36 Indo Chinese Food (Easy Recipes + Dishes)

Chinese cuisine features one of the top cuisines in the world. It blends rich flavors, colors, textures, and sauces.

However, when we talk of Indo-Chinese recipes, we refer to the blend of Indian and Chinese cuisine flavors.

Well, this cuisine is common in India. 

This cuisine came up from the Chinese who lived in India for ages long ago, and they wanted something great blending in the Indian culture.

Hakka Noodles one of the popular Indo Chinese recipes

Unfortunately, today it’s hard to find authentic Chinese restaurants in India, thanks to Indo-Chinese cuisine. 

Well, if you’ve never tried Indo-Chinese recipes or you like them but would like to learn more recipes keep reading.

In this article, we bring some of the top preferred Indo-Chinese recipes. 

  1. Indian street style  Chinese BHEL 
  2. Veg chow mein
  3. Perfect veg Hakka noodles – Indo Chinese 
  4. Easy spicy Szechuan noodles
  5. Baked gobhi Manchurian
  6. Easy no fry veg Manchurian gravy 
  7. Paneer crispy recipe
  8. Asian style vegetarian meatless meatballs
  9. Indo Chinese Food ~ Schezwan Vegetables
  10. Chili mushroom recipe
  11. Sweet and sour vegetables
  12. Vegan Indo Chinese egg fried rice
  13. Schezwan fried rice
  14. Sxhezwan noodles
  15. Chicken Manchurian
  16. Chilli chicken / Indo Chinese Style/ nadan chilli chicken
  17. Indo Chinese chili garlic chicken
  18. Dragon chicken recipe
  19. Chicken satay
  20. Kolkata chili chicken style
  21. Indo Chinese chili crispy chicken
  22. Indo Chinese chicken fried rice
  23. Baked tofu and Manchurian
  24. Tofu Manchurian
  25. Indo-Chinese Hot and Sour Soup Recipe
  26. Quick and hot manchow soup
  27. Chili prawns
  28. Paneer in hot garlic sauce 
  29. Paneer Manchurian
  30. Chilli fish recipe
  31. Baby corn Manchurian
  32. Veg spring roll
  33. Chilli prawn fried rice
  34. Crispy honey chili potatoes
  35. Schezwan chilli potatoes
  36. Indo Chinese vegetable stir fry

Noodles 

1. Indian street style  Chinese BHEL 

 

Just like in China, you will find these street foods In India and many other places inhabited by Indians and Chinese. The BHEL, for example, you will find on the food stalls, but then again, you can make it at home.

In the evening, you’ll see people selling BHEL.

One thing making it so common is the burst of flavors, but it’s also sweet and tangy. This recipe is further spicy, and it features the use of a vegan or vegetarian style of meal. 

It will only take you about 30 minutes to have it ready at home. When you don’t want to buy it on the streets, this recipe will guide you to make it at home. 

2. Veg chow mein

 

Of course, one of the most common recipes is the veg chow mein. It’s common among those who are looking for the Indo-Chinese recipe. This chow mein features noodles with a mix of different veggies. 

Notice that the Chinese chow mein, especially the veg chow mein is common in India. It’s one of the most common street food that kids love too. 

If not for anything, you will like it for its smoky flavors, its tangy nature, and its crunchy style too. Additionally, it has rich flavors, and the fact that you can even make it at the comfort of your home is everything. 

Follow this recipe to make it at the comfort of your home. 

3. Perfect veg Hakka noodles – Indo Chinese 

 

Hakka noodles are common in China, but you know you can also have them as a veg option.

Well, It’s another one of the most common recipes you will have at home. So here you have it being a healthy yet yummy dish to try with ease. 

Whether you want to make the recipe for the dinner, parties, or the different gatherings, the good thing is that you can make it fast.

Notice that this meal is super quick and easy to make, but it’s very addictive. 

Notice then that you’ll coat the noodles with the different sauces making it much more delicious. To make it at home, though, consider this easy recipe. 

