Gobi Manchurian – Indian Chinese Appetizer



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Indo-Chinese Appetizer ~ Gobhi Manchurian

The market is flooded with Cauliflower and very reasonably priced. Bought two large heads for Rs.20/-, cut them into florets and used a portion to prepare Gobi Manchurian. I’ve received requests to blog Indo-Chinese recipes especially appetizers. So, I decided on this colorful and vibrant cold-weather appetizer or snack, much loved by Indo Chinese fusion food connoisseurs.

This recipe comes after a couple of trials to achieve that restaurant style ‘Gobi Manchurian’. In fusion cooking there are no rules to follow. You will find assertive notes of spice and tang, a generous dose of garlic, green chilli, ginger and garnished with lots of spring onions and coriander leaves – in other words, simply flavorful! It does take some time to prepare but its worth the effort.

Gobi Manchurian Recipe

Prep & Cooking Time: 40 mts

Serves 4-5 persons

Cuisine: Indo-Chinese

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Ingredients:

1 medium sized cauliflower, cut into florets, placed in salted hot water for 10-12 mts, drained

2 tbsps maida/all-purpose flour

2 tbsps cornflour

1/2 tbsp rice flour (optional)

1 tbsp ginger-garlic-green chilli paste

approx a little less than 1/2 cup warm water

salt to taste

For sauce:

1/4 cup spring onions, finely chopped,

1/2 capsicum, finely sliced

1 1/2 tbsps finely minced garlic

1/2 tbsp finely sliced ginger

2 finely chopped green chillis

1 tsp red chilli pwd (preferably Kashmiri)

2 tsps soya sauce

1 tbsp chilli sauce

2 tsps vinegar

3 tbsps tomato sauce

1/2 tsp brown sugar (optional)

salt as required

1 1/2 tbsps sesame oil

1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves

1 Heat oil for deep frying in a heavy bottomed vessel.
2 In a bowl, combine maida, cornflour, rice flour, salt, ginger-garlic-green chilli paste and water to make a thick paste. Dip the washed and drained florets into the batter such that its well coated. Place each floret that is well coated with the batter into the hot oil. Do not crowd the vessel. Reduce flame and deep fry till the gobi is almost cooked. Increase the flame towards the end of the cooking process and fry the gobi till it turns golden brown. Remove onto absorbent paper and keep aside.
3 Heat oil in a large wok and once the oil is piping hot, add the chopped garlic and stir fry for a few seconds. Add the green chillis and ginger and stir fry on high for a few seconds.
4 Add the whites of spring onions and stir fry on high for 3-4 mts, constantly tossing them. Add the sliced capsicum and stir fry for another 3 mts. They should retain their crunch.
4 Reduce to medium heat and add the brown sugar, soya sauce, tomato ketchup, chilli sauce and vinegar. Combine well and cook for 2 mts. Add 3-4 tbsps of water and cook for 2 mts.
5 Add the deep fried gobhi and combine. Toss on high flame for 1-2 mts. Turn off heat. Garnish with the chopped spring onion greens and coriander leaves.

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Gobi Manchurian

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Gobi Manchurian – Indian Chinese Appetizer

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Indo-Chinese Appetizer ~ Gobhi Manchurian The market is flooded with Cauliflower and very reasonably priced. Bought two large heads for Rs.20/-, cut them into florets and used a portion to prepare Gobi Manchurian. I’ve...

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117 Responses

  1. Usha says:

    Lovely recipe. Thanks a lot.

  2. sudha says:

    Thanks Sailu for ur wonderful recipe…da picture is looking very gud.
    Wish u a “HaPpY SaNkRaNtHi” to u n ur Family…

    Your welcome. Happy Sankranti to you and your family too.

  3. Shruthi Reddy says:

    Thanks Sailu for the recipe, I have tried making Gobi Manchurian a couple of times earlier. They always turn out soggy. I will surely try this out and let you know the results. Happy Sankranthi!

    Your welcome. Happy Sankranti to you too.

