Friday, March 30, 2012

Gobi Manchurian Dry

My MIL makes good authentic and traditional recipes but she never ventures out of her line nor does she comes to restaurants to try new foods. Rare occasions are those when she comes out and those days would be just a chicken biryani on her plate. We try our level best to persuade her to have some Chinese food but she just wont budge. After many unsuccessful attempts, we came up with the idea of making some Indo-Chinese food for her at home so that she gets an idea of how saucy and yummy they could be. Me and the huss tried this dry version of Gobi manchurian for he and she liked it.

~*What U Need*~
Cauliflower - (bite-size florets) 1 cup
Oil for deep frying

For the batter:
All-purpose Flour - 6 tbsp
Corn flour - 4 tbsp
Black Pepper - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste

For the manchurian sauce:
Vegetable oil - 2 tbsp
Onion - 1
Green Chilli sauce - 1 tbsp
Garlic cloves - 3
Ginger - 1/2" piece
Tomato Ketchup - 2tbsp
Soy Sauce - 1 tsp
Vinegar - 1 tsp
Corn flour - 1 tsp
Spring Onions / Coriander leaves

How I Made it:
Mix all-purpose flour, corn flour, salt and black Pepper with little water without any lumps(similar to bajji batter). Dip the cauliflower pieces well with batter and deep fry. Remove and drain the excess oil on a paper towel
Chop the onions, garlic and ginger finely. Heat oil in a pan, add garlic and ginger pieces. When golden brown, add onions and cook until they are translucent.
Add tomato ketchup, green chilli sauce, soy sauce and vinegar and mix well. Cook till oil separated.
Mix corn flour with little water and add it to the sauce. Cook till the sauce starts to thicken.
Add the fried cauliflower with the sauce and mix well till the sauce coats the cauliflower completely. Garnish with spring onions or coriander leaves.

Serve as side dish for pulao / as starter.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. Ha ha! Your MIL sounds so much like mine. She is very apprehensive about trying different foods and cuisines. Manchurian is the only dish she likes to have. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will try this for her ;-)

  2. Manchurian is my favorite too,you have made it perfectly..yum

  3. very healthy n tasty too..nice one.Book marked.

  4. manchurian is my fav .. yours look so awesome

  5. Manchurian looks awesome Vimitha, I am tempted here..

  6. Yummy n delicious luking manchurian.....

  7. Congrats for making ur MIL to taste chinese the pictures.

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  9. very sweet of u guys :).. i love manchurian

    Ongoing Event : WTML

  10. thanks for stopping by dear..
    this looks absolutely yummm, tempting n inviting..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  11. Lovely dish!

  12. This is one dish which I order each time we eat out...just love it..nicely done

  13. One of my favorite dish looks so yummy.

  14. delicious snack... my favourite as well..

  15. always home made are best this a lot ..


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