Friday, May 20, 2011

Fish Manchurian

In my blog I have posted almost all versions of Manchurian recipe except for fish. 'Fish Manchurian' is yet another popular Indo Chinese preparation which you can find in most of the Chinese restaurants. I want to share this recipe to fish lovers all over the world specially my Bengali friends who really want to come out of the traditional fish recipes and make something of different taste and flavor. The recipe is very simple where fish fillet are coated with cornflour batter along with mixed spices, which is then deep fried and stir fried with sauce and vegetables.We can use any type of fish in the dish and don't forget to remove the fish bone from it. It goes very well with anything like roti, rice, noodles  etc. So friends, enjoy making this dish and having it.


Fish fillets(or take any other fish and remove the bone) 250 gms
Corn flour

Lemon juice
2 tbsp

Ginger-garlic paste
2 tbsp


Soy sauce
4 tsp

Red chilli powder
1 tsp

Black pepper powder
1 tsp

Tomato sauce
2 tbsp

Red chili sauce
1 tsp

Onion (chopped)

Garlic cloves (chopped)
5 to 6

Red bell pepper

Yellow bell pepper

Green bell peppers

Green chillies Chopped

Ajinomoto (Chinese salt)
1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Oil for frying

Coriander chopped


1. Cut the fish fillet into medium-size pieces. Wash it and drain out excess water. Add red chili powder,1/2 tsp. pepper powder,1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste, 1 tsp. soys sauce,1 tsp tomato sauce, salt and lemon juice to the fish and mix well. Let it marinate for minimum 2 hours. Cut bell peppers into square shaped pieces and keep aside.

2. After 2 hours, to the marinated fish, add corn flour and mix well and beaten egg and mix well to get a batter. If required add more salt (Keep that in mind that you have added salt already and soy sauce contains salt ).

3. Heat oil in a pan, coat the fish pieces well with the batter drop into the oil and deep fry them in low flame first and then increase the flame until it become crisp and golden brown in color. Take it out and keep aside.

4. Heat little oil in a large pan and add chopped garlic, chopped green chili and then chopped onion. Fry for a couple of minute in high flame and then add remaining ginger garlic paste all (red, yellow and green) bell pepper pieces. Sauté for a few minute and add, 1 tsp soy sauce, 1bsp tomato sauce, 1 tsp red chili paste (optional), and a pinch Ajinomoto. Stir well continuously for about 4 to 5 minutes in high flame until vegetables becomes soft. Now add fried fish pieces and mix thoroughly. If you want to make a thick gravy, dissolve 1 tsp cornflour in ½ cup of water and add that or you can keep the preparation semi dry. Switch off the flame and let it covered for some time.

Garnish with chopped coriander and chopped spring onion. Serve hot with Rice, fried rice or noodles..


Swathi said...

I won't eat any fish, this one looks delicious even to me.

Suman Singh said...

I've never tried fish manchurian before..this sounds interesting and looks so yummy!

Julie said...

Lovely twist to the classic recipe n cute platter too..looks yum !!

Suja Manoj said...

My favorite, makes me drool,thanks for the recipe dear.

Sobha Shyam said...

Never had fish manchurian..this looks yummy and delicious..nice one!!

cook from doha said...

it looks really yummy.........

divya said...

Looks delicious and spicy.Mouthwatering recipe

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy recipe....looks delicious..

Reva said...

Superb post... love the fish in a chinese preparation ... classic:)

Prathima Rao said...

Love any chinese homemade dishes & this looks delightful!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Priya Suresh said...

Slurp, drooling over that delectable platter..

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

absolutely fingerlicking your presentation dear..

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createwithmom said...

delicious looking fish manchurian looks wonderful

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Hi sunanda,
first time here...u have got a gr8 blog and jus loved ur recipe...happy to follow u:)

Mary Bergfeld said...

This really sounds delightful. I love gobi manchurian, so I'm sure I would love this as well. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary


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