Saturday, September 27, 2008


Last week we went to a hotel to celebrate my birthday. Gobi Manchurian is our all time favorite starters. It was awesome and just the way they make it is delicious, spicy and dry. I always wanted to try it but didn’t get a good recipe. Now that I got a recipe, I tried it and it really came out well. I shared it with my family and neighbours. They loved it. Here you go….


Cauliflower florets - 4 cups
Chopped onion - 1 cup
Green chilly - 2
Green onions - 1/4 cup (in Tamil we call it as vengaya thal)
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Finely chopped garlic - 2 tsp ( use Ginger garlic paste also)
Finely chopped ginger - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - a few
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Soy sauce - 2 tbsp
Green chilly sauce - 2 tbsp
Tomato sauce - 3 tbsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

INGREDIENTS II (Preparation of cauliflower fritters):

All purpose flour/Maida - 1/2 cup
Corn flour - 6 tsp
Rice flour - 2 tsp
Red chilly powder - 3/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil to fry


Cut the cauliflower into medium size florets and add it to the boiling water and leave it for 4-5 minutes
Remove from heat before it gets overcooked and then drain the water. Keep it aside
Make a thin batter with water using the ingredients II except oil
Heat oil in a deep bottom pan
Now dip the florets in the batter and drop it in oil. It should be golden brown
Like this repeat the process with the rest of the florets
Turn both the sides and fry. Leave enough space between the florets while frying
Keep them aside
In a wide pan, heat 2 tbsp of oil
Add onions and fry till they become translucent
Now add the ginger and garlic or paste and saute
Now add the chopped green chillies, green onions and toss for a few seconds
After that add the red chilly powder, pepper powder and salt
Combine them together and keep on frying till you get rid of the raw smell
Add soy sauce, green chilly sauce, tomato sauce and 3 to 4 tbsp of water. Combine them
Now add the fried cauliflower to it and toss it carefully till the masala sticks to the cauliflower
Add water if required. Leave it for 5 mts.Remove from heat and garnish with coriander and green onions

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