4. Easy spicy Szechuan noodles

 

The secret to the perfect Szechuan noodles is to cook them to firm texture. Of course, when you want to make it Indo-Chinese, you will have to blend a few flavors. The fun thing then is that it will work for the vegetarian recipe. 

These noodles feature the same one you source from Szechuan China, and you can be sure it’s going to serve your spicy flavors. However, if you want, you can add the Szechuan peppercorns for the numbing sensation and thus give it the perfect Szechuan flavors. 

Follow this recipe for more on the recipe. 

Vegetarian

The recipes we have already discussed above are vegetarian. Remember, we are talking about recipes common in India, where they are almost always vegetarians.

But below are the other recipes you can list in the vegetarian sections.

5. Baked gobhi Manchurian

 

This is one of the common recipes you will have in the list of Indo-Chinese recipes. It’s a taste of goodness but also one of the easiest recipes you can make at any given time.

So, when you’re looking for a healthier version of the gobhi Manchurian, then this is it. 

Whether you want it on the streets or in the posh restaurants, you can find them.

But what better way than to make them at the comfort of your home. It’s right to say that this recipe originated in India, but we cook it using Chinese techniques. 

Anyone who loves the Chinese flavors will love this type of meal. It’s going to be an appetizer or a main meal that you could comfortably use. 

I’ve never enjoyed cauliflower but believe me. I started with this recipe. I knew I would enjoy it all too much. For ideas on how to make it check this recipe. 

6. Easy no fry veg Manchurian gravy 

 

We live in a world where health is of the essence, and of course, we don’t use the deep frying method to cook the gravy in this case.

Also if you like to order it in the restaurant, you shouldn’t have to wait when you can make it at home. 

Well, this gravy will serve as the main meal where you dunk in the dumplings to enjoy the different flavors. Of course, you can eat this one with noodles or rice for even better flavors if you want. 

The great thing is that you’ll have a burst of flavors, thus letting it melt in your mouth. I like to eat mine with steamed rice. Believe it that it’s easy to make the recipe

7. Paneer crispy recipe

 

Any time you’re short of ideas on a starter recipe, then you should consider this option. It features a garlic-flavored yet spicy meal that’s further sweet and sour. Since you’ll add the spring onions, you’ll have them richly flavored.

If you want, you can also use it as part of the evening snack or even an appetizer.

If you want it nicely crispy, though, you may have to fry it deep a little. Regardless it’s a quick meal that takes a short time to make. 

Follow this recipe for ideas on how to make it. 

8. Asian style vegetarian meatless meatballs

 

Even when you don’t use meat, you can still find ways to enjoy these meatless meatballs. It features the use of the restaurant-style meatless meatballs recipe. This is not only a vegetarian but also a vegan style of meal.

It blends in many vegetables for the perfect texture and flavors. So you can be sure you have the spicy but also delicious and sticky choice of meal.

It’s great then that you’ll have the hot and spicy choice of meal which is typical of Indian recipes. 

You can use it alongside your noodles and the rice to make it even better tasting. If you want to make it, then follow this recipe. 

9. Indo Chinese Food ~ Schezwan Vegetables

 

If you want to go deep into the Chinese flavors, you should try these Schezwan veggies. However, sometimes you will just crave the veggies and if this happens to you, choose this creative version of veggies.

The secret here is to cook your tender-crisp veggies in a rich and spicy sauce, thus making it stand out.

I like to make fried rice to serve with it, but if you like, you can also use the noodles to make it even better tasting. 

Follow this recipe for ideas on how to make it. 

10. Chili mushroom recipe

 

When you are bored with the usual meal, you can consider this option. It’s creative and far from regular recipes. If you want, you can make chapatis, rice or noodles to accompany this dish.

When you’re looking for something spicy, delicious, and quick to make, then this should serve you best.

Of course, you will like the appearance, but also, you’ll enjoy the flavors a lot more. 

Follow this recipe for more on this topic. 

11. Sweet and sour vegetables

 

This is a Chinese-style stir fry that you can serve with your favorite noodles or rice. It brings in rich flavors, and you’ll like that it’s spicy and rich thus works well with other meals. Also, I like that you can make it quickly when guests visit. 

The meal is easy to make, and you can make it quickly. This means it’s ideal for those times when you get unannounced visitors. You can be sure it’s sweet and sour yet tasty to blend in with other meals. 

You don’t always have to use meaty stuff when you are making a sweet and sour delicacy. Veggies are just as good in your sweet and sour sauce. So follow this recipe to make this crunchy, delicious and perfect veggie. 

12. Vegan Indo Chinese egg fried rice

 

Notice that to make this fried rice, you will even use chickpea flour just to enhance the flavor. So when you talk of a healthy recipe, you have it in this meal. Notice that it will take you about 20 minutes to make it. 

If you are looking for a quick meal to eat during lunch or dinner, you can have it in this recipe. It’s one of the wealthiest meals to take yet very healthy since it’s gluten-free, soy-free, and vegetable free too. 

The best thing about it is that it will deliver a rich flavor profile. Additionally, you will enjoy that it has coriander, turmeric, and more spices. When making the meal make sure you start cooking it just like Indians do.

To make this style of meal, follow this recipe as it will make your work much easier. 

13. Schezwan fried rice

 

You will like this meal because it has the perfect sauce you can use to make the Schezwan rice, and you don’t even need to do much to make the perfect rice. The great thing is that it will take you about 20 minutes to prepare the fried rice. 

You will make it with the regular ingredients such that you don’t need to go out buying other ingredients.

In this recipe, you are allowed to add on your favorite protein, including using vegan proteins. If you then want, you can customize it too.

This rice is quite popular in Indo-Chinese restaurants, but if you want to make it at home, you can do it too. I would say they like it for the rich flavors of China and India. The primary thing is to make sure the ingredients and the sauce are right. 

Follow this recipe for ideas on how to make it. 

14. Schezwan Noodles

 

I know you have probably already gone to the Indian Chinese restaurant and tried these noodles.

It’s one of the best meals you can make that’s flavorful and spicy. It will also fill you up quickly, and it takes you about 30 minutes to make the meal. 

This recipe is all about tender noodles with fresh sauteed veggies that make it a whole meal.

You will always like the texture but also the deliciousness. Here is a piece of meal you can make for your family at dinner. 

Follow this recipe to make it. 

Chicken dishes

15. Chicken Manchurian

 

Try this recipe when you are looking for the most delicious fried chicken. Notice that this is one of the best tasting and rich chicken, and you will have it being sweet yet hot and sour. 

Notice that this is a recipe formed from the blend of flavors from India and China. To make it, though, you want to cube the chicken the same way you do when making chili chicken. 

Some people decide to fry it and then cook it in the Manchurian sauce, and it’s also darker from using the dark soy for more on this recipe. 

16. Chilli chicken / Indo Chinese Style/ nadan chilli chicken

 

Of course, such chicken you will find in the streets, but what if I told you that you could comfortably make it by yourself. Although most of the foods you will find in these restaurants are vegan, a few people eat meaty dishes.

Here, you will enjoy the color, texture, and flavors of the rich chicken. Try this recipe if you want to make it just like they do in the streets

17. Indo Chinese chili garlic chicken

 

Here you’re sure you have the fiery hot and garlic sauce to make it richly flavored. If you like chicken, you should try this as it will blend well with your other side dishes. Notice that this is going to be super spicy but also richly flavored. 

You will find garlic chicken in most of these Chinese restaurants, and of course, it blends in the flavors of India and China.

It will match your favorite fried rice and more. I like this recipe since it will make me wow my family with it over the weekend. 

Follow this recipe to make a delicious chicken, you know. 

18. Dragon chicken recipe

 

When you are out here talking about Indo-Chinese chicken, this is one of the most popular options. The good thing is that it will take just 30 minutes to prepare it. 

You will need to cut the chicken into long strips and then marinate them to attain the perfect flavors.

For this chicken, we use chicken breast. What’s best is that you will be tossing it in the flavorful sauce with cashews too. 

You can make it a great starter if you want, but you will also easily make it a side dish to some of your favorite meals. To make it then, you can follow this recipe. 

19. Chicken satay

 

This recipe is mainly borrowed from Thai, but it features the best method to make Chinese and Indian recipes. The difference is that you will cook the meats and the chicken on a stick while retaining the saucy nature.

For this recipe, you will serve the chicken with peanut sauce. It’s a common chicken-style that you will find in most Indian weddings. During such functions, though, they like to serve this chicken as a starter meal. 

To make it then, you will need to dip it into the batter, which makes it nicely crispy.

After that, you can have or cook it with the rice to make it a whole meal if you want. 

Follow the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it. 

20. Kolkata chili chicken style

 

Here you will have the chicken having a pack of rich flavors. The great thing about the recipe is that it has spicy and sizzling goodness.

Even the locals of Kolkata love the Chinese flavors, and they will have them in most of their recipes. 

If you eat it in the restaurant, then expect to find a few bones on the chicken but one thing you will like is that the chicken is nothing short of delicious.

You can eat the chicken with rice noodles, chapati, and almost any other side dish. 

Additionally, they will bring to you the best street food to eat. Check the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it. 

21. Indo Chinese chili crispy chicken

 

When you are looking for crispy, flavorful chicken, this will give you precisely that, making you enjoy the flavors.

When you are looking for a great appetizer to make it nicely juicy and delicious. 

The addition of the chilies makes it hot and tasty, and flavorful. With every bite, you will enjoy the succulent interior and crispy exterior. 

Follow this recipe for ideas on how to make it. 

22. Indo Chinese chicken fried rice

 

Here you have a straightforward recipe that you can use to make the best fried rice you know. Just make sure you use the best basmati rice to ensure it is a perfect rice style. 

When it comes to Chinese recipes, one of the most common ones is fried rice, and of course, this one is made to favor the flavor of India and China. Follow the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it. 

Tofu recipe

23. Baked tofu and Manchurian

 

This is one of the most common vegan recipes of Indo-Chinese origin. To make it, you will have the marinated tofu being baked first and then simmer it in the perfect Manchurian sauce to enrich it. Expect it to be sweet but also tangy and delicious. 

Note that you will be seasoning the recipe just as the Chinese do, making it one of the best meals to try at any given time.

So you can be sure you will have the food packed with flavors, and it’s also delicious. 

It comes with rich gravy, which means you will almost have the perfect recipe to enjoy the main meal. Follow this recipe when you want to make it. 

24. Tofu Manchurian

 

Anytime you are looking for a protein-rich Indo-Chinese meal, you should choose this recipe. The best part is that you don’t need to deep fry the tofu, and still, you have a healthy option. 

The good thing is that it will take you such a short time to make it, but it’s full of flavors too. Check this recipe for more information.

Soups

25. Indo-Chinese Hot and Sour Soup Recipe

 

Here you make another hot and sour meal that will make the great combo for those days when the winter weather docks in. Let’s just say this is one of the easiest recipes you can make at any time.

The great thing is that you can make it vegetarian or non-veg. 

You can add the thick broth to make it utterly delicious if you want. In addition, it features the use of the different styles of veggies to make it not only crunchy but also delicious. 

Follow this recipe for ideas on how to make it. 

26. Quick and hot manchow soup

 

Another great recipe to use when you want to keep yourself warm is here. But, then, the good thing is that it will take you about 15 minutes to have the soup ready.

It’s hot and spicy yet easy to make, and this is why it’s one of the most famous recipes in Indo-Chinese cuisine. 

What makes it stand out is that it will give you a kick of the peppery flavors. The good thing then is that it will fill you up quickly, making it the best meal you can ever use. 

Follow this recipe for ideas on how to make it. 

Other Recipes

27. Chilli prawns

 

Here you have one of the best starters, and of course, if this is the meal you will use as a starter, you can imagine how the other meals will be. Furthermore, it’s the best mouthwatering dish to use as a main meal if you like. 

