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Tofu Manchurian Recipe - Paneer Manchurian

tofu manchurian

Tofu (paneer) manchurian recipe; paneer manchurian is a popular Indo-Chinese dish and I make it often at home. Tofu, is an healthy alternative to paneer and is cholesterol free, also rich in protein.

I had shared tofu masala curry earlier and when I made this for dinner, I badly wanted to share this with you. It is easy to make and can be served with fried rice or roti.

Now, the fun part....while making this I had an absolute crazy idea of taking a video, yes you can call me crazy because that means I have to cook with one hand and shoot with the other (no, I do not have a tripod).

And yes, even though it is shaky and amateurish I manage to shoot one (yeah!).

Here is the video, my bleak attempt at video-graphing....

Tofu Manchurian Recipe - Paneer Manchurian

PREP TIME: 5 mins    |  COOK TIME: 10 mins    |  AUTHOR::
  tofu manchurian  


  • Tofu: 250 gms
  • Onion: 2 small, quatered
  • Capsicum: 1/2, quatered
  • Ginger: 1 inch, chopped
  • Garlic Cloves: 6-7, chopped
  • Green chilli: 1, chopped
  • Spring onion chopped: 2 tbsp
  • Kashmiri chilli powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Soy Sauce: 1 tsp
  • Tomato Sauce: 1 tbsp
  • Red Chilli Sauce: 1 tsp
  • Oil: 2 tbsp
  • Cornflour: 1 tsp
  • Water: 3 tbsp
  • Kashmiri Chilli Powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Soy Sauce: 1 tsp
  • Cornflour: 2 tbsp
  • Salt: 1/2 to 1 tsp


  1. Marinate tofu, in 1/2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder, 1 tsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp cornflour, and 1/2 tsp salt.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in an iron skillet pan or nonstick pan, add in the marinated tofu and shallow fry. Once done remove to a paper napkin and keep aside.
  3. In the same pan, add in chopped garlic, ginger, and green chilies. Then add in onions stir fry for a min, add in capsicum and stir fry again.
  4. Add in 1/2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder and mix, the remaining oil in the pan, helps the raw flavor to diminish.
  5. Add in 1/2 tsp soy sauce, 1 tsp chilli sauce, and 1 tbsp tomato sauce and mix well. Add in 1/2 tsp salt.
  6. Mix 1 tsp corn flour in 3 tbsp of water in the same bowl which was used to marinate the tofu.
  7. Drop in the shallow fried tofu, and mix well.
  8. Sprinkle chopped spring onions.
  9. Serve hot.


  • I made this whole curry in 2 tbsp oil, shallow frying in less oil is healthier than deep frying
  • Marinating with cornflour, gives the tofu a light coating and which make it crispy and crunchy after shallow frying
  • If you feel it is a bit spicy, reduce the red chilli sauce and red chilli powder by half.

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  1. Hai mam ... I really liked your work.. I was searching recipes for chicken and I found your recipes very easy and delicious. I stay in bangalore. I request you to post few south Indian dishes and sweets

  2. Hi!... Came across ur blog!! nice clicks..will follow ur blog and will be happy if you follow me back. Already went through some recipes.
    Please do visit my space!!

  3. hi mam..... came across your blog, it's quite interesting will follow your blog. The easiest way of cooking should be learnt by your video clips which you have shown us step by step for each dish. I would request you to add few more vegetarian dishes for chappati and pooris.

    1. Thank you for the lovely comment, would definitely post more veg recipes.


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