Thursday, March 10, 2011

Gobhi manchurian/ Chilly cauliflower

  Gobi Manchurian is one of the delicious Indo-Chinese fritters that can be tried as an appetizer/ side dish. Everyone will love this dish as it has the great flavor of spices, crispiness and tangy taste. 


1/2 cauliflower
5 tbsp of all purpose flour( maida)
1 tbsp of corn flour 
1 tsp of freshly ground pepper
1/2 tsp of red chilly powder
scallions for garnish
oil for deep frying
salt as required

For the gravy:

1 red onion
1/2 capsicum(green bell pepper)
3 cloves of garlic chopped
1 green chilly chopped
2 tsp of soy sauce(dark soy)
1 tbsp of tomato sauce
1 tbsp of red chilly paste( as per spice level)
1/4 tsp of vinegar 
1 tsp of corn starch
1 tbsp of oil


1.Cut the cauliflower in to small florets. Cut the onion and capsicum in to small squares.
2.Prepare the  gravy first. Heat oil in the pan, add onion, capsicum, green chilly and garlic together. Saute well for 5 minutes in medium flame. 
3.Add the tomato sauce and keep stirring till the moisture evaporates. Add the red chilly paste and saute for 2 minutes. Then add the vinegar and saute for a minute. Add the corn starch with 1 tbsp of water to thicken the gravy. Saute for 2 more minutes.
4.Finally add the soya sauce and keep stirring. As the gravy thickens, switch off the flame.
5.Prepare the batter -  First swift the dry ingredients together( maida, corn flour, pepper, red chilly powder and salt) and then add water. The consistency of the batter should not be thick.
6.Add the cauliflower florets to the batter and then fry them in heated oil in the kadai. As the cauliflower turns golden brown, add them to the gravy. 
7.Mix well till the florets coated well. Add the chopped scallions as garnish. Serve with roti/ naan.

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