Vegetable Manchurian

Vegetable Manchurian

Vegetable Manchurian:

Veg Manchurian. Restaurnat Style Veg Manchurian.

Being a carnivore….never appreciated veggie food in the restaurant. But very rarely do order veg’ appetizers and soup for my friends(almost all my friends were vegetarians, during college). So only on such occasions, came across some delightful veg recipes, purely practised only in restaurants… to say ‘veg Manchurians are the yummiest veg appetizers’. Later I did make them several times at hostel. Since the kitchen was not well equipped, it never turned up like the restaurant ones.

As my pantry was full of veggies and I was bit confused what to fix, thought of my long lost fav’ recipe! Good that I had all the sauces this time in hand. As most of the time, I will be missing few ingredients that the recipe calls for….so I give up making them on the whole!!!


Veggies chopped into teeny meeny bits(carrots, beans, cabbage was my choice)
White pepper 1 spoon
Soy sauce light
Green chilies 2 chopped finely
Green onions(white part alone finely chopped)
Corn flour
Egg whites from an egg
Oil for deep frying
Tomato sauce
Soy sauce heavy
Hot sauce(optional, I didnt use any)
Onion 1 medium finely chopped
Green chilies 3-4 chopped
Garlic 7 cloves chopped
Ginger 2″ chopped
Green onion 4-6 chopped
Sesame oil few spoons.


Steam cook all the veggies and squeeze away the water. Maybe use them in making soup later!

Now mix salt, MSG, pepper, chilies, soy sauce, flour, egg white and green onions. Bring them to tuff dough. Make equal parts out of it.

Now deep fry them in warm oil, till golden o reddish brown.

In a separate pan, heat sesame oil. Add chilies, onions, ginger and garlic, saute them. Add fried veg-balls too.

Now add all the sauces, let it coat to all the sides, add green onions and remove from heat.

Enjoy as an appetizer! Yummy right!!!


13 Responses so far.

  1. Wow you for this..reminds me of my pune snacks.I used to devour this thing horrendously as I never liked the food served in cafeteria..Thanx a lot..:)

  2. Wow we can make without adding potatoes also. Looks gr8.

  3. Sharmila says:

    Aha .. this is one recipe I can make for my other half. Guess I can use bread if I don’t want to add eggs .. right Malar?

  4. Malar Gandhi says:

    Varsha, thank you sweet heart, yeah I do love these….

    Thanks Shama.

    Kitchen Flavours, yep…I never add potatoes to chinese touch foods, so alternate them with eggs…for binding! This works well…so it wont end up like bonda/tikki.

    Sure…I guess Sharmila, egg is for binding, even without bread crumbs it works….as we have some corn flour here…..but worth to give it a try….in case, if you like it lot better!!!

  5. merajugr8 says:

    The same here Malar. Can’t think of any veggie dish while dining out:)
    Never tried this manchurian before. But its a great starter idea for my veggie treats.

  6. AnuSriram says:

    That looks absolutely perfect and delicious! You have a nice and colorful blog here. Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving ur comments.

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  8. Jaishree says:

    Wow !My favorite..looking yummy…drooling ….

  9. Yasmeen says:

    Who can no to these crispy veggie wonders,yum!

  10. Paru ... says:

    My first time here Malar..I happened to host a party with chinese food as my theme this time, the only missing piece was the appetizer and what a find..Lovely entry, will try it for sure..

  11. This is my fav recipe. Looks so good. Love the great color of the manchurians. YUM!

  12. This is an ideal one for parties and potlucks, love the color…

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