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Veg Manchurian Recipe

This is an easy recipe to make veg manchurian recipe in Air fryer as well as deep frying. Try this recipe to make Indo-Chinese curry at home.
Course Accompaniment | Appetizer, Main Course, Main Course | Curry
Cuisine indo chinese
Keyword veg manchurian balls, veg manchurian recipe
recipe veg manchurian recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 245kcal



  • 3 cups mixed vegetables finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. ginger and garlic finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. rice flour
  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. cornflour
  • 1 tsp. pepper powder
  • 1 tsp. oil for brushing or spraying
  • Salt to taste
  • For Manchurian Curry
  • 1 tbsp. ginger garlic finely chopped
  • 2 peppers cut into squares
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. garlic chilli sauce
  • 1 spring onion finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. vinegar
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 green onion finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. cornflour dissolved in water for a slurry
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil


  • Finely chop mixed vegetables likes cabbage, peppers or capsicum, beans, broccoli, carrot along with ginger, garlic and green chillies.
  • Add salt and pepper powder, rice flour, cornflour and all-purpose flour. Mix well and form veg Manchurian balls.

For Air frying Manchurian Balls

  • Preheat Air fryer to 390 F or 200 C for 6 minutes.
  • Spray the basket with a little oil and spray the veg Manchurian balls with oil too. Now add the balls to the air fryer basket in one layer.
  • Air fry for about 18 minutes. Turn once in the middle.
  • You will have nice crispy, golden brown veg Manchurian balls. Make the balls in batches till all are done. I took 2 batches to do.

For Deep Frying Manchurian balls:

  • Heat oil in a pan. Wait for it to be medium hot.
  • Now deep fry 5-6 balls at one time on medium heat till golden brown. Take out on an absorbent paper.
  • You could also make the Manchurian balls in an appe pan. Lightly grease the rounds and put the dumplings in. Fry on each side till dark brown.

For Manchurian gravy:

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add sliced onions, peppers, chopped spring onions (save the greens), finely chopped ginger, garlic and green chillies and lightly fry.
  • Now add soya sauce and chilli sauce and mix together. Add 2-3 cups of water to form a gravy. Taste and add salt and pepper.
  • Make a slurry of cornflour in water.
  • Add it to the boiling gravy slowly. The gravy starts thickening. Add vinegar now. Mix well. Add vegetable balls and coat them with the curry. Garnish with greens of spring onion.
  • Serve hot with noodles or fried rice.


Air frying time may vary depending upon how big or small your Manchurian balls are. Do keep an eye when Air frying.
In case you feel that the balls are not forming because the vegetables feel a bit wet, add more rice flour or all-purpose flour.
Start preparing the curry when your Manchurian balls are getting ready.
Here is the video recipe of veg noodles https://youtu.be/2E1Y0oZxYOs


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 494mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 7504IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg