Vegetable Manchurian Balls

SobhaKesavan S

Vegetable Manchurian Balls is a tasty Indo Chinese dish of fried mixed vegetable balls drenched in a thick, spicy and tangy flavored sauce. This is an awesome and appealing vegan dish with red colored gravy. The dish makes for a tasty Chinese main course that goes well with fried rice, schezwan fried rice or with steamed rice. Manchurian is an Indian term for fried veggies or meat, dipped in a spicy Umami sauce. Chinese dishes are mostly inventions of the Chinese community living in Kolkata. These dishes are largely adapted to suit the Indian palate. Chinese foods are very appealing and you will note the rush for Chinese dishes in top rated hotels and restaurants. Vegetable Manchurian Balls published here is a tried and tested dish. Vegetable Manchurian Balls are made from vegetables like cabbage, carrots, Onions etc. The veggie mixture is rolled out into balls and deep fried crisp. These dishes are easy to prepare with minimum ingredients. You can discover a well detailed recipe here.

Vegetable Manchurian Balls

Vegetable Manchurian Balls

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 People


For Manchurian Balls

For Manchurian Gravy

  • 1/2 No. Onion Sliced (cut into Petals)
  • 1/2 No. Capsicum Medium size slices
  • 3 Tbsp Spring onion Cut into small pieces
  • Salt To taste
  • 1 Packet Chinese Manchurian Powder
  • 1.5 Tbsp Refined oil


To make Manchurian Balls

  • Mix all ingredients mentioned above except oil for making Manchurian Balls.
  • Knead the Ingredients slowly into a dough without giving much pressure as that will increase/release water from the vegetables.
  • Make small lemon sized balls from the above dough.
  • Heat Oil in a Cheenachatti and fry the balls till the colour of Manchurian Balls turn into brown/golden.
  • Keep the fried balls aside

For preparing Gravy:

  • Add the Manchurian powder in about 450 Ml. water and mix it without forming lumps.
  • Heat some Oil in a Cheenachatti/Kadai and add Onion, Capsicum and Spring Onion pieces into this hot Oil and stir it well.
  • When the colour of these vegetables turn light golden, add the prepared mixture of Manchurian Powder into the Cheenachatti/Kadai.
  • Boil the gravy for about 3 - 5 minutes till it turns thick in consistancy.
  • Now add the prepared Manchurian Balls into this gravy, stir it well and then turn off the stove.
  • Garnish the Manchurian with some Spring Onions and serve it hot with Chappathi/Parotta/Fried Rice.


You can visit this link Gobi Manchurian. You can also visit this link Beef Manchurian.
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