Chinese dishes have gained immense popularity in our country. They are an amalgamation of Chinese flavours to suit the Indian taste buds, now popularly termed as Indo- Chinese. Many dishes are prepared in this cuisine, but, one snack that always stands out is Gobi Manchurian. It is the hot  favourite of college students, street food, that is found at all joints. 

It is usually served as an appetiser or starter , but can be paired with fried rice or schezwan rice. Different kinds of manchurian are prepared such as baby corn manchurian and mixed vegetable manchurian. But, it is the one made of cauliflower that has gained immense popularity. “Gobi” is the Hindi name for cauliflower. Cauliflower has a pungent odour, but when made into fritters, and drizzled in sauces, it gives a distinctive taste that no other veggie can impart.

My other Indo- Chinese dishes   Fried Rice, Hakka noodles, alu65, sweet corn vegetable soup

gobi manchurian
gobi manchurian

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 kg cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1 onion cut into small pieces
  • 1 capsicum, finely cut
  • 1 tablespoon soya sauce
  • 2 teaspoon red chilli sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
 For the paste:
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 2 inch ginger
  • 1 green chilly
For the batter: Measurement used:1cup=150 ml
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup corn flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilly powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper powder
  • salt to taste
  • water
Other ingredients:
  • oil for frying
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • spring onions for garnishing

Method:

  1. Put the cauliflower pieces in hot water for five minutes, put them in a colander and allow to dry for sometime.
  2. Make a paste of the ingredients mentioned.
  3. Make a batter of the ingredients mentioned. The consistency should neither be too thick nor thin.
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Put the florets in the batter. When the oil is heated, slowly, take a floret and put it into the oil. Repeat for a few more. Deep fry by turning with a ladle. Initially, put the flame low, then increase it and again reduce it, once they are done. This way, you are going to get perfect fritters.
  5. Repeat it for all the florets.
  6. Take oil in a pan, add the paste, saute it for a few seconds. Now, add the onions and cook it for two minutes. Put the capsicum and cook for another minute.
  7. Now, add the soya sauce, red chilli sauce, apple cider vinegar and the red chilly paste. Put salt and some water. Allow to cook for sometime.
  8. Let it cool. Put the  fried fritters into it and mix well.
Take a tip:

Chilly is actually cut into small pieces and put in restaurants, but I have grinded it.

 

Gobi manchurian pictorial presentation:

florets
florets

Break the florets into small pieces

soaked in water
soaked in water

Put them in hot water for five minutes.

let dry
let dry

Put them in a colander. Allow to dry.

dry ingredients
dry ingredients

Put the ingredients in a bowl.

batter
batter

Make a batter of medium consistency.

florets in batter
florets in batter

Dip the florets in it.

deep fry
deep fry

Deep fry in oil, putting a handful at a time.

fritters
fritters

The fritters are ready.

goes the seasoning
goes the seasoning

To make the manchurian, take oil in another pan. Add the paste and saute for sometime. Now, put the onions and continue to saute.

then capsicum
then capsicum

Then, put the capsicum.

now the sauces
now the sauces

And the sauces, soya sauce goes in

chilly sauce
chilly sauce

Then the chilli sauce, apple cider vinegar and red chilli paste.

making of manchurian
making of manchurian

Let cook for some time. Switch off the gas. Let cool, then add the fritters and mix it.

gobi manchurian ready
gobi manchurian ready
gobi manchurian
gobi manchurian

Gobi manchurian, recipe in steps

Gobi manchurian is a popular Indo-Chinese dish. Fritters are made using cauliflower and tossed in  mixture of different sauces. It makes a perfect appetizer.

Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Chinese, Indo-Chinese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1/2 kilogram cauliflower broken into florets
  • 1 onion
  • 1 capsicum
  • 1 tablespoon soya sauce
  • 2 teaspoon red chilly sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilly powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder

For the paste

  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 2 inch ginger
  • 1 green chilly

For the batter

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup corn flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon chilly powder
  • salt to taste
  • water as needs

Other ingredients

  • oil for frying
  • 2 teaspoon oil for seasoning

Instructions

  1. Break the florets into small pieces. The size of the floret determines a slightly bigger size of manchurian.

  2. Put them in hot water for five minutes. Then, put it in a colander.Let dry.

  3. Make a batter with ingredients mentioned under "For the batter". The consistency of the batter should neither be too thick or thin.

  4. Deep fry the fritters, by putting a few at a time. 

  5. Make paste of the ingredients mentioned under 'For the paste".

  6. Take oil in another pan. Add the paste and saute for sometime. Then, add the onions and shallow fry for two minutes.

  7. Now, add the capsicum and let cook for two minutes. Put salt in it.

  8. Add soya sauce, red chilly sauce, apple cider vinegar. Mix a little water in red chilly powder and put it.

  9. Let cook for some time. Allow to cool.

  10. Put the fried fritters in it. Add pepper powder and mix it.

  11. Gobi manchurian is ready to serve. You can garnish it with spring onions.

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