vegetable ball manchurian

Vegetable ball manchurian is one of my favourite Indo Chinese food. I was looking for this dish in almost all restaurants near my place. Finally, my search ended up with a little disappointment. So, i decided to make this manchurian at home itself. This came out really well. Found it easy too. So, here is the recipe:)


vegetable manchurian balls
  • grated mixed vegetables 1 cup each (carrot, cabbage, cauliflower, green bell peppers, green beans)
  • chopped garlic 6pods
  • chopped ginger 1inch
  • chopped green chillies 4
  • cornflour 2tbsp
  • egg 1 (optional)
  • cooked rice 1cup
  • soy sauce 1tbsp
  • ajinomoto a pinch
  • salt to taste
  • canola oil for deep frying
For the gravy
  • finely chopped onion 1cup
  • chilli garlic sauce 2tbsp
  • vegetable stock 2cups
  • chopped garlic 2tbsp
  • soy sauce 2tbsp
  • green chilli 1tsp
  • freshly ground pepper 2tsp
  • corn flour water 2tbsp
  • spring onions 3tbsp
  • salt to taste

  • cook the grated vegetables in enough water for 3-5minutes. do not overcook it as the vegetables are already grated and takes very less time to get cooked.
  • squeeze the vegetables thoroughly using a clean cloth. Use this squeezed water in the gravy as vegetable stock.
  • add all the other ingredients from chopped garlic to salt and make small round balls out of this mixture. deep fry these vegetable balls in hot oil until you get a nice golden brown color. keep these fried balls aside.
  • heat 1tbsp of oil in a pan and saute chopped onions, garlics, green chillies in it. Add chilli garlic sauce, soy sauce, pepper powder, required salt and 2cups of vegetable stock to it. Allow this to boil for about 5 minutes.
  • Add 2tbsp of corn flour mixed in water to the boiling gravy. let it boil for another 2minutes till you get a nice thick gravy.
  • While serving, drop the fried balls in thick sauce and sprinkle some spring onions over it. Enjoy eating this with fried rice or butter naan.


  1. cute one.. i will surely try it pappu

  2. Shalini,after having baked the Biscotti's I was craving for something,"chatpata" and I see the manchurian recipe posted on your blog,I can't stand this,I am literally drooling mmm.mmm...Yumm yumm

  3. This is our fav too..It looks very tempting, Shalini..

  4. I have never had this dish, but it sounds and looks delicious:)

  5. good shalini..looking delicious..

  6. My fav too..Tempting veg manchurian Shalini...

  7. Hi Shalu,

    Very delicious preparation dear...:0


  8. wow it looks so tempting,wish to have some yummy..

  9. My fav ........ looks delicious :)

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,

  10. Indo chinese is my absolute favorite. Manchurian in fact is the most favorite of my 3 year old..she would eat it even when she has said no to practically everything else..looks absolutely fabulous!

    US Masala

  11. ரொம்ப நல்லாயிருக்கு...

  12. Veg Manchurian looks awesome already drooling by looking at your masterpiece.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  13. This looks delicious! Can't wait to try it out!

  14. Delicious manchurian..looks awesome.bookmarked.

  15. absolutely gorgeous ;) good wrk Shalini.. :)

  16. Sounds delicious, I'm drooling looking at it...

  17. Hi. Love the idea of adding rice, very thoughtful indeed.

  18. Wow really delicious manchurian Shalini, i will try this soon, thanks for sharing!

  19. that looks really good...very tempting...

  20. beautiful...lovely recipe...I always love machurian.

  21. they look perfect! u have a nice space here, will be visiting often.

  22. Luv ur version of veg balls manchurian, looks yummy


  23. Thanks for providing such a very nice information,it is really good details
    veg manchurian recipe


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