Chicken Manchurian is a classic and lip-smacking Indo Chinese recipe which is very popular in Indian sub-continent and loved by all. It is absolutely a real hit in the restaurant’s chinese menu.

Love chicken manchurian? Have no idea how to make this popular indo-Chinese recipe at home? Well, here in this post I am going to share the recipe of chicken manchurian with step by step pictures.

Chicken Manchurian recipe is a simple yet delectable recipe, which can be prepared in the restaurant style at the comfort of your home. To make this popular Indo Chinese recipe at home you just need a few ingredients in place and you are done!

The chicken cubes are first marinated in a marinade of soya sauce, egg, cornflour, ginger garlic paste and pepper. The marinated chicken cubes are deep fried in oil and then simmered in spicy, sweet and tangy sauce along with onion, red & green capsicum. Garnish it with spring onion and serve with rice, Egg Fried Rice or noodles.

This recipe of chicken manchurian gravy is an easy version with not much efforts to be done like chopping, minching, blending etc which we all like – Simple, easy and delicious. Also I have made it in semi-gravy version, you can make it in dry version by not adding much water. I do hope you try this super delicious and easy recipe.

This all time favourite Chicken Manchurian Gravy can be served with Egg Fried Rice, Pan Fried Noodles, Hakka Noodles, Vegetable Fried Rice etc.

Chicken is one of the most cooked item in my kitchen. Be it for mid-day snacks, lunch or dinner. Ours is a hard core non-vegetarian family. Since my kiddo likes more of chicken compared to other non-veg like mutton, fish, any seafood or non-veg, so chicken is always there in the menu even if there are other non-veg dishes. Here I would highly recommend some of the Chicken Recipes from my blog. Please do have a look. I hope you like it and if at all you try any of the recipe please do share your feedback in my social media handle mentioned below. I would love to see your creation.

Well, if you make this chicken manchurian gravy, please do leave a feedback in the comments box below or snap a photo and tag Akum Raj Jamir on Facebook and akumrajjamir on Instagram! I would love to see your creations. Now let’s jump to the recipe.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Serves : 3


For Marination:
300 gms Chicken boneless cubed
1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
1 tsp Peppercorns cracked
1 tsp Kashmiri chilly powder
1 tbsp Soya sauce
2 tbsp Cornflour
1 Egg
salt to taste
Oil for frying the chicken.

For Sauce:
1 tbsp Soya sauce
1 tsp Vinegar
2 tbsp Red Chilly sauce
½ tsp Sugar (optional)
2 tbsp Tomato ketchup
2 tbsp Corn flour

Other Ingredients:
2 dry red chilly
2 green chilly chopped
1 tsp Garlic chopped finely
1 tsp Ginger chopped finely
1 large Onion cubed
½ tsp Kashmiri chilly powder
Water as required
½ Cup Red & Green Capsicum cubed
Spring onion greens chopped for garnishing (I used chopped coriander as I run out of stock of spring onion)


Take all the ingredients mentioned in the marination list, mix well and marinate for 30 mins atleast. If you are in hurry skip the marination.

In a pan heat oil. Add the chicken in batches and fry in medium heat until golden brown. Do not fry the chicken for long as it will make them hard. Transfer to an absorbent paper to drain excess oil. Set aside.

In a small bowl mix 2 tsp cornflour in little water and keep aside.

Again in a small bowl add the Soya sauce, vinegar, red chilly sauce, sugar, tomato ketchup, mix well and keep aside.

In a pan heat around 2 tbsp oil use the same oil used for frying the chicken.

Add the dry chilly, ginger, garlic and fry for a min.

Add the onion, green chilly, capsicum and saute for a min.

Add the sauce mixture, chilly powder and allow to bubble then add the cornflour mixture.

Mix well and immediately add 1 cup of water and let it bubble up.

Now add the fried chicken, mix well coating the chicken nicely in the sauce. Add little more water if required and simmer for around 5 mins.

Garnish with chopped spring onion greens and serve.

I served it with egg fried rice. I have linked the recipe of easy egg fried rice above. Do have a look.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you liked the recipe. Your valuable feedbacks are always, I love hearing from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every one of you.

Happy cooking!

❤ Akum

About Akum Raj Jamir

Hello Everyone.. I am Akum Raj Jamir. I am a Naga Lady born and bought up from Nagaland. Married to a Tamilian and settled in Chennai now.  I worked in hotel industry for 3 years and later I shifted to corporate sector and worked in US based MNC companies. In January 2014 I was blessed with a baby boy and that it when I decided to quit my job and give me full time for him as well as the home. Now I am a homemaker ☺.  I started cooking at the very small age. We sisters used to help mom in the kitchen and followed the foot step of my mom and that's how I developed my cooking skills. A foodie by nature and a passionate cook, loves everything about food. Cooking is my passion. I love experimenting with food in my kitchen and try to bring the best in whatever I cook. I cook with all my heart and soul and this love is evident in the dishes I cook.  I believe in sharing a lot thus whatever I cook I share with fellow friends and my fan followings. So this space is all about food from my kitchen for foodies like me. Explore the recipes ☺
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