Vegetable Gobi Manchurian

Jain Manchurian

Serving: Approx 16 Manchurian Balls


For the manchurian balls:

  • 2 cups cabbage (Finely Chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Capsicum/French Beans (Finely Chopped)
  • 3 tbsp Cornflour
  • 1 tbsp All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 1 tsp Green Chillies (Finely Chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger Paste
  • Salt To Taste
  • Black Pepper Powder To taste
  • Oil for Frying

For the Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Capsicum
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Cornflour dissolved in a cup of Water
  • 2 pinches of Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of Ginger Paste
  • Salt To Taste
  • Pepper Powder To Taste


For the vegetable balls :

  • Combine All the ingredients, except oil, in a bowl and mix well.
  • Divide the mixture into round balls.
  • Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep-fry the balls in batches on a medium flame till they are golden brown in colour from all sides.
  • Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside.

For the manchurian sauce :

  • Heat the oil in a pan.
  • Add Ginger paste and capsicum and sauté on a high flame for a few seconds.
  • Add 1 cup of water, soya sauce, cornflour paste, pepper, sugar and salt, mix well and simmer for another 2 minutes or till the sauce thickens.
  • Keep aside.

Just before serving add vegetable balls to the sauce and bring it to the boil. Serve hot.

Gobi Manchurian one of the best hakka-chinese dish which is best served with Vegetable Fried Rice

29 thoughts on “Vegetable Gobi Manchurian

  1. Hi,
    I tried the recipe, and it turned out pretty neat. Though my sauce collie was not that great. Maybe I overdid the maida. Thanks anyways,

  2. hi,
    I saw the receipe of jain manchurian but its surprising to see that it contain Ginger too…..

    Jain people don’t eat even ginger.

    So, this manchurian cannot be called as JAIN.

    1. yes ginger is a kandmul,so it cant be a jain.
      instead, opt for dry ginger, also termed as sunth.
      which is even preferred by the jain sadhus and sadhvis

  3. i tried making it.
    but it did not turn into dough consistency.
    so cudnt make balls.
    so wat sud i do for tat.
    pls tel me as soon as possible.

  4. When u mix all the ingredients, it doesnt get firm enough to be shaped into a ball. How to fix

  5. Even the soya sauce contains garlic and onion powder, so is there anything we take instead of tht

    1. The soya sauce I buy does not have onion or garlic powder. I live in Canada and we have a huge choice of soya sauces. I’ve never seen any of them with onion or garlic powder in them.

    1. Hi Paras, Ginger is usually not allowed however most of the jains do eat for health benefits, similar to Turmeric (Haldi). Alternatively you can use Dried Ginger crushed which is called Soonth.

  6. This recipe sounds very good. I’m wondering though … it lists “1/4 cup Capsicum/French Beans (Finely Chopped)”. Does that mean 1/4 cup of capsicum and french beans, or should it read just French beans? Thank you.

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