Chicken Manchurian / Cauliflower Manchurian

Chicken Manchurian

Chicken Manchurian

Chicken Manchurian / Cauliflower Manchurian

One of the most ordered items at Indo – Chinese Restaurants. This is a chicken dish with a nice peppery gravy. Its just as easy to make at home. Great with Fried Rice  or Bature. For the vegetarian version just substitute chicken pieces with cauliflower florets.

Chicken Manchurian / Cauliflower Manchurian


  • 2-3 Chicken Breast rinsed and cut into bite size chunks OR 1 Head of Cauliflower, separated into bite sized florets
  • If using Cauliflower, sprinkle the washed and drained florets with ¼tsp salt for 10 minutes- (Optional)
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 2 onions, cut into square pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper/capsicum, cut into square pieces
  • 2 Tbsp each Leaves of celery, spring onion and corriander, chopped
  • Oil for deep frying as well as seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp cornflour mixed in ¼ cup water


  • ¼ cup cornflour
  • ½ cup all purpose flour/plain flour
  • salt to taste
  • water to make semi thick batter


  • 1½ cups water OR Chicken stock
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp green chilly sauce (must be green and not green tabasco sauce)
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp coriander pwder
  • salt to taste


  • Combine the ingredients for the batter to a smooth semi thick consistency (just thick enough to coat the pieces without dripping off)
  • Heat oil for deep frying the chicken/cauli-florets.
  • Dip in the batter and then into the oil to fry till golden brown on all sides. Remove to a strainer. Set aside.
  • Mix together all ingredients for the sauce. Set aside. Carefull not to add too much salt as soy sauce and stock can be salty.
  • Heat 2 Tbsp oil for the gravy. Add ginger and garlic and saute till softened.
  • Add onion and capsicum till softened and just beginning to turn golden.Stir and add in the ingredients for sauce.Bring to a boil.
  • Add the cornflour water mixture and stir till thickened.
  • Add the chicken pieces and coat well.Stir in the leaves and scatter some on top.
  • Serve warm.

Chicken Manchurian / Cauliflower Manchurian

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