Chicken Manchurian & Egg-Fried Rice

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Serves 2

One of the most requested chinese dishes, here is my take on it!

Ingredients for Manchurian
boneless chicken breast, cut into small cubes
- Marinate in the ingredients below for approx 1/2 an hour. Fry until golden (do not over fry, otherwise chicken will turn hard) and set aside.
1 tbsp.
corn flour
egg, beaten
- reserve the other half for the egg-fried rice
1/2 tsp.
1/2 tsp.
black pepper powder
pinch of red chilli powder or flakes
pinch of sugar
1 tsp.
soya sauce
1/2 tsp.
ginger and garlic paste
Ingredients for Sauce
1 tbsp.
chopped spring onions
2 tbsp.
1 tbsp.
1 tsp.
tomato paste/puree
1/2 tsp.
1/2 tsp.
salt to taste
1 tsp.
1/2 cup
water or chicken stock
1 tsp.
corn flour mixed with water to form a light paste
whole red chilli, slit
green chilli, chopped
1/2 tsp.
black pepper
splash of soya sauce
some spring onion for garnishing
Ingredients for Egg-Fried Rice
2 cups
cooked rice
(boiled with salt and a tsp. of oil, then drained and cooled completely)
3 tbsp.
pinch of salt and pepper
1 1/2
(leftover half is from the manchurian sauce)
1 tbsp.
spring onion, chopped
small green chilli chopped
small green capsicum, chopped
small carrot, grated
1/4 tsp.
garlic paste
splash of soya sauce

For Chicken Manchurian

Heat the oil, add the whole red chilli, ginger and garlic pastes followed by the spring onions and chopped green chilli. Fry for a minute then add the tomato paste, ketchup, sugar and salt/pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes, then add the water/stock. Let it come to a simmer, lower the heat and add the corn flour paste. The sauce will instantly start to thicken. Once it is of a good thick consistency, add the fried chicken and a splash of soya sauce. Stir together and adjust salt, simmer for 3 more minutes on low heat, then turn off the heat and serve over fried rice, garnish with some chopped spring onions.

For Egg-Fried Rice

Beat the egg and add a small drop of yellow color to it. (color is optional)

Heat the oil, add the garlic and spring onions, fry for a minute, then add the egg, salt and pepper and scramble it. Now add the capsicum and carrot, stir fry for a few minutes then add the cooked rice. Stir fry for a minute, splash some soya sauce on it, then put the heat on very low and cover the pan.

Let it steam for about 5 minutes and serve!



What if I boil the rice in chicken stock?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

That would be fine. :)

What do u mean by splash if soya sauce

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

A splash is more or less 1 tbsp. :)

Hi, Tried this Recipe out... it turned out to be finger licking!!!
Thanks soooo much for the awesome posts.
Your Recipes are so simple and easy to follow. Great Job, Great food!!!

When u say half a cup of water or chicken stock. How do you make chicken stock? Is it still half a cup of chicken stock?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Boil some chicken (separately, not the one used in the recipe) preferably with bones. Then measure out the soup and that is called stock. Otherwise use water. And yes same half cup as mentioned.

Hi! It looks yummilious! Can I use chicken with fish and I want to ask I eat maxi can chicken with rice don't know what sauce they really use along with soyasauce,is it wostershire sauce please help me.thanks

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Thanks. Yes you can use fish in place of chicken. I did not understand the second part of your question.

ikhlas's picture

Is the egg enough to make a batter or dose the chicken release its own water whilemarinating?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes the egg is enough for this recipe.

Excellent recipe.
Q- when mancurian is left it releases water why so? Please help

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Thanks! I've not had that problem, maybe the cornflour you used doesn't thicken the gravy properly?

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i made this for my in laws and they forgot themselves in my house.thanks to F and F.luv u loads

salam fouzia
can I use fish instead of chicken

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, yes you can.

hi..i want to knw if i want to make manchurian wd one kg chicken..eight.servings..
than wht r the quantities??wd one kg chicken.i m confused

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi, multiply all the ingredients by 4

Hi whats best option tomatoe past or freshly made tomatoe sauce

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi, for this recipe I would prefer tomato paste.

It's my favourite

salams for this recipe do we need any side dishes? i mean like salad or any other curry dishes?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, no need but if you want you could make a salad.

i need to make the recipe for 6ppl, how much quantity rice should i take and other ingredients?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

This recipe serves 2, if you want to serve 6 then multiply every ingredient by 3.

Can we use the rice with which we make ghee rice??

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Not sure which rice is used for ghee rice.

Salam Fauzia
I tried ur chicken manchurian turned out the best I ever had. I used 500 gms of chicken and I doubled all the ingredients but I need more sauce. Can u tell me how can I have more sauce without changing the taste. My husband is waiting to have this again :)

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, thank you! Simply double the sauce ingredients (without doubling the chicken) for this recipe to get a saucier result. :)

Awesome recipe. My family loved it.

AoA, thank you for sharing this. Easy to cook and delicious flavor. I had blurred memory of chicken manchurian from a long time ago in PK. I think this was close. My question: can we use bell pepper in this recipe? are there any other variations of this recipe that you can share?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Salaam, thanks! You can definitely add bell pepper to the recipe. I have a veggie version using cauliflower called gobi manchurian. :)

Arooj's picture

Tried it yesterday and it turned out awesome :)

good job

nice post

can i use boneless chicken thighs instead?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes you can.

In the 'Ingredients for Manchurian' u wrote '1/2 tsp ginger and garlic paste'. U mean 1/2 tsp of each paste, or 1/2 tsp altogether?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Combined not each. :)

Hi. In the 'Ingredients for Sauce', do u mean black pepper powder, or whole black peppers?

Also, would you know how many cups of uncooked rice would yield two cups of cooked rice?


Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi, powder not whole. And normally rice doubles in volume (approximately). So about 1 cup of rice will double to 2 cups or a bit more.

Whenever I have made the egg fried rice, everyone has loved it! Yay!

I made this last week and guess what, my family requested I make this again tonight! Thank you Fauzia!

Excellent recipie my family absolutely loved it. Thanks

Salam Fauzia,

I tried the manchurian recipe last night. When I added the cooked chicken to the gravy, the gravy became flaky as the batter of the chicken kind of broke off. What should i do to avoid this from happening? Also, is the chicken supposed to be deep fried? I fried it in a non-stick pan with very little oil but the batter started sticking to the pan so I poured in around 2 tbsp of additional oil.

Thank you.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaams, I normally deep fry. Sounds like maybe the oil was not hot enough. It needs to be sufficiently heated before frying.

Salam sis which whole red chillie to use? Is it dry or fresh?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, I used fresh.

can i boil chicken first then add marinade and shallow fry it?