Soya Chunks Manchurian Recipe

Soya Chunks Manchurian – Spiced soya chunks are sauteed in oil and simmered in a flavorful manchurian sauce.


Almost every Chinese dish has an indianized version. Manchurians are no exception. Soya chunks are an excellent source of protein. Soya Chunks Manchurian is an interesting dish adapted from Chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s recipe. I have made some changes to the recipe to suit my taste. One of the best things about this recipe, apart from being protein-rich, is that it does not consume more oil. This makes a lovely accompaniment to fried rice and noodles. This also goes well with rotis. The secret to this manchurian is to make sure that the soya chunks are soft and sauteed till they are slightly crispy. Try this delicious Soya Chunks Manchurian and enjoy!

Check out my Gobi Manchurian recipe (with gravy).

Other side dishes for rice and rotis:
Aloo Matar Masala | Potato Peas Masala
Matar Mushroom
Palak Paneer
Restaurant Style White Kurma | Vellai Kurma

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Soya Chunks Manchurian Recipe:

Cuisine : Indo-Chinese
Category : Side dish for fried rice/roti/noodles
Servings : 4

Preparation Time : 15 min
Cooking Time : 20-25 min

Soya Chunks Manchurian – ReciCode

Boil soya chunks in water till soft → Wash in cold water twice and squeeze out the water → Add corn flour, pepper powder, dark soya sauce & salt → Mix well & keep it aside for 5-10 min → Saute in oil till shiny & slightly crispy → Heat oil in a pan → Add chopped onions, spring onion white, ginger & garlic till onions turn translucent → Add tomato sauce, soya sauce → Mix & add water,salt → Let it boil → Add cubed bell peppers, corn flour mixed with water & cook till the sauce becomes glossy → Add sauteed soya chunks, pepper powder → Mix well & cook for a minute → Add lemon juice & sprinkle chopped spring onion greens → Serve hot.

1 cup : 240 ml


  • 1 cup Soya Chunks
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper Powder
  • 1 tsp Dark Soya Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Corn Flour
  • Salt as required
  • 1 tbsp Oil

  For Manchurian Gravy:

  • 1 Onion
  • 1/4th of a small Green Bell Pepper (Green Capsicum)
  • 1/4th of a small Red Bell Pepper (Red Capsicum)
  • 3 sprigs of Spring Onion
  • 1″ piece Ginger
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 2 tsp Dark Soya Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Sauce
  • 2 tsp Corn Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper Powder
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Water
  • Salt as required

How to make Soya Chunks Manchurian?

1. Chop the onion, ginger and garlic. Cube the bell peppers. Chop the white and green portion of the spring onion separately.

2. Boil soya chunks in hot water until they become soft. Wash it twice in cold water to get rid off the unpleasant soya smell. Squeeze out the water and put in a bowl.
3. Add corn flour, pepper powder, dark soya sauce and salt. Mix well to coat all the soya chunks. Keep it aside for 5-10 min.
4. Heat oil in a frying pan. Add the soya chunks. Saute till the soya chunks become shiny and slightly crispy.
5. Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped onions, chopped spring onion white, ginger and garlic. Saute over medium flame till the onions become translucent.
6. Add soya sauce and tomato sauce.
7. Mix well. Add 1/2 cup water and salt to taste. Let it boil.
8. Now add the cubed bell peppers. Mix corn flour in 1/4 cup water to make a solution. Add this to the manchurian sauce. Mix it well.
9. Boil till the sauce becomes glossy which is a clear indication that the corn flour is cooked well. Bell pepper should be crunchy (Need not cook till soft).
10. Now add the sauteed soya chunks.
11. Mix well and add pepper powder. Mix well and let it cook for a minute.
12. Add lemon juice and sprinkle chopped spring onion greens. Mix well and serve with fried rice or noodles.


  • Do not mix corn flour in hot water. It gets cooked soon in hot water and forms lumps.
  • Tomato sauce adds sweetness to the manchurian sauce. Adjust the quantity according to your taste.
  • Sauteed soya chunks become dry when left as such for a long time. Saute the soya chunks in another pan while preparing the manchurian sauce so that it can be added as soon as it is done.

Happy Cooking!

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