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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Gobi Manchurian- Cauliflower Manchurian

Gobi Manchurian 
Gobi Manchurian 
Gobi Manchurian is a very popular Indo-chinese dish. It could be served as a starter or a side dish. I prefer mine with vegetable fried rice.
For the Manchurian/Cauliflower fritters
  • 1/2 lb cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • about 1/2 cup water
  • oil for deep frying
For the Manchurian Sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 2 -3 green chillies chopped
  • 1/4 cup spring onions chopped
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp red chili sauce
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 1 tbsp water
Preparation :
  • Mix flour, Corn starch, salt, red chili powder and make a batter with water. Add the Gobi/Cauliflower florets and mix well. Deep fry. Keep aside.
  • For the Sauce- Heat oil in a pan. Stir fry the garlic paste and the whites of the spring onions(the green is reserved for the garnish) for about a minute. Add the green chillies, soy sauce, red chili sauce, vinegar, tomato ketchup on low flame. Stir. Add water and bring to boil. Add the corn starch paste and stir continuously. Adjust the salt. Just when the sauce thickens, add the greens of the spring onions and the Manchurian/fritters. Mix it well.
  • Your Gobi Manchurian is ready to serve.
  • This recipe serves 4.