mushroom manchurian recipe, how to make mushroom manchurian recipe


mushroom manchurian recipe with step by step photos – for all mushroom lovers, this is another fantastic spicy indo chinese recipe of mushroom manchurian.

what i have posted is a dry version of manchurian mushroom. if you are looking for a gravy version then check this mushroom manchurian gravy recipe.

this is excellent with bread, veg fried rice and even indian rotis accompanied with some schezwan sauce or even red chili sauce.

few more manchurian recipes in blog are dry paneer manchurian, gobi manchurian dry, baby corn manchurian, paneer manchurian gravy, gobi manchurian gravy, dry veg manchurian and veg manchurian with sauce.

mushroom manchurian recipe

the pics of mushroom manchurian are not that good. still i am posting as this is a great recipe. i served the mushroom manchurian with some chapatis. they make a good starter or appetizer as well.

lets start step by step mushroom manchurian recipe:

1: take all the ingredients for making the batter in a bowl.

ingredients for batter are – 1 cup all purpose flour/maida, 3 tbsp cornflour, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, ½ tsp black pepper powder or freshly crushed black pepper, 1 tsp soya sauce and salt & sugar as required

ingredients for mushroom manchurian

2: add ¾ cup water and make a smooth batter. not too thick nor too thin.

adding water for mushroom manchurian recipe

3: rinse, wipe and halve the mushrooms (200-250 gms button mushrooms).

clean the mushrooms

4: dip the mushroom in the batter.

dip mushroom in batter

5: heat oil for shallow frying or deep frying. once the oil is moderately hot, then deep or shallow fry the mushrooms.

fry the mushrooms

6: once the mushrooms are golden browned, remove and keep them aside.

mushroom manchurian

7: heat oil in another pan or remove the extra oil from the pan in which we fried the mushrooms. add spring onions and stir fry them for a minute.

add spring onions for mushroom manchurian

8: add 2-3 chopped green chilies, 1 tsp finely chopped celery, 2 tsp garlic, 2 tsp ginger and some of the spring onion greens. stir fry for a minute.

mushroom manchurian ingredients

9: add bell pepper/capsicum (1 medium size green or yellow bell pepper, sliced, diced or chopped).

i only had yellow bell pepper instead of green bell pepper. making the best use of what i had this day :-)

mushroom manchurian

10: stir fry till the capsicum gets cooked a little but still retains its crunchiness.

mushroom manchurian

11: finally add salt, sugar, 1 tbsp soy sauce and ½ tsp black pepper powder or crushed black pepper.

mushroom manchurian

12: stir fry and mix well.

fry the mushroom

13: add the fried mushrooms.

add fried mushrooms

14: stir fry and mix well so that the sauce coats the mushrooms.

recipe of mushroom manchurian

15: remove and serve mushroom manchurian hot garnished with some spring onion greens and/or celery…. enjoy :-)

serve the mushroom manchurian

if you are looking for more mushroom recipes then do check kadai mushroommushroom pulaomushroom dum biryanimethi mushroomquick chilli mushroom and mushroom matar makhani.

mushroom manchurian recipe below:

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mushroom manchurian recipe
spicy indo chinese recipe of mushroom manchurian.
RECIPE TYPE: side dish
CUISINE: indo chinese
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
for the batter:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour/maida
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder or freshly crushed black pepper
  • 1 tsp soya sauce
  • ¾ cup water
  • salt & sugar as required
for the manchurian:
  • 200-250 gms button mushrooms
  • 3-4 spring onions, finely chopped - reserve the greens for garnish
  • 2-3 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp finely chopped garlic/lahsun
  • 2 tsp finely chopped ginger/adrak
  • 1 tsp finely chopped celery (optional)
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder or crushed black pepper
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 medium size green or yellow bell pepper, sliced, diced or chopped
  • salt as required
preparing the mushrooms:
  1. rinse, wipe and halve the mushrooms. mix everything for the batter.
  2. heat oil for frying. dip the mushroom in the batter & fry them till golden brown. keep these aside.
preparing the sauce:
  1. heat oil. add the spring onion whites and stir fry them for a minute on a medium flame.
  2. now add the chopped celery, green chili, ginger, garlic and some of the spring onion greens.
  3. stir fry these also for a minute on a medium flame.
  4. add the black pepper, salt, sugar and soya sauce.
  5. mix well. add the fried mushroom to this sauce.
  6. stir so that the sauce coats the mushroom well
  7. serve mushroom manchurian hot garnished with chopped spring onion greens and celery.
the black pepper, sugar and soya sauce can be adjusted to your taste preferences. so is the quantity of ginger, garlic and green chilies can be increased or decreased with your spice preferences.

