Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Chilli Gobi ~ Dry

Okay now that all the celebrations have settled ~ Diwali, Christmas and finally Pongal is done ~ its time to settle and move over to everyday dining. We have Valentine's day next month but other than that there is no other festivity around the corner. So lets move on and have some Indo-Chinese dish like this spicy Chilly~Gobi.
I love to explore new cuisines ~ Chinese, Thai, Mexican, Arabian ~ name it and I would love to try a new dish from their culture. But the huss is just the opposite. Kebabs, tandooris and samosas are his things. One cuisine which both of us like to explore is Chinese. And that too he restricts to the Indo-Chinese combo. Gobi manchurian is one among the few Indo-chinese dishes that we have often and of the many I have tasted, I love the one that Wang's kitchen serves. They are crispy, chewy and tastes just right.
Disclaimer: This line is not a paid review. I have put it here out of my own interest.

Its the season of cauliflower here and the market is filled with fresh cauliflowers and the price is so cheap. Open my fridge at any point of time, this season and you can see a cauliflower peeping out. I love to include them in my salads with a simple mayo dressing and I just parboil them after good cleaning. That way they are crunchy and fresh. And for the huss, I make these cauliflower pakodas for his evening tea.

I generally don't prefer to include deep fried dishes in our meal but I break the rules once in a blue moon. Home-made rather than outside food sounds better to me. Atleast we could limit the oil and we can have a clean conscious that we are using ingredients which we know and which we handle. And it makes for a lunch which pleases your dear ones which gives you a satisfaction.
Now coming to the recipe, its hot, spicy and more hot with a slight hint of sweetness thus making it a perfect accompaniment for veg fried rice. You can add 2 or 3 chillies depending on the preferred spiciness but do keep in mind that we are adding chilli powder and green chilli sauce.

~*What U Need*~
Cauliflower florets - 2 cups
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1 tbsp

For Chilli Sauce
Garlic - 6, finely chopped
Ginger – 1" piece, finely chopped
Chopped onions - 1/4 cup
Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Green chilli - 1
Chilli sauce - 1 tbsp
Soy sauce - 1 tsp
Tomato sauce - 1 tsp
Cornflour - 1 tsp, dissolved in water

Red Food color – a pinch (Optional)
Oil - tbsp + for deep frying

For Batter:
All Purpose Flour / Maida – 1/2 cup
Corn flour – 2 tbsp
Soya Sauce – 1 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Water as needed

How I made it:
Boil water in a pan, add turmeric powder and salt. Now add cauliflower florets and parboil it. Drain and set aside. Heat oil for deep frying. Mix up the ingredients under batter list to a smooth paste. Dip the cauliflower in the mixture till evenly coated.

Fry till golden brown, drain and set aside. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a kadai, add ginger, garlic and green chilli and fry for 1 min.

Add onion and saute till glossy or 2 mins. Add ginger, garlic and green chilli and fry for 1 min. Add soy sauce, tomato sauce, chilli powder and chilli sauce. Mix well.

Finally add the cornflour slurry and cook in high flame till glossy. Add the fried cauliflowers and mix till evenly coated. Garnish with finely chopped spring onion or coriander leaves and serve.

Serve hot with fried rice or any pulao varieties.

** My Notes:
** I skipped the green chilli as we are not that much into spiciness.
** You can also make this as a gravy version.Add 1 cup water after adding the cornflour, and increase the cornflour to 2 tsp.
** Its hot with a mild sweetness which makes a perfect side for fried rice.
** Add salt if needed after doing a taste test. I skipped it cause the salt from the soy and chilli sauce did the business for me.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. Hi Vimitha, this look wonderful. Thanks for sharing the delicious recipe.
    Have a great week ahead.

  2. Very well presented Vimitha! Chilli gobhi looks so perfect and delicious

  3. A Lovely starter with nice explanation Vimitha... I like it so much :)

  4. Oh my goodness, I am drooling here vimitha. very perfectly made.

  5. fantastic presentation..chilli gobi looks very tempting..

  6. Delicious and mouthwatering gobi preparation.

  7. Ur depiction of the steps r laudable :) Chilli gobi is my fav!This luks yummy :)

  8. Awesome dish...love ur recipe ....

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  11. Vimitha this looks so good dear :) such a relish love the way you have done it, perfect

  12. Am drooling over here..looks inviting!!

  13. That looks very inviting and delicious!

  14. Love the gobi prep looks very appetising!!

  15. Super tempting, neat presentation!!
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  16. I am drooling on ur chilli gobi.love it.

  17. the chili gobhi looks perfect! your version has me craving for some. i cant wait to make some this weekend

  18. YUM. That looks so delicious and you've made it so simple with your step by step pictures. Thanks!!!!! :D


  19. Wish i get that whole plate rite now, irresistible chilli gobi.

  20. Looks delicious love this dish, wang chicken has to pay you money.

  21. Looks very tempting...perfectly made chili gobi...loving it!

  22. Absolutely delicious and traditional chinese recipe.

  23. Nice photos, feel tempted to lick my screen now. Haha!

  24. tempting pics ...i crave to eat this yummy gobi fry....

  25. WOW .....drooling Here !!!
    Love the clicks Vimitha ............
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  26. Looks so yummy.. This is one of my favorites!!

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  27. Vimitha, I love this! It is something like a vegetarian sweet and sour dish. Would be nice to cook this for the coming Chinese New Year.

  28. Just luv the colour and it looks mind blogging.

    Bookmarked the recipe. Thanks for sharing it here.

  29. Looks delicious and easy Vimitha!! Thanx for sharing!!

  30. Tempting delicious chili gobhi...The spread there makes me hungry..

  31. I love eating vegetarian "sweet and sour" dish and this dish looks very delicious with lots of chillies :D

  32. Happy Pongal belated. I love the clicks..nicely done n yummy

  33. Feel like grabbing it. looks very yummy. bookmarked !

  34. 2ow what a perfect side dish for my all time fav curd rice...just pass me the plate dear:)

  35. My husband is the same, always prefer the indo-chinese cuisine. I must give this a try Vimitha, looks delicious to snack on its own:-)

  36. I love to make these as a starter, with some sauce it perfect!

  37. Looks perfect....just like how you get it in restaurants!

  38. Vimitha, this is one of the most visually-appealing dishes I've seen online.

  39. OMG supe drooling chili gobi... yummmmm


  40. Am French, live near Paris just tried your recipe and it is just out of this world! Everyone loved it! Thank u very much my dear Vimitha!Where are u based in India?!

    Thansk a bunch for your post!


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