You can make it dry to make it into an appetizer if you like. If you stay at a place where you can easily find the prawns, you should consider this recipe. 

Follow this recipe for ideas on how to make it. 

28. Paneer in hot garlic sauce 

 

Most people like this vegetarian gravy dish. It’s ideal for when you want to eat something spicy and garlicky. Also, notice that it’s an easy meal since you can use it alongside the rice or noodles.

It’s a flavor profiling and comforting food that most people like to eat during winter.

The best part is that you can use the gravy with your favorite tofu when you only want to make it into a vegan meal. 

Follow this recipe to make the perfect recipe in a snap. 

29. Paneer Manchurian

 

This is a delicious Indo-Chinese recipe that you can make into a vegan option if you like. When you want a starter meal option, you can make this one in the comfort of your home. 

I like the way it’s nicely rich, and sometimes people serve it with noodles or rice. Notice that this is a vegetarian version of the chicken Manchurian, so the vegetarian style is rich. 

Try this recipe if you are looking for rich flavors and the perfect texture

30. Chilli fish recipe

 

Here then, you have the perfect and delicious chili fish. The fish is lip-smacking good with a blend of different ingredients to make it better tasting. When you make this fish, it will amaze you just how good your family enjoys it. 

The fantastic thing is that you can use it alongside your fried rice or noodles as you would like. There are a few ingredients to use if you want to make it a perfect fish choice.

You will make your family amazed at just how good you are at making the best fish recipe. 

Follow this recipe to make it as you wish. 

31. Baby corn Manchurian

 

The fantastic thing is that the baby corn can make an authentic meal for you. This particular dish is a restaurant-style meal that is super common in Indo-Chinese restaurants but also accessible to make too.

Notice that you will like the crispiness and the tasty nature of this corn as they add flavor to the sauce. When you want to be creative with your meals, you should consider this recipe to deliver the perfect flavors you need. 

So the one thing that will create the difference is the sweet and spicy sauce they use to make it stand out.

It will take you about 40 minutes to make it that why I like to make mine during the weeknight. 

Follow the recipe we have here for ideas on how to make it. 

32. Veg spring roll

 

Here you have the crispy fried vegetable spring rolls that you will always find on the streets. They will work great for you if you are vegan or even vegetarian. They make the perfect snack or appetizer.

This spring roll features the filling of the different kinds of veggies.

Remember, it always has the best seasoning, but then again, it is crispy on the exterior. So the only thing you want is a snack this will serve you greatly. 

Follow this recipe for ideas on how to make it. 

33. Chilli prawn fried rice

 

I like holidays since you will have such great meals made in almost any household. But, of course, nothing beats the flavors of the prawns into your fried rice, especially when you blend the Indian and Chinese flavors.

One unique thing about this rice is that the rice grain is separate, whereas the traditional Chinese fried rice will be sticky. So if you want to make it spicy, you’ll have to add the different chilies.

It’s further popular because like other fried rice styles. Consider this recipe for ideas on how to make it. 

34. Crispy honey chili potatoes

 

Here you have the delicious crispy potatoes that are also slightly sweet. It will deliver the perfect flavors for your Indo-Chinese flavors. Anytime you want to try a snack like potatoes, consider this recipe. 

I like to have this at home because it makes for the perfect snack. Besides, it will deliver the perfect flavors and spices from the black peppers. 

If you have the time and would like to amaze your kids try this recipe. 

35. Schezwan chilli potatoes

 

When you after a spicy, delicious, and outstanding flavor, you should try this one.

It’s a great appetizer that will get you wanting to try some more all the time. The great thing is that you can serve them with noodles or rice. 

This can also work as an appetizer, and of course, it can be so filling. It blends in some of the wealthiest flavors you would like. These chili potatoes are great to have if you have visitors.  

Follow the recipe we have here to make it. 

36. Indo Chinese vegetable stir fry

 

Here you have another one of the colorful veggies to use. Notice that it has different veggies you can use for light lunch.

You can add on the noodles, rice, bread, or chapati if you want to. 

This is one of the best recipes to use when you want a light meal. 

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