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Gobi manchurian recipe – step by step recipe

Manchurian, is an Indo-chinese dish. Gobi manchurian, is a manchurian dish made out of cauliflower (gobi) florets. Gobi manchurian can be dry or or with gravy. Dry gobi manchurian is more popular, as it acts as great appetiser as well as side dish in main course. This gobi manchurian recipe contains two basic parts. First, getting the gobi florets ready and second, preparing the sauce ready.

This gobi manhcurian is no-way authentic chinese food. It came to india with chinese workers in east of India many years ago. These chinese people adapted to Indian taste and introduced gobi manchurian.

What is gobi manchurian

Gobi is cauliflower in hindi. It is also written as gobhi. Manchurian refers to a style of food dish. Likely, manchurian cuisine was invented by manchurian people.

Firstly deep fry the cauliflower florets by wrapping the florets in the corn flour batter to make them crispy. Subsequently toss these florets in a manchurian sauce.

Make manchurian sauce from soy sauce and white vinegar. It is somewhat tangy and sweet in taste. Make the sauce hot by adding hot sauce. I normally make it hot if I am eating, but with kids I do not add hot sauce.

Dry Gobi Manchurian Recipe | Your Food Fantasy
Dry Gobi Manchurian Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

pro tips to make best gobi manchurian

Best gobi manchurian involves some basic steps.

  • This dish is all about crispy gobi. Do not keep fried gobi florets for long, else they will get soggy.
  • Fry gobi florets in small batches, else gobi may not fry evenly.
  • Do all the preparation in advance. Most of Indo-chinese dishes involve chopping. Get your raw material ready in advance.
  • Serve this immediately to get the crispy taste.
  • Don’t over-boil the florets in boiling water. Boil only for 5-7 minutes. Over boiling can result in mashing of florets.
  • Be careful while tossing the gobi florets in sauce. Do not break or mash the florets.
  • Always use a fresh cauliflower, spring onion and other ingredients for best taste.
  • Make sure that the batter used for wrapping florets does not have lumps.
  • Properly wrap the florets in batter.

Method

  1. Boil water in a big and wide pan and blanch the cauliflower florets for 5-7 minutes in boiling water.
  2. Drain out the water in a colander and spread them on a tray so that extra moisture evaporated.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add cornflour, all purpose flour, salt and teaspoon pepper powder. Mix them well with a spoon. Now with the help of water, make a runny batter of it. Beat it nicely so that there are no lumps.
  4. Add the cauliflower florets in the batter and coat them well with the batter.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and drop these florets in hot oil one by one and few at a time. Deep fry them till they are light golden in colour. Take them out. Then fry them again (double-fry). This double-frying is optional.
  6. In a separate pan, get the sauce ready by heating 2 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add chopped garlic and grated ginger and sauté. Now add chopped chillies and onions to it and sauté again for 3-4 minutes. Add 3 tablespoon of spring onion greens and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add soy sauce, vinegar, chilli sauces, ketchup, sugar and rest of salt and pepper powder. Mix them well. Add 1/2 cup of water and let it boil. Meanwhile, mix one tablespoon of cornflour to the 1/3 cup of water. Add this to the cooking sauces and sauté till all gets boiled for few minutes.
  8. Lastly, add cauliflower florets now and mix everything well.
Vegan Gobi Manchurian Recipe - Your Food Fantasy
Vegan Gobi Manchurian Recipe – Your Food Fantasy

This gobi manchurian

  • Is vegan
  • Can be made gluten-free by using arrowroot flour or rice flour. Replace soy sauce with gluten-free soy sauce.
  • Is a great appetiser in the menu.

Serving suggestion

Serve dry gobi manchurian with on its own, ideally with a drink.

It can also be paired with hakka noodles or fried rice.

Guilt free version

You can use baked or air-fried gobi for less calorie version of gobi manchurian. Taste will vary slightly compared to this gobi manchurian recipe.

You may like to try my veg manchurian as well.


Gobhi Manchurian - Cauliflower Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

Gobi Manchurian Recipe

Meenu Gupta
A delicious Indo-Chinese appetizer made from cauliflower, corn flour, soya sauce, etc. Loved by most.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indo-Chinese
Servings 5
Calories 422 kcal

Equipment

  • Wide Mouth Pan or Wok

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Cup Cauliflower Florets
  • 7 Tablespoon Corn Flour
  • 6 Tablespoon All Purpose Flour/ Maida
  • 2 Green chillies Chopped
  • 1 Onion Small size, Finelyy chopped
  • 4 Tablespoon Spring Onion Chopped (Green part)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger Grated
  • 4 Garlic Cloves Finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon Soy Souce
  • 1 Tablespoon White Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato Ketchup
  • 2 Teaspoon Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon Oil
  • 250 Ml Oil For Deep Frying, not all oil will get used in deep frying.

Instructions
 

  • Boil water in a big and wide pan and blanch the cauliflower florets for 5-7 minutes in boiling water.
  • After that, drain out the water in a colander and spread them on a tray so that extra moisture evaporated.
    Removing moisture from Gobi - Gobi Manchurian Recipe
  • In a mixing bowl, add 4 tablespoon cornflour, 4 tablespoon all purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper powder. Mix them well with a spoon. Now with the help of water, make a runny batter of it. Beat it nicely so that there are no lumps.
  • Add the cauliflower florets in the batter and coat them well with the batter. Now add rest 2 tablespoon cornflour and all purpose flour and mix well. This will help in florets getting a good coating.
    Mixing Gobi with batter - Gobi Manchurian Recipe
  • Heat oil in a pan and drop these florets in hot oil one by one and few at a time. Deep fry them till they are light golden in colour. Take them out and keep on a kitchen towel.
    Fried Cauliflower - Gobi Manchurian Recipe
  • Once all the florets are fried, add them again to the hot oil and fry again for few minutes till they are nice brown in colour. Take them out.
    Second time deep fried cauliflower florets - Gobi Manchurian Recipe
  • In a separate pan, heat 2 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add chopped garlic and grated ginger and sauté. Add chopped chillies and onions to it and sauté again for 3-4 minutes. Add 3 tablespoon of spring onion greens and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add soy sauce, vinegar, chilli sauces, ketchup, sugar and rest of salt and pepper powder. Mix them well. Add 1/2 cup of water and let it boil. Meanwhile, mix one tablespoon of cornflour to the 1/3 cup of water. Add this to the cooking sauces and sauté till all gets boiled for few minutes.
    How to cook Gobi Manchurian | Your Food Fantasy
  • Add cauliflower florets now and mix everything well so that florets are nicely coated. Switch off the heat.
    Gobi Manchurian Recipe | Your Food Fantasy
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and spread the rest of spring onions on top and serve hot.

Notes

  1. Don’t over-boil the florets in boiling water. Boil only for 5-7 minutes as they will be properly cooked while frying. Over boiling can result in mashing of florets.
  2. For healthier version of this, you can use air-fried cauliflower.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Gobi Manchurian Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 422 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 911mg40%
Potassium 271mg8%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 63IU1%
Vitamin C 35mg42%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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