Baked Vegetable Manchurian Recipe

Urvashee Patel | Dessarts

Baked Vegetable Manchurian is a sweet, spicy, earthy appetizer. This Indo-Chinese dish is a real crowd pleaser!

There’s something about Indo-Chinese dishes that are so deeply satisfying. To me, it’s better than any Chinese takeout.

It must be the Indian in me.

Baked Vegetable Manchurian Photo

It has all the depth of Indian cooking with all the Chinese flavors. I especially can’t get enough of this Vegetable Manchurian dish.

Vegetable Manchurian is traditionally made with a finely minced mixture of vegetables that are formed into balls which are then deep fried.

The balls are then served with a sweet and sour spicy sauce that is just bursting with intense flavors.

I was first introduced to Indo-Chinese foods at Indian weddings. It seemed to be a popular choice from catering menus, especially as appetizers during cocktail hour.

I enjoyed it so much I tried to make it at home. It actually turned out really good and was fairly easy.

There were only two things annoying about making it.

First, chopping up the veggies is time consuming. Second, I hate frying.

That was about ten years ago. I have not made it since then.

Baked Vegetable Manchurian Picture

Yeah, I’m the last person that enjoys deep frying anything. It’s more work. You have to stand over a hot stove for longer.

Oh and then you’re left with a big bowl of oil that you have to dispose of.

Well, if you are anything like me, you will be happy to know that baking these in the oven works just as well.

I decided there was no way to avoid the chopping. Although, if you have a food processor it does go a lot faster.

Once the veggies are chopped, the rest of it is a breeze.

I know the long list of ingredients looks scary but they are totally necessary. It just wouldn’t be the same without all the flavors. Trust me!

So what are you waiting for? Love Indian food and love Chinese food?

Then it’s time to try out some Indo-Chinese.

Serve your Vegetable Manchurian as an appetizer on skewers or as a main dish over noodles or rice. 

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Baked Vegetable Manchurian Recipe

    4 Servings


For the Dumplings:
  • 2 cups Cabbage
  • 1 1/2 cups Finely Grated Carrots
  • 1/2 cup Red Bell Pepper, or Green Bell Pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Green Beans, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Salt, For the Dumplings
  • 2 tablespoons Thinly Sliced Scallions
  • 1/2 teaspoon Green Chiles, chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Corn Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Grated Fresh Ginger
  • 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Hot Chili Paste
  • 1 1/2 cups Cooked Rice
  • 5 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • Olive Oil, for brushing
For the Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons Sesame Oil
  • 3/4 cup Onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon Grated Fresh Ginger
  • 4 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh Hot Chili Paste
  • 1 tablespoon Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Thinly Sliced Scallions
  • 1/2 tablespoon Corn Flour, dissolved in cold water


  • Be very careful with adding any extra salt. Soy sauce, chili paste, and sweet and sour sauce are already salty.


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Author: Urvashee Patel
Recipe Yields: 24 balls
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 70 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 6 balls each
Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 58
Calories 247

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 2047mg
Total Carbohydrate 37g
  Dietary Fiber 5g
  Sugars 6g
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Urvashee Patel

About Urvashee

Urvashee blogs about delectable desserts on her blog, Dessarts. Lucky for us, she's sharing her delectable vegetarian dishes too as a Vegetarian Fanatic.

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