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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Cauliflower manchurian /gobhi manchurian (come on - let cook buddies) Entry 59

Hi friends !! here i am with another recipe being shared by +bini basheer for my event " Come on - Lets Cook Buddies" . Lets see what she has got to share with us today :) 

Over to +bini basheer 


               Here is my second dish CAULIFLOWER MANCHURIAN/GOBI MANCHURIAN.....The main ingredient is cauliflower. Manchurian is a dish which i always use to prepare at my home and have secured appreciations from almost all family members..As i am a non veg, i use to prepare fish manchurian also...Only difference is fish instead of cawliflower...As I am a great fan of fresh cream and yogurt, i use to add both in which ever dishes it would add to the taste..But in case of manchurian, as we are already using tomato ketchup, we have to be more vigilant with the amount of yoghurt so that the sour taste wouldn't exceed the limit...From my experience, diluting with water will not work the sour taste if the sour taste goes high....So we must be vigilant with the amount of ketch up..So letz begin..


 Cauliflower - 1
 Fresh milk cream/milk - 1 large tbsp (tablespoon)
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp (teaspoon)
 Bread crumbs (optional, if u want to make cauliflower florets crispy...I didn't add)
Salt  - 1/4 tsp
Water - 2 cups (large)


Chickpea flour -  3/4 cup
All purpose flour/ Maida - 1/2 cup
Corn flour - 1/4 cup
Rice powder - 1 tbsp (optional)
Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp (small)
Chilli powder - 1 tsp (small)
Ginger - garlic paste - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
Sodium bi carbonate/baking soda - 1 pinch
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Water - accordingly for a thick batter


Tomato ketchup - 2  1/2  tbsp
Red chilli sauce - 1 tbsp
Soya sauce - 3 tsp
Green chilly sauce  - 1 tsp
Cabbage (shredded into long pieces) - 3/4 cup
Onion (sliced) - 1
Garlic (chopped) - 1 tsp
Ginger (chopped) - 1 tsp
Green chilly (chopped) - 1 tsp
Green capsicum - 1
Red capsicum - 1/2 (optional)
Vinegar or Lemon juice -  1 tsp (medium)
Sugar - 1 tsp
Yogurt - 1 tsp ( optional, add only after checking the sour taste of the sauce)
Vegetable stock - 3/4 cup (use
Chilli powder (kashmiri) - 1/4 tsp (small)
Garam masala - 1/8 tsp (small)
Cornflour - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp
Salt - add accordingly


Coriander leaves (chopped) - 1 tbsp
Mint leaves (chopped) - 1/2 tsp



  •  Separate the florets of cauliflower and wash it well.
  •  Mix fresh milk cream/milk, turmeric powder and salt with 2 cups of water in a vessel and let it boil
  •  When the water starts boiling, add the cauliflower florets and simmer for 10 minutes.
  •  Off the flame and remove the boiled florets from the vessel and let it cool.
  • Mix the ingredients for batter and prepare a thick batter.
  • Heat oil in a a deep bottomed fry pan..
  • Dip the cauliflower florets in the batter and cover it with bread crumbs (if you need) and deep fry all the florets in oil and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan
  •  Saute chopped ginger, garlic and green chilly for 1 minutes in medium flame.
  •  Saute onion and capsicum till onion becomes light brown.
  •  Add shredded cabbage and saute well for 1 minute
  •  Add chilli powder and garam masala and mix well.
  •  Add tomato ketchup, chilli sauce and soya sauce in low flame and saute well for 2 minutes.
  •  Add green chilly sauce and mix well
  •  Add chilli powder and garam masala and mix well.
  • Add vinegar or lime juice. Mix and saute well.
  •  Add sugar. Mix well and cook for one minutes.
  •  Check the sour taste and add yoghurt and mix well. (If the gravy has enough sour taste, avoid yoghurt. I added)
  •  Mix cornflour in vegetable stock and add it to the gravy in pan and mix well until it thickens.
  • Check the salt and add if you need.Off the flame.
  • Add fried cauliflower and mix well.
  •  Simmer the entire curry for few seconds..
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and mint leaves.

You may serve this mouth watering recipe with chappati or naan or sweet bread or paratha or anything... I have tried with chapati and sweet bread....Taste was awesome.. You guys also try this dish when u get time...


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  2. Thanku Manju for sharing dear

  3. looks yummy bini and manju.. i would surely love to try this one

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