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veg Manchurian served in a white bowl and one Manchurian ball held with two chopsticks

Veg Manchurian

Veg Manchurian is a delicious vegan Chinese recipe. This dish can be made with and without gravy. The dry Manchurian is served as a starter and Manchurian with gravy is served in the main course with fried rice or noodles.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 232kcal


Ingredients for Manchurian balls

  • ½ cup finely chopped carrots
  • ½ cup finely chopped cabbage
  • ½ cup finely chopped capsicum
  • ½ cup finely chopped french beans
  • ½ tablespoon finely chopped ginger
  • ½ tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • Salt as per taste
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying

Ingredients for sauce

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • ½ tablespoon finely chopped ginger
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped green chilies
  • 1 cup finely chopped spring onion keep 1 tablespoon aside for garnishing
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons corn flour
  • 5.25 cups water keep 5 cups and ¼ cup water separately
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • Salt as per taste


Method of making Manchurian

  • Mix all the ingredients of Manchurian balls to make a tight dough. Make small, equal-sized balls from the dough.
  • Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the balls. Take out on a tissue paper and keep aside.

Method of making sauce

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add ginger, garlic, and green chilies. Sauté for around a minute.
  • Add chopped spring onion and sauté for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Add 5 cups of water, soy sauce, salt, and sugar. Let it simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  • Mix corn starch with¼ cup water to make a smooth, lump-free paste and add it to the boiling sauce. Mix nicely. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until the sauce thickens and gets the required consistency.
  • Add the Manchurian balls to the sauce. Let them cook in the sauce for a minute and then switch off the gas.
  • Garnish with chopped spring onions and serve with veg fried rice or noodles.


  • Use more cornstarch for a thicker consistency.


Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 699mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3086IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg