Cabbage Manchurian

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Jun. 03, 2019

Cabbage Manchurian is a scrumptious Chinese starter, in which crisp and spicy deep-fried balls of cabbage and carrots are sautéed with spring onions and a tongue-tickling mix of Oriental sauces. The Manchurian balls have a really exciting mouth-feel, which combines the juicy crunch of the veggies with the pungency of ingredients like ginger and garlic. This is a starter that is guaranteed to fire up your appetite! You can also try other starters like the Chinese Style Fried Capsicum or Chinese Samosa.


For cabbage manchurian:
Finely chopped cabbage 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Grated carrot 5 Tablespoon
Chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
Ginger paste 1/4 Teaspoon (adrak)
Garlic paste 1/2 Teaspoon (lesson)
Plain flour 2 Tablespoon (maida)
Cornflour 2 Tablespoon
Salt To Taste
Oil 1/2 Liter , divided (For deep frying and for the batter)
Finely chopped garlic 1 Teaspoon (lesson)
Finely chopped ginger 1/2 Teaspoon (adrak)
Finely chopped green chillies 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Chopped spring onions 1 1/2 Teaspoon , chop (greens and whites)
For the sauce:
Tomato ketchup 2 Tablespoon
Red chilli sauce 1 Tablespoon
Soy sauce 1 Teaspoon
Vinegar 1/2 Teaspoon
Water 1 Tablespoon
Salt To Taste
Freshly grated pepper To Taste



1. Combine the cabbage, carrot, chilli powder, ginger paste, garlic paste, plain flour, cornflour and salt in a deep bowl and mix very well with your hands.

2. Add approx. 2 tsp of water and mix very well.

3. Divide the mixture into 10 equal portions and roll each portion into a ball.

4. Heat the oil for deep-frying, and deep-fry a few balls at a time on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper. Keep aside.

5. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic, green chillies and ginger and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.

6. Add the prepared sauce, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 30 seconds.

7. Add the cabbage manchurian balls and spring onion whites and greens and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while tossing it occasionally.


8. Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 3