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Idli Manchurian

Idli Manchurian

Idli Manchurian

Idli Manchurian is a popular Indo-Chinese dish, and made several different ways. Idli Manchurian is a super delicious appetizer or main dish. I prepare this dish when I have leftover idlies. Idli Manchurian satisfies your savory and spicy cravings!
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 people


  • 4 idlies I am using left over idlies, I do have the recipe for idli
  • 2 cups sliced yellow and green bell pepper use any color bell pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp oil for stir-frying idlies and bell pepper

For Sauce

  • 6 whole red chilies
  • 2 Tbsp oil canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp ginger paste or finely grated ginger adrak
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp corn starch or arrow root powder
  • 1 cup water


  • Boil the red chilies in about 1/2 cup of water until they are tender. Let them cool off. In a blender blend all the sauce ingredients together oil, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, tomato paste, sugar, and corn starch if needed add more water.
  • Boil the sauce over medium heat. Sauce should be pouring consistency. Set aside.
  • Cut the idlies into bite size pieces, I have cut the idlies in 6 pieces. Heat the oil in frying pan over medium high heat. Add idlies and sprinkle the salt. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until idlies are lightly golden brown, take them out and set aside.
  • In the same pan stir fry bell pepper 2-3 minutes, do not overcook the bell pepper, they taste better when they are still crisp. Add the stir-fry idlies to bell peppers. Pour the sauce and stir gently making sure idlies are coated well. Turn off the heat.
  • Idli Manchurian is ready. Take them out in a serving bowl.


Manchurian makes a delicious lunch box meal. Also, try Gobi Manchurian, Masala Idli, and Rava Idli.
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13 thoughts on “Idli Manchurian

  1. 4 stars
    I tried this recipe for party and it was much appreciated If you do not eat too much spice make it with Kashmiri chillies. I used 5 kashmiri chillies and 1 red chilli and it was too spicy for us

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