To make a delicious Gobi (Cauliflower) recipe, you can try the popular Indian dish called “Gobi Manchurian.” It’s a crispy cauliflower dish coated in a tangy and spicy sauce. Here’s a step-by-step guide to making Gobi Manchurian:
Ingredients: For the batter:
- 1 medium-sized cauliflower, cut into florets
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
- Salt to taste
- Water as needed
- Oil for deep frying
For the sauce:
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
- 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped
- 1 medium-sized capsicum (bell pepper), finely chopped
- 2 green chilies, slit lengthwise (adjust to taste)
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
- 1 tablespoon chili sauce (adjust to taste)
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1/4 cup water
- Salt to taste
- Chopped spring onions for garnish
- In a large bowl, combine all the batter ingredients except water and oil. Mix well.
- Gradually add water to the batter while stirring continuously, until it forms a smooth and thick consistency.
- Heat oil in a deep pan or kadhai for deep frying the cauliflower. Dip each cauliflower floret into the batter, ensuring it is coated evenly, and then carefully drop it into the hot oil.
- Fry the cauliflower in batches until they turn golden brown and crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain excess oil on a paper towel. Set aside.
- In a separate pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil on medium heat. Add the chopped garlic and ginger, and sauté for a minute until they turn fragrant.
- Add the chopped onions, capsicum, and green chilies. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until the vegetables are slightly cooked but still crisp.
- In a small bowl, mix together soy sauce, tomato ketchup, chili sauce, vinegar, and salt. Add this mixture to the pan and stir well.
- Reduce the heat to low and add the cornstarch-water mixture to the pan. Stir continuously until the sauce thickens and coats the vegetables evenly.
- Add the fried cauliflower florets to the pan and toss gently, ensuring they are coated well with the sauce. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
- Garnish with chopped spring onions and serve hot as an appetizer or as a side dish with steamed rice or noodles.
Enjoy your homemade Gobi Manchurian!