Monday, August 26, 2013

Gobi Manchurian

     The super liked food in every Indian family. This is what is the best way to describe Gobi Manchurian. There are many other varieties that we make from Potatoes, Paneer and even Mixed Vegetables, but Gobi Manchurian stands out the best because of the unique taste of Cauliflower.


Cauliflower (Gobi) - 1/2 med size cut into florets
Maida - 1 cup
Rice flour - 1 cup
Corn flour - 1/2 cup
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 med chopped
Garlic - 4 to 5 pods chopped finely
Coriander - 2 tsp chopped finely
Soya sauce - 3 tsp
Tomato Ketchup - 4 tbsp
Vinegar -1 tsp
Oil for frying
Salt to taste


Heat water in a pan and add 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp oil to it. When the water starts to boil, add Cauliflower florets. Allow them to boil for five minutes. This helps them to get cooked and also to clean them.

Once they are boiled, strain them and wash them in cold water and keep aside.

Mix maida, rice and corn flour in a bowl and add chilli powder to it. Add one tsp salt and mix. Add enough water to make a thick batter like Pakoda.  

Heat oil in a pan for frying. Once the oil is hot, dip the florets in the batter and fry them on medium flame till they are golden brown. Remove them and keep aside.

Take another wok (or a large pan) and add 3 to 4 tsp oil to it. Keep it on a high flame. Add the onions and garlic and fry till they are shallow. Now add the fried cauliflower florets to the pan and add soya sauce, tomato ketchup and vinegar. Add enough salt and mix well for another 2 minutes.

Serve it hot garnished with coriander.

1. You can use spring onions for garnishing instead of coriander or you can use both. :)
2. Fry the Cauliflower on medium flame or else they become very soggy and not crisp. They also take time to get fried.
3. Add little salt when mixing the fried cauliflower with onions and garlic since the salt has been added before too.
4. You can also use red food colour when frying the cauliflower but it is not required. The tomato ketchup gives it the required colour.
5. This dish serves two to three persons.

Enjoy Cooking.. :)

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