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Crispy & Dry Gobi Manchurian | Restaurant Style Manchurian


For Cooking: 

  • 300 g gobi | cauliflower florets  

  • 5 cups of water 

  • 1/2 tsp salt 

  • 1 cup cold water  

For Batter: 

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch 

  • 1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder 

  • 1 tbsp fine semolina 

  • 1/4 tsp salt 

  • 1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste 

  • 3/4 cup water 

  • Oil for deep frying  

For Manchurian Sauce: 

  • 2- 3 tbsp oil 

  • 1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped 

  • 2 tbsp garlic, finely chopped 

  • 2 green chillies, slit 

  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped 

  • 1/2 capsicum | green bell pepper  

  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce 

  • 1 tbsp green chilli sauce 

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce 

  • 1/2 tsp vinegar 

  • Salt to taste 

  • Pepper to taste 

  • 1 tsp cornstarch 

  • 1/4 cup water 

  • Spring onion, chopped 


  1. In a large pot, add 5 cups of water, salt and boil. Once the water starts boiling, add in the gobi | cauliflower florets and cook for 2 minutes. 

  2. Drain the water immediately and pour the cold water on the gobi | cauliflower florets to cool down. 

  3. Mix in the 1 tbsp of cornstarch with 1/4 cup of water and keep that aside. 

  4. In a large bowl, add in the all-purpose flour, cornstarch, chilli powder, semolina, salt, and mix well. Add ginger-garlic paste and 3/4 cup water, mix well without any lumps. 

  5. Now, add the cooked gobi | cauliflower into the batter and coat well. 

  6. Heat oil in a large pan and fry the gobi | cauliflower until golden brown and crisp. 

  7. Remove the fried gobi | cauliflower onto the kitchen paper and keep that aside. 

  8. Heat 2 tbsp oil and add ginger, garlic, green chillies, onion, capsicum | bell pepper one by one and sauté on high heat. ( Do not over cook). 

  9. Add tomato sauce, green chilli sauce, soy sauce, vinegar,  salt, pepper, mix well and saute for a minute. 

  10. Add cornstarch mixture, mix and cook until the gravy slightly thickens and turns translucent. 

  11. Finally, add fried gobi | cauliflower, gently mix and coat the sauce well. Garnish with spring onions and serve hot.


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