Vegetable Manchurian

Chinese fusion recipe

Recipe by Pooja Mahajan of prospect heights, US

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 2 cups Grated Cabbage
    • 2 cups Grated Carrots
    • 1 Chopped Onion
    • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
    • 2 tbsp Maida
    • Oil for deep frying
    • 1 tbsp Soya Sauce
    • Salt to taste
    • 1 tsp Pepper Powder
    • 1 tsp Sugar
    • 1 tbsp Cornflour
    • 2 tbsp oil


    1. Mix grated cabbage and carrots and squeeze the water out from them.
    2. Now in a bowl take the squeezed cabbage and carrots and mix 2 tbsp. maida and little salt to it.
    3. Make small balls (like koftas) of the mixture.
    4. Heat the oil in a kadhai  and deep fry the balls till golden brown, drain and keep aside.
    5. Now in a separate pan heat 2 tbsp oil.
    6. Sauté ginger-garlic paste, green chilies and onions.
    7. Add water, salt, pepper powder,  sugar and soya sauce. Bring it to a boil.
    8. Mix 1 tbsp corn four with half of a cup of cold water and stir into it. Gently add the fried balls to the gravy.
    9. Cook the vegetable manchurian for 3-4 minutes and serve hot garnished with chopped coriander.



    thanks pooja for this nice recipe



    many ingredents are disappear what should have been included like spring onions peas green paper(shimla mirch) chillie sauce and ajinomoto 2nd thing is that how can we make the bolls of carrots and cabbage only add the dry maida and salt?


    It gives a tangy flavor if a bit of white vinegar is added to the sauce


    muje veg manchurin bahut acchi lagti hai.i like it veri much.bye


    23/jan/2009 As i m pregnant , i ve temptation for diffrent different Indian cusines , and today i started crying for manchurian,thanks pooja for this wonderful recipe, now i m going to try and it wil b amazing,thanks 4 this great job,Now adays i m missing India and specially golgappe and manchurian(but nt manchurian now),thanks again, plz add some more .



    thx alot for such a nice recepie.


    it's hot pooja u are to gud keep it up &give us nice nice recipe always, by take care


    I tried this recipe, it was ok sort of. but i must say, it ws not as good as we have outside in the restaurant. So, it was not a perfect recipe for manchurian.Also, you should add spring onion instead of onion.

    iqbal singh

    Add 2 small tomatoes, one tbs tomato sauce, chutki ajinomoto for more flavor !


    This Recipe increase my hunger I will try it today when I back to home after my office duty.


    i am goin to try it i think it will b superb, thank u puja


    this reciepe is really mouthwatering...and I'm going to try it right now...

    Sumit Panjwani

    Shouldn't Ajinomoto(MSG) be added to this ???


    Please tell is there no use of tomato or tomato sauce. Won't it be bland without any tangy tomatoes


    I tried this recipe and the final product turned out was superb. Thanks a lot Pooja for this ultimate recipe. I am waiting for your next recipe. Please keep on providing such superb recipes. Thanks once again.


    Great !