Chicken Manchurian Recipe

Chicken Manchurian is a popular starter recipe, which is relished by people of all age groups. This all time favourite Chinese recipe can be served with Fried Rice, Pan Fried Noodles, Hakka Noodles. No wonder India has its own version Chinese, which is popularly known as ‘Desi Chinese’. However, Manchurian is a traditional dish, which can be prepared at home in a simple way by following some simple steps given below. You can tweak the spices as per your taste preference and add your own twist to this traditional recipe. Here’s a simple hack to make the Manchurian balls juicy and tender, soak the chicken pieces in lukewarm water for sometime, this makes the pieces tender. The chopped, marinated chicken cubes minced with manchurian sauce makes it a quick recipe which can be relished without much efforts. Chicken Manchurian has half cooked vegetables and thick gravy which adds on to its unique texture. This chicken recipe can also be served as an appetizer. If you have guests coming over then this should be the best option to go for. If you have picky eaters at home, then prepare this Chicken Manchurian for them as they are surely going to love this surprise. Serve this delicious Chicken Manchurian recipe on special occasions like kitty parties, pot lucks, house parties and even birthday parties. So, next time when you want to impress your loved ones with some delicious delicacy, then prepare this awesome dish and surprise them with your culinary skills.

  • 250 gm chicken
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup refined oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed green peppercorns
  • 1/4 teaspoon chopped green chilli
  • 120 ml chicken stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 30 ml water
  • 1 tablespoon corn flour
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1 handful chopped into cubes cilantro
  • 10 ml light soya sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 finely chopped spring onions
  • Step 1Chicken Manchurian recipe is a simple yet delectable Chinese recipe, which can be prepared in the restaurant style at the comfort of your home. You just need a few ingredients in place and you are done! Here’s how you prepare this simple recipe. Take a bowl and add corn flour, flour, salt and pepper along with the beaten egg in it. Mix all these ingredients properly and prepare a batter. Next, dip the chicken pieces in the batter one by one. Make sure it is properly coated.
  • Step 2Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan over medium flame. Once the oil is sufficiently hot, place the coated chicken pieces in the oil and deep fry till they turn golden brown in colour. Once done, drain the excess oil and keep aside till further use.
  • Step 3Now, to prepare the manchurian sauce, heat oil in another pan over medium flame. Once the oil is hot enough, add the garlic and ginger in it. Fry till it becomes slightly brown in colour. Now add in green chilies and cilantro leaves. Saute these for about a minute or so.
  • Step 4Then, bring the flame to low and add in the chicken stock, soya sauce, salt, sugar and pepper. Allow this mixture to simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Once done, add in corn flour along with water in it and bring the mixture to a boil. The last step is to place the fried chicken pieces into the manchurian sauce. Bring the flame to medium low and allow the dish to cook for close to 5 minutes. Once done, turn off the flame and transfer the Chicken Manchurian into a serving bowl. Garnish with chopped spring onions and serve hot with fried rice or noodles.

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