Manchurian Dry

Manchurian is an Indo Chinese snack, now a day’s most popular in Indian. You can easily found it in any function as a starter. This is basically a round ball veggies mixed with corn flour, deep fry and sauté in sauces. There are two type of Manchurian a dry ball Manchurian which you can take as snack and gravy ball Manchurian which can also take with rice or naan/roti. This is the recipe of Manchurian-Dry and Manchurian-Gravy in next recipe… 🙂

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Manchurian Dry

Recipe by VipashaCourse: Snacks, StarterCuisine: Indo-Chinese


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This Manchurian Dry is fired balls of veggies and all purpose flour sauté with onion, capsicum. Can have as side dish with Chowmein or Fried Rice or as starter.



  • Grate carrot (गाजर) and cabbage (बंदगोभी). Finely chop 1 capsicum (शिमला मिर्च), spring onion (हरी प्याज), 2 green chillies (हरी मिर्च), ginger (अदरक) and garlic (लहसुन). Dice red onion (लाल प्याज) and 1 capsicum (शिमला मिर्च). Slit and cut in halves 2 green chillies (हरी मिर्च).
  • In a bowl add grated carrot (गाजर), grated cabbage (बंदगोभी), chopped 1 capsicum (शिमला मिर्च), chopped ⅗ spring onion (हरी प्याज), chopped 2 green chillies (हरी मिर्च) with 1 tsp. oil, pepper (कालीमिर्च) powder, all purpose flour (मैदा), corn flour and salt as per taste. Mix all things together and make balls.
  • Heat oil in a pan and deep fry these balls till golden brown on medium heat. Drain oil from these balls and place on a plate having paper towel on it to remove excess oil from fried balls.
  • Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a thick base pan on high heat and add diced red onion (लाल प्याज), diced capsicum (शिमला मिर्च), slit green chillies (हरी मिर्च), chopped ginger (अदरक) and chopped garlic (लहसुन). Sauté until they become slightly tender.
  • Add Soy sauce, Chilli sauce, Tomato ketchup and salt as per taste; mix well.
  • Now add fried balls and remaining chopped 2/5 spring onion (हरी प्याज). Toss and cook on high flame for 1-2 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander (धनिया) leaves and serve hot.


  • Do not use water for making balls, as water released by vegetables will be enough to bind them.

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