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.
this is excellent with bread, veg fried rice and even indian rotis accompanied with some schezwan sauce or even red chili sauce.
few more dry manchurian recipes on blog are:
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.
few more snacks recipes for you!
for the batter
- ½ cup all purpose flour (maida)
- 3 tablespoons cornflour (corn starch)
- 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
- ½ teaspoon black pepper powder or freshly crushed black pepper
- 1 teaspoon soya sauce
- ⅓ cup water or add as required
- salt & sugar as required
for mushroom manchurian
- 200-250 grams white button mushrooms
- 3 to 4 small spring onions, finely chopped - reserve the greens for garnish
- 2 to 3 green chilies, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoon finely chopped garlic (lahsun)
- 2 teaspoon finely chopped ginger (adrak)
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped celery, optional
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder or crushed black pepper
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 medium size green or yellow bell pepper, sliced, diced or chopped
- salt as required
- take all the ingredients for making the batter in a bowl.
- add ⅓ cup water and make a smooth batter. not too thick nor too thin.
- rinse, wipe and halve the mushrooms.
- heat oil for frying. dip the mushroom in the batter & fry them till golden brown. keep these aside.
making mushroom manchurian
- heat oil. add the spring onion whites and stir fry them for a minute on a medium flame.
- now add the chopped celery, green chili, ginger, garlic and some of the spring onion greens.
- stir fry these also for a minute on a medium flame.
- add the black pepper, salt, sugar and soya sauce.
- mix well. add the fried mushroom to this sauce.
- stir so that the sauce coats the mushroom well
- 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.
preparation for making mushroom manchurian
1: first take all the ingredients for making the batter in a bowl.
ingredients for batter are – ½ 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
2: add ⅓ cup water and make a smooth batter. not too thick nor too thin.
3: rinse, wipe and halve the mushrooms (200-250 gms button mushrooms).
4: dip the mushroom in the batter.
5: heat oil for shallow frying or deep frying. once the oil is moderately hot, then deep or shallow fry the mushrooms.
6: once the mushrooms are golden browned, remove and keep them aside.
how to make 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.
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.
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 🙂
10: stir fry till the capsicum gets cooked a little but still retains its crunchiness.
11: finally add salt, sugar, 1 tbsp soy sauce and ½ tsp black pepper powder or crushed black pepper.
12: stir fry and mix well.
13: add the fried mushrooms.
14: stir fry and mix well so that the sauce coats the mushrooms.
15: remove and serve mushroom manchurian hot garnished with some spring onion greens and/or celery. it will go well with schezwan fried rice or corn fried rice or veg fried rice. enjoy 🙂