Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Gobi Manchurian Dry

"Gobi Manchurian" can be found in almost all Indian restaurant's menu as this is such a popular dish. Every one mistakes this to be a Chinese dish but this is a pure Indian dish. To my knowledge there is no dish as "Manchurian" in Chinese restaurant menu except in India. Manchuria - The historical name of a region of north-east China. May be this is the reason we call it as a Chinese dish or may be this dish incorporates lots of Chinese ingredients like soy sauce, ginger and garlic. Why bother about the name when the taste is very excellent. Here is the recipe for this dish.

Gobi / Cauliflower - 1 small cut into bite size florets
Garlic finely chopped - 5 cloves
Ginger finely chopped - 2"
Onion finely chopped - 1/2 cup
Green Chilies chopped - 4
Ketchup - 3 tsp
Chili Garlic sauce - 1tsp
Con starch - 5 tsp
Red flood colour - 1 pinch
Soy Sauce - 3 tsp
Cilantro Chopped - 1/2 cup
Oil to fry
Salt as required

Method :
In a bowl make a paste out of con starch , red food color, chili garlic sauce , 1 tsp of soy sauce, salt and little water. Add cauliflower florets to it and mix it. Deep fry the florets until golden brown and set aside. In a non- stick pan heat 2 tsp of oil and saute onion for 3 mins . Add garlic, ginger and green chilies and fry for 2 mins. Add ketchup and remaining 2tsp of soy sauce and mix for 2 mins. Now add the fried cauliflower and mix until all the sauce is coated well on the gobi. Now add cilantro and give a quick mix and now transfer to a serving plate and enjoy it hot!!!!


  1. Perfect presentation...!looks sooo delicious...

  2. This one was great. I've had such a tasty gobi manchurian only in couple of restaurants in coimbatore.


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