Mixed Vegetable Manchurian Recipe

Updated on January 10, 2020
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I was a banker, presently working as a freelancer. I have a passion for making healthy and delectable food. I use minimum oil in my cooking

Mixed Vegetable Manchurian incorporates many vegetables and is very nutritious.
Mixed Vegetable Manchurian incorporates many vegetables and is very nutritious.

Cook Time

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Serves 4 people


For the vegetable balls:

  • 1 1/4 cups cabbage, chopped
  • 1/4 cup French beans, finely cut
  • 1/4 cup carrot, finely cut
  • 1/4 cup capsicum, cut lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup corn flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil, for deep-frying

For the gravy:

  • 2 green chillis, chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 8-10 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soya sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons corn flour
  • 1/6 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions: Vegetable Balls

  1. Cut vegetables as directed. In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the vegetable balls (except for the oil). Mix well to form a medium-firm dough. Don't press too hard. If the dough becomes loose, add some more all-purpose flour (maida) and adjust the consistency. Prepare small, lemon-sized balls.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan (kadai) for deep-frying. When the oil becomes hot, drop the balls into the oil. Don't overcrowd them. Fry until the balls turn golden brown and crispy. It may take 5-6 minutes on medium-low heat. Transfer them to an absorbent paper towel. Repeat the process for all of the dough.

Instructions: Gravy

  1. Place the corn flour in a small bowl. Add some water and mix well. Let it be thin and flowing.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a deep pan (kadai).
  3. Throw in onion, chopped green chilli, garlic, and ginger.
  4. Saute until the onion becomes transparent.
  5. Add soya sauce. Let the contents boil for 30 seconds.
  6. Add in the fried balls.
  7. Pour the corn flour liquid to the kadai.
  8. Add vinegar or lemon juice (optional) and salt.
  9. Be careful adding salt because the soya sauce and Manchurian vegetable balls already contain salt. Let the heat be very low and mix thoroughly. Make sure that the vegetable balls are evenly coated with the gravy.
  10. Add some chopped coriander. Remove the pan from the stove, and mix once.
  11. Transfer the mixture to a serving bowl.
  12. Garnish with chopped coriander/cilantro.

Enjoy eating hot manchurian with tomato sauce.

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Chopped vegetables and herbs
Chopped vegetables and herbs
Veggies combined with flours and spice powders
Veggies combined with flours and spice powders
Vegetable ball preparation
Vegetable ball preparation
Deep-fried vegetable balls
Deep-fried vegetable balls
Fried balls mixed with gravy to get a delicious Mixed Vegetable Manchurian.
Fried balls mixed with gravy to get a delicious Mixed Vegetable Manchurian.
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Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 4
Calories 190
Calories from Fat90
% Daily Value *
Fat 10 g15%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 1 g
Carbohydrates 14 g5%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 5 g20%
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 2 mg1%
Sodium 183 mg8%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


Submit a Comment
  • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR


    3 years ago from Bengaluru

    Eggs are not used in this recipe. The balls contain corn flour and plain flour in it. Hence, fry the balls straight away in hot oil.

  • peachpurple profile image


    3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

    this recipe looks very easy to follow and I will definitely try this out for sure.

    Do you need to dip the balls into beaten eggs or just coat with plain flour before deep frying?

  • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR


    3 years ago from Bengaluru

    Very healthy and delicious appetizer. It is a great starter snack for parties.


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