Chicken manchurian recipe | Chicken manchurian gravy and dry

Chicken manchurian recipe , crispy, fried chicken Manchurian balls tossed in hot and spicy Manchurian gravy is one of the popular chicken recipes in Indo-Chinese cuisine.Just like Veg manchurian and chilli chciken recipe we use this same manchurian recipe to cook both chicken manchurian dry and chicken manchurian gravy recipe. This recipe of chicken manchurian is not only tastes very delicious but also very easy to cook at home. In this post you will learn how to make chicken manchurian?chicken manchurian recipe , chicken manchurian gravy

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What is chicken manchurian

Chicken manchurian is a famous chicken dish from Indo-Chinese cuisine. Here ” Manchurian ” means native or inhabitant of Manchuria ( a famous place in northeast of China ).

It is just like traditional Northeastern Chinese cuisine where crispy fried chicken is tossed in hot and spicy Manchurian sauce.

 

What is the origin of chicken manchurian

It is believed that chicken manchurian was first invented in 1975 by Nelson Wang, a cook at the Cricket Club Of India in Mumbai.
 
 
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What to serve with chicken manchurian gravy

For the main course chicken manchurian gravy and fried rice is the best combo dish that is widely served in India, otherwise, as a starter, if you prefer chicken manchurian dry then go with any type of noodles you like.

 

Chicken manchurian vs chilli chicken

The main difference between chilli chicken and chicken manchurian is the ways of cooking. In chilli chicken, small boneless chicken pieces are first fried in a batter of cornflour and then tossed in spicy capsicum, and onion sauce.

But in chicken manchurian minced chicken first, coat with cornstarch batter and breadcrumb then deep fried til crispy. after that tossed in manchurian sauces.

 

Tips to make chicken manchurian gravy recipe

 

  • Crispness : To make your chicken manchurian balls crispy after frying then after marinating deep into maida slurry and coat with breadcrumbs or cornflakes mixture before frying.

 

  • Marination : Marination is the most important thing in this chicken manchurian recipe, it helps to get tenderised chicken and enhances flavour of the dish.

 

  • Type of chicken : In this chicken manchurian recipe if you mince chicken in a food processor or grinder it works well.

 

  • Vibrant Colour : To get the vibrant colour in chicken manchurian gravy , we simply use good quality kashmiri red chili powder and cornstarch slurry which is easily available at our home.

 

 

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How to make chicken manchurian

 

The complete recipe of chicken manchurian is classified into three simple categories,

first one is making marination for chicken manchurian, second one is frying chicken for manchurian recipe,

and

the last one is preparing delicious chicken manchurian gravy

so, let’s make it now.

 

 

Marination for chicken manchurian

 

1. At first, marinate for chicken manchurian in a bowl and add 300 grams of chicken keema from the breast.

add chicken keema in bowl

 

2. Now, add 1/2 tablespoon ginger garlic paste, 2 teaspoons red chili powder, 1 teaspoon salt and 2 teaspoon oil.

add ginger garlic, red chili , salt , oil

 

3. After that add 2 teaspoon soy sauce and 1 tablespoon red chili sauce.

pour soy sauce , red chili sauce

 

4. Furthermore add 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour and 3 tablespoons of cornstarch powder.

add all purpose flour, cornstarch powder

 

5. For proper binding all of the ingredients add 1 egg white.

add 1 egg white

 

6. Finally mix everything together and set aside marination in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

mix marination properly and keep in refregerator

 

 

Frying chickens for manchurian recipe

 

1. Now to make crispy fried chickens make a slurry of 3 tablespoons of maida and 200 ml water. The consistency will be slightly thick.

maida and water slurry medium thick consistency

 

2. Next in a separate bowl mix 5 tablespoon bread crumb or crushed cornflakes and 4 tablespoon maida.

mix breadcrum or crushed cornflake and maida

 

3. Now deep manchurian ball in maida slurry then give a coat of maida and cornflakes mixture. Keep them on a plate for frying.

coat manchurian ball in breadcrumb

 

4. Heat oil in a pan, when oil is hot add chicken manchurian balls one by one and shallow fry in medium high flame.

fry chicken manchurian ball in oil in medium high heat

 

5. Properly fry both sides of chicken to get perfectly crispy and golden brown chicken.

fry till both side golden brown

 

6. After that take out fried crispy chicken balls and drain excess oil in kitchen tissue.

place fried chickens on kitchen tissue

 

 

Make chicken manchurian gravy

 

1. Now to make chicken manchurian gravy heat 4 to 5 tablespoons of oil in a pan then saute 1 tablespoon chopped ginger-garlic in medium flame until the raw smell completely goes away.

saute chopped ginger garlic in oil

 

2. Next cooked 1 medium size chopped onion and 4 chopped green chili till translucent.

cooked chopped onions and green chili

 

3. Then saute 1 medium size cube capsicum.

saute cubed capsicum

 

