“Explore a delectable transformation of traditional Indian cuisine with our Tomato Ketchup Manchurian Idli recipe. This fusion dish combines the crispiness of fried idli with a tangy and flavorful Manchurian sauce infused with the essence of tomato ketchup, offering a mouthwatering twist that’s bound to delight your taste buds.”


Manchurian Idli

  • Author: Rettaikili
  • Prep Time: 15mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: Manchurian Idli


  • 68 idlis, cut into small-sized pieces
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper (capsicum), finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying
  • Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing


Step-1 In a mixing bowl, combine corn flour, all-purpose flour, red chili powder, and salt. Add enough water to make a thick batter.

Step-2 Dip the idli pieces in the batter and deep fry them until golden brown. Drain them on a paper towel.

Step-3 Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add chopped onions and sauté until it turns transparent then add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for another minute.

Step-4 Add chopped bell pepper and sauté for 2-3 minutes or until it’s cooked but still crunchy.

In a small mixing bowl, combine soy sauce, tomato ketchup, and vinegar Mix well Add this mixture to the pan and stir until everything is well combined.

Step-5 Add the fried idli pieces to the pan and mix gently, so that the Manchurian sauce coats the idlis evenly.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve it hot.


Your Manchurian Idli is ready to be enjoyed as a unique and flavorful snack or even as a meal.

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