Mushroom Manchurian

I recently discovered my love for cooking and experimenting with different recipes. One of my absolute favorite dishes to make is Mushroom Manchurian. This Indo-Chinese fusion dish combines the earthy flavor of mushrooms with the bold and tangy Manchurian sauce, creating a truly delightful culinary experience.


  • 500g mushrooms, cleaned and chopped
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, finely chopped
  • 2-3 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium bell pepper, diced
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon red chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Spring onions for garnish
  • Oil for frying and cooking


To prepare the Mushroom Manchurian, start by coating the chopped mushrooms in a mixture of all-purpose flour and cornflour. Deep fry the coated mushrooms until they are golden brown and crispy. Set them aside on a paper towel to drain any excess oil.

In a separate pan, heat some oil and sauté the chopped ginger, garlic, and green chilies until they release their aroma. Add the chopped onions and bell peppers, and stir-fry until they are slightly caramelized.

Next, add the soy sauce, tomato ketchup, red chili sauce, vinegar, sugar, black pepper, and salt to the pan. Allow the mixture to simmer and thicken into a flavorful sauce.

Once the sauce reaches the desired consistency, add the fried mushrooms to the pan and toss them gently to coat them evenly with the Manchurian sauce.


Garnish the Mushroom Manchurian with finely chopped spring onions for a burst of freshness and color. This delectable dish pairs perfectly with steamed rice or as a delicious appetizer for a Chinese-themed dinner party.

My Thoughts

The combination of crispy mushrooms and the savory Manchurian sauce is simply irresistible. The umami flavors from the mushrooms and the tangy, slightly spicy sauce create a harmonious balance that is guaranteed to tantalize the taste buds.


Mushroom Manchurian is a dish that never fails to impress. Whether you’re a fan of Chinese cuisine, a vegetarian looking for a flavorsome dish, or simply a food enthusiast eager to try something new, this recipe is a must-try. With its rich flavors and satisfying textures, Mushroom Manchurian has secured a permanent place in my cooking repertoire.