Recipe: How To Make Melt-In-Mouth Cabbage Manchurian

The world is talking about the new food trends of cauliflower pizza crust to cauliflower popcorn but nothing can match our desi homemade Manchurian and garlic fried rice. Veg gravy Manchurian is my families fav recipe. I make this often when we are bored of eating same usual food. Here’s my melt-in-mouth Manchurian recipe!


Preparation time : 15 mins
Cooking time 20 mins
Total time : 35 mins

Recipe type : Main dish
Cuisine : Indo Chinese
Serves : 4


For the Manchurian balls-

Finely chopped cabbage – 2 cup
Finely chopped green spring onion – ½ cup
Maida – ¾ cup
Cornflour- 1 tbsp
Black pepper crushed – 1 tsp
Soy sauce – 1 tsp
Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for deep fry

For the gravy-

Soy sauce – 1 tbsp
Green chilly sauce – 1 tbsp
Tomato sauce – 1 tbsp
Vinegar – ½ tbsp (optional)
Cornflour – 1 ½ tbsp dissolved in ½ cup water
Garlic finely chopped – 1 tbsp
Ginger finely chopped – 1 tbsp
Green chilli finely chopped – ½ tbsp
Green spring onion – ¼ cup
Black pepper powder – ½ tsp
1 tbsp oil


  1. For the Manchurian balls
  2. In a large bowl mix all Manchurian ball ingredients add very little water, make round shape.
  3. Deep fry balls till golden browned.
  4. Transfer on tissue paper, keep aside.

For the gravy

  1. In a medium sized sauce pan add 1 tbsp oil saute ginger, garlic, green chilli and 2 tbsp spring onion on high flame for a ½ minute.
  2. Add ½ cup water, soy sauce, green chilly sauce and tomato sauce stir for 1 minute.
  3. Now add 1 cup water and cornflour paste to thicken the sauce, thicken the sauce as per your desired consistency.
  4. Add black pepper powder, vinegar, salt and Manchurian balls stir for one minute.
  5. Garnish with green onion, serve hot with steam rice.

Note – you can alter this recipe by adding ½ cup grated carrot, ¼ cup finely chopped bell pepper and 1 cup chopped cabbage into the Manchurian ball ingredients.

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Written by Bhakti D

Bhakti is a dedicated full-time certified yoga instructor and follows yogic teachings as a way of life rather than a fitness goal. Yoga has helped her lead stress-free life for herself as well as has a calming influence on the family. After she realized the goodness of Yoga, she decided to pursue Yoga more seriously by building on Yoga related competencies. She has done a number of classrooms as well as one to one teaching sessions in Mumbai, helping her clientele achieve a happy and healthy lifestyle.

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