  4. C says:

    Hello Sailu…. gr8 recipe and gr8 pics as usual… planning to try this pretty soon. Where did the Ghee come from in step 1 (Do we use ghee in Manchurian recipes?), as I could not find it in the list of ingredients. In step 5 you said, Add the fried gobhi and combine… but when do we need to fry the gobi… (Did you say that before…I could not find that)…. can you please clear these doubts….
    Thanks,
    Your ardent admirer… Chandana
    Wish you a happy Sankranthi….and are you putting Bogi pallu for your son Nehal (he is just 6 years old right)????

    Updated the post and corrected the typos. Happy Sankranti to you too. No, we did not do the Bhoghi Pallu ceremony this year.

  5. Mona says:

    Beautiful clicks Sailaja. Looks delectable.

  6. shaikhmohammed says:

    perfect recipe and beautiful photo. it looks very tempting. thanks

  7. Alka says:

    Thats amazing..almost telepathy i guess, i too got one large Flower and was thinking of attempting the manchurian.I had tried it once b4 following a blog,but gone somewhere wrong ,and ended with the cornflour layer turning sticky and falling apart.Never gave it a second shot,but yours looks so lovely ..i am damn sure i will take a plunge again
    Pic is as tempting as it can be,and vibrantly colourful :-)

  8. sudha says:

    hello sailu

    Thank u for ur Reply….i have one doubt sometimes when i want to post comment im getting “server fail”..i dont know why??whether da problem is with my laptop r server…

    Thanks
    sudhabalaji

    I am in the middle of a server move hence the error. Sorry for the inconvenience caused. Hopefully things should be fine in a day or two.

  9. sumalatha says:

    looking yummy. i love gobi manchurian. i am sure ur recipe will definitely be tasty.

  10. Lakshmi says:

    Hi Sailu,
    Tried ur recipe…it was grt hit with my family..Thanks a lot.

  11. Sairekha says:

    Hi Sailu,

    That recipe makes me want to rush home and try it out, asap!:) Thanks a ton for your recipes, esp your pic-by-pic tutorials. I’ve been following your blog for over a year. Most of your recipes, specially your chettinad chicken and the chicken masala balls recipe helped me win quite a few bunny points as a newly married wife:) Its been great knowing you.. :)

  12. Deepthi reddy says:

    Hi Sailu,

    thanks for ur recipe…i am a great fan of ur recipes and tried mostly all..waiting eagerly for ur other recipes

  13. Komal says:

    Lovely pic !! So tempting!! Will definitely try once.

  14. Mallika says:

    Classic Indian Chinese! All my wishes for a fantastic 2009.

  15. Prasuna says:

    Sailaja, I just tried your recipe and it came out very well. Thanks for sharing.

  16. sudha says:

    thanku sailaja for ur reply…i didnt see ur reply im out of station…i saw ur udipi recipe thanks alot!!!!!!!

    cheers
    sudha…

  17. Nandini says:

    Thanks so much for posting this! Ever since I read this post, I’d been craving to make this. I finally tried it out, and it came out just as wonderful as it looks! Thank you…big fan of your blog! :)

  18. Lauren says:

    This recipe looks great and very simple. I’m going to give it a try with broccoli.

  19. Maya says:

    I can eat a whole bowl of this!!!

  20. prema says:

    sorry,irrelevant to your work- but, is this sudhabalaji from UTAH, USA,

  21. sree says:

    chala chala baagundi sailu gaaru……..yesterday i tried it turned up delicious

  22. SOWMYA says:

    Hi

    It is really superb. I made it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. varshik says:

    Sailu,
    ur recipe is cool… even the people of mongoloid clan living in manchurian region in china will get addicted to this lovely indianised stuff. It became a must once in a week in our kitchen’s weekly diet sheet.

    thanking you,
    Varshik kosuri.

  24. Sumbul says:

    Thanks sailu for the wonderful recipe ….i tried it today and it was delicious.

  25. Shilpi says:

    Thanks sailu for the wonderful recipe ….i tried it today it was delicious. once again thanks a lot.

  26. indu dua says:

    ur recipe was really awesome! :-)

  27. Nitya says:

    Hello Sailu, I googled for a good gobi manchurian recipe and I landed up in yr blog to see yr recipe.Im 22 yrs old and very fond of food,especially Indo chinese.I have also checked out yr other recipes like veg pulao wth soya chunks and yr noodles with spicy garlic sauce.I will try each one and give u my feedback.Im the first time viewer of yr blog and Im truly very impressed with all yr cooking experiments.I hope I follow yr recipes and become a foodaholic!My best wishes to you and keep cooking yummy dishes like these for all of us!!!

  28. Nitya says:

    Hello Sailu, I googled for a good gobi manchurian recipe and I landed up in yr blog to see yr recipe.Im 22 yrs old and very fond of food,especially Indo chinese.I have also checked out yr other recipes like veg pulao wth soya chunks and yr noodles with spicy garlic sauce.I will try each one and give u my feedback.Im the first time viewer of yr blog and Im truly very impressed with all yr cooking experiments.I hope I follow yr recipes and become a foodaholic!My best wishes to you and keep cooking yummy dishes like these for all of us!

  29. Preetha says:

    Hi sailu ,Really useful & delicious stuff. Your picture itself make everyone to try the recipe.

  30. Vasavi says:

    Hi Sailu..
    I tried ur reciepe and its very very tasty. I would like to try Veg manchurian too.. Please post it..
    Thanks

  31. sailaja says:

    I like your receipes very much. I tried few of them and planning to try lot more.

  32. shilpa says:

    heyy aunty -tried this recipe worked out awesome!!!!!! as always u hv a great website here – we use it all the time kudos to you !

  33. divya says:

    hello aunty,
    its a great recipe.
    i have corn starch,can i use it instead of corn flour?is there any difference between them?
    thank u for ur great recipes,i tried ur vangi bath and it was awesome.

  34. ramya says:

    Hi Sailu,

    The recipe is nice. the picture looks very nice. sakshi paper is publishing ur recipes and pics every day. are you publishing ur recipes in sakshi? anyway nice recipes.

    No, I am not publishing my recipes in Saakshi newspaper. They are using the content/images of my blog without my permission.

  35. vijaya says:

    hi sailaja,
    I tried your Gobi manchurian.It tastes so good.I am following your blog and mahanandhi from past one year.But, this is the first time i tried your recipe.This inspired me to try other recipes too.I am very particular for not using the ajinamoto and food color. Even without using these, the Gobi manchuria looked and tasted so good.
    Thank you,
    vijaya.

  36. sunitha says:

    hi sailu garu
    i tried the gobi manchurian recipe.it was a blast. thank u so much.wanna try again.great thing was the pictures of ur recipes are awesome…..everyone feels like trying the recipes.ur blog was a big hit.
    wish u all the best.
    sunitha

  37. Sunitha says:

    Hi sailu,
    I am new to your blog.i love indo-chinese dishes.i tried your Gobi manchuri,it turned out very well.thanks a lot for sharing.I sure want to try your other recipes.Please,can you send more vegetarian indo-chinese recipes.

    Thank you,
    Sunitha

  38. PRAKASH says:

    THANK U VERY MUCH!

  39. mahek says:

    Thanks for this wonderful recipe , i am going to soon try it out

  40. lalitha s says:

    hi sailu, i like manchuria, suparo super.

  41. Latha says:

    Hi Sailu,

    I have made manchurian once before and it was an oily disaster. Your recipe is amazing. As you say, though it is slightly time consuming (and a bit of cleaning up as well) it is all worth the effort. I don’t think i’d ever go back to eating manchurian from a restaurant. also made fried veg noodles to go with. both were fantastic. thank you a lot.

  42. neelamshetty says:

    hi sailu thanks a lot for the receipe

    i have made this in the pot luck in the office

    It was amazing thanks a lot

  43. Sandhya says:

    hi Sailu,

    I live in USA. got married last october. I just happened to look into your website. I was searching recipes for authentic southindian cuisines and found yours. I tried gobi manchurian twice before but it was a disaster! i decided that i will never try doing it again. Then when i saw ur recipe i thot let me give it a shot for one last time. I made it yesterday and it was AMAZING!! my hubby loved it. The only thing was the cauliflower was a little too moist. Maybe i overcooked it. Will try other recipes too. Thank u

  44. payal says:

    very nice recipe.
    I am going to make this on my son’s first birthday.
    thanks a lot…..

  45. Humaira says:

    Sailu, You have a very nice blog and this gobi manchurian left me drooling. I was also wondering if you could register me on your blog roll(http://connect.sailusfood.com/). Thanks

  46. Sushma says:

    Hi sailu garu,

    nenu mee recipes ki abimanini. im eager to see your picture… anyways all your recipes along with pictures are marvelous. soon after i come back from my work i browse your website… it gives a relief kind of feeling because.. everyday i am in a state of confusion like what to cook and how… Me and my husband love to eat different varieties of food every day… so you are helping me in my day to day life…

    Thank you so much.

    with lots of love
    Sushma

  47. Haritha says:

    Hi Sailu Garu,
    Eenadu paper lo meeru post chesina article lo nunchi mi blog chusanu. So i checked using that address. Mana telugu vallu adi vizag ani chusi chala happy feel ayyanu. neenu net lo chala sarullu recipes chusannu kani mana telugu valla di first time. Mi recipes ani chala bagunayi .will start trying all ur recipes. Mi blog chala bagundi.

    ok mari bye take care
    Haritha

  48. Shubha says:

    Hi Sailu,
    I have prepared Gobi Manchurian using this recipe many times at home and it has been a big hit in my family…
    My mom was amazed that such excellent manchurian can be prepared at home…
    But I need an urgent help from you… My brother hates gobi so wants me to prepare chicken manchurian instead of Gobi…
    Can you advice whether I can use the same recipe for chicken manchurian as well……. if yes, what are the changes i would need to make?

    While making chicken manchurian, add an egg white along with corn flour-maida-g-g-g paste base. Add minced boneless chicken, pepper pwd, soya sauce and add few tbsps finely chopped cabbage (optional). Avoid water. Combine all the ingredients and make small balls and deep fry to golden brown shade. Follow rest of the recipe. Hope to blog the recipe soon.

  49. Shubha says:

    Thanks a ton for such a prompt response… you are really an angel……..

  50. Shubha says:

    Hi Sailu…
    I tried your manchurian recipe with chicken as per your advice and result was just fab……… everyone simply loved it especially my brother… Thanks for making our lunch special..

  51. Kalpana says:

    Hi Sailu,

    Simply supur……Nennu mee recipe ni try chysanu…maa papaki chala baga nachindi..thanks.

  52. Anu says:

    Hello Sailu,

    I truly admire your patience to put up such a wonderful blog. I don’t know how many people I’ve recommended your blog to.

    The manchurian looks ready to be eaten straight from the website.

    Off to the kitchen to make this dish :)

    Anu

  53. vinoda says:

    Dear SAILU!
    Thank you. Wonderful recipe. VINODA.

  54. Anna says:

    Yummy looking dish. I made it today with few variations. Will post the variation in my blog soon. Thanks.

  55. Arvind says:

    Thank you very much for the Dish
    My girlfriend just got really surprised eating this dish. She cannot digest that i cooked a lovely one.. Haha

  56. Rani says:

    Just tried making it and it works! Thank you so much, it’s yummy!

  57. kalyani says:

    this one is gonna be next in my kitchen soon :)

  58. Hi Sailu,

    Love your blogpage….love your clicks…i shall def try to make this dish this weekend…

    Thanks

    Shobha

  59. Anju says:

    Hi Sailu

    I am not a gobhi fan, and didnt know what to do with it when I had it in my fridge..Thanks for the recipe..It turned out great and I realized gobhi isn’t bad after all!:)

  60. sonia says:

    Does tomato sauce mean ketchup?

  61. Vidya Sudarsan says:

    Yummy!! I made this gobi manchurian today, and it is a bit hit at my house today..
    thank you!
    Vidya

  62. suriya says:

    supppppppperb recipe…………thanx a lot……….

  63. meena says:

    Your recipe is simply amazing. It turned out great. Our family loved it!! And we are making it tonight!!! BTW for all of you in Palm Beach-Broward, go to Boy’s Farmers Market in Delray Beach, they have the best produce!!

  64. mario says:

    brilliant Recipe!!!!!!!!!!!Five Stars 2u Sailu!!!!!what a perfect combinations of all ingedients…I did it & came out as perfect as we have it at the chinese restaurants Cheers! Mario

  65. Poornima Soma says:

    hello Mrs.Sailu,

    I hv tried this recipe today and it turned out pretty satisfactory.Thanks for the your good work.

    Thanks.

  66. vasugi says:

    i think you are copying the recipes from some other blogs……all r waste…no use

  67. Madhuri says:

    I loveeee it….. thanks a lot.. I am an amateur person to cook and moreover I don’t even trust my taste buds.. but everyone loved it..

  68. Lily mukherjeee says:

    when should we add chilli pwdr?

  69. Sirinaga14 says:

    hai, iam newly married. and i tried this, it is such a superb dish…. we love it.
    can you please guide me to prepare Vegetable biryani??
    my husband loves it a lot

  70. Sushmadasigi says:

    Hi sailu,
    Tried this receipe today …it’s simply superb..we all liked its much…my 3.5yrs daughter loved this…thanks a lot for pouting such a wonderful receipe…

    Sushma dasigi

  71. Priya says:

    How to make Ginger garlic green chilli paste.I need the measurements plzz.

    • Anonymous says:

      Take an inch of ginger, 5 cloves garlic and 2-3 green chilies. Add little water and make a paste.

      What I usually do is make ginger garlic paste and store in refrigerator. I make fresh green chili paste when required. If a recipe calls for 1 tsp of ginger-garlic-green chili paste, use 1/2 tsp of ginger garlic paste and 1/2 tsp of green chili paste.

      I also make ginger green chili paste. Take a cup of peeled and chopped ginger and 15 green chilies. Blend to a paste. Add a tbsp of lemon juice and 1/2 tsp salt and store in an air tight container. Place in freezer. Thaw before using.

  72. Priya says:

    How to make Ginger garlic green chilli paste.I need the measurements plzz.

  73. Tanya says:

    I put in a search for Gobi Manchurian and I landed on your website. I read the receipe and found it interesting as conmpared to otehrs and that evening I made Gobi Manchurain for dinner and it was yummy. My family loved it . Thank you Sailu for sharing the receipe.

  74. Sk says:

    Hello,
    I tried this recipe and surprised my wife when she came from work! It came out lip smackingly great. Thanks for posting it.

    Regards
    Sk

  75. Sk says:

    Hello,
    I tried this recipe and surprised my wife when she came from work! It came out lip smackingly great. Thanks for posting it.

    Regards
    Sk

  76. Vanessaq says:

    Hi Sailu,
    I tried your recipe. It was aweeeeeeeeeeeesome. Thanks a ton

  77. Vanessaq says:

    Hi Sailu,
    I tried your recipe. It was aweeeeeeeeeeeesome. Thanks a ton

  78. Sarah says:

    Thank you for this recipie and it came out really yummy!!

  79. Sarah says:

    Thank you for this recipie and it came out really yummy!!

  80. Chandana Bhupathiraju says:

    Hi. Yummy recipe for those who love appetisers. I tried it and It is the same as it is shown here. Thnk u soo.. Much for such a nice recipe

  81. Chandana Bhupathiraju says:

    Hi. Yummy recipe for those who love appetisers. I tried it and It is the same as it is shown here. Thnk u soo.. Much for such a nice recipe

  82. Wayne Berry says:

    Quick question: I cooked this and the sauce made the crispy fried Gobi a little mushy. Is this intended, or didn’t I do something right? Also do you put the Gobi in hot water for ten minutes to remove the bugs, or just to make it a little softer?

    • Anonymous says:

      The sauce will make it lightly mushy. If you want to retain the crisp texture of the gobi, reduce the quantity of water and corn flour the next time you make it. I placed gobi in hot water to remove the bugs as well as lightly soften the florets. Hope this helps.

    • Anonymous says:

      The sauce will make it lightly mushy. If you want to retain the crisp texture of the gobi, reduce the quantity of water and corn flour the next time you make it. I placed gobi in hot water to remove the bugs as well as lightly soften the florets. Hope this helps.