{ 60 Responses }

  1. greg class says

    Finally, I’ve been learning to cook myself Indian cuisines and i know i still have a long way to go but your Manchurian recipe is wonderful.
    Easy & tasty.
    I hope you update more about Chicken & Mainstream vegetables.

  2. Vel says

    Thanks a Million for sharing this . First time we tried cooking manchurian at home and just we followed what you advised and the output is really really good. Previously We tried bhindi masala gravy (from your page) and that also came out nice. Thanks again.

  3. manjeet kaur says

    Hiii….I tried ur recipe at home….its very easy and it always become so Delicious….I ll wait fr more of ur recipes…. :)

  4. Asha James says

    Hi dassana,

    I am a big fan of yours when it comes to cooking. I am cooking from the age of 12 and now I am 24. I could try new recipes and now I can proudly say that I can cook any indian dish….all thanks to your wonderful blog !!! Not to mention that these Mushroom Manchurian too came out really well when I did it at home.

    Thank you so much !!! You are so awesome !!!

  5. Asha James says

    Hai Dassana,


    • says

      welcome asha. your comment has made my day. it must also be because you must be good in cooking. i do get comments where some recipes have not turned out well. thanks for sharing your encouraging feedback.

  6. Lakshmi Iyer says

    Hi Dassana
    Your website has become a frequent ritual for me… I cook many dishes using your recipe. Thanks so much and keep up your good work. :) all the dishes that I cooked using your recipe did fetch me a good name :)

    One quick question on this corn flour batter. When I made it couple of times I saw that the coating peels off just after I drop the mushroom in the moderately hot oil. Am I missing something?

    Cheers and best regards

  7. Hemanth says

    Tried this yesterday and it turned out the best that I’ve been able to prepare from your blog. The level of detail that you provide in your recipes is already known, but some of your suggestions like what makes the food glazing and those numerous other things are a testimony of your deep understanding in the subject of cooking and how you bring it out dedicatedly in each and every dish and share your best practices with your readers and it is really commendable. Your sense of responsibility towards giving your readers the best and making their time and effort worth of it is highly respected by us and all those who I’m referred your blog to. Cannot thank you enough. Wish you lot of success.

    • says

      thanks again hemanth for your kind words. i try to give all the possible instructions (but some times i do miss writing them)… thats because many readers are just beginners. person who already know a recipe will not search for that recipe. so the recipe should serve the purpose for a beginner to a person who has some experience in cooking. you have got the point right. i feel responsible for the recipe. because i feel someone might be making the recipe for a special occasion or for the first time. so i make sure from my end that they are able to cook a good recipe.

  8. vaneeta anand says

    While frying mushrooms sticked together and lots of oil was coming out of the pan (maybe due to moisture in mushrooms?) . Is it normal or was I missing something?

    • says

      the oil should be enough hot and also as soon as the mushrooms are added, turn them so that they do not stick to each other. after some minutes of frying, the oil will splutter due to the moisture of mushrooms. i fry even after the spluttering as if you stop before, the mushrooms are not cooked enough.

  9. Ajeeta says

    I tried scezwan sauce and it came out very good. Even tried mushroom munchurian . very delicious it was. thx :)

  10. himani sanwal bisht says

    Hey Dasssana,
    I am back again to bother u.. 😛 I have always referred to your blog for recipes but for the past one week or so whatever I am cooking is from ur blog. :) Which means trying minimun two to three recipes of yours in a single day 😀 😀 Not to mention I am loving it!!!!!! Day before yesterday I made aloo 65 for evening snack and one pot rajma for dinner. Both came out really well. 😀 Next on my list is this mushroom manchurian. My doubt is that what is shallow frying which u mention in many of ur recipes. Is is frying on a tawa like we fry aloo tikkis? And which way are you frying in the above picture? Deep or shallow? What I know is deep frying means the food is fully immersed in the oil.. Thanks again for your wonderful recipes. :) :)

    • says

      hi himani, you are not bothering me :-) feeling good about you trying the recipes. in shallow frying a part of the food comes in contact with oil and a part stays above. just like frying tikkis or cutlets or if you have seen frying fish. about deep frying what you mention is right. in this recipe its shallow frying. its a close up shot, so looks like to much of oil.

  11. :) says

    HI! I’m 14 and I prepared this dish for a family gathering with my mum. The guests just couldn’t believe that we made the dish!! Haha so we actually gave them the recipe and told them how simple it was :) Thank you so much, I’m obviously an amateur cook but being able to make tasty dishes feels great – ALL THANKS TO YOU.

