Monday, 16 January 2012

Gobi Manchurian

We are a big fan of Indo Chinese food in our house. When we were in Boston, we would hunt for restaurants that served this. It was not very common and those which served it did a sloppy job. When we go to Saravana Bhavan in London, we always order some. I have never tried making it though it has been in my list for quite sometime now.

The only downside is, I don't think it is anywhere close to being healthy :-( But I guess it will be better than eating in a restaurant.

I was looking for a good recipe for Manchurian and I saw this recipe in Sarah's Vazhayila. Though I have seen the recipe in many sites, this one looked perfect. Believe me it tasted perfect as well.

I followed her recipe and did not make much changes to it.


To make the Cauliflower
Cauliflower  1 medium size. I had an extra large. so used only 1/2 of it.
Maida  1/2 cup
Corn flour  3 tsp
Chilli powder  1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

Onion 2 sliced
Capsicum 1 sliced
Ginger 1 inch piece thinly sliced
Garlic thinly sliced 3 cloves
Dried red chillies seeds 1 tsp
Spring Onion 3 tbsp
Soy Sauce 1.5  tbsp
Chili tomato sauce 1/4 cup (I used maggii hot and sweet chilli sauce)
Corn flour  1 tsp

Method of Preparation

1. Cut the cauliflower into florets and steam it. I kept in microwave for 3 minutes.

2. In a bowl take maida, corn flour, chilli powder and salt. Mix with water to make a batter of bajji maavu consistency. 

3. Add the steamed cauliflower and mix well to coat the batter on the florets.

4. Heat oil and deep fry them. Keep them aside on a paper towel.

5. Heat oil in a pan. When the oil is hot and smoky, add the onions, ginger and garlic. Saute for a minute. 

6. Now add the capsicum and spring onions and saute for 3 minutes. 

7. Mix the corn flour in 1/4 th cup of water. Add the soy sauce, chilli sauce, corn flour mix and salt. 

8. Add the fried cauliflower and chilli flakes and mix well. Simmer for a couple more minutes.

Garnish with some spring onions and serve with Vegetable Fried Rice or some warm rotis.


  1. thats so lovely....attractive clicks as well as beautiful color u have got.......great

  2. So delicious and perfectly done...lovely clicks..

  3. Yum, super tempting manchurian,feel like having some.

  4. Loved the color...Glad to know u tried n liked it :-)

  5. Wow..Yummy one...Thanks for posting


  6. Tempting and addictive appetizer,looks yum....