I had this dish in an Indian restaurant named Aarya ‘ s in Doha . It is a vegetarian restaurant. The manchurian I had there was so delicious !. All I wanted to do is to find the recipe from the net and make it at home. I always hunt for recipes and I found a good one at http://www.sailusfood.com/
. I love her blog and most of her recipes are foolproof.
The cauliflower manchurian recipe is one that has never failed . In this dish you can replace the cauliflower with chicken/fish/prawns/mutton and go on with the rest of the ingredients and method. I did not have some of the ingredients so add any veggies you have in hand. I made this dish for my dad who is a vegetarian and he loved it. I am sure you will too J
Happy Cooking Everyone!
Cauliflower Manchurian ( Gobi Manchurian)
Prep & Cooking Time: 40 mts
Serves 4-5 persons
1 medium sized cauliflower, cut into florets, placed in salted hot water for 10-12 minutes, drained
2 tbsps maida/all-purpose flour
2 tbsps cornflour
1/2 tbsp rice flour (optional)
1 tbsp ginger-garlic-green chilli paste
approx a little less than 1/2 cup warm water
salt to taste
1/4 cup spring onions, finely chopped,
1/2 capsicum, finely sliced
1 1/2 tbsps finely minced garlic
1/2 tbsp finely sliced ginger
2 finely chopped green chillis
1 tsp red chilli powder (preferably Kashmiri)
2 tsps soya sauce
1 tbsp chilli sauce
2 tsps vinegar
3 tbsps tomato sauce
1/2 tsp brown sugar (optional)
salt as required
1 1/2 tbsps sesame oil
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
o Heat oil for deep frying in a heavy bottomed vessel.
o In a bowl, combine flour, cornflour, rice flour, salt, ginger-garlic-green chilli paste and water to make a thick paste. Dip the washed and drained florets into the batter such that its well coated. Place each floret that is well coated with the batter into the hot oil. Do not crowd the vessel. Reduce flame and deep fry till the cauliflower is almost cooked. Increase the flame towards the end of the cooking process and fry the cauliflower till it turns golden brown. Remove onto absorbent paper and keep aside.