Cabbage Manchurian - Easy Indo-Chinese Vegetarian Recipe!

Cabbage Manchurian - Easy Recipe

We all love Chinese food and especially in India, love for Indo-Chinese food is insane. Carts on streets selling Manchurian, Fried Rice, Hakka Noodles, Schezwan Rice and what not. I am absolutely stunned by the range of food in Indo-Chinese cuisine. 

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Cabbage Manchurian is a popular Indo-Chinese dish made with shredded cabbage balls that are fried and served in a spicy, tangy sauce. 

Watch the Cabbage Manchurian Video here.

Here's a recipe to make it at home:


For the Cabbage Manchurian balls:

- 1 small cabbage, shredded
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped capsicum
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp corn flour
- 1 tsp ginger paste
- 1 tsp garlic paste
- 1/2 tsp red chili powder
- Salt, to taste

For the sauce:

- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 green chili, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 capsicum, chopped
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp tomato ketchup
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- 1 tsp red chili sauce
- Salt and pepper, to taste


1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded cabbage, chopped onion, capsicum, ginger paste, garlic paste, and salt. Mix well.

Cabbage Manchurian Preparation at home

2. Add Schezwan sauce, Tomato sauce, Soy sauce to the mixture.

Adding sauces to the Cabbage Manchurian Balls

3. Add Cornflour and Maida to the prepared mixture.

Cabbage Manchurian Recipe at home

4. Add little water to the mixture to form a dough-like consistency that can be shaped into balls.

Cabbage Manchurian Balls Recipe

Cabbage Manchurian Balls Recipe

Cabbage Manchurian Balls Dough Recipe

5. Shape the mixture into small balls of equal size and heat oil in a deep pan.

Cabbage Manchurian Balls

6. Fry the cabbage balls in hot oil until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside. Remove and keep aside.

Fry the Cabbage Manchurian Balls

Fry the Cabbage Manchurian Balls

Fried Cabbage Manchurian Balls

7. In a separate pan, heat oil and add chopped onions, capsicumm, green chilli, and garlic. Sauté until the onions are translucent.

Cabbage Manchurian Balls Recipe

8. Add chopped cabbage and continue to stir-fry for a few minutes until it's slightly cooked.

Add Chopped Cabbage to make Cabbage Manchurian Balls

9. Add soy sauce, tomato ketchup, vinegar, red chili sauce, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.

Add sauces to make Cabbage Manchurian Balls

10. Add cornflour slurry and then add the fried cabbage balls to the sauce and toss them gently until the balls are coated with the sauce.

Add Corn flour slurry to make Cabbage Manchurian Balls

Add Cabbage Balls to make Cabbage Manchurian Balls

11. Allow the balls to simmer in the sauce for a couple of minutes, stirring occasionally.

Mix the Cabbage Manchurian Balls

12. Garnish with chopped spring onions and serve hot with noodles or fried rice.

Garnish Cabbage Manchurian with Spring Onions

Serve Cabbage Manchurian Hot

I hope you liked this super easy recipe of Manchurian. Do try and let me know how it turned. Would love to read from you. 

Loads of love! <3