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Air fryer Gobi Manchurian was the second dish experimented in the Air Fryer after the Crispy Baby Potatoes. It certainly makes life easier while wanting to indulge in crispy food, especially in the chilly, rainy weather we are experiencing over past few weeks.   

With a little prep work, this comes together beautifully. You can serve it either dry (as an appetiser) or as my kids love it, in a gravy form. I have used the following veggies to make it more nutritious, but we can use a mix of other veggies too based on availability. 

Monsoon / rainy days provides the perfect backdrop to munch on these guilt free, and as Shobha’s Thenthuk Soup  (Hand Pulled Noodle Soup) is so tempting as is Sasmita’s Carrot- Turmeric soup. Soups are pretty much out go-to dishes on rainy days like these, but this time the No-fry Gobi Manchurian won hands down.  

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Let’s make Air Fryer Gobi Manchurian

Prep time – 20 mins; Bake time – 15 mins, Cook time – 15 mins. 

Serves– 4 

Other Manchurian / Indo Chinese dishes on the blog include:

An Indo-Chinese delicacy made healthy with an Air fryer. Contains no Soya, is Gluten Free and Vegan tooPin

What you need to make No-Fry Gobi Manchurian – No Cornflour, No Maida, No Deep fry version

For the manchurian: 

  • 1 cup Cabbage (minced fine)
  • 1 tbsp Carrots( minced fine)
  • 1 Onion (minced fine)
  • 1/4 Bell Pepper(Minced fine)
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 3 tbsp Sorghum flour (Jowari atta)
  • 1 tsp Rice flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp pepper powder 

For the sauce:

  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 spring onion (greens and whites separated)
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 2 tsp Rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 green chilli (minced fine)
  • 1 tsp Homemade spicy schezwan sauce
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How to make the Manchurian:

In a large bowl, mix all the minced veggies, salt and keep aside. After 10 mins, squeeze out all the water. Add the flours, spices and ginger garlic paste. Mix lightly and make into roundels (Manchurian). Refrigerate it for 20 mins till the sauce is made

To make the sauce:

In a pan, heat the oil. Saute the onions and ginger garlic paste, add the sliced spring onions greens and whites, now add the green chillies, spicy homemade schezwan sauce, tomato ketchup and give it good stir. Add 1 cup of pre-boiled and cooled water and let it come to a simmer. Mix the rice flour in 2 tsp of water, make a slurry and add to the sauce. Adjust salt and spice. Let it thicken lightly.

To air fry the manchurian:

While the sauce is being Made, preheat air fryer to 180C. Line the air fryer and generously grease the plate and the manchurian balls. Air fry them for 15 mins, tossing them from time to time , till they are crispy golden brown. 

An Indo-Chinese delicacy made healthy with an Air fryer. Contains no Soya, is Gluten Free and Vegan tooPin

To assemble the dish:

To a simmering sauce, add the air fried manchurian. Let it soak the sauce and flavours. Serve hot with Fried rice / Hakka Noodles on the side.  

For this month’s challenge, Sasmita gave me cabbage and Jowar Atta (Sorghum flour) as my secret ingredients while the theme of Monsoon Treats was suggested by Shobha for this month’s edition of Shhh secret Cooking Challenge.  Head to Sasmita’s blog for this deliciuous Roasted Corn Salad dished out with the secret ingredients given to her. 

shhh secret cooking
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Air fryer Gobi Manchurian

An Indo-Chinese delicacy made healthy with an Air fryer. Contains no Soya, is Gluten Free and Vegan too 
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indo Chinese
Keyword Combo Meals, Gluten Free, Indo Chinese, Kids Food, Manchurian, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Bake Time (Airfryer) 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Kalyani

Equipment

  • Kadai / Wok
  • Air fryer
  • Knife
  • Grater
  • Food processor

Ingredients

FOR THE MANCHURIAN SAUCE / GRAVY

  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 spring onion greens and whites separated
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 2 tsp Rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 green chilli minced fine
  • 1 tsp Homemade spicy schezwan sauce

TO MAKE THE MANCHURIAN

  • 1 cup Cabbage finely minced
  • 1 tbsp Carrot finely minced
  • 1 onion finely minced
  • 1/4 Bell Pepper finely minced
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Rice flour
  • 3 tbsp Sorghum Flour Jowar Atta
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper powder

Instructions

How to make the Manchurian:

  • In a large bowl, mix all the minced veggies, salt and keep aside. After 10 mins, squeeze out all the water. Add the flours, spices and ginger garlic paste. Mix lightly and make into roundels (Manchurian). Refrigerate it for 20 mins till the sauce is made

To make the sauce:

  • In a pan, heat the oil. Saute the onions and ginger garlic paste, add the sliced spring onions greens and whites, now add the green chillies, spicy homemade schezwan sauce, tomato ketchup and give it good stir. Add 1 cup of pre-boiled and cooled water and let it come to a simmer. Mix the rice flour in 2 tsp of water, make a slurry and add to the sauce. Adjust salt and spice. Let it thicken lightly.

