Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Manchurian is a very delicious Chinese dish which i mostly prepare with chicken. Here i just tried the same recipe with Prawns / shrimp which came out very well. Most of the Chinese cuisines are loved all around the world equally. I noticed this dish once i ordered prawn Manchurian from a restaurant. It tastes really good and i loved it. This very taste made me to try on Prawn Manchurian. Here is the recipe showing how to make restaurant style prawn / shrimp Manchurian (without gravy) . Do try this yummy recipe at home.


Prawns                          - jumbo prawns, 250 g
Butter / oil


Cornflour                       - 8 tbsp
All purpose flour            - 8 tbsp
Baking powder                - 1 tbsp
Vinegar                           - 2 tsp


Onion                                - 1, finely chopped
Garlic                                - 2 tbsp, chopped
Ginger                               - 1 tbsp, chopped
Spring onion                     - few
Tomato sauce                    - 4 tbsp
Soy sauce                           - 2 tbsp
Chili sauce                         - 1 tbsp
Kashmir chili powder       - 1 tsp (optional, for color only)
Sugar                                  - 1 tbsp
Vinegar                               - 1 tsp


  • Make a thick batter with the marinating ingredients and set aside. Do not mix the prawns now. Heat a wok with oil and when hot, dip each prawns in this batter and deep fry till crispy in hot oil. Fry in batches. Set aside.
  • Now heat a wok with some butter / oil. Saute garlic chopped, ginger chopped for 1 minute. Then add chopped onion and spring onions. Toss for 5 minutes. You can also add bell peppers. I don't have any so i skipped that.
  • Combine together soy sauce, chilly sauce, tomato sauce, vinegar, sugar, salt,chili powder in a bowl. Mix well. set aside.
  • Pour this saucy mixture to the sauteed mixture and give a fine stir. 
  • Cook for few minutes .
  • Then add, 1 tsp of marinated batter mixed in 3 tbsp of water. Mix until it slightly thickens. Do not add more batter. (If u want more gravy, mix 1 tbsp of cornflour in half a cup of water and add it to this sauteed mixture).
  • Now add the fried prawns to it , toss very well and let it cook for few minutes in a low flame.
  • When done remove from flame and garnish with spring onion or chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with fried rice. Yummmy!!!!

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