Gobi Manchurian/Cauliflower Manchurian – Dry

Crispy cauliflower tossed in spicy sauce Gobi/Cauliflower Manchurian is a very popular Indian-Chinese appetizer, I have tried the dry version the dry version. This dish goes well with mild pulav and fried rice.

To fry Cauliflower
  • Oil for deep frying.
  • Medium sized cauliflowers cut in to bite sized florets
  • All purpose flour-3/4 cup
  • Corn starch-1 tbsp
  • Water to make batter
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper as per your spice level
  • Ginger garlic paste-1/2 tbsp
  • Food color- orange or red (optional) a pinch
Make a thin batter by mixing all the above ingredients from the above table except, cauliflower and oil.
Heat a pan with enough oil to fry the cauliflower, dip the cauliflower in the batter one by one and fry them well.

Meanwhile prepare the sauce -
For the sauce:
  • Oil -2 tbsp
  • Ginger garlic (finely chopped) -2 tbsp
  • Onion (finely chopped) – 1 cup
  • Green chilly (finely chopped) - 2-3 (adjust as per your spice level)
  • Red chilly sauce-1 tbsp (adjust as per your spice level)
  • Ketchup-2 tbsp
  • Soy sauce-2 tbsp
  • Vinegar-1tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Capsicum(half) – chopped  
·    Method:
Heat oil in a pan, add onion, followed by finely chopped green chillies, ginger, garlic and saute till the onion turns translucent.Add chilly sauce and ketchup and mix well, followed by soy sauce and vinegar. Add little salt and wait till you get a nice aroma, add the fried Cauliflowers to the prepared sauce and toss well to coat the cauliflower with the sauce mix. Add the chopped capsicum mix well and turn off. This way the capsicum would be crunchy when you serve. 

                          Nice and Spicy Gobi Manchurian is ready to be relished.