Vada Manchurian

Has anyone tried making vada Manchurian?If not,try it out and let me know.The most popular Manchurian recipe is Gobi Manchurian and it is quite common in restaurant menus.This Vada Manchurian is a fusion of south Indian and Chinese recipe prepared using dal and vegetables sauteed in a spicy and thick gravy.

Vada Manchurian (3)


  1. Urad dal(uzhunnu parippu) – 1 cup
  2. Moong dal(cherupayar parippu) – 1 cup
  3. Onion(chopped) –1
  4. Green Chilly(chopped) – 4
  5. Ginger-garlic paste – 2tsp
  6. Curry leaves(chopped) – 1 tbsp
  7. Corn flour – 3tbsp
  8. Soy Sauce – 1 tbsp
  9. Tomato Sauce – 1 tbsp
  10. Chilly sauce – 1 tbsp
  11. Capsicum (cut into cubes) –1
  12. Tomato(cut into Cubes) – 1
  13. Onion(cut into cubes) –1
  14. Sugar – 1tsp
  15. Salt
  16. Oil – for frying
  17. Coriander  leaves – to garnish

Vada Manchurian (4)

Vada Manchurian (1)


  1. Soak urad dal and moong dal for Grind urad dal and moong daal into a coarse paste.
  2. In a bowl,combine chopped onion,ginger garlic paste, green chilly ,salt with daal mix .
  3. Make balls out of the mix.wet your hands with little oil and flatten the balls using your palms.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and fry vadas till light brown as shown in pic above.
  5. Heat oil in another pan.  saute chopped onions,capsicum and tomato cubes(remove the seeds of tomato before adding it).
  6. Once the veggies are half cooked, add soy sauce,tomato sauce,corn flour (mixed with water) to it.
  7. stir well and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.Finally add sugar to it and mix well.
  8. Remove from fire.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves
  10. Serve with rice or roti

Vada Manchurian (2)



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3 Responses

  1. nagasree.murari says:

    It’s really mouth watering dish. I will try it this sunday.

  2. prajusha says:

    Try it out and let me know.

  3. Interesting recipe.. looks delicious !!

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