Chicken Manchurian & Egg-Fried Rice

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Serves 2

One of the most requested chinese dishes, here is my take on it!

Ingredients for Manchurian
boneless chicken breast, cut into small cubes
- Marinate in the ingredients below for approx 1/2 an hour. Fry until golden (do not over fry, otherwise chicken will turn hard) and set aside.
1 tbsp.
corn flour
egg, beaten
- reserve the other half for the egg-fried rice
1/2 tsp.
1/2 tsp.
black pepper powder
pinch of red chilli powder or flakes
pinch of sugar
1 tsp.
soya sauce
1/2 tsp.
ginger and garlic paste
Ingredients for Sauce
1 tbsp.
chopped spring onions
2 tbsp.
1 tbsp.
1 tsp.
tomato paste/puree
1/2 tsp.
1/2 tsp.
salt to taste
1 tsp.
1/2 cup
water or chicken stock
1 tsp.
corn flour mixed with water to form a light paste
whole red chilli, slit
green chilli, chopped
1/2 tsp.
black pepper
splash of soya sauce
some spring onion for garnishing
Ingredients for Egg-Fried Rice
2 cups
cooked rice
(boiled with salt and a tsp. of oil, then drained and cooled completely)
3 tbsp.
pinch of salt and pepper
1 1/2
(leftover half is from the manchurian sauce)
1 tbsp.
spring onion, chopped
small green chilli chopped
small green capsicum, chopped
small carrot, grated
1/4 tsp.
garlic paste
splash of soya sauce

For Chicken Manchurian

Heat the oil, add the whole red chilli, ginger and garlic pastes followed by the spring onions and chopped green chilli. Fry for a minute then add the tomato paste, ketchup, sugar and salt/pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes, then add the water/stock. Let it come to a simmer, lower the heat and add the corn flour paste. The sauce will instantly start to thicken. Once it is of a good thick consistency, add the fried chicken and a splash of soya sauce. Stir together and adjust salt, simmer for 3 more minutes on low heat, then turn off the heat and serve over fried rice, garnish with some chopped spring onions.

For Egg-Fried Rice

Beat the egg and add a small drop of yellow color to it. (color is optional)

Heat the oil, add the garlic and spring onions, fry for a minute, then add the egg, salt and pepper and scramble it. Now add the capsicum and carrot, stir fry for a few minutes then add the cooked rice. Stir fry for a minute, splash some soya sauce on it, then put the heat on very low and cover the pan.

Let it steam for about 5 minutes and serve!



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Please read the above comments on tomato paste. Tomato puree is blended tomatoes although in some countries paste and puree mean the same thing.

Salam sis, i have a Q.. Can spring onions b substituted with Onions?

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W/Salaam, yes that is fine Hafsa.

Very tasty recipe I deffo recommend it!

tomato paste..cooked or uncooked??
sry m jz a begineer dats y im askin u...
n i wanna ask dis doubt fr tomato puree also...kindly help me....thnxx....:))

Hi. Can we make tomato paste at home if we don't want to use the canned one? If yes then how can we make it?

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Hi, yes you can. Blend and simmer tomatoes (without adding water). You can add a pinch of salt and sugar. Let it simmer until it thickens to a dark red thick paste. Use accordingly.

Aswk.Fauzia cn u plz send me de recipe of chicken rose roll.Plz i need it.Thank u.

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Please check the breads folder or do a search on the search engine bar to get the recipe.

Assalamu Alaikum Sister.

is that tomato paste and tomato sauce are same?
and what is ketchup?

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W/salaam, no they are not. Paste is concentrated tomato that is sold in cans and jars, used in cooking. Tomato sauce is ketchup, eaten with food on fries etc.

u haven't add onions capsicum and tomato pieces cut in cubes to the manchurian why so?
can i add then becuz i had eaten in resturants n they add it please help?if yes then how shud i stirfry n add or add directlly to sauce!

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Actually there are many versions of manchurian, this is one of the more authentic versions. What you are describing sounds more desi, like Jalfrezi Chicken. I've never added capsicum, onions or tomato pieces in Manchurian.

Salaams, do you use light or dark soya sauce?

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W/Salaam, I prefer light.

Hi fauzia I just wondered whether I deep ir shallow fry the chicken? Or do you mean stir fry?


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Shallow fry.

Can I substitute corn flour with something else?

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W/Salaam, cornflour is the best ingredient for this recipe. It is also known as cornstarch. Otherwise you can use regular flour.

My family absolutely loved it!
The thing about your recipes is that your explanation is very explicit and detailed.And if something is left the comments part always covers it.
There are many great chef out there but their written recipes are hard to follow since they lack such detail and delicacy.
You not only have good cooking skills but great writing ability too ...keep it up!

hi fauzia,Can you use meat,instead!!,and wat can you substitu for capsicum?.

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Hi, meat would not work as well as boneless chicken in this recipe. Capsicum has a unique flavour, I would not recommend replacing it with anything else.

very easy to make. i like it.

Hi fauzia,capsicum is it red pepper?

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Hi, it is bell pepper of any colour, green or red or yellow.

Hi,tried it,it was pErfect,n d chicken was very tasty!!,tnk u

Its wonderful.

Hi Fauzia, I have a question; How many people does this recipe serve?? It look AWESOME and cannot wait to try it, your a legend thanksss x

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Hi and thanks! As mentioned at the top of the recipe, it serves 2. :)

Aoa! I want 2 ask that how can we double the recipe ? As i hve a big family need 2 serve 10 people plz help me out.though its a very silly plz do reply thnx

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W/Salaam, to double the recipe simply double every ingredient. :) Although I hope you noticed that this recipe serves 2, so if you want for 10 you have to make FIVE times the amount of every ingredient.

Thank u n thanx a lot for wonderful receptive, made this with few others last night at dinner n the outcome balanced all my tiredness, u r such a blessings. Stay blessed forever.

Please post chicken jalferazi method, thank u.

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Will do inshaAllah.

Hi Fauzia,

Sorry I am confused with the term 'two cup cooked rice'. Shall I take two cups of uncooked rice and cook them, or take 1.25 cups of uncooked rice so I get 2 cups of cooked rice?


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Hi, cook the rice first, then measure out 2 cups of the cooked rice and use that in the recipe.

assalamualaikum sis
i have just tried this resipe
alhamthulillah it was very tasty..
actually this my 1st attempt of cooking :P
thanks alot sis...for this recipe...its really helpful..

Hi I wanted to knw if I wanna cook for 4 ppl shall I just double the ingredients ??

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Hi, yes.

can i prepare this dish a day before. Will the fried chicken manchurian piecs be soggy ?

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Best to prepare this dish on the day you plan on serving it.

else is it ok to make the gravy a day earlier & marinate the chicken pieces and fry the next day , adding to the gravy prior the occasion ?

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Yes that is fine.

Please can I have the recipe for Hot & Sour soup

can u please tell me the recipe of chopsey cant find it on your website...

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Sorry don't have the recipe posted yet.

Perfect fast, and easy. One suggestion i broiled my chicken insteaad of frying. Avoiding fried food.


How much water do you use for the corn flour paste

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W/Salaam, about 1 tbsp or so.