Gobi Manchurian

Gobi Manchurian is a fried cauliflower mixed with some flours and spices.It is a recipe from Chinese Cuisine inherited by Indians.It is very popular Street Food available in Indian Streets.
Ingredients: 
  • Cauliflower -- 1 medium.clean and broken into big florets. 
  • Spring Onion -- 1 small bunch finely chopped 
  • Ginger -- 2 tsp. finely chopped 
  • Garlic -- 1 tsp. finely chopped 
  • Plain flour/maida/all purpose flour -- 1/4 cup
  • Cornflour -- 3 tbsp. 
  • Red chilli powder -- 1/4 tsp.  
  • Red chillies, dry -- 2 no.
  • Oil -- 3 tbsp. 
  • Water -- 1 1/2 cups 
  • Milk -- 1 tbsp. 
Method:

  • Boil the florets for 3-4 minutes in plenty of water, to which a tbsp. of milk has been added. 
  • Drain and pat dry on a clean cloth. 
  • Make thin batter out of flour and 2 tbsp.cornflour, adding 1/4 tsp. each of ginger and garlic and red chilli powder and salt to taste. 
  • Dip the florets in the batter one by one and deep fry in hot oil. Keep aside. 
  • In the remaining oil, add remaining ginger, garlic and crushed red chilli and fry for a minute. 
  • Add the salt and spring onions. 
  • Stir fry for a minute. Add 1 1/2 cups water and bring to a boil. 
  • Add 1 tbsp. cornflour to 1/4 cup water and dissolve well. 
  • Gradually add to the gravy and stir continuously till it resumes boiling. 
  • Boil till the gravy becomes transparent. Add florets and soya sauce. 
  • Boil for two more minutes and remove. 
  • Serve hot with noodles or rice. 
Variations:
1. Dry Manchurian can be made by omitting the gravy.
2. Make florets as above and instead of adding water as above, add fried florets, spring onions and soya sauce at this stage.
3. Sprinkle 1 tsp. cornflour on the florets and stir fry for 2 minutes.
4. Serve piping hot with toothpicks or mini forks and chilli garlic sauce or tomato sauce.
5. Same procedure for veg. manchurian (with gravy or dry), but instead of using only cauliflower, use finely chopped minced vegetables and bind with some cornflour or bread crumbs and make small lumps the size of a ping pong ball.
6. Fry as above and proceed as above.

Making time: 45 minutes

Makes for: 6

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