To air fry the manchurian:

  • While the sauce is being Made, preheat air fryer to 180C. Line the air fryer and generously grease the plate and the manchurian balls. Air fry them for 15 mins, tossing them from time to time , till they are crispy golden brown.

To assemble the dish:

  • To a simmering sauce, add the air fried manchurian. Let it soak the sauce and flavours. Serve hot with Fried rice / Hakka Noodles on the side.

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33 Comments

  1. Shobha Keshwani

    5 stars
    Delicious Gobhi Manchurian to be relished on a rainy day. It is all the more enjoyable as it is a non fried version. The gravy loks so good.

  2. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    I like how you’ve replaced cornflour and maida with jowar flour and rice flour. It just shows that we can use practically any flour for binding purpose. Such an inviting dish of air fryer gobi Manchurian.

    • absolutely, Mayuri. When I heard of Jowar being a GF flour to make pakodas, I was so keen to try it in almost everything incl these manchurian..

  3. Preeti Shridhar

    5 stars
    Perfect food for a rainy day. I love the way you have replaced corn flour and all purpose flour with jowar and rice flour. And to top it, you have air fried them . That makes the dish absolutely guilt free. Even I have bought one recently, so your recipe now urges me to try manchurian ball in air fryer. Do they get a nice golden color like the fried ones?

  4. The Girl Next Door

    5 stars
    The Manchurian looks so perfectly made and absolutely delicious! I love how you have used jowar atta here in place of cornflour and air-fried these balls. That’s a brilliant idea to make them guilt-free.

  5. 5 stars
    Interesting use of Jowar atta and rice flour instead of maida or whole wheat flour in manchurian. Liked the idea, healthy and tasty.

  6. Seema Sriram

    5 stars
    Interesting change of flours for the binding and the airfried crispiness. this makes the recipe less guilty and so much more likable. i live the colour of the sauce and the combo with the fried rice.

  7. Jayashree T.Rao

    5 stars
    Gobi manchurian is all time favourite at home.This is a good, guilt free version of the popular gobi manchurian. Good that you have used jowar flour and rice flour here instead of the usual ones.

  8. Poonam Bachhav

    5 stars
    Using jowar and rice flour to bind the veggies of manchurisn is brilliant! Air fried manchurian in a lip smacking sauce sounds oh so healthy and flavorful.

  9. Preethicuisine

    Air fryer Manchurian looks absolutely lip smacking . Adding Howard flour and rice flour for binding is a fabulous idea. Perfect guilt free monsoon treat as it is not deep fried.

  10. Preethicuisine

    5 stars
    Very tempting and Delish.

  11. 5 stars
    The show stopper for your veg. manchurian is the jowar flour.. like everyone I am too impressed how nicely you have replaced all purpose flour with jowar flour.. and then air fired these. who says we can’t have good food with health friendly choice. Manchurian looks absolutely yumm and inviting.

  12. Meera Girdhar

    5 stars
    I love Manchurians but always feel guilty while preparing this as we use maida and lots of oil while preparing this.thanks Kalyani for sharing such a healthy recipe for Manchurian.

  13. Perfect dish for rainy season. These air fried gobi manchurian can be had guilt fry. I am adding this to my must-try list.

  14. 5 stars
    This is such a delicious treat and I can enjoy this guilt free. Looks absolutely scrumptious and wish you pass me the entire plate

  15. Sasmita Sahoo

    5 stars
    the air fried gobi manchurian here look absolutely yum and inviting kalyani.. Awesome use of jawar here instead of APF !!

  16. 5 stars
    Seeing such wonderful recipes using air fryer i am now really tempted to buy one . This Manchurian is sure to give a run to the ones we get at restaurants. Pass me the bowl of manchurian and fried rice plss 🙂

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