  12. Ranjith says

    thanks for this wonderful recipe and i would like to add up a bit I used a dash of veg oyster sauce and it could give the manchurian a nice savoury flavor and can be used as a substitute for MSG

  13. says

    Dassana, your mushroom manchurian was INSANELY delicious! I made it today for a birthday party and everyone raved about it. It was a giant’s work, as I made 3 x 350 g packs of mushrooms, but it was all so worth it. I did use a combination of green and yellow pepper, and lots of spring onions. The fried mushrooms were crazy good, so crisp on the outside and moist inside. Definitely making this dish again. Perfect taste, excellent step-by-step pictures and instructions, mouthwatering close-ups…you did it!:) Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe.

    • says

      thats a good quantity of mushrooms. i bet the frying would have taken a lot of time. thanks adriana for liking the pics. i am glad they helped you and the recipe was a SUCCESS with you.

  14. says

    I found this recipe on pinterest and I’m so excited to try it! I had a mushroom dish in India and I can’t remember for the life of me what it is called but I’ve been craving it and this looks like it fits the bill! Thank you so much for posting this recipe!

    • says

      i had a tough time selecting these photos… none of them came out well… mine have started getting published on foodgawker lately… otherwise before there used to be only rejections and rejections….

  15. Suruchi says

    Hello Dassana!

    Looks a very lovely and tempting dish!!! Will definitely try this as both me and my hubby LOVES mushroom and chinese -indian version 😉

    I have basic questions, as my attempts at using mushrooms at home made dish have not turned out like we have in restaurants:

    – How to select mushrooms when I go to supermarket? Means, how do I know if it is good? Or which type are good?
    – How to clean the mushrooms? Do we just wash it or peel the outer layer? Coz many times they look quite unclean.

    Sorry again for so many questions!!


    • says

      thanks suruchi.

      i usually get button mushrooms here. so i can only speak on selecting and buying button mushrooms.

      the button mushrooms should have a clean white color. they should not be brownish or blackish. also they should be firm and not look sticky or moist.

      i usually rinse the mushrooms in running water and remove the mud from my hands. i never soak them. i don’t get very clean mushrooms here. they have a lot of mud on them. if you get clean mushrooms, then just wipe the mud with a kitchen tissue or towel. you can also just brush the soil with a kitchen brush. no need to rinse them.

      i don’t peel the mushroom at all. i just snip off a little portion of the stalk from the bottom, but do keep the rest of the stalk. if there are dark or mouldy spots on the mushroom than i just peel that part.

      i hope this bit of the way i choose and clean mushrooms help you.

      • Suruchi says

        Thanks so much Dassana, for answering my basic questions!!! Your information does help. Will do as such next time… :)

      • Radhika says

        Hi Dassana,
        I have tried couple recipes from your site. Out of those, your Hyderabadi Vegetable Dum Biriyani and Mushroom Manchurian turned out so well. Thanks for these real nice recipes.

        I saw this talk about cleaning mushrooms here and I would like to add a tip. Rub a bit of corn flour on the mushrooms, to remove the mud and dirt and then rinse with water.

        • says

          thanks radhika. do try some more recipes :-)

          also thanks for this handy tip. the suggestion of cornflour is a new one for me. i will surely try this tip as i get mushrooms sometimes with lots of mud on them.

  16. Eha says

    Since I cannot imagine more than a few days sans mushrooms, this is a welcome addition to my recipe collection, which I’ll make soonest. Am not keen on frying but shall ‘play around’ with that aspect. Haven’t used ginger/garlic paste so small amounts of each will end up as a given :) ! Am rather looking forwards to the result!

    • says

      dear eha, you can shallow fry the mushrooms. the corn flour and all purpose flour help in making the mushrooms crispy when you fry them, much like crisp fried veggies.

      adding a little of the chopped ginger-garlic. but do add. they are a important part in this dish. don’t add ginger-garlic paste. the taste will be different if you add paste.

  17. says

    Never tried making Manchurian with mushroom..I feel it might leave water when fried making it a little difficult to handle…but your look perfect. Might giv

  18. says

    Delicious looking mushroom manchurian…love to eat the batter fried crisp mushrooms while making them…
    Hey thanks for your visit at my space…:)

    • Mansi says


      I could not find the ingredients for the mushroom manchurian batter on this page. Can you help me find it?
      I am visiting the website for the first time on my mother’s recommendation :)