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Gobi Manchurian – Indo Chinese Recipe

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Gobi Manchurian is a popular Indo Chinese appetizer or can be served as side dish. Cauliflower fritters are dipped into batter and fried till crispy. Then cooked with the special manchurian sauce.

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

For the Batter :

  • Cauliflower (cut in florets) – 1 medium sized
  • Corn Starch – 1/4 Cup
  • Rice Flour – 1/4 Cup
  • All Purpose Flour( Maida) – 2 Tbsp
  • Kashmiri Red Chilli POwder – to taste
  • Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tsp
  • Sweet Sour Sauce – 2 tsp
  • Salt and pepper – to taste
  • Soy Sauce – 1 tsp
  • Tomato Sauce – 2 tsp
  • Water – as required to make make a pancake consistancy batter

For Sauce:

  • Sesame Oil – 1 Tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 /2 tsp (optional)
  • Green chillies (finely chopped) – to taste
  • Ginger (finely chopped) – 1 tsp
  • Galic (finely chopped) – 1 tsp
  • Onion (Sliced) – 1/2 cup
  • Sweet and Sour Sauce – 1 Tbsp
  • Tomato Sauce – 1/3 cup
  • Soy Sauce – 2 Tbsp
  • White Distilled Vinegar – 1 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • CIlantro(finely chopped)  – 2 Tbsp (Optional)
  • Green Onion (finely chopped) – 2 Tbsp

Method:

  • Mix all the ingredients under the batter section and make a pancake consistancy batter adding little water at a time.
  • Make sure your batter is smooth without any lumps.
  • Add in the parboiled Cauliflower florets into the batter and deep fry till crispy and deep golden in color.
  • While deep frying do in batches (I did in 4 batches). Do not over crowd the pan.
  • After all the florets are ready. Set them aside on paper towel.

For the sauce:

  • Heat oil till smoky hot, immediately add cumin seeds and green chillies. Saute for 5 secs and do keep stirring trough out the process.
  • Add in onion and keep stirring around 30 secs.
  • Add in ginger, garlic and fry for 10 secs.
  • Add in all the sauces one by one, then add in vinegar and keep tossing the mixture.
  • Finally add the floret, salt (if required) and toss with the sauce for 2 mins. Add cilantro and spring onions. Give it a final toss and serve immediately.

 

 

 

 

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