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Veg-manchurian | vegetable Manchurian

Veg Manchurian Gravy Recipe

Abhijit Dey
Vegetable Manchurian is one of the most popular Indo-Chinese recipes. You can easily make this awesome Chinese dish with cabbage or cauliflower or mushroom and a few more ingredients...
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Indo-Chinese
Servings 4 people
Calories 280 kcal


For Manchurian Balls

  • 2 cup Cabbage Finely chopped
  • ½ cup Carrot Finely chopped
  • ½ cup Beans Finely chopped
  • ½ cup Onion Finely chopped
  • ½ cup Capsicum Finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Ginger-garlic paste homemade
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Sauce/ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Red Chili Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Soya sauce
  • ¼ cup All purpose flour or white flour
  • 4 tbsp Cornflour
  • Salt as per taste
  • ¼ tbsp Cumin Powder (Jeera Powder)
  • ¼ tbsp Hot Spice Powder or Garam Masala Powder
  • ¼ tbsp Sugar (optional)
  • ½ cup Water
  • 200 grams Oil

For Manchurian Gravy

  • 1 piece Capsicum Large (cubed)
  • 1 piece Onion Large (cubed)
  • 2 tbsp Garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Sauce/ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Red Chili Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Soya sauce dark
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour
  • tbsp Black Pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar


Prepare Manchurian Balls

  • Firstly you have to finely chop all the vegetables that are needed to make Manchurian balls (like cabbage, carrot, onion, beans, and capsicum).
  • Then take all these into a big bowl.
  • Add 1 tbsp of ginger-garlic paste.
  • Then add all the sauces like tomato sauce, chili sauce, and soya sauce as per the mentioned quantity.
  • Add 1/2 cup white flour and 4 tbsp cornflour. Also add the required spices like salt, sugar, cumin powder and hot spice powder.
  • Add a little water and mix all the ingredients well to make a dough.
  • Make 1/4" sized balls from that dough with your hands.

Fry the Manchurian Balls

  • Heat a pan with oil. When you see the oil is heat enough, turn the flame at medium. Then put the Manchurian balls one by one in the oil.
  • Fry them until the color becomes golden brown. After that put them off and place on a plate or tissue.

Make Gravy

  • The vegetables needed to make gravy have to be cut as per instruction. Such as garlic, onion, and capsicum.
  • Again heat a pan with 2 tbsp of oil.
  • Add chopped garlic along with green chili.
  • Then add cubed capsicum and onion and fry a little. Keep the gas flame in very high.
  • Now add all the sauce like tomato sauce, red chili sauce, and dark soya sauce as per mention quantity.
  • After frying 30-50 seconds, add water to make gravy. let the water boiled.
  • In this meantime make a mixture of water and cornflour in a small bowl.
  • When you notice the water just starts boiling, add a tbsp of mixture and stir gently. After that add 1 tbsp of mixture again and stir gently. Continue this process until the gravy becomes thicker.
  • Thereafter add all the required spices like salt, sugar and black pepper powder. Also, add a tbsp of vinegar.
  • Now add all the fried Manchurian balls into the gravy. Cook for a minute and turn off the gas.
  • Your Restaurant style Vegetable Manchurian or Cabbage Manchurian is ready to serve.


  • Spring onions are also an important part of this recipe. However, I didn't mention it in my recipe because personally I don't like it. For garnish, you can use this sliced ​​spring onion in this recipe or add it when adding fried balls to the gravy.
  • Ajinomoto or MSG is also used widely in this recipe. That increased the taste of it and helps to keep this fresh for a long time. But I do not recommend this MSG because it has lots of side effects and can be caused you health problems.


Calories: 280kcal
Keyword Cabbage Manchurian, Manchurian, Veg Manchurian, Veg Manchurian Gravy
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