Monday, March 11, 2013

Gobi Manchurian

Serves 2-3
Cauliflower Florets - 2 cups, chopped into bite size florets
Turmeric - a pinch
All Purpose Flour - 1/2 cup
Corn Flour - 2 tbspns
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Oil - for deep frying

For the Sauce;

Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 cup, chopped into cubes
Capsicum -1 cup, chopped into cubes
Green chilies - 2, slit lengthwise
Cilantro - 1 tbspn, chopped
Spring onion - 2 tbspns, chopped
Red chili powder/Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Chili sauce - 1 tsp
Soy sauce - 2 tsps
Corn flour - 1 tsp dissolved in 1/2 cup water
Salt as needed

Boil water and add cauliflower florets, salt and turmeric powder. Cook till half boiled, drain water and keep aside. Mix all the above ingredients with water to form a thick batter. Mix the boiled cauliflower florets in the batter, mix well and leave it marinated for 15 - 30 mins. Then deep fry them till golden brown or until crispy.
Heat oil and add onions and green chilies. Saute for 2 mins then add capsicum and saute them for 3 mins. Let the onions and capsicum retain its crispiness. Do not let them turn brown.
Then add spring onions and saute well. Now add the red chilly powder and salt (add little salt becoz the cooked cauliflower already has salt in it). Keep in high flame and add soy sauce, chili sauce and mix continuously for few seconds. 
Then add cornflour water mixture, mix well and continue to cook till it becomes thick. Now add the fried cauliflower. Mix well again for 3-4 minutes for the flavors to get blended well with the cauliflower. The gobi pieces should be a little crisp and not soggy at this stage. Garnish with spring onions and Serve hot!


  1. Nice clicks :) Feel like taking some and gobble !!

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