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Purple Cabbage Manchurian Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

Purple Cabbage Manchurian

Meenu Gupta
Bored of usual manchurian or wish to try something new? Try this vegan cabbage manchurian with purple cabbage and expect being praised.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indo-Chinese
Servings 5
Calories 567 kcal


For Manchurian balls

  • 2 Cup Purple Cabbage Finely Grated
  • 2 Tbsp All Purpose Flour/ Maida
  • 2 Tbsp Corn Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/3 Tsp Black pepper powder
  • 250 Ml Oil For Frying

Other Ingredients

  • 1 Onion Medium Size, Chopped in cubes
  • 6 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger
  • 1 Tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Bell Pepper Chopped
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Black pepper powder
  • 2 Tbsp Soy souce
  • 1 Tbsp Red Chilli Souce
  • 1 Tbsp White Vinegar
  • 2 Tsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Oil


  • In a mixing bowl, add chopped cabbage, all purpose flour, cornflour, salt, black pepper powder and make a dough.
  • Divide the dough in equal portions and make lemon size balls out of them.
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  • Heat oil over medium heat and deep fry all the balls till they are golden brown. Keep them on a kitchen towel.
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  • In a separate pan, heat oil over medium heat and add chopped garlic and ginger. Sauté till the raw smell fades away. Now add chopped onion and bell peppers to it and sauté again for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add soy sauce, chilli sauce, vinegar, salt, pepper powder and brown sugar and mix everything well. Now add Manchurian balls to it and mix so that the balls are well coated with sauces.
  • Spread sesame seeds on top and switch off the heat.
  • Transfer in a serving bowl and serve hot. Enjoy it with either veg fried rice or veg Hakka noodles.


  • Remember to squeeze extra water from grated cabbage before making dough, otherwise the dough will be runny.
  • Always fry the manchurian balls on medium heat so that they are cooked from inside too.
  • You can finely chop the purple cabbage instead of grating.
  • Always grate/chop cabbage near to the time of making balls. Don’t leave it for too long otherwise it will release lots of water.
  • Adjust the amount of all purpose flour and cornflour to make a soft dough.


Nutrition Facts
Purple Cabbage Manchurian
Amount Per Serving
Calories 567 Calories from Fat 504
% Daily Value*
Fat 56g86%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 737mg32%
Potassium 180mg5%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 864IU17%
Vitamin C 42mg51%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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