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Gobi Manchurian

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Restaurant style Gobi Manchurian recipe with step by step pictures.

  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 persons 1x


  • Measurements used 1 cup = 250 ml

For Blanching Cauliflower

  • 1 litre Water
  • 750 grams Cauliflower florets
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

For Frying Cauliflower

  • 1/2 cup Maida (All purpose flour)
  • 3/4 cup Corn Flour / Corn Starch
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 cup – 3/4 cup Water
  • 500 ml Vegetable Oil to fry

For the Sauce

  • 3 tablespoon Oil
  • 4 tablespoon finely chopped Garlic (1520 cloves garlic)
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 1 Green Capsicum, diced
  • 2 Green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Tomato ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon Corn flour plus 1/4 cup water for slurry
  • 2 sprigs coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 23 spring onion stalks, finely chopped


For Blanching Cauliflower

  1. Cut the Cauliflower into florets and add it to a pan filled with water. Add a little turmeric and salt. Bring it to a boil. Once the water in the pan comes to a boil, switch off the flame and let it rest for 20 minutes. Drain the water. Set aside. This process gets rid of all impurities, dirt and minute worms that might be present.

For Frying Cauliflower

  1. Take a big bowl and add in the corn flour, maida (all purpose flour), salt and red chilli powder. Add in the water and mix well to make a thick paste. Add in the cauliflower florets and mix well to coat. If the mixture looks very watery, add in a tablespoon of corn flour to the mixture and combine well to coat. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan/kadai in high flame. High flame works well for frying Cauliflower. When the oil is hot drop in the Cauliflower florets one by one. Do not over crowd. Do not disturb the oil with the spatula for the first 2 minutes. Leaving it as such helps in the batter to nicely coat the florets. When the Cauliflower is cooked ( the bubbles have subsided), remove and drain on a paper napkin. Set aside.

For the Sauce

  1. Add in oil to a pan and add in the finely chopped garlic. I like to add a lot of garlic as I am a lover of garlic. Fry on a low flame until light brown.
  2. Add in the diced onions, diced capsicum and finely chopped green chillies. Fry for a couple of minutes until soft. Next add in the soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and tomato ketchup. Add 1/4 cup of water and fry well till the sauce is cooked.
  3. Make a slurry with corn flour and water. Add it to the pan. The sauce would immediately thicken up.
  4. Add in the fried cauliflower and saute well so the sauce evenly coats the cauliflower. Switch off the flame and garnish with spring onions and coriander leaves.
  5. Serve hot.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Indian
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