Add the chopped spring onions, finely chopped ginger, finely chopped garlic, finely chopped green chillies and finely chopped capsicum. Adding capsicum is optional.
  • Stir fry on medium flame till the onions turn translucent.
  • Now add the mixed sauces. Stir and mix very well.
  • Add 1 to 1.25 cups water. Let the mixture come to a boil.
  • Mix the cornflour paste again in the bowl (as the cornflour settles at the bottom) and then add in the pan.
  • As soon as you add cornflour paste, mix very well so that there are no lumps.
  • Continue to stir and mix when the veg Manchurian gravy is cooking. Simmer till the sauce thickens and you see a glaze in it. There should be no raw taste of the cornflour in the sauce. Cooking sauce or gravy takes about 3 to 4 minutes on a medium flame. If the sauce is too thick, then you add some water. If it is too thin, then you can add some cornflour.
  • When the veg Manchurian sauce thickens, add ½ teaspoon black pepper powder.
  • Season with a bit of salt. Do keep in mind that the soy sauce, chilli sauce and tomato ketchup already has salt in it. So add less salt and as per your taste preferences.
  • Add ¼ to ½ teaspoon sugar. Mix very well.
  • Then add the fried veg Manchurian balls. Also, add 1 teaspoon of Rice vinegar or regular vinegar or apple cider vinegar. 
  • Gently stir and coat the veg Manchurian balls in the gravy.
  • Switch off the flame add chopped spring onion greens.
  • Serve veg Manchurian hot garnished with some spring onion greens. This Manchurian gravy goes well with veg fried rice, plain rice and even bread or the chapati or Rotis.


  • Serving Size: 4-5
  • Calories: 218 kcal

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