Vegetarian Manchurian with Gravy

It is an IndoChinese dish, which has combination of Indian Spices and Chinese condiments. It has a crispy outer texture with soft inside.


The best Manchurian I ever had is at Five spice in Mumbai (Andheri). I make it a point that whenever I am in India I visit it at least once to indulge in IndoChinese cuisine.

I love calling it “Vegetarian Meatballs”, Yes I know it does sound weird, how can meat balls be vegetarian right? But just have a look at the Picture below does not it look like a meat ball?IMG_9610

I have used a variety of vegetable along with corn flour and all purpose flour. It has been seasoned with salt and pepper.

Manchurian can be served in two ways:

  1. Dry Manchurian –Β This can be served as an appetiser or finger food.
  2. Gravy Manchurian – It can be served as a side dish along with fried rice.


Let us straight away go onto the recipe of “Veg Manchurian in gravy“.

Manchurian Balls (Serves 5-6)


150 grams grated carrots

150 grams finely chopped cabbage

50 grams green bell pepper finely chopped

1 finely chopped green chilli

1 inch ginger grated

200 grams all purpose flour

50 grams corn flour

1 tea spoon black pepper powder

Salt to taste

Oil for frying


  1. Add all ingredients listed except oil, Mix it well.
  2. Take spoonful of mixture and shape it into small balls.IMG_9605
  3. Deep fry this balls in hot oil until they are golden brown. 


Gravy Manchurian


10 grams ginger, grated

1 clove garlic, grated

1 green chilli, grated

1 table spoon oil

1 small red onion finely chopped

1/4 green bell pepper finely chopped

1 spring onion finely chopped

1 tea spoon soya sauce

1 table spoon chilli sauce

2 table spoon tomato sauce

1 tea spoon vinegar

1 table spoon pepper powder

3 table spoon corn flour

150 ml water

Salt to taste


  1. In a wok heat oil, to it add garlic, ginger and green chilli. Let it fry on high flame. Next add red onion, bell pepper and spring onion. Saute them all.IMG_9611
  2. Once cooked add 150ml water and cornflour to it.IMG_9612
  3. Let it come to boil, add tomato sauce, chilli sauce, soya sauce, vinegar, salt to taste and black pepper powder.IMG_9613
  4. Boil mixture for 2-3 minutes. Keep aside.IMG_9614
  5. Add Manchurian balls to mixture and heat up for 2-3 minutes before serving. Sever Hot.IMG_9618






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