Quick Gobi ( Cauliflower) Manchurian

Recipe for Gobi Manchurian| Gobi Manchurian dry

Serving garnished Gobi (cauliflower) Manchurian for Gobi Manchurian recipe
Gobi ( cauliflower) Manchurian

Gobi Manchurian recipe how to make cauliflower (Gobi) Manchurian at home with step by step instructions. Gobi Manchurian banane ki recipe.

What is Gobi Manchurian?

 Gobi Manchurian can be  defined as crisp Gobi or cauliflower florets tossed in Manchurian sauce.

 Batter coated cauliflower florets are deep fried and then sauteed with ginger, garlic, onion and then tossed with dark soya sauce, chilly sauce and seasoning with salt and pepper.

Gobi Manchurian recipe can be divided into two parts :-

1. Gobi Manchurian dry recipe and

2. Gobi Manchurian gravy recipe

 Gobi Manchurian recipe was invented by a small Chinese community lived in Kolkata since British rule of India .

We are going to prepare Gobi Manchurian recipe like restaurant style with masala coated Gobi Manchurian ( saucy Gobi Manchurian) and Gobi Manchurian gravy recipe.

Gobi Manchurian baked

You can make Gobi Manchurian recipe with baked cauliflower florets. For health reasons now a days most people don't prefer deep fried food items. So you can make Gobi Manchurian baked recipe as well . Below I am sharing how to make Gobi Manchurian baked.

If you love this recipe then you can try more such yummy delicious Chinese recipes

Chilli paneer recipe

Masala chicken lollipop recipe


For Gobi Manchurian Ingredients :-

(1)  250 g cauliflower florets

(2)  1 1/2 cup corn starch or flour

(3)  1/2 cup all purpose flour (Maida)

(4)  1/2 teaspoon salt

(5)  Oil for deep frying

For the Manchurian sauce Ingredients :-

(1)  1 teaspoon chopped garlic

(2)  1 teaspoon chopped ginger

(3)  2 teaspoon chopped onion

(4)  1/2 teaspoon red chilly paste

(5)  1/2 teaspoon red chilly sauce ( optional)/

(6)  1/2 teaspoon dark soya sauce

(7)  1 teaspoon chopped spring onions

(8)  1/4 teaspoon White pepper powder

(9)  Salt as per taste

(10)  2 teaspoon cooking oil

 Preparation for cauliflower (Gobi) Manchurian :- 

How to make Gobi ( Cauliflower) Manchurian dry :-

Step 01
Clean the cauliflower and cut the florets into medium bite size around one inch long.

Step 02
Boil the cauliflower florets in water for 3 minutes till 50% cooked. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt while boiling the cauliflower in water.

Boiled Gobi Cauliflower for Gobi Manchurian recipe
Boiled Gobi Cauliflower florets

Step 03
Drain the florets and spread them in a tray to dry up completely. There should not be any moisture in the Gobi otherwise it will become soft while frying.

Step 04
Meantime make a medium thick batter using the corn flour and all purpose flour. For that mix corn flour and Maida in a mixing bowl and add water slowly little by little to make a lumbs free medium thick batter. Add little salt and white pepper powder as well into the batter.

Corn flour and all purpose flour batter for Gobi Manchurian recipe

Step 05
Now mix the cauliflower (Gobi) florets into the above prepared batter and mix well to coat evenly from all sides. If necessary add more corn flour and Maida to coat them.

Batter coated Gobi Cauliflower florets for Gobi Cauliflower Manchurian recipe
Batter coated Gobi Cauliflower florets

Step 06
Heat oil in a deep vessel pan or kadai in medium flame. When the oil become hot add the batter coated Gobi one by one into the oil and deep fry them till crisp golden. You can fry them in two or three batches.

Deep frying Gobi Cauliflower florets for Gobi Cauliflower Manchurian recipe
Deep frying Gobi Cauliflower florets

Step 07
Remove and drain them in a kitchen napkins or tissue paper to absorb any excess oil.
Deep fried Gobi Cauliflower florets for Gobi Manchurian recipe
Deep fried Gobi Cauliflower florets

Step 08
Heat 2 teaspoon oil in a wok or deep vessel pan and add the chopped ginger and garlic and saute in high flame for 30 seconds.