  83. Suman says:

    hmm i cant see all ingredients in pic,,Wat u have mentioned above in Ur recipe

  84. Suman says:

    hmm i cant see all ingredients in pic,,Wat u have mentioned above in Ur recipe

  85. Hello Shailaja, thnx for the wonderful recipe…. tried this weekend and the manchurian was so much like what we eat in restaurants…. keep posting more wonderful recipes :)

  86. Hello Shailaja, thnx for the wonderful recipe…. tried this weekend and the manchurian was so much like what we eat in restaurants…. keep posting more wonderful recipes :)

  87. Anonymous says:

    Hi, Every Body 1 minute Make a Drink
    Summer Cool Drink you may use Crush as a Cool Drink any Crush,
    Method.
    2 Tspn Cruch
    1 Glass Cold Water
    and Stirs till Dissolved Crush in the water and Ready to Drink

    • Chandanmandal182 says:

      What is cruch?? I think may be you need to check back after what you write. I don’t think we really need a cruch for making a refreshing drink.

  88. Rev says:

    wow, this is excellent. I followed the directions exactly except added less chillies and this is so good- just like from the restaurants. Thanks so much for the wonderful recipe!

  89. Rev says:

    wow, this is excellent. I followed the directions exactly except added less chillies and this is so good- just like from the restaurants. Thanks so much for the wonderful recipe!

  90. rachna says:

    Tried this recipe. It’s wonderful.

  91. Gatun says:

    Delicious!!! Tried this for a pot luck event yesterday and it was a super hit!!!!!
    Thank you for this awesome recipe.

  92. Raju says:

    Hi Sailu, I am definitely going to try to make it today evening. However, the “chilli sauce” you are referring to, is it the green or red chilli sauce. I am asking because I know there is a green colored chilli sauce in Indo-Chinese cooking and there is a lot of red colored chilli sauces as well. It will be great if you reply to my question. Thanks a lot!

  93. Ss says:

    very nice recipe. Tried it as is. Came out very well. I made a couple of changes xoz I didn’t have all the ingrediants. I finely chopped onions instead of spring onions and used besan instead of corn flour. Probab the spring onions wud have added extra flavor to this dish. Excellent recipe nevertheless.

  94. Ss says:

    very nice recipe. Tried it as is. Came out very well. I made a couple of changes xoz I didn’t have all the ingrediants. I finely chopped onions instead of spring onions and used besan instead of corn flour. Probab the spring onions wud have added extra flavor to this dish. Excellent recipe nevertheless.

  95. Dmadhuctr says:

    very nice recipe.Thank you… fan of your blog!

  96. Merry says:

    It came out so well..thanks for the recipe!! 😀

  97. manisha says:

    It’s better to do this

  98. Sukanya says:

    Wonder full recipe .. Thanks for posting… Very Soon I’ll try this. But I have one small doubt like is that necessarily to use vinegar and black sugar or we can subtract and use normal sugar as a substitute…Please reply….

  99. Faith says:

    My husband’s coworker brought a similar gobi dish to a potluck, and we were in love! We made this for dinner tonight, and it was even better than his gobi! DELICIOUS!

  100. Padmini says:

    Tried this – came out great – the only thing my husband says he likes it with more gravy. ANy suggestions?

  101. Sdcosta says:

    Got hooked on your site after trying the Kheema Curry recipe. Have just one suggestion: Wd be great if you could list the ingredients in order of use. For e.g. when the recipe says to add the brown sugar, soya sauce, tomato ketchup, chilli sauce and vinegar, one is expecting to find them listed in the ingredients list in that same order. Thanks for all your work.

  102. Babytint says:

    Tried it today..it turned out really good…aw some recipe…

  103. Shalini says:

    This one is really nice. Just loved it

  104. Shalini says:

    I am nowa fan of your blog. Your recipes are just too good. I have already tried a lot of them and they were very nice. Thank you very much

  105. guest says:

    Great! I tried it today and it was awesome! nice recepie.. Thanks a lot!!

  106. Kalluria says:

    Your recipe is too good.I just followed it as it is and the manchurian came out very well..Appreciate your quality work and the idea to share with others through the blog is awesome ..

  107. Swetha says:

    Thanku soo much….the dish turned out really awesome!!!!

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