4. After that pour 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon vinegar, and 2 tablespoons red chili sauce.

pour soy sauce, vinegar , red chili sauce

 

5. Next add 1 teaspoon red chili powder, a pinch of salt, and 1 teaspoon sugar to balance the taste of manchurian sauce.

sprinkle red chili powder, salt, sugar

 

6. Now, pour 150 ml water, and make a quick stir.

pour water

 

7. Then simmer the manchurian sauce in medium to high flame for 5 min.

simmer manchurian sauce till thickens

 

8. To get glossiness in your chicken manchurian gravy we add the 2 teaspoon cornstarch and 100 ml water mixture.

pour cornstarch slurry

 

9. Finally, mix the fried chicken manchurian ball and gently mix in this spicy gravy for another 2 to 3 min in medium to low flame.

mix fried chicken in manchurian gravy

 

10. In the end, garnish this chinese chicken manchurian with 3 tablespoons of chopped spring onions sprinkles at the top.

garnish chciken manchurian gravy with spring onions

 

How to make chicken manchurian dry

 

  • If you want to cook chicken manchurian dry recipe we first ooze out the manchurian gravy to half of its quantity.

 

  • The recipe for manchurian gravy is the same as above.

 

  • Then add fried crispy chicken manchurian balls and gently tossed them in medium flame.

 

The rest of the preparation is absolutely the same as chicken manchurian gravy mentioned above.

 

Chicken Manchurian Recipe Card

Here is a quick overview of all the ingredients of chicken manchurian including quick step by step preparation of chicken manchurian recipe shown in the recipe card.

Take note of all ingredient lists.

Yield: 4

Chicken manchurian recipe ( Chicken manchurian gravy and dry )

chicken manchurian recipe , chicken manchurian gravy

Chicken manchurian recipe is a popular Indo Chinese dish where fried chicken is tossed in sweet and sour manchurian sauce. To cook this chicken manchurian gravy visit step by step instructions.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Marination Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes

Ingredients

Marinating Ingredients for chicken manchurian

  • 300 grams chicken breast [ keema ]
  • 1/2 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon red chili sauce.
  • 3 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoon cornstarch powder.
  • 1 egg white

For frying chicken

  • 3 tablespoon maida
  • 200 ml water
  • 5 tablespoon bread crumb or crushed cornflakes
  • 4 tablespoon maida
  • Oil for frying

Ingredients for manchurian sauce

  • 4 to 5 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped ginger-garlic
  • 1 medium size chopped onion
  • 4 chopped green chili
  • 1 medium size cube capsicum
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon red chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 100 ml water
  • 3 tablespoon spring onions

Instructions

Marination for chicken manchurian

  1. At first, marinate for chicken manchurian in a bowl add chicken keema, ginger garlic paste , red chili powder , salt , oil.
  2. Also add soy sauce , red chili sauce , all purpose flour , cornstarch powder, egg white.
  3. Finally mix everything together and set aside marination in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Frying chicken

  1. Now to make crispy fried chicken , first make a slurry of maida and water. The consistency will be slightly thick.
  1. Next in a separate bowl mix bread crumb or crushed cornflakes and maida.
  2. Now deep manchurian ball in maida slurry then give a coat of maida and cornflakes mixture. Keep them on a plate for frying.
  3. After that heat oil in a pan, when oil is hot add chicken manchurian balls one by one and fry both sides till get crispy and golden brown chicken
  4. Now take out fried crispy chicken balls and drain excess oil in kitchen tissue.

How to make chicken manchurian

  1. Now to make chicken manchurian gravy heat oil in a pan.
  2. Next saute chopped ginger-garlic in medium flame until raw smell completely goes away.
  3. Then cooked chopped onion and chopped green chili till translucent.
  4. After that saute cube capsicum for sometime.
  5. Next pour soy sauce, vinegar , red chili sauce , red chili powder , pinch of salt, sugar to balance the taste of manchurian sauce.
  6. Now, pour dash of water , make a quick stir. Then simmer the manchurian sauce in medium to high flame for 5 min.
  7. To get glossiness similar to restaurant style chicken manchur add cornstarch and water mixture.
  8. Finally, mix fried chicken manchurian ball and gently mix in this spicy gravy for another 2 to 3 min in medium to low flame.
  9. In the end, garnish this chicken manchurian with chopped spring onions sprinkles at the top.

Notes

Chicken Manchurian Recipe Note

  1. You can increase and decrease sauces quantity depending upon your liking.
  2. I use equal propertion of cornstarch and maida in chicken marination to bind the ingredients together.
  3. Don't increase the flour quantity because it will alter the taste of manchurian ball.

Nutrition Information

Yield

3

Serving Size

3

Amount Per Serving Calories 846Total Fat 48gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 38gCholesterol 115mgSodium 2089mgCarbohydrates 56gFiber 6gSugar 13gProtein 50g

Disclaimer: The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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