1. Fish fillets – 6 to 7 pieces(I used Salmon)

2. Capsicum – 2

3. Chopped ginger

4. Finely chopped garlic

5. Egg – 1

6. Greenchili

7. Soya sauce

8. Chili sauce

9. Onion – 1

10. Tomato sauce( very much optional)

11. Oil

12. Corn starch – 4 to 5 tsp

13. Salt to taste


First take the Fish fillets in a bowl, add salt, not with cod or Salmon as they are already salty. add the Egg, 1 tsp of soya sauce and 1-2 tsp of the corn starch. Mix everything together so that the Fish is completely coated with the paste. Now keep this marination in the fridge for atleast 30-45 minutes.

As the marination is going on, prepare the gravy. Dice the onions into small square pieces and the capsicums also the same way. Giner, Garlic and greenchili should be finely chopped. When the marination is done we have to fry the fish and keep aside to cool down before preparing the gravy or sauce. Take a frying pan and shallow fry(or Deep Fry) the marinated fish till both the sides becomes golden brown. Keep the fried fish aside to cool down.

Next make the gravy. Take a skillet, pour little oil. First put the chopped ginger and garlic . Let it cook for few seconds and then add the Onions. Saute it till it becomes partially transparent. Now add the capsicum . Next to the remaining corn starch add little water and make it a liquid. Then add half of this to the skillet and mix nicely, so that the corn starch finely coates all the ingredients. Next add 1tsp of soy sauce and 1 tsp of the chili sauce. If we are using tomato sauce then it can be added at this point. Cook all this for some 2 minutes on medium flame. Now add the fried Fish into the gravy and also pour the remaining corn starch liquid into the skillet. We can also add little pepper powder to it. Mix everything and let it cook for 2-3 minutes. Keep on stiring at intervals. In between check for the salt, if its less we can add some more. Finally add the chopped greenchili. Don’t add any extra water into the preparation, as manchurian’s taste good if its dry. after 3 minutes of cooking our Fish manchurian is ready to be served. It goes good with Fried rice, Rice, Roti, Naans etc.

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