Veg / Cabbage Manchurian Recipe

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Veg Cabbage Manchurian is one of the popular dishes from Indo Chinese Cuisine. Everybody loves eating Manchurian especially Kids. This is a dish with gravy so you can serve it with fried rice, noodles, or as a starter. The base ingredient in this recipe is cabbage.

Without further ado let’s start the recipe…

Ingredients to make a Manchurian Balls

  • Cabbage / Patta Gobhi: 2 Cups finely chopped
  • Ginger Garlic Paste: 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala: 1/2 tsp
  • Salt: 1 tsp
  • Cornflour: 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Maida / All Purpose Flour: 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Red Chili Powder: 1 tsp
  • Oil for Deep Fry

Ingredients to make a Manchurian Sauce

  • Garlic Chopped – 1 tbsp
  • Chopped Onion – 1 tbsp
  • Red / Yellow / Green Capsicum (optional): Cut in Julienne
  • Green Chili – 1 tbsp
  • Spring Onion Greens for garnishing
  • Red Chili Sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Soy Sauce – 1 tsp
  • Ketchup – 1 tbsp
  • Black Pepper – 1/2 tsp
  • Water – 1/2 cup
  • Cornflour – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

How to prepare Cabbage Manchurian Balls

  • To prepare a dough for Cabbage Manchurian Balls first we have to shred the cabbage. For shredding you can use a grater or if you want you can use a mixer too but if you go for mixer remember not to mash it. Keep it a little coarse.
  • Transfer all the grated cabbage in a bowl. Cabbage usually leaves water when we grate it in mixer. So feel free to squeeze out some extra water by pressing with your hands. Because excess water can cause an issue while making balls.
  • Now add the ginger-garlic paste, garam masala, red chili powder, and salt.
  • Mix it well.
  • After mixing the cabbage add cornflour and maida. Mix it well and make a soft dough. If needed you can add little more maida but don’t add too much as it will make the balls hard. Instead you can add some bread crumbs.
  • Now make a small size balls with the dough.
  • Heat the oil and fry your balls till golden brown.

How to prepare Cabbage Manchurian Sauce

  • To prepare a sauce for Cabbage Manchurian Balls first heat oil in a kadhai.
  • After heating add chopped garlic and saute it, don’t make it brown.
  • Now add onions and saute it too. After saute it for 2 – 3 minutes add capsicum and green chili.
  • Add black pepper, a little salt, tomato ketchup, soya sauce, and chili sauce. Mix it on high flame and add 1/2 cup of water. Now make the flame low.
  • Mix 2-3 spoons of cornflour with water and add it in a pan to thicken the sauce. Don’t cook too much as it will thicken the sauce.
  • Now add the balls in the sauce. Mix it and switch off the flame. Cover it for 1 or 2 minutes.
  • Your delicious Manchurian is ready. Serve it hot and garnish it with a handful of chopped spring onions.
Veg Manchurian

Enjoy this recipe and let me know your thought about it. If you want me to share step by step pictures then please let me know I’ll post them too. Also, share your innovations I’ll love to see them…

Happy Eating and keep Innovating….

This Post Has 15 Comments


    This is such a simple recipe. And as a foodie i keep on looking for such recipes which are also value time of the chef😂thanks for sharing. Im definitely gonna try.

  2. Jayshree Bhagat

    My husband often makes it for us… Super yumm recipe

  3. Vaishali Sudan Sharma

    I have tried adding 2-3 vegetables and making a mix of them for Manchurian balls. I will try the cabbage recipe this time.

  4. Energetic reads

    Manchurian looks delicious. I love vegetable manchurian with noodles. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Would definitely try this one.

  5. MeenalSonal

    I too make Cabbage manchuria and fried rice which is loved by my family. I also make manchurian balls with bottle guard replacing cabbage in it.

  6. Jeannine

    Interesting dish! Very timely as I’m trying to find more recipes for us during Lent. This looks nutritious and delicious as well and I think the kids would love it! Appreciate you sharing this!

  7. Sindhu Vinod Narayan

    This is one of my favorite receipes. Thanks for sharing it your way will. Try this version too

  8. Anjali Tripathi

    My daughter loves homemade Manchurian and I make it often at home. A tip that not to cook sauce too much as it will thicken is very important.

  9. Alpana Deo

    Indo-chinese is my family favorite. I often make chili paneer and gobhi or soya Manchurian. The tip of not adding extra maida if the mixture gets liquid is very important.

  10. Indiacafe24

    wow that’s a lovely recipe you shared here. Not that tough to make and also tastes good. Will try it for sure and share my experience with you.

  11. Sandy N Vyjay

    Cabbage Manchurians are so tasty, but they get overshadowed by the ubiquitous Gobi(Cauliflower) Manchurians. This is a lovely recipe to try this weekend.

  12. Sakshi Varma

    I love veg Manchurian but have never tried making at home. Thanks for the detailed recipe. Will definitely give a try.

  13. Surbhi Prapanna

    In my family we all love veg manchurian. I used to make it often at home with the similar recipe shared by you. indeed it is one of the best mouth watering dish from chinese cuisine.

    1. Leena

      Have ate manchurian from restaurants . Mouthwatering recipe you have shared. Will try this for sure

    2. Meenakshi Kaur

      Yes my son love this too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this.

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