Gobi Manchurian is a Indochinese item which is made out of fried cauliflower and this dish is popular all over India.We can find it in all the restaurants and occupies a respective place in the menu card. This Chinese dish became in India because it had a adaptive taste that is suited for many of the Indians.It is believed that the origination of this dish has came through a small Chinese community in that lived in Kolkata for a century. We can find two varieties of this dish, one is dry and the other is gravy.Both of these varieties can be prepared by using cauliflower, corn flour, maida flour, spring onion, capsicum, soy sauce, minced garlic, ground pepper, etc.generally spring onion is used for garnish purpose.It has mild spicy to hot taste this can be varied depending on one’s requirements.
This popular Indo Chinese recipe is very delicious and tasty.This can be prepared by using florets of cauliflower known as Gobi. This will be more delicious when we make a serve with steamed rice, rotis, naans, plain noodles.We can make dry and gravy version of this Gobi Manchurian by following some steps.
For making sauce:
1) Take a bunch of finely chopped spring onions approximately half the cup
2) Take two table spoons of finely chopped ginger
3) Take two table spoons of finely chopped garlic
4) Take half the table spoon of chopped celery
5) Take 1/4 or half table spoon of black pepper powder
6) Take one to two finely chopped green chillies
7) Take one table spoon of soy sauce
8) Take two to three table spoons of oil
9) Take one and half cup of fresh water
10) Take salt that is suitable for taste
For making batter:
1) Take medium sized Gobi or Cauliflower
2) Take one cup of maida or all purpose flour
3) Take three table spoon of corn flour
4) Take one table spoon of minced ginger garlic paste
5) Take one table spoon of soy sauce
6) Take half table spoon of black pepper powder
7) Take 3/4 cup of veg stock
8) Take oil that is required for making a deep fry
9) salt required amount
Preparation of Florets:
Gobi Manchurian which is one of the best starters that one can have in any party, occasion.Most of the people like this item and no one likes to ignore it.As there are two varieties of this type most of the people like to have dry item rather than gravy one as dry item is convenient to have as a snack item before dinner. The preparation of dry Gobi Manchurian involves two parts 1) making of florets, 2) make spicy saute.
At first take a fresh cauliflower and wash it thoroughly to see that it is dust free, care should be taken that the florets should not get damaged.Take a bowl of water and add salt, cauliflower florets to it,allow it to boil in salted water for three to four minutes on a medium flame.After boiling, excess water is drained and spread these cauliflower florets on a tissue paper.
Take a bowl and mix maida,corn flour,ginger paste,garlic paste,water and salt to form a batter.Care should be taken that this batter is not so thick or thin.Make sure that this batter must have thickness similar to dosa batter.Now add all the florets to this batter and mix them well.For better taste of this Manchurian batter must be evenly mixed to these florets.
At first take a pan and add oil to it that is required for deep fry of these florets.Heat the oil on a medium flame and slowly add the florets to it that are mixed with batter.Fry these florets on a medium flame and care should be taken that they should not turn the oil may not spill.Frying process is done till their color changes to brown.After they are fried transfer these fried florets to a plate.
Preparation of saute:
Take a deep pan or kadai and add two table spoons of oil.Heat it on a medium flame and add ginger paste, garlic paste, finely chopped green chillies, chopped capsicum, finely chopped onion to it and saute them well on a high flame for about three to four minutes.
To the mixture add soy sauce,tomato ketchup, chilli sauce and salt that is required for taste,now saute this mixture well until all the ingredients are well mixed.It must be stirred continuously for about one minute and add deep fried florets to this mixture.
Add deep fried florets to the pan and continuously toss the pan so that all the ingredients are well attached to each of the florets.This process of mixing must be continued for about two to three minutes on a high flame. Care should be taken while tossing the items on pan as spilling may happen.That’s it very tasty and spicy hot Gobi Manchurian is ready, take it to a serving place and enjoy the Indo Chinese recipe.