Friday, 14 June 2013

Gobi Manchurian - Dry | Cauliflower Manchurian

 Deep fried Cauliflower florets sauteed in onions & Chinese sauces

Gobi Manchurian, that's the first dish that comes to my mind when I am expecting some vegetarian guests at home. Coz, it's rich & heavy and very seldom vegetarians have an aversion to it and moreover, it's deep fried !! Definitely a winner, right?? Many of those who do not like to have cauliflower curry or gravy or stir fry, would say YES to Gobi 65 & Gobi Manchurian :) And it's very difficult to find a restaurant that doesn't have this in their menu, isn't it?? Be it any cuisine restaurant, this would be definitely on their list... So how about we look into the recipe, which is a perfect side for Chappathis and Kulchas and even fried rice..

Recipe Source: Ma

Serves: 3-4 persons

I Took: 

Preparation Time: 90 minutes

Cooking Time: 45 minutes

I Used:

Caulliflower - A small sized one
Maida - 3 tbsp
Cornflour - 3 tbsp
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
Pepper - 2 tbsp
Onion - 1 no - medium sized
Ginger - 1 tbsp
Garlic - 1 tbsp
Green Chilly - 3 nos
Soya sauce - 1 tbsp
Chilly sauce - 2 tbsp
Tomato sauce (optional) - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Salt - As needed
Oil - For Deep frying
Spring Onion - 2 sprig

The Way: 

  1. Clean & separate the cauliflower into medium sized florets
  2. In a wide pan heat water, sufficient enough to submerge the cauliflower florets. Add turmeric & salt to it
  3. When the water boils, add the cauliflower florets to it. Allow it to be in the boiling water for about 2 minutes. Then drain off the water completely. This process is to get rid of the small worms that are prevalent in cauliflowers 
  4. In a kitchen towel, pat dry the excess water off the florets. Else they will absorb excess oil while frying
  5. In a wide bowl mix maida, cornflour, ginger garlic paste, pepper & salt with water. Marinate the cauliflower florets in this for about an hour
  6. Heat oil in a kadai & deep fry the marinated cauliflower florets & keep aside. Place the deep fried florets on a kitchen tissue to drain off the excess oil
  7. Preserve the remaining marination mix to add in to the manchurian
  8. In a kadai or wok heat 2 tbsp oil. Add chopped ginger, garlic & green chilly & saute
  9. Add chopped onions & whites of the spring onions & saute till translucent
  10. Now tip in the sauces - soya sauce, chilly sauce, tomato sauce & pepper powder
  11. Add the fried cauliflower florets & mix well
  12. Now add the remaining marination mix to the manchurian. If the quantity is less add in little corn flour and mix with water & add this to the manchurian & saute well
  13. Remove from fire & garnish with the greens of the spring onion 


  1. Ooo.... right at my lunch time u are sharing gobi manchurian and killing me.:))I want some now Chitz... it looks so awesome!!!

  2. Wow yummy recipe! I love Manchurians, be it chicken, mushroom, Gobi or anything ! Nice space. Following you :)

  3. love gobi manchurian..looks so yum...tempting Chitra..

  4. wow, yummy and delicious Gobi manchurian, very very lovely and tempting...

  5. Look really really good...This dish can be stated as my weakness...

  6. Wow! Gobhi Manchurian looks fantastic! Lovely clicks! :)

  7. Wow..very tempting and delicious. My favourite appetizer.

  8. This certainly looks so yum, I am sure your guests loved it to bits!!

  9. Vegetarians have not many option, yes and this is one really famous vegetarian life saver :)
    Perfect Manchurian. Crispy texture and an inviting color!! You have garnished it nicely with the green of the spring onions, looks yum!!
    I also love the dry version of Manchurian any day, this also an amazing appetizer.
    But love them with veg or egg fried rice any day!

  10. thirichu varavu thakarku vaa allae...what else other than this gorgeous gobi munch'es !! my favourite !

  11. Wow Chitz, manchurian looks so delicious :-) Its my fav! thank you for sharing the recipe.

  12. My fav..looks so tempting and delicious!

  13. wow manchurian absolutely looks yummy :)

  14. Wow !What a click! Looks fantastic..
    Friends participate !

  15. Beautiful recipe!!!! looks fantastic!!!!

  16. Mouth watering!!! seriously now i crave for some manchurian!!! :)

  17. This looks like a perfect manchurian recipe dear

  18. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments :)

  19. Ah, you are so tempting me to make this today :) Love that second pic :)

  20. My fav and its much loved. We have such a similar dish over here but it has been modified and aligned for our local taste. I must say that the whole dish is spectacular but I will stop after frying the caulis, eat them without the sauce.;

  21. Looks tempting ....Perfect snack for rainy season :)

  22. OMG! makes me drool..perfectly made,can have this anytime.

  23. one of my fav, Fabulously made n pakka party pleaser

  24. Delicious and perfect gobi manchurian.. One of my favorites Chitz :-)

  25. Gobi manchurian is one of my favorite :) Love the color Chitz. Really drooling here. Wonderful Recipe.

  26. yum yum yum...tat makes me crave for it......awesome

  27. All time fav and the first order for the veg restaurant will be this when we go.

    Looks yummy dear.


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