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(Indo-Chinese recipe of dry Manchurian, prepared with mushroom)

Preparation time-12-15 minutes                                             Cooking time—22-25 minutes

Serving—4                                                                                      Category—veg.


  • Mushrooms(rinsed, wiped and halved)-200 gm
  • Cornstarch-5tbsp
  • All purpose flour (Maida)-3tbsp
  • Green chilies, minced-3-4
  • Salt-to taste
  • Ginger, garlic paste-1tsp
  • Oil-to fry


  • Oil-2tbsp
  • Ginger, chopped-2tsp
  • Garlic, chopped-1tsp
  • Onion, chopped-1 medium
  • Capsicum, chopped- 1 medium
  • Soya sauce-1½ tbsp
  • Vinegar-2tbsp
  • MSG- ½ tsp
  • Red chilli sauce-1tbsp
  • Sugar-        ½tsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Spring onion greens, chopped-2tbsp


1- Make thick and smooth batter with maida,cornstarch,minced green chillie,ginger,garlic paste and salt using about ¾ half cup of water.

2-Heat enough oil in a kadhai over medium flame. Dip each mushroom piece in the prepared batter and deep fry till golden brown. Remove and drain onto absorbent paper.

4-To make the sauce, heat 2tbsp of oil in a wok or pan ,add ginger and garlic and stir fry  for a few seconds, add onion  and stir fry for a minute,add chopped  capsicum , sauté till capsicum gets cooked but retains crunchiness.

5-Stir in soya sauce, vinegar, MSG, red chilli sauce, sugar and salt. Add mushrooms,toss them welland serve hot garnished with chopped spring onion greens.

About Anil Kumar

Chef at Mayuri Farms and Restaurant