How to make Seafood Machurian -

Mixed seafood ground with aromatics, scrambled and cooked in a Manchurian gravy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Fish fillets (फिश फिले), Prawns (medium) (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Main Course Seafood

Seafood Machurian

Seafood Machurian Recipe Card


Some say Chinese cuisine is 400,000 years old going back to the Peking Man and his use of fire. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age. However today Chinese cuisine enjoys the distinction of being the most popular in the world.
All this furore about Chinese food can make one wonder what is so special about this cuisine.  To put it in one word it is wholesome.  It has the characteristics of being nutritious, economical, balanced and delicious. It cannot be gainsaid that Chinese food is popular the world over and it can be adapted into our modern lifestyles as the strong link between diet and health of body, mind and spirit is epitomized in Chinese cookery. We all desire harmony in our lives and this works on the ancient Taoist principle of Yin and Yang in which balance and contrast are the key. Each Chinese dish reflects a balance of taste, texture, aroma and colour. Be it sweet, sour, pungent, hot, salty or spicy – all the six basic flavours are incorporated deftly in all Chinese dishes.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Seafood Machurian Recipe

  • Fish fillets 200 grams

  • Prawns (medium) shelled and deveined ½ cup

  • Celery finely chopped 1 inch

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 inch

  • Garlic cloves finely chopped 8-10

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Chicken stock 2 cups

  • Red chilli sauce 2 teaspoons

  • Dark soy sauce 2 teaspoons

  • Oyster sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Crushed black peppercorns 1 teaspoon

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 2 tablespoons

  • White vinegar 2 teaspoons

  • Spring onion greens sliced + for garnishing 2 stalks


Step 1

Put fish fillet in a blender jar, add prawns, half the celery, half the ginger, garlic, green chillies and salt and grind to a fine paste. Set aside.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick wok. Add seafood paste and scramble it. Cook the mixture till it is half done. Transfer onto a plate and set aside.

Step 3

Heat remaining oil in the same wok. Add remaining ginger, garlic and green chillies and sauté. Add remaining celery and chicken stock and mix well.

Step 4

Add red chilli sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce, salt and crushed peppercorns and mix well. Add the partially cooked seafood mixture and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 5

Take cornflour in a bowl, add sufficient water and mix well to make a smooth slurry. Add the slurry gradually to the pan, mix well and cook till it thickens.

Step 6

Switch off the heat, add vinegar and spring onion greens. Mix well.

Step 7

Served hot garnished with spring onion greens.

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