Soya Manchurian



For soya manchurian:

1 cup soya chunks

2-3 cups hot water, for soaking

1 tsp ginger-garlic paste

3 tbsp cornflour

2 tbsp all purpose flour/maida

1 tsp red chilli powder

Salt to taste

Oil for frying

Other ingredients:

3 tsp oil

2 clove garlic, finely chopped

1 onion, small, finely chopped

4 tbsp spring onions, chopped

1/4 capsicum, chopped

1 tbsp chilli sauce

1.5 tbsp vinegar

1 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp tomato sauce

Salt to taste


1. Firstly, in a large bowl, soak a cup of soya chunks in hot water for 15-20 mins. After 20 mins, squeeze out the water completely from the chunks and transfer them to a mixing bowl. Make sure to squeeze out the water well or else the chunks might absorb more oil on frying. 

2. Next, add ginger-garlic paste, cornflour, maida, red chilli powder and salt. Combine all the ingredients well with the soya chunks. Further, deep fry or shallow fry the marinated chunks in hot oil. 

3. Stir occasionally and fry till the soya chunks turn golden and crisp. Drain them out in a kitchen paper towel and keep aside. 

4. Now, in a large kadai, heat 3 tsp oil and saute finely chopped garlic in it. Next, add the finely chopped onions and spring onions to it and saute them well for a minute. Further add capsicum and saute them slightly for a minute or two. 

5. Next. add in chilli sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, tomato sauce and salt. Mix all the ingredients well by keeping the flame high. Lastly, add the fried soya chunks and mix them well with the sauce. 

6. Finally, garnish the soya manchurian with some chopped spring onions and serve immediately.