Servings : Serves 2
One of the most requested chinese dishes, here is my take on it!
Ingredients for Manchurian
- 250gm 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
- 1/2 egg, beaten - reserve the other half for the egg-fried rice
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper powder
- pinch of red chilli powder or flakes (optional)
- pinch of sugar
- 1 tsp. soya sauce
- 1/2 tsp. ginger and garlic paste
Ingredients for Sauce
- 1 tbsp. chopped spring onions
- 2 tbsp. oil
- 1 tbsp. ketchup
- 1 tsp. tomato paste/puree
- 1/2 tsp. ginger
- 1/2 tsp. garlic
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1/2 cup water or chicken stock
- 1 tsp. corn flour mixed with water to form a light paste
- 1 whole red chilli, slit
- 1 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. oil
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 1 1/2 egg (leftover half is from the manchurian sauce)
- 1 tbsp. spring onion, chopped
- 1 small green chilli chopped (optional)
- 1 small green capsicum, chopped
- 1 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!
can i boil chicken first then
can i boil chicken first then add marinade and shallow fry it?
I would not recommend that.
I would not recommend that. The chicken will be too dry and overcooked.
tried thi too.. manchurian
tried thi too.. manchurian was really delecious..the fried chicken part made it extra special
fauzia,,i just want to say
fauzia,,i just want to say thank you very much,JAZAKALLAH and may ALLAH BLESS U ABUNDANTLY FOR SHARING SO MUCH.
Do you think Noodles would be
Do you think Noodles would be nice with this rather then the egg fried rice?
I would go with the rice, but
I would go with the rice, but it all depends on personal preference. 🙂
Salaam I’ve just made this
Salaam I’ve just made this first time today for iftari but my chicken isn’t looking very much like yours!
The colour is very light not quite red and mine doesn’t have like a runny sauce it looks quite dry?
Any chance of me being able to add anything to make it more saucy, now that I’ve already cooked it?
W/Salaam, the colour could be
W/Salaam, the colour could be from the tomato paste, you could also just use a bit of food colour…that is optional. As for the sauce, for a saucier result you could add more water during the cooking process. Since the dish is now cooked, you can make some extra sauce on the side (using the same recipe minus the chicken) and then add the cooked sauce into the dish.
Please tell me the quantity
Please tell me the quantity of ingredients for 8 persons
This recipe serves 2, so just
This recipe serves 2, so just multiply all the ingredients by 4 to serve 8 people.
nice recipe just cooked it by following your tips.. thanks for sharing!! 🙂
I made this on a couple of occasions and alhamdulilah ot tasted great my kids loved it. Jazakallah for sharing