Quick Gobi ( Cauliflower) Manchurian

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

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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 tossed with dark soya sauce, chilly sauce and seasoning with salt and pepper.

Gobi manchurian sauce is a easy to make sauce can be used to make recipes like veg manchurian, cabbage manchurian or Chicken manchurian.
To make this sauce, saute chopped ginger and garlic till light brown then add some chopped onion and fry till they become translucent.
Pour little water or if are making gravy then add more water and simmer. Add dark soya sauce, red chilly sauce, green chili paste or chopped, salt and white pepper powder. You can add red chilly paste to make the colour of the sauce glossy. Add schezwan sauce to make it more spicy and flavoured.

Pour some corn flour slurry to make the sauce thick.

Gobi Manchurian recipe can be divided into two parts 
  • Gobi Manchurian dry recipe and
  •  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.
You can enjoy gobi manchurian gravy with fried rice and noodles. These Chinese style gobi manchurian gravy is very popular in my home. Whenever I make dry gobi manchurian, my wife insist to left some fried cauliflower florets to make the gravy. You need to add one cup more water into the sauce and adjust the salt and spices. 

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.
  • First boil the cauliflower florets till 50% done. Drain and Pat dry .
  • Now make Manchurian sauce as described above steps by sauteeing ginger garlic and onion. Add red chilly powder, salt and pepper.
  • Pour little water and simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
If you love this recipe then you can try more such yummy delicious Chinese recipes
Gobi (cauliflower) Manchurian recipe
Gobi Manchurian is a Indo Chinese fusion recipe where cauliflower florets are deep fried and seasoned with Manchurian sauce. It can be made as a Gobi Manchurian dry and Gobi Manchurian gravy recipe.

Prep time      cooking time      serving
20 min            10 min                       2
Author :- Mobasir hassan
Ingredients
  •  250 g cauliflower florets
  •  1 1/2 cup corn starch or flour
  •  1/2 cup all purpose flour (Maida)
  •   1/2 teaspoon salt
  •   Oil for deep frying
For Manchurian sauce
  •  1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  •  1 teaspoon chopped ginger
  •  2 teaspoon chopped onion
  •  1/2 teaspoon red chilly paste
  •  1/2 teaspoon red chilly sauce
  •  1/2 teaspoon dark soya sauce
  •  1 teaspoon chopped spring onions
  •  1/4 teaspoon White pepper powder
  •  Salt as per taste
  •  2 teaspoon cooking oil
How to make the recipe
  1. First cut the cauliflower into one inch bite size.
  2. Boill them for 3 minutes or till 50% done. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt in water while boiling.
  3. Drain them and place in a tray to dry them completely.
  4. Make a lumps free batter using corn flour and all purpose flour. Mix salt and white pepper.x
  5. Mix the cauliflower florets into the batter to coat evenly.
  6. Heat oil and fry them till crisp golden.
  7. Remove them in a kitchen paper to absorb any excess oil.
Making Gobi Manchurian dry
  1. Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a wok or pan and fry the chopped ginger and garlic in high flame for 30 seconds or till the light brown.
  2. Add chopped onions and fry them till translucent.
  3. Mix the red chilly paste and pour 2 - 4 teaspoon water and simmer.
  4. Now add the fried cauliflower florets white pepper powder, salt, red chilly sauce and dark soya sauce. Mix them to coat nicely. Keep the heat flame at low.
  5. Pour corn flour slurry (1 teaspoon corn flour mix with 1/3rd cup of water) over the cauliflower florets.
  6. Give them a fine mix and simmer till the sauce start to thicken.
  7. Taste the seasoning and if required add some salt and pepper.
  8.  When the sauce become dry and well coated with the cauliflower, switch off the flame.
  9. Pour some chopped spring onions and remove to serve the dry cauliflower manchurian.
Making Gobi Manchurian gravy
  1. After sauteeing the onion, pour one cup water and simmer for 1 minute in above step 3.
  2. Add the salt and white pepper powder. You can add 1 teaspoon green chilli paste to make it more spicy.
  3. Now add the fried cauliflower florets and simmer for 1 minute.
  4. Mix soya sauce, red chilly sauce with them. 
  5. Now pour corn flour slurry slowly into the gravy and simmer.
  6. The gravy now start to thicken. Check the seasoning and thickness of the gravy.
  7. If required add some salt and pepper.
  8. Sprinkle some chopped spring onions over the gravy and mix             
  9. Remove and serve gobi manchurian gravy hot with noodles and fried rice.
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Nutritional value (estimate only)
  • 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
•  Gobi Manchurian dry served as an appetizer or snacks. You can served sweet chilly sauce along with a plate of Gobi Manchurian.
•  You can served it as a side dish along with some noodles and veg fried rice.
Recipe notes
•  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.
•  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.
•  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.
Below you can read the step by step instructions with photos to make Gobi Manchurian recipe
Preparation

1. Clean the cauliflower and cut the florets into medium bite size around one inch long.
2. 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

3. 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.
4. Meantime make 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
Batter

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. Heat teaspoon oil in a wok or deep vessel pan and add the chopped ginger and garlic and saute in high flame for 30 seconds.
9. Then add the chopped onions and saute further till the onions become translucent.
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

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

12. Mix a 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

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

 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.
 1. Add one teaspoon of red chilly paste, mix and saute. Then pour one cup water into the mixture and simmer.
2. 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.
3. Add the fried Gobi florets into the mixture and simmer for 1 more minute.
4. Make corn flour slurry by mixing 2 teaspoon of corn flour with one cup of water and pour over the cauliflower mixture. Simmer further.
5. The cauliflower florets mixture will start to thicken now. Now pour the dark soya sauce and red chilly sauce into the gravy and cook for more one minute.
6. 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.
7. Remove the Gobi Manchurian gravy in a portion bowl and serve.
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