mearl223 On October - 25 - 2009

Gobi Manchurian

An Indo-Chinese recipe for Cauliflower dumplings in a traditional Chinese Manchurian sauce.




PrepTime 15mins – CookTime 30mins – Serves 4



Ingredients :

1 small cauliflower clean and broken into big florettes.
1 small bunch spring onoin finely chopped
2 tsp. ginger finely chopped
1 tsp. garlic finely chopped
1/4 cup plain flour
3 tbsp. cornflour
1/4 tsp. red chilli powder
2 red chillies, dry
3 tbsp. oil
1 1/2 cups water
1 tbsp. Milk


Cooking Instructions:

1. Boil the florettes for 2-3mins in plenty of water, to which a tbsp. of milk has been added. Drain well and pat dry on a clean cloth.

2. Make thin batter out of flour and 2 tbsp cornflour, adding 1/4 tsp each of ginger and garlic and red chilli powder and salt to taste.

3. Dip the florettes in the batter one by one and deep fry in hot oil. Keep aside.

4. In the remaining oil, add remaining ginger, garlic and crushed red chili and fry for a minute.

5. Add the salt and spring onions – stir fry for a minute.

6. Add 1 1/2 cups water and bring to a boil.

7. Dissolve 1 tbsp cornflour to 1/4 cup water & gradually add to the gravy, stirring continuously till it boils & then the gravy becomes transparent.

8. Add florettes and soya sauce.

9. Boil for two more minutes and remove to serve hot, with noodles or rice.





- Dry Gobi Manchurian

Dry manchurian can be made by omitting the gravy. Make florets as above and instead of adding water as above, add fried florets, spring onions and soy sauce at this stage. Sprinkle 1 tsp cornflour on the florets and stir-fry for 2mins. Serve piping hot with toothpicks or mini-forks and chilli-garlic sauce or tomato sauce.


- Mixed Vegetable Manchurian

Same procedure for mixed Veg. Manchurian (with gravy or dry), but instead of using only cauliflower, use finely chopped/minced cooked vegetables like carrots & peas and bind with some cornflour or bread crumbs and make small lumps the size of a pingpong ball. Fry as above and proceed as above.

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