Vegetable Manchurian Balls in Hot and Spicy Garlic Sauce

Crispy vegetable Manchurian ball dipped in spicy and tangy sauce.

Archana Doshi
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Vegetable Manchurian Balls in Hot and Spicy Garlic Sauce

Vegetable Manchurian Balls in Hot and Spicy Chilli Garlic Sauce is a classic recipe from the Indian Chinese Cuisine. The Vegetable balls are made from a combination of finely minced vegetables that are deep fried and served as a main course dish in a chilli garlic sauce.

I typically experiment with a variety of chilli sauces and at a recent party a friend of mine had brought this dish for potluck and was very similar to what I make. But she had used a combination of all the different kinds of chilli sauces and it was delicious. I have tried to replicate the recipe with my memory on the recipe she had shared. You can also serve these Vegetable Manchurian Balls as an appetizer for parties with the chilli garlic sauce acting as a dip.

Cuisine: Indo Chinese
Course: Dinner
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

30 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

70 M


4 Servings


    Ingredients for Vegetable Manchurian Balls
  • 2 Potatoes (aloo) , boiled and mashed
  • 2 cups Cabbage , finely minced
  • 1 Carrot , finely grated
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , finely chopped
  • 1 Onions , finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Corn flour , or more if required
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • Salt , to taste
  • Cooking oil , as needed
  • Ingredients for Hot and Spicy Chilli Garlic Manchurian Sauce
  • 2 Stalks Spring Onions (Scallion) , chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • 2 inch Ginger , grated or chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Corn flour
  • 1 cup Vegetable stock , or water
  • 1 teaspoon Soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli sauce (Sichuan Sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon Cooking oil
  • Salt , to taste
  • Black pepper powder , to taste
  • Black pepper powder , to taste

Directions for Vegetable Manchurian Balls in Hot and Spicy Garlic Sauce

Method for Making the Vegetable Manchurian Balls
  1. Combine all the ingredients for the manchurian balls in a large bowl adding just a little water if required. Knead to combine until all the ingredients come together.

  2. Divide the mixture into 8 to 10 balls of bite size or a little bigger.

  3. Preheat the paniyaram pan and add the manchurian balls into the cavity. Drizzle some oil and cook until they are done. 

  4. Drain the excess oil from the vegetable manchurian balls from oil in paper towels. Pan fry the remaining balls the similar way and keep aside.

Method for Spicy Chilli Garlic Manchurian Sauce
  1. In a small mixing bowl; add in the corn flour along with the cup of water or vegetable stock. Stir to combine the flour into the water. Add soya sauce, ketchup, the red chilli sauce, black pepper powder and salt.

  2. Heat oil in a wok or frying pan on high heat; add garlic, ginger, green chillies, spring onions and stir fry for a few seconds.

  3. Add the corn flour mixture to the above wok and cook for a few minutes until thick and the corn flour is cooked.

  4. Add in an additional cup of water if required to adjust the consistency of the sauce to suit your taste. Check the salt and chilli levels in the sauce and adjust to suit your palate.

Serving the Manchurian with Sauce
  1. Just before serving, put the fried Vegetable Manchurian Balls in the sauce and stir fry on high heat for few minutes. Garnish with spring onion leaves.

  2. Serve the Vegetable Manchurian Balls in Chilli Garlic Sauce along with Vegetable Hakka Noodles or Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice.

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Last Modified On Friday, 10 February 2017 16:25

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