Friday, February 26, 2010

Gobi Manchurian (dry)

As Sunitha has already mentioned,  in our previous post, Chinese food always reminds us of Mangalore's Hao Ming and Hao Hao. Two restaurants most of us friends in college frequented. Little did I know that it was just the beginning.  Chinese food is a favorite around India and I have lost count of the number of chinese joints I have frequented since college times.  I am sure you will agree most of us Indians like Chinese food. A lot! So now we have invented all these Indo- Chinese dishes like Manchurian, which probably is a universal favorite. You might also have seen endless versions of Gobi Manchurian. I am no different and try many variations myself.  Nevertheless, today's recipe is one of our favorites at home and my children love it.

   Stir up some fun this weekend with Gobi Manchurian! If you are not a fan already I guarantee you will be.  Have a fun weekend guys! I am coming around to see what you have lined up.



Ingredients:

For fritters:

Cauliflower- Florets of 1 medium sized
All purpose flour- 3/4 cup
Corn flour- 3 Tbsp
Salt- To taste
Red chilli powder- 1 tsp
Ginger-garlic- 1 Tbsp
Oil- For deep frying

For the sauce:

Ginger grated- 2 tsp
Garlic grated- 1 Tbsp
Green chillies chopped- 2-3
White part of Green onions- 3 Tbsp
Green part of green onions- 3 Tbsp (for garnishing)
White pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
Bullion cube (powdered)- 1 (optional)
Dark Soy sauce- 3 Tbsp
Red chilli sauce- 2 Tbsp
Tomato sauce- 3 Tbsp
Sesame oil/ any other cooking oil- 1Tbsp
Salt- to taste.

Method:

1.Make a batter of all the ingredients listed under fritters, except cauliflower and oil.
2.Heat the oil for frying
3.Boil some water in a pan and dip the florets in it and boil for a couple of minutes.It should be cooked 3/4th, not fully.Drain the water completely.
4.Dip the florets in the batter and fry them till they turn golden brown in color, on both sides.
5.Drain them on a paper towel.
6.Heat a pan and pour 1 tbsp of sesame oil.Saute the ginger and garlic in this oil.
7.Now add the chopped green chillies and white part of green onions and saute for another 3-4 minutes.
8.Add Bullion cube powder,all the sauces and pepper powder and continue stirring for a couple of minutes.
9.Throw in the fried fritters into this and mix well.Turn off the heat and sprinkle with the green onions before serving.
10.Serve with hot vegetable fried rice or as it is, as a starter.




Notes:

1.To get the restaurant style manchurian you could add MSG(trade name-ajinomotto), a pinch. I don't buy MSG, since I'm not sure about the health problems it could cause.
2.You could replace the red chilli sauce with the green one, I used the former since I didn't have the later :-)

Contributor: Namitha

79 comments:

  1. really mouthwatering.. presentation is amazing..

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  2. Yeah our favorite...Adding Bullion is a great idea..Lovely click..

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    Kairali sisters

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  3. reminds me of Bangalore...We get this in almost all the restaurants and from chaatwallas...yumm....this looks really tempting...

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  4. beautiful photography....nice color

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  5. Let me tell you that you and your buddies aren't the only ones whole love chinese...I am also one among those long line of chinese-cuisine fan queue. I so love your version of manchurian..the dry crunchy variety pushes all the right buttons!

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  6. lol...jus saw ur comment...so sad that v r in diff continents...allengil main dishum side dishum koode serve cheyyamayirunnu...

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  7. i‘m very curious about the indo/sino cuisine. I'm half Manchurian, i really must try this hehe

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  8. Wow! I was just thinking about eating Cauliflower next week if I find good cauliflower at supermarket. This looks wonderful. Fried food is always delicious!!! I love them :-)

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  9. Wow! wonderful recipe and a picture..will try your version soon..

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  10. my mouth is watering. I first tasted gobi manchurian after coming to Bangalore and I was completely bowled over. Believe its a fav in this part of India. lovely recipe and as always a great picture.

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  11. Best Gobi Manchurian I ever had was in Bangalore last time I visited, came home to US and made some immediately. They are absolutely gorgeous to look at and so tasty. Looks delicious G, great job.

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  12. Looks tempting..reminds me of jainagar.....

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  13. looks delicious..love chinese food..

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  14. Delicious manchurian and a lovely click as well.

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  15. Really yummy and colourful...nice clicks..:)

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  16. Hey
    saw your comments in my blog and immediately i have seen your.Yor are right my rice and you manchuruan will give nice combo.
    Gulmohr I have an doubt that what is Bullion cube and MSG??? I am new to these words??

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  17. Thanks everyone !!!
    @Subhashini & Somoo : Bullion cube is dehydrated broth either vegetable stock or meat stock. I am not sure about it's availability in India.
    MSg is monosodium glutamate aka ajinomotto. Hope it's clear now..Sorry for the confusion. Will change the text in the blog too..

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  18. The fritters sound so good and especially with this flavorful sauce!

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  19. We too are crazy about Chinese foods...my hubby is a vegetarian, so I make this very often along with briyani or fried rice :) Lovely click!

