Nothing can match the joy of munching on some street-style Indo-Chinese food when you’re hungry! Traditional Chinese dishes like noodles, fried rice, soups, etc. served with a desi twist are highly appetizing and delicious. Gobi Manchurian is also one of those desi Chinese dishes that are an absolute fan favourite! Deep-fried cauliflower florets doused in some Chinese sauces can make anyone’s mouth water. Did you know gobi manchurian is also very easy to make? Check out these quick and easy-to-follow gobi manchurian recipes that will help you make lip-smacking manchurian at home without any hassle!
A thick Chinese gravy with tasty gobi manchurian balls is a whole hearty meal by itself. If you are in the mood for some gravy with your manchurian, this recipe will help you whip it up quickly using some common kitchen ingredients. Check out the gravy gobi manchurian recipe below!
In a bowl, take boiling water, and add the cauliflower florets to the bowl. Let them blanch for 10 minutes. Once blanched, drain out the water, and keep the florets aside.
In another bowl, add maida, cornflour, ginger-garlic paste, red chilli powder, soy sauce and salt. Add water to make a smooth batter.
Add cauliflower florets in the batter, and coat them well with the batter. Once done, deep fry cauliflower until they turn crisp and golden.
Take some oil in a wok or pan, and add ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute them and then add spring onions and capsicum. Stir fry until the onions turn translucent.
Add tomato ketchup, soy sauce, black pepper powder, 1.5 cups of water, and mix well. Let this mixture come to a boil.
Once it comes to a boil, keep the flame on low and add the cornstarch slurry and mix well to make sure no lumps are formed. Let it cook on low flame until the mixture thickens, and corn starch is cooked.
Add deep fried gobi to this mixture, add salt to taste, vinegar, and mix well. Let it cook for a minute, then switch off the heat.
Garnish with spring onion greens on top.
Dry Gobi Manchurian Recipe
Dry gobi manchurian is one of the best Indo-Chinese dishes you can get on the streets. The crispy texture of the manchurian complements other sauteed veggies in the dish very well. Try out this easy-to-make, delicious dry gobi manchurian recipe that everyone will instantly fall in love with!
Take boiling water in a pan or wok, add cauliflower florets, and a pinch of salt. Cover the pan and let the cauliflower cook for 3-4 minutes. Once cooked, transfer the cauliflower to a bowl.
In another bowl, add refined flour, cornflour, salt and a pinch of black pepper. Add water to make a batter of thick consistency.
Add the cauliflower florets in this batter, and coat them well. Deep fry the cauliflower florets until they turn golden brown. Keep them aside.
In a wok or a pan, add 2 tbsp oil. Add ginger, garlic, spring onion bulbs, capsicum, and sauté them on high flame for a minute.
Add green chillies, coriander, soy sauce, red chilli sauce, ketchup, salt and sauté them.
Add some water, and bring it to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, add cornstarch slurry (2 tbsp corn starch + 1 tbsp water) and cook until the sauce thickens.
Add fried cauliflower to this sauce, and cook for a minute. Ensure the sauce coats the florets well.
Gobi manchurian is ready! Garnish with some spring onion on top. This dry gobi manchurian recipe is quick and easy to make.
Extra Tips To Make Gobi Manchurian
After coating the cauliflower with the batter, you can either deep fry or shallow fry the florets. If you want to cut down on the number of calories, you can shallow fry cauliflower in a pan, until they turn golden brown.
If you’re deep-frying the cauliflower, make sure the oil is hot before adding cauliflower to ensure that they crisp up.
The recipes mentioned above do not use MSG or Ajinomoto. But if you want to achieve street-style flavour at home, you can add Ajinomoto to the gobi manchurian recipe.
How to make gobi manchurian gluten free?
You can make gluten-free gobi manchurian by using gluten-free flour instead of maida or all-purpose flour. Also, make sure you use gluten-free soy sauce instead of the regular one to make gluten-free gobi manchurian.
What to serve with gobi manchurian?
Gobi manchurian is basically a starter and can be served alone as an appetizer. Meanwhile, gravy gobi Manchurian can be served with hakka noodles, as well as fried rice.
Can we bake gobi?
Yes! Instead of deep-frying the cauliflower florets, you can choose to bake them in the oven after coating them in the batter, if you’re looking for a healthier, low-calorie option.
What is manchurian sauce made of?
As mentioned in the gobi manchurian recipes above, manchurian sauce is made of cornflour, vinegar, soy sauce, tomato ketchup, chilli sauce, capsicum, spring onions, chillies, garlic, ginger, pepper and salt.
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