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Chicken Manchurian

By: Lata Anand of Santa Clara, US

An indo-chinese recipe

Filed in World Cuisine

Serves 4 people

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1 cup Chicken (minced) 1 pinch MSG 4 tbsp. Soy Sauce 1 tsp Vinegar 4 tbsp. Corn Flour 1 no. Egg white 4 nos. Green Chilies (optional) 4 tsp. Garlic 4 tsp Ginger ½ cup Onions 1 cup cabbage ½ cup tomato Ketchup 3 tbsp Green Chili Sauce Vegetable Oil for frying


  1. Combined chicken, soy sauce (2 tbsp), egg white, corn flour (3 tbsp), cabbage, green chili sauce (1 tbsp), tomato ketchup (1 tbsp), garlic (1 tsp), ginger (1 tsp), white pepper (1/2 tsp) and salt (to test).
  2. Make small balls out of this mixture and deep-fry them in hot oil till golden brown.
  3. Heat 1-tablespoon oil in a wok. Add chopped onions, garlic and ginger. Fry them for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Now add soy sauce (2 tbsp), tomato ketchup and green chili sauce (2 tbsp). Mix them well and add 2 cup of water.
  5. When water starts boiling, add chicken balls and MSG and cook this for about 4 to 5 minutes. Add chopped green chilis.
  6. Mix a tbsp corn flour in ½ cup of water and slowly add while stirring; cook for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Garnish with chopped spring onions and serve with steam rice or Indian breads: poori, paratha and naan.

Latest Comments

By padu on 10/17/2014 7:41:00 AM

why is there mention of cabbage when u dont use it in the recipe?

By alice d'souza on 2/22/2011 8:01:00 AM

i tried it with a variation instead of chiken i used soyabeen nuggets...it was wonderful..

By Avni on 1/23/2009 1:31:00 PM

All those asking about MSG, it is not really good for you. And as Deepak said, it is banned in the US. NY restaurants are BANNED from using MSG. You dont really HAVE to include MSG or Ajinomoto in your chinese cooking, you can certainly cook without out. Here is what is said about MSG and the health concerns related to it visit this website. http://www.foodsafety.gov/~lrd/msg.html

By subhamita on 11/9/2008 9:15:00 AM

very nice recipe...thanks for adding it....i cooked it and all were very happy in home

By Xi Meng on 8/8/2008 2:09:00 PM

MSG is not recommended and it's not often used in the authentic chinese kitchen. It's unhealthy and has caused people migraines. For those who experience health issues with the usage of MSG you can for example substitute with a pinch of white sugar instead. Xi Meng.

By romana on 6/26/2008 7:32:00 AM

hw s ajinomoto looks like

By lakshmi on 4/1/2008 3:38:00 AM

msg also called as zeal in southern africa...

By Sana on 1/18/2008 10:40:00 AM

MSG is chinies salt


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