Chicken Manchurian – It Can Only Get Better!

Chicken Manchurian – It Can Only Get Better!

Chicken Manchurian:

Of course, I love chicken. And Chicken manchurian is something that I cook several times…but somehow missed posting this recipe! You know what? It only gets better the each time, slightly improvised than before:)

Otherwise nothing much to rant with high spirits today…it has been a usual weekend…the shopping, gardening, cleaning, movies and books. And yes, some experiments in the kitchen:)


Chicken breast – boneless, skinless cubed 2-3 cups
MSG 1 pinch
White pepper 1 spoon
Chili powder 1 spoon
Food color – red 1 pinch
Garam masala 1/4 spoon
Soy sauce light
Corn flour
Egg whites from an egg
Lemon juice few spoons
Oil for deep frying.

For Dressing:

Tomato sauce
Soy sauce heavy
Hot sauce(optional)
Green Onions finely chopped
Green chilies 3-4 chopped
Garlic 7 cloves chopped
Ginger 2″ chopped
Corn starch (optional)
Chicken broth/stock 1 tablespoon
Bell peppers 1-2 diced
Sesame oil few spoons.


Marinate chicken with salt, MSG, pepper, chili powder, food color, soy sauce, flour, garam masala, egg white and lemon juice. Maybe overnight or at least 2-4 hours.

Now deep fry them in smoky hot oil, till golden to reddish brown.

In a separate pan, heat sesame oil. Add all the above mentioned ingredients and bring it to sauce consistency. Then add the fried chicken to it.

Let the sauce coat well to all the sides. Remove from heat and serve warm as an appetizer.


15 Responses so far.

  1. zainab says:

    great!….this is what I shall b making tonight!!…..thank u for sharing Malar! :)

  2. sangee vijay says:

    hoooo…this luks very yummy indeed and wat an amazing color…thers always a special corner for indo-chinese food :) love the manchurian want to grab the plate…it shines a lot…lovely clicks !!!

  3. Sobha Shyam says:

    I love Chicken manchurian…this looks delicious..nice clicks :)

  4. Wow…they are very tempting one…loved the last 2nd pic more…

  5. Nandini says:

    “Experiments in kitchen” hehehe …… Chicken manchurian awesome. So finally u posted a chicken dish:)

  6. TipsNDeals says:

    wow……very tempting..

  7. Nammi says:

    love chicken mannchurian but do you realy have to put MSG?

  8. Malar Gandhi says:

    Dear Nammi,

    How are you, so long. You can skip MSG, but I am still kind of used to the taste…so use a pinch of it for satisfaction.

  9. my son likes much,
    yummy very delicious

  10. My hubby loves this a lot and am surely gonna try this… Colorful and yummy dish…

  11. divya says:

    looks awesome and so inviting..

  12. Biny Anoop says:

    me,my hubby and my son…all of us love this….urs is a bit different than i make …..will try it ur way next time….i made the coriander and pista pesto yesterday for my pasta and its was really good…had put some prawns to it…the pesto goes really gud with ir…thx malar

  13. Malar Gandhi says:

    Dear Biny,

    I appreciate your great input man, that sounds terrific. I will sure try the pesto sauce with prawn, real soon:)

    Yep, this manchurian is bit different’ as I added chicken stock to it, gives juicy-savory taste.

    Trying my recipes, means a lot…sure its a great way of appreciation. hope you guys enjoyed your food, kudos:)

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