Monday, July 8, 2013


Hakka Noodles with Veg Manchurian Gravy
Venkat saw an ad in the paper. Knorr has come up with Manchurian Gravy. The picture was very attractive and he was keen that I try it at home. Only after I got the packets did I realise that Knorr provides the gravy while the Manchurians need to be prepared from scratch. I have never made this before and the recipe on the packet was a great help.

The dough for making Manchurian Balls

For Manchurian Balls

Grated Carrots – 1 cup
Grated Cabbage – 1 cup
Maida – ¼ cup
Corn-flour – ¼ cup
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

The Manchurian is ready to go into the gravy
(I have deviated a bit from the recipe on the packet as I don't advocate maida much. Corn-flour is a great substitute but I was not confident enough to use that fully.)

For Gravy

Knorr Chinese Manchurian – 1 packet
Spring Onions – 1 bunch (chopped along with the greens)
Capsicum – 2 (chopped)
Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 flat tsp
Salt to taste
Oil – 2 tsp
Water – 500 ml

The Gravy

1. Mix the grated carrots, grated cabbage, corn-flour and maida in a bowl along with salt. This can be kneaded into thick dough (to the consistency of roti dough). There is no need to add water.
2. Make small balls the size of lemons. Deep fry these and keep aside.
3. Take a saucepan and heat 2 tsp oil in it. Keep the flame on medium to high.
4. Once hot, add the ginger-garlic paste and fry.
5. Add the spring onions and stir fry for a couple of minutes.
6. Then add the capsicum and do the same.
7. Take a bowl and mix the contents of the packet of Knorr Chinese Manchurian to half a litre water.
8. Add this mixture to the saucepan and stir well. The flame can be reduced to low at this point.
9. Cook for 2-3 minutes. You may need to add a bit of salt while the Knorr mixture already has some in it.
10. Now add the fried Manchurian balls to this gravy and cook for a minute before switching off the gas.

Thank you Knorr!
Serve the Veg Manchurian Gravy hot with Hakka Noodles or Fried Rice. It’s absolutely delicious. Thank you Knorr for making this so easy! Otherwise, preparing the gravy could be a tedious job.


  1. Oh, I have tried this many times. It turned out quiet well. But now that we know how to make the manchurian balls, we just make them as evening snack with tea. My papa prefers that too the chinese version.

    1. Thank you! I think that's a good idea. Have never thought of that. Eat manchurians like bajjias :)