Soya Manchurian

For those seeking vegetarian starter options, try this high-protein soya chunks recipe spiked with Asian flavours. The Manchurian version is super easy to put together at home.


  • 1 Cup Soya Chunks
  • 1/2 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 2 Tsp Soy Sauce
  • Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tsp Ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 Cup Onion, diced
  • 3/4 Cup Capsicum, diced
  • 2 Green Chilly
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 2 Tsp Red/Green Chilli Sauce
  • 2 Tsp Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Vinegar
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Tbsp Cornflour
  • Spring Onion Greens, chopped (optional)


Prep: 15 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes

  1. Soak soya chunks in hot water for 15 minutes. Drain and squeeze excess water.
  2. Toss the soya chunks in corn flour.
  3. Heat oil in a large pan and add the soya chunks. Sauté́ them for 4-5 minutes and remove from the pan.
  4. In the same pan, add remaining oil and stir fry garlic, green chillies and onion on high heat for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add capsicum and soya chunks in the pan and mix well. Whisk together soy sauce, chilli sauce, ketchup, remaining cornflour and 3/4th cup water and add this mixture to the pan.
  6. Keep stirring till the sauce comes to a boil and thickens. – turn off the flame, garnish with sliced green onions and serve hot.