Vegetable Manchurian gravy recipe

The Chinese cuisine is a favourite of half the population of India. Though what we love is an Indian version of it.

Today the recipe I am sharing is of one of such indo-Chinese dish called Manchurian. There are varies varieties of these.Vegetable Manchurian is the one on the list today!Here is a step-by-step recipe for

Here is a step-by-step recipe for Vegetable Manchurian gravy, that I followed.

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Preparation time: 45 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serving: 3-4 people


  • For vegetable Manchurian balls:
    – vegetables of your choice : carrot, cabbage, capsicum; around 1 1/2 cup in total
    – spring onion 2 tablespoon
    – all purpose flour or maida 1/2 cup
    – cornflour 2-3 tablespoon
  • For Manchurian gravy:
    – 1 big onion chopped
    – ginger or adrak 1 tablespoon
    – garlic or lahsun 1 tablespoon
    – 3 green chillies or Hari Mirch
    – cornflour 1 tablespoon
    – soya sauce 1/2 tablespoon
    – vinegar 1/2 tablespoon
    – water or vegetable stock 1/2 cup or based on the consistency of the gravy desired
    – salt to taste

How to make Vegetable Manchurian gravy [Step-by-step recipe with Photos]

  • For vegetable Manchurian balls:
  1. First of all, boil the vegetables for around 5-10 mins. This step is optional, but I prefer to cook the vegetables a bit before making balls. Also, the remaining can be used as the vegetable stalk.
    Vegetable Manchurian gravy
  2. Drain the vegetables and keep the stalk aside to be used for the gravy.
    Vegetable Manchurian gravy
  3. Mix all the ingredients for Manchurian ball in a bowl. The mixture should turn out to be of semi-dry consistency. There is no need to add extra water to it.
    Vegetable Manchurian gravy
  4. Make small round balls from this mixture
    Vegetable Manchurian gravy
  5. Shallow fry the balls and you can drain them. Keep them aside for a while and now prepare the sauce/gravy
    Vegetable Manchurian gravy
    Vegetable Manchurian gravy
  • For Manchurian gravy:
  1. First of all, heat the oil. Now add garlic, ginger into it and cook them till they are golden brown.
    Vegetable Manchurian gravy
  2. Furthermore, add onion and green chillies into it
    Vegetable Manchurian gravy
  3. Add vegetable stock or water, make sure this has a few boiled veggies from the ball, I like it this way.
    Vegetable Manchurian gravy
  4. Now to this, add soya sauce and vinegar, and cook well for 1-2 mins
    Vegetable Manchurian gravy
  5. Once done, add corn flour to the mixture and stir continuously to make it boil and turn into thicker sauce.
    Vegetable Manchurian gravy
  6. Add salt as per your taste, and let it cook for a while
  7. Finally, put the Manchurian balls into the gravy and let it soak in for a minute or so
    Vegetable Manchurian gravy
  8. Garnish and serve it hot 🙂

Note: Before adding corn flour into gravy, mix it in water and then add it to avoid lumps, also boil after adding.

Serve hot with noodles or rice! Both these compliment well! Being Chatori! ?

Nishi Tilara

A Food and Travel Blogger


  1. Amazing! This blog looks just like my old one! It’s on an entirely different subject but
    it has pretty much the same page layout and design. Outstanding choice of colours!

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