Veg Manchurian

Veg Manchurian

From   Firangi Tadka

Prep: 25 minutes

Cook: 35 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Main Course

Type: Indo-Chinese

Healthier version of Manchurian dishes – it has soya nuggets


  • Soya nuggets, soaked for 15-20 minutes 1 cup
  • Cornflour 2 tsps
  • Green chilli paste ½ tbsp
  • Soy sauce 2 tsps
  • Oil 3 tbsps
  • Salt to taste
  • Green capsicum, cut into small square pieces 1
  • Manchurian sauce
  • Oil 1 tbsp
  • Ginger, chopped 1 tsp
  • Garlic cloves, finely chopped 5 to 6
  • Onion, finely chopped 1 cup
  • Spring onions, finely chopped 5 to 6
  • Soy sauce 2 tbsps
  • Vinegar (sirka) 1 tbsp
  • Tomato ketchup 2 tbsps
  • Red chilli sauce 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Cornflour 2 tsps


  • Drain and squeeze the soya nuggets and put into a bowl. Add cornflour, green chilli paste and soy sauce and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan on high heat, add the soya nuggets mixture and salt and saute for 2-3 minutes or till the mixture turns brown. Transfer into a bowl.
  • To make the Manchurian sauce, heat oil in the non-stick pan, add ginger, garlic, onion and spring onions and saute for 2-3 minutes on high heat.
  • Add soy sauce, vinegar, tomato ketchup, chilli sauce, salt and 2 cups of water. Mix well and let the mixture boil on high heat for 5-6 minutes.
  • Mix cornflour with 2 tbsps water and add to the sauce and mix well.
  • Add soya nuggets and capsicum, mix and cook till it the mixture thickens.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.