Step 09
Then add the chopped onions and saute further till the onions become translucent.

Step 10
Add the red chilly paste into the above mixture and saute further. Then pour little water into the mixture and simmer for 1 minute. Keep the heat in medium flame.

Red Chilly Paste in sauteed onion ginger garlic mixture for Gobi Manchurian recipe
Red Chilly Paste with sauteed onion

Step 11
Now add the fried cauliflower florets into the mixture. Add salt, white pepper powder and soya sauce. Stir and mix them finely.

Tossing cauliflower florets for Gobi Manchurian recipe
Tossing cauliflower florets

Step 12
Mix 1 teaspoon of corn flour with water and pour over the above mixture. Corn flour mixture will make the sauce thick. You can pour few drops of water to make the sauce sticky .

Tossed cauliflower florets in dark soya sauce for Gobi Manchurian recipe
Tossed cauliflower florets

Step 13
Switch off the flame and sprinkle some chopped spring onions over the Gobi Manchurian and serve.

Gobi Cauliflower Manchurian recipe video

How to make Gobi Manchurian gravy recipe ?


All ingredients mentioned above are same for Gobi Manchurian gravy recipe. Just increase the amount of chopped onions to 3- 4 teaspoon.

Step by step method for Gobi cauliflower Manchurian gravy :-

Repeat all the steps mentioned above upto step 09 as same for Gobi Manchurian gravy recipe. Then follow the below given steps.

Step 01
Add 1 teaspoon of red chilly paste, mix and saute. Then pour one cup water into the mixture and simmer.

Step 02
Now add the 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon of white pepper powder. If you want to make it little bit more spicy then add 1/2 teaspoon green chilli paste into the water mixture.

Step 03
Add the fried Gobi florets into the mixture and simmer for 1 more minute.

Step 04
Make corn flour slurry by mixing 2 teaspoon of corn flour with one cup of water and pour over the cauliflower mixture. Simmer further.

Step 05
The cauliflower florets mixture will start to thicken now. Now pour the dark soya sauce into the mixture and cook for more one minute.

Step 06
Check the amount of the gravy if necessary you can increase it by adding more water and corn starch slurry. Check the seasoning and switch off the flame.

Step 07
Remove the Gobi Manchurian gravy in a portion bowl and serve.

If you love the recipe of Gobi Manchurian gravy recipe then I am sure you will love the recipe of Chilli chicken gravy recipe as well.

   Gobi Manchurian baked

Step 01
First boil the cauliflower florets till 50% done. Drain and Pat dry .

Step 02
Now make Manchurian sauce as described above steps by sauteeing ginger garlic and onion. Add red chilly paste, salt and pepper.
Pour little water and simmer for 1-2 minutes.

Step 03
Add the boiled cauliflower florets and stir to mix with the mixture. Then add 2 - 3 teaspoon corn flour slurry into the mixture and simmer till thicken.

Step 04
Now pour the 1 teaspoon dark soya sauce and mix well and remove in a baking tray and baked for 8-10 minutes till crisp.

       Nutritional value for Gobi Manchurian

Calories :- 295 cal

Carbohydrate :- 32.2 g | Fats :- 17.5 g

Saturated fats :- 1.9 g

Protein :- 5.3 g  | Fiber :- 5.4 g

Sugar :- n/a

Serving tips for Gobi Manchurian

1. Gobi Manchurian dry served as an appetizer or snacks. You can served sweet chilly sauce along with a plate of Gobi Manchurian.

2. You can served it as a side dish along with some noodles and veg fried rice.

Recipe notes for Gobi Manchurian

1. In place of red chily paste you can use red chilli powder (cayenne pepper) . Red Chilly Paste is used to give it a desired colour.

2. You can directly fry the cauliflower florets without boiling them. For that you need to fry them in slow fire . But it is recommended to boil them first then fry them.

3. If you want to make the recipe a GLUTEN FREE then use rice four instead of all purpose flour in the batter.  Replace the regular dark soya sauce with a gluten free soya sauce.

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