How to make Chicken Manchurian - Batter fried chicken pieces in a ginger garlic and Chinese sauce based thick gravy.

This recipe is from the book Best of Chinese Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken breast (हड्डी रहित चिकन ब्रेस्ट), Eggs (अंडे)

Cuisine : Indo-Chinese

Course : Main Course Chicken

You don’t even need to look at the menu before ordering Chicken Manchurian at any Indo-Chinese restaurant. The manchurian gravy that is served in India is full of flavours, spices and drama – just like how we like it. Batter fried chicken pieces are just one of the delicious things you can make manchurian in. Besides chicken manchurian, soya, paneer, prawns and mixed vegetable manchurian are popular, simple to make and equally delicious! These yummy fried chicken pieces in a sauteed ginger garlic and chilli based thick gravy tastes best with fried rice.

For more recipes related to Chicken Manchurian checkout Chicken Tetrazini, Chicken In Paprika And Pepper Sauce, Chicken Pasanda, Thai Style Chicken Breasts in Foil . You can also find more Main Course Chicken recipes like Moroccan Chicken, Ceylon Chicken Kari, Methi Malai Chicken Keema, Chicken Curry.

Chicken Manchurian Recipe Card

Chicken Manchurian

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chicken Manchurian Recipe

  • Boneless chicken breast cut into fingers 400 grams

  • Eggs 1

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 6 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Soy sauce 2 tablespoons

  • Oil 4 tbsps + to deep fry

  • Ginger finely chopped 2 inch piece

  • Garlic finely chopped 8-10 cloves

  • Onion sliced 1 medium

  • Green chillies roughly sliced 3-4

  • MSG 1/4 teaspoon

  • Chicken stock 2 cups

  • Green capsicum cut into thin strips 1 medium

  • Vinegar 2 tablespoons

  • Spring onion greens finely chopped 2 stalks


Step 1

Mix the egg, flour tablespoons cornflour, salt and one tablespoon soy sauce in a bowl. Add the chicken pieces and mix. Set aside for half an hour. Mix the remaining cornflour in one cup of water.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a wok and deep fry the marinated chicken for two to three minutes. Drain on absorbent paper. Heat four tablespoons oil in a wok, add the ginger and garlic and stir fry for half a minute.

Step 3

Add the onion and green chillies and continue to stir fry for a minute. Stir in the remaining soy sauce, MSG, chicken stock and salt.

Step 4

Bring the mixture to a boil. Stir in the cornflour mixture and cook for a minute more or until the sauce starts to thicken, stirring continuously.

Step 5

Add fried chicken pieces and capsicum and cook for a couple of minutes.

Step 6

Stir in vinegar and serve hot, garnished with spring onion greens.

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