Gobi Manchurian recipe, How to make Gobi Manchurian at home

Gobi Manchurian is a very popular Indian Chinese (also known as Indo-Chinese) dish. In this recipe the cauliflower florets also known as Gobi in India is deep fried and tossed in a spicy sweet and sour Indian Chinese sauce. This recipe is the adaptation of Chinese seasoning and cooking techniques to suite Indian palate.

Makes: 4 to 5 servings

Ingredients for Gobi Manchurian Recipe

Main Ingredients

  • 15 cauliflower florets of lemon size
  • 3 tablespoons corn flour
  • 5 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste oil for deep frying

For Manchurian Sauce

  • 1/2 cup chopped spring onions
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped green chillies
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tablespoon corn flour
  • 1 cup water or vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli sauce (asian style)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable/sunflower oil
  • Salt to taste

Method for Gobi Manchurian Recipe

For Manchurian

  • Heat oil in a wok or a deep fryer.
  • In the meanwhile, dissolve the corn flour and all purpose flour along with pepper and salt in water.
  • Add the cauliflower florets and mix until the florets get coated with the flour mixture. Add about 5 florets (or the amount your deep fryer /wok can hold) at a time into the hot oil and fry until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain in paper towels. Keep aside.

For Sauce

  • Mix the corn flour with 1/4 cup of water.
  • Add soya sauce, ketchup, chilli sauce and salt.
  • Heat oil in a wok or frying pan on high heat; add garlic, ginger, green chillies, spring onions and stir fry for a few seconds.
  • Add the corn flour mixture to the above and cook for a few minutes until thick and the corn flour is cooked. Turn off heat.
  • Toss the Fried Cauliflower with the Manchurian Sauce and serve.
  • Garnish with spring onion leaves and extra green chillies if you like it spicy.

Additional Tip

Garnish with the chopped spring onion greens and coriander leaves. Enjoy!