1/2tbsprice vinegar½ tbsp (optional white vinegar, apple cider, lemon)
1tbsphot sauce or ketchup
pinch of salt
Wash and cut cauliflower into florets.
Heat water and drop cauliflower florets for about 2-3 minutes. No need to wait for the water to boil as it can be too soft.
Remove cauliflower using a colander or strainer and dry for a few minutes. Give space to each floret to dry fast. You can put it on a plate with a cloth or tissue.
Prepare the batter adding all ingredients except for the water. Mix everything first and slowly add water ensuring no lumps and at the same time the batter mixture should not be too thin.
Drop cauliflower florets by batches ensuring each floret is covered including the stems.
Prepare the pan with oil, make sure it's hot enough to fry using medium heat.
Fry the florets in batches, do not overcrowd to ensure each floret is cooked and can be crispy.
Flip each floret to ensure balanced cooking.
Avoid mixing the florets in the pan.
Transfer to a clean dry plate the cooked florets.
It's time to make the manchurian sauce, using the same pan add garlic, ginger and spring onions, and onion one at a time and saute.
Once the garlic is golden brown add soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup and sugar, and chili powder.
Mix all the ingredients, add the chili powder and salt. Adjust taste and add more chili powder if you want it more spicy.
At this part you can add the cauliflower florets to absorb the sauce. This is the dry version of Gobi Manchurian. Alternatively,
Prepare the mixture of cornflour and water. Then add this to the pan and mix well.
Add the cauliflower florets in mix again. This is the gobi manchurian with gravy.
Transfer to a clean serving plate and serve immediately.
You can deep fry the cauliflower florets or bake in theoven for 40minutes.
If you want more gravy you can adjust the water to ¾ cup and add cornflour.
This recipe is a great starter or appetizer but can also be served with fried rice or plain rice.
It is best to eat after cooking because it may turn soft once the sauce is added.
You can use ginger powder if you don’t have fresh ginger and start by adding 1/4 tsp.
NutritionThis simple and easy gobi manchurian recipe can yield up to 5 servings with 181 calories per serving. Total Fat 11.4g | Saturated Fat 0.9g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 371mg | Total Carbohydrate 18.1g | Dietary Fiber 4.2g | Total Sugars 5.2g | Protein 3.8g | Vitamin D 0mcg | Calcium 41mg | Iron 1mg | Potassium 448mgNutrition calculation is based on using an online calculator (verywellfit) and for reference use only.
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