Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Cauliflower/ Gobhi Manchurian

Cauliflower/ Gobhi Manchurian

Ingredients for Gravy/sauce:

1) Half cauliflower, cleaned and broken into florettes
2) 3-4 tablespoons of vegetable oil
3) 2 teaspoons of ginger, chopped 
4) 5-6 cloves of garlic, chopped and 2-3 green chilies, chopped
5) Half large or one small onion, chopped
6) 1 tablespoon of soya sauce
7) 2 tablespoons of tomato ketchup
8) 2 teaspoons of white vinegar
9) 2-4 tablespoons of red chilli sauce
10) 1 tablespoon of sweet and sour sauce or brown sugar or white sugar
11)  4-6 spring onions, chopped
12) 6-7 sprigs of coriander, chopped
13) 1 teaspoon of corn starch dissolved in 1/4 - 1 cup of water
14) Oil for frying

Ingredients for batter:

1) 4-5 tablespoons of maida or all purpose flour
2) 1 tablespoon of rice flour (optional)
3) 1 tablespoon of corn starch
4) Salt and pepper
5) Water


1) Heat oil in a pan and add garlic, green chilies, ginger and onion. Stir for 2-3 mins.
2) Add, soya sauce and ketch up and stir for 1-2 mins.
3) Add, vinegar, red chili sauce and sweet and sour sauce or sugar. Stir for a min or so.
4) Add, corn starch + water solution. Stir it. You can add less or more water, depend on consistency you are looking for.
5) Now, make batter by mixing all purpose flour, rice flour, corn starch, salt, pepper and water. (Consistency should be like pakora/dosa batter)
6) Heat oil in pan for frying.
7) Dip cauliflower florets in above batter and fry then till golden brown in color.
8) Add fried cauliflower florets to sauce/gravy and garnish it with chopped spring onions and coriander.
9) Eat as appetizer or with rice/noodles.

Cauliflower/ Gobhi Manchurian

Recipe by: Geetanjali S. Mahadik

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