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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Gobi Manchurian Dry ~ Indo Chinese Cauliflower Stir Fry

Gobi Manchurian ~ Indo Chinese Cauliflower Stir Fry
Gobi Manchurian
Do I need to say anything about this dish...or is there a soul on this earth who does not like Gobi Manchurian. But you will not believe, there are many people who avoid having Gobi Manchurian in a restaurant or anywhere as a street food. The reason being hygiene and negligence while cleaning the vegetable and also due to its high content of oil and spices. There are chances that dirt and tiny insects get stuck in this vegetable as they are hardly visible to our eyes. Cleaning cauliflower under running water tap is not enough, in fact, you need to first cut it into desired pieces and then leave it in hot boiling water for few minutes. You can also add salt and vinegar to the hot water which helps remove all the hidden impurities from the Cauliflower. Discard and cook the vegetable as you like.

Gobi Manchurian Dry
Gobi Manchurian

Gobi Manchurian is a very popular Indo Chinese dish which is found on the menu card of the majority of restaurants in India. To get the restaurant style taste you can add a pinch of MSG which is the secret of any food cooked in restaurants, extra oil and more spices all add to it. The recipe here which I have mentioned is a mild version and if you desire, you can add extra sauces and make it spicier.

I would also like to mention here that you can also make a gravy style Gobi Manchurian. All you need to do is add some cornstarch mixed with water to the Manchurian sauce before adding the fried cauliflower. I recommend that Gobi Manchurian Dry should always be prepared as a snack or an appetizer which can be served instantly. You cannot cook this dish in advance as the deep fried cauliflower pieces tend to get soggy with time.

Gobi Manchurian
Gobi Manchurian

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Gobi Manchurian Dry ~ Indo Chinese Cauliflower Stir Fry

Gobi Manchurian is an Indo Chinese recipe. A dry preparation of deep-fried cauliflower coated with a blend of spicy sauces.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 10 + 15 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
1 cup = 250 ml capacity
Serves 4


300 grams Cauliflower cut into bite-size florets
1 cup cooking oil for deep frying (or more)

For Manchurian Sauce
2 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 teaspoon chopped green chili
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 green capsicum finely chopped
3 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoon red chili sauce
2 tablespoon tomato sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon red chili powder
5 tablespoon cooking oil

For Batter (mix together in a bowl
3/4 cup plain flour/Maida
1/2 cup corn flour
1 teaspoon ginger & garlic paste
3/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt

For Garnish
1/2 cup spring onion (green portion)
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
Chopped green chili
Chopped red chili


1. Cut cauliflower into bite-size florets. Heat water till it starts to boil, add salt and blanch the cauliflower pieces for 2 minutes. Discard the water.
2. Dip the cauliflower pieces into the batter and deep fry till crispy and golden.
3. For Manchurian sauce: Heat cooking oil in a wide saucepan and fry chopped garlic. Once the garlic changes color slightly, add the chopped onion with some white portion of spring onion and chopped green chili. Fry for few seconds and then add chopped capsicum, soy sauce, red chili sauce, tomato sauce, brown sugar, red chili powder and white vinegar. Cook on low flame for 2 minutes while constantly stirring.
4. Finally, add deep-fried gobi and chopped green spring onion.
5. Garnish with sesame seeds and chilies. Serve hot instantly as a tea time snack or as a party appetizer

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  1. This is one of the best accepted ways to have gobi... otherwise nobody bothers for it at home...

  2. I have always been a frequent visitor of your blog but recently I got pre occupied with cheap dissertation online services that has eaten up a lot of my time though after im done im trying a couple of this recipes

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