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  20. Lovely manchurian dry! looks really yumm...

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  21. Manchurian by any name is welcome. With vibrant like you have there I am craving big time. If only I can steal ruchikacooks's cauliflower.

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  22. Ente Nami..eniku vayya,ethonnum kandondirikkan..my all time fav..Looks awesome da..Mind sending me ?

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  23. Oh my does this look good! I'll take a bit with a side of those great sweet pickled cucumbers from yesterday.

    Awesome flavors going on here!

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  24. Don't remember how often I used to flock chinease food court to relish this awesome dish during my college days....My fav dish..
    urs looks awesome with the right color....
    Great entry....

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  25. They look so good! Great photos.

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  26. wow namita this looks very tempting...lovely recipe...mde me hungry

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  27. Dear Namitha
    Really very nice recipe...it is bit differnt than the one I make...I like the spicing and sequence , will try soon
    Have a nice weekend

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  28. Awesome dish and beautiful click as ever..

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  29. Namitha and sunitha,

    Nice gobi manuchrian, and nice click too

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  30. Delicious and mouth watering.Pls pick up an award from my blog.

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  31. Yummy....this is one of my favourites...mouth watering presentation...

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  32. my hubby told me to make this so many times but never got around to actually make it..yours reminded me once again:)..looks perfect and delicious

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  33. Thanks for sharing, this look good, must try to cook this in one day for my Indian style of meal.

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  34. I love Indo-chinese cuisine.. These Manchurian looks so tempting... sherikum vayyil vellam varanunu kandittu...

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  35. Wah! Chinese dish! I love manchurian! I have fried rice, so I want the side dish!

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  36. oh I love indo-chinese gobi manchurian! the click is so delicious.. I am craving some right now.

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  37. looks crispy and perfect...nice click too

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  38. Wowww my all time fav food..But ippo kazhikunilla...Ennalum natil pona munpe oru sdalam nokki vachitundu povan...

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  39. Superb gobi manchurian. Looks very tempting.

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  40. Love gobi manchurian..I love the indo chinese version which we make.. nice click.

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  41. Love this, looks tempting and delicious.

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  42. Hello friends, i have a prise for you on my blog.
    See soon.

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  43. the manchurian looks yummy, nice color

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  44. Whenever I saw this dish cauliflower dish, I thought it's sweet and sour pork. :-)
    The dish looks very delicious.

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  45. wow - as always, you meal looks great!

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  46. I think love of Chinese food is a pretty universal thing and it's interesting to see how each culture interprets it. this looks so good! Way better than the stereotypical beef and broccoli that we have here.

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  47. Awesome !!!!!!!!!! kalakkanakkitundu ketto..pandokke gobi manchurian ennu parayumbol thanne kothiyanu... Ippo kandu kothiyayi... :)

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  48. I am a regular reader of Collaborative Curry. Here is the perfect blend of conventional and contemporary styles..As always awesome dish.. amazing photos too

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  49. Hey even we used to go frequently to Hao ming! I love their veg manchurian n manchow soup! Ur gobi manchurian looks so perfect!! really tempting!

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  50. wonderful recipe and picture.. Yummy..

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  51. Looks yummm....even I love adding stock cube, it really enhances the taste.

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  52. wow! ver mouthwatering and tempting!

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  53. I've never had cauliflower quite like this before! Beautiful photo! This dish really looks so colorful and delicious!

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  54. ur tempting me with ur pictures.all i need is a bowl of fried rice torelish this yummy manchurian

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  55. I'm drooling over right now! Pass me some pls! hehehe ;)

    Chinese cuisine is all-fav! :)

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  56. spicy, deep-fried cauliflower? sign me up! i love the components of that sauce too--what a great dish!

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  57. Namitha, Ur Gobi Manchurian has turned out perfect. LOve everything abt it..from the color to the preparation to the Clicks..LOved that u have not added MSG to it..I do not use it in my cooking though when I eat out it does bother me that restaurants still use it. Will definately try this.

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  58. Gobi manchurian looks fab! Nice clean pics!

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  59. When i think global i do love to include delightful chineese...u have a wonderful world here Gulmohar...sweet that 3 frens are together in this ...amazingly fantastic recipes...
    thanx a ton for stopping by and loved that u did!!!!

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  60. I m drooling.. Lovely clicks as usual...
    heyy adding a pinch of ajinomoto causes no harm. Yes , but its unsafe for pregnant gals.

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  61. It looks irresistible!!I love Chinese..infact Indo Chinese food..I can take the chinese that you get here in the US but the taste of the food in India is entirely different..So good!I never came across this Manchurian in Chinese takeouts..I am so craving for that now!

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  62. Looks adipoli and perfect Deary!!!!! yummy yumm

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  63. ente fav veggie dish..vayyil velam varunu..

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  64. Nice recipe and wonderful pics!

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  65. Manchurian looks perfect ! Wonderful and delicious clicks.

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  66. tell me which country doesn't have at least one chinese restaurant? I think they're every where :)

    gobi manchurian looks fantastic and simply perfect!!! I prefer using the red chilly sauce, delicious one !!!

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