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Recipe : Gobhi Manchurian

This Desi Chinese dish can be used as a starter or as a gravy depending on how you want it. I made this couple of weeks back as an accompaniment for the Scallion Noodles.

Here is the recipe

  • Cut cauliflower into florets

  • In a mixing bowl take half cup Maida ( All Purpose Flour) , half cup corn flour, salt and red chili powder as per taste and some pepper powder. Mix it well and add water to make a thick paste like consistency.

  • Now dip each floret in this mixture and fry on high flame. ( do not over fry these because we will be double frying it )

  • Once you finish frying all the florets. Refry again till you get a golden brown color and nice crispy texture.

For the gravy

You will need below ingredients

Garlic 7-8 cloves, ginger about an inch - finely chopped, Green chili 2-3 thinly sliced, Carrot, Capsicum, French beans - big chunks, Spring onion bulb finely chopped, spring onion greens roughly chopped for garnishing.

  • In a deep kadhai / wok, heat 2 tbs oil. Into this add Ginger, Garlic and Chili. Flame must be high at all times. Now add onion bulb followed by all vegetables. Stir fry for 1-2 mins.

  • Now into this add 1 tsp Red Chili Sauce, 1 tsp vinegar, 1 tsp Soy sauce, 1tsp Tomato ketchup and mix well. Let this cook for about half a minute.

  • Now in a bowl take 1 tbs corn starch/ corn flour and add water to make a slurry. Add this into the Wok.

  • Gravy will start to thicken. Add water if you want this to be a lose gravy.

  • Add fried cauliflower florets and mix well so that it is coated properly in the sauce.

  • Turn off the flame, and garnish with spring onion greens.

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1 Comment

bites bee
bites bee
Nov 17, 2021

Gobi manchurian is always on my list for Chinese starter but never able to make myself in a restaurant-style. I liked your gravy recipe, especially ''in a deep kadhai / wok, heat 2 tbs oil. Into this add Ginger, Garlic, and Chili''. Your gravy reminded me of a memory I ate at best Chinese restaurants in Chandigarh. Keep sharing like this.

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