Gobi Manchurian Recipe

Gobi Manchurian Recipe

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Gobi Manchurian Recipe | with step by step photos and video. Tasty Indo Chinese starter recipe prepared with cauliflower & Chinese sauces. Perhaps, one of the famous party starters or an appetizer within the vegetarian community. It can be served both with dry and gravy versions and this is a dry version of the cauliflower Manchurian recipe.

In Hindi ‘Gobi’ means Cauliflower. ‘Manchurian’ stands for the Manchurian sauce which is made with sautéed spring onions, capsicum, green chillies, ginger and garlic in a mix of soy sauce, tomato ketchup and chili sauce.

You can serve this semi-dry gobi Manchurian as such as an appetizer. It also goes well with noodles, hakka noodles, and fried rice.

How to make Gobi Manchurian recipe?

Gobi Manchurian Recipe | with step by step photos and video. Gobi is cauliflower, so for this dish cauliflower florets are first fried by tossing them in a flour-cornstarch batter which makes them crispy. And then they are tossed in Manchurian sauces which is slightly sweet, spicy, and tangy.

Firstly, clean the gobi florets properly and blanch them in hot water for 5 to 7 minutes approximately. This not only cleans but also cooks it evenly for the gobi fritters. Lastly, once the Manchurian is prepared, it has to be served immediately as it may turn soggy if kept for a while.

Furthermore, kindly do check out our Gobi65 recipe, chicken wheat noodles recipe, and Veg Wheat noodles recipe. You will surely like it.

Gobi Manchurian Recipe

Course: Appetizers, SidesCuisine: Indo-chineseDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Total time

25

minutes

Gobi Manchurian Recipe | with step by step photos and video. Tasty Indo Chinese starter recipe prepared with cauliflower & Chinese sauces.

Recipe Video

Ingredients

  • Blanching
  • 2 cups of hot water

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 cup of small to medium cut Cauliflower florets

  • Batter For Frying Cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup maida

  • 2 tbsp cornflour

  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder

  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder

  • 1/2 tsp soya sauce

  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp water

  • Corn Slurry
  • 1/2 tbsp cornflour

  • 1 cup of water

  • For Gobi Manchurian
  • 2 tsp oil

  • 1 green chili finely chopped

  • 1 tsp garlic finely chopped

  • 1 tsp ginger finely chopped

  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped onion

  • 2 tbsp spring onions

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum

  • 2 tsp tomato sauce

  • 1 tsp red chili sauce

  • 1 tsp soya sauce

  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder

  • salt as required

  • Spring onions for garnishing

Directions

  • Blanching
  • Firstly chop or break the gobi in medium-size or small florets. Rinse 1 cup of cauliflower florets and add them to the hot water along with 1 tsp salt.Gobi Manchurian RecipeGobi Manchurian RecipeGobi Manchurian Recipe
  • Cover and let the cauliflower florets get blanched in the water for 5 to 7 minutes. Later drain in a colander and keep aside.Gobi Manchurian RecipeGobi Manchurian Recipe
  • Batter for Frying Cauliflower
  • Add 1/2 cup maida, 2 tbsp cornflour, 1/2 tsp pepper powder, 1/2 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder, 1/2 tsp soya sauce to a mixing bowl. Mix well.Gobi Manchurian RecipeGobi Manchurian RecipeGobi Manchurian RecipeGobi Manchurian Recipe
  • Then add water little by little and whisk to make a smooth batter without any lumps. (I used 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp water)Gobi Manchurian RecipeGobi Manchurian Recipe
  • Gently mix the cauliflower florets in the batter & fry them in hot oil.Gobi Manchurian RecipeGobi Manchurian Recipe
  • When one side gets cooked and crisp, turn over each floret. Flip for a couple of times more, so that the florets are evenly fried and lightly golden.Gobi Manchurian Recipe
  • Drain the fried cauliflower florets & keep aside.Gobi Manchurian Recipe
  • Making Gobi Manchurian
  • Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan or kadai.
  • Saute 1 green chili finely chopped, 1 tsp garlic finely chopped, 1 tsp ginger finely chopped until the raw smell disappears.Gobi Manchurian RecipeGobi Manchurian Recipe
  • Then add 1/2 cup of finely chopped onion & saute on a medium-high flame.Gobi Manchurian Recipe
  • Followed by 2 tbsp spring onion & 1/4 cup of finely chopped capsicum. Saute for 30 seconds on high flame.Gobi Manchurian RecipeGobi Manchurian Recipe
  • Reduce the flame & add 2 tsp tomato sauce, 1 tsp red chili sauce, 1 tsp soya sauce, 1/4 tsp pepper powder, and salt as required. Gobi Manchurian RecipeGobi Manchurian Recipe
  • Mix well & pour the cornflour slurry. Gobi Manchurian Recipe
  • give a good mix until the gravy slightly thickens.Gobi Manchurian RecipeGobi Manchurian Recipe
  • Add the fried gobi and mix gently making sure the sauce has coated well uniformly. Gobi Manchurian RecipeGobi Manchurian Recipe
  • Finally, transfer the gobi Manchurian to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped spring onions green.
  • Cornflour Slurry
  • Mix 1/2 tbsp cornflour in 1 cup of water. Whisk & form a paste without any lumps.Gobi Manchurian Recipe

Notes

  • clean the gobi florets properly and blanch them in hot water for 5 to 7 minutes approximately. This not only cleans but also cooks it evenly for the gobi fritters.
  • once the Manchurian is prepared, it has to be served immediately as it may turn soggy if kept for a while.

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