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chicken manchurian recipe | how to make chicken manchurian dry and gravy

An indian version of making chicken manchurian by deep frying boneless chicken pieces and sauteing in spicy sauces.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Indian Snacks
Cuisine: Indo chinese
Servings: 2
Calories: 360kcal
Author: Asiya


For marinating chicken:

  • 200 gms boneless chicken pieces cut into small pieces
  • salt - to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper powder
  • 5 tsp corn starch
  • 1 egg beaten well
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp soya sauce

Other ingredients:

  • oil for deep frying

For making chicken manchurian:

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp very finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp very finely chopped ginger
  • 4-5 vertically slit green chillies
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 onion cut into cubes
  • 1 green capsicum cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt - to taste
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper powder
  • 2 tsp tomato ketchup
  • 2 tsp green chilli sauce
  • 1/2 tsp soya sauce
  • 1/2 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp corn starch mixed with 2 tsp water without any lumps
  • 2 tbsp spring onion green


Marinating chicken:

  • In a bowl, add boneless chicken pieces, add salt, ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, white pepper powder, corn starch, beaten egg, vinegar, soya sauce, mix all the ingredients well.
  • Marinate the chicken for 30 minutes.

Deep frying chicken:

  • In a wok, add oil for deep frying, add the marinated chicken pieces, deep fry the chicken until they turn golden color for about 8-10 minutes on medium flame.
  • Take the deep fried chicken pieces out on an absorbent paper and rest aside for later use.

For making chicken manchurian:

  • In a wok, add oil and heat it.
  • Add very finely chopped garlic and ginger, saute to get rid of raw smell.
  • Add slit green chillies, saute for few seconds.
  • Add finely chopped onion, cook the onions until they turn soft.
  • Add cubes of onion and green capsicum, cook them until they turn soft.
  • Add water, salt as per taste, add red chilli powder, white pepper powder and mix well.
  • Add tomato ketchup, green chilli sauce, soya sauce, vinegar, mix well and cook for few seconds.
  • Add corn starch mixed with some water, mix all the sauces well and cook for few minutes.
  • Chicken manchurian is ready to be served.
  • Watch the video procedure above.


1.Chicken manchurian gravy can be obtained by adding more water in sauces, add some more soya sauce, increase the quantity of corn starch and this procedure gives a yummy gravy form of chicken manchurian.
2.Instead of using tomato ketchup, tomato sauce too can be added and make the recipe.


Calories: 360kcal
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