Dry Vegetable Manchurian

Dry Vegetable Manchurian - mixed vegetable balls deep fried and tossed in a delicious base of chilies, ginger, garlic and basic Chinese sauces – a perfect starter.


Preparation Time: 40 Minutes

Serves: 4



  • Carrot - 1 no. grated

  • Cabbage - 1 cup finely grated

  • French Beans - 2 no.’s cut up

  • Capsicum - 1/2 finely chopped

  • Chopped Ginger - 1/2 tsp

  • Chopped Garlic - 1/2 tsp

  • Spring onion stalk - 2 tsp.

  • Spring onion - 2 tsp

  • Salt to taste

  • Pepper

  • All-purpose flour/Maida - 3 tsp

  • Corn flour - 2 tsp

  • Oil for frying

For Manchurian sauce

  • Oil - 2 tsp.

  • Chopped Ginger - 1/2 tsp.

  • Chopped Garlic - 1/2 tsp.

  • Spring onion - 1/4 cup

  • Spring onion stalk - 2 tsp.

  • Soy sauce - 2 tsp.

  • Red Chili sauce - 3 tsp.

  • Tomato Ketchup - 2 tbsp.

  • Pinch of Salt

  • Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp.

  • Little Water

  • Garnish it with Spring Onion stalk




  1. In a mixing bowl add all the chopped vegetables (carrot, cabbage, French beans, capsicum, chopped ginger, chopped garlic, spring onion stalk, spring onion) and season them with salt, pepper, all-purpose flour/Maida and corn flour.

  2. Mix well. The vegetables will naturally leave water which is enough to bind the ingredients. Note: If the vegetables did not bind add little more all-purpose flour/maida to bind them well.

  3. Take some of this mixture in your hands and make them into even sized balls using your palms. Keep these balls aside.

  4. Now, heat some oil for frying in a kadai.

  5. Add the vegetable balls and deep fry them till they turn crisp and golden in color. Note: Keep the flame on low, it has to cook through otherwise it would remain uncooked from the inside.

For the Manchurian sauce

  1. Heat oil in a pan.

  2. Add chopped garlic, chopped ginger, spring onion, and half of the spring onion stalks to the pan. Sauté for A few minutes.

  3. Now add vinegar, soy sauce, red chili sauce, tomato ketchup, salt and pepper powder. Mix well.

  4. Then add little water to the sauce to dilute it and let it cook for a few minutes.

  5. As the sauce thickens, add the fried vegetable balls and coat them evenly using the sauce.

  6. Garnish it with the rest of the chopped spring onion stalk.

  7. Server hot & enjoy!



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