MSG Free Veg Manchurian Recipe

This Indo-Chinese recipe needs grated or minced vegetables and CRB Tech Reviews writes about a fusion twist to an originally Chinese recipe.

The veg Manchurian sauce used have all natural ingredients, no MSG/Ajinomoto or no chemically composed soy sauce.

So here is how to make this yummy recipe.

Indo-Chinese recipe of veg Manchurian

Recipe type: main

Cuisine: Indo Chinese

Serves: 2 to 3


Ingredients for the veg Manchurian balls:

  • ½ cup grated carrot
  • ½ cup cabbage(finely chopped)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped capsicum
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped scallion greens
  • ½ tsp freshly crushed black pepper or black pepper powder or white pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp maida
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • salt to taste

Ingredients for the sauce:

  • 2 tbsp chopped onion or scallion whites
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp grated garlic
  • 1 or 2 green chilies/Hari Mirch
  • 1 tbsp dissolved corn flour in 2 tbsp of water
  • ½ tbsp soya sauce
  • ½ tbsp vinegar
  • ½ to ¾ cup water or if remaining vegetable stock
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder or white pepper powder
  • salt as per taste
  • sugar for taste
  • some chopped scallion greens garnish


How to make the recipe:

Prepare the veg Manchurian balls:

  1. mix ingredients mentioned under veg balls & keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
  1. shape into small round balls and shallow fry till golden brown on mild hot oil.
  2. drain on kitchen tissues and keep aside.

Preparing the sauce:

  1. heat oil, fry the onions, ginger, garlic, chilies, celery on a high flame( don’t need to brown them)
  2. add water or veg stock. add soy sauce and crushed black pepper,
  3. mix well and add let the sauce simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  4. add the cornflour paste to thicken the sauce.
  5. thicken the sauce to your desired consistency.
  6. add vinegar, salt, sugar and the fried veg balls. stir and simmer for a minute.
  7. serve veg Manchurian garnished with spring onion greens.

To be noted:

1. Any Chinese dish you can alter the consistency as per your choice. For a thin consistency, add some veg broth or water and for a thick consistency, add a few teaspoons of corn flour paste.
2. The above-mentioned recipe does not have any msg so if you want a more restaurant style effect, you can add but with a word of caution that MSG is not good for health.

So next time when you cook and relish this recipe, let us know in the below comment section, your experience.

For now, stay connected with CRB Tech Solutions for many more yummy recipes to come.

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