Gobi Manchurian is a Chinese recipe which is also very popular in India. The Gobi Manchurian is Mostly for Lunch, Dinner meals. Dry gobi manchurian can be made by omitting the gravy. Serve piping hot with toothpicks or miniforks and chilligarlic sauce or tomato sauce. Same procedure for veg. Manchurian (with gravy or dry), but instead of using only cauliflower, use finely chopped minced vegetables and bind with some cornflour or bread crumbs and make small lumps the size of a pingpong ball. Fry as above and proceed as above.
The ever popular “Manchurian” is an Indian Chinese dish. Gobi Manchurian can be made with Cauliflower or Cabbage. Dip the florettes in the batter one by one and deep fry in hot oil. Keep aside. In the remaining oil, add remaining ginger, garlic and crushed red chilli and fry for a minute. Add the salt and spring onions. Stir fry for a minute. Add 1 1/2 cups water and bring to a boil. Gradually add to the gravy and stir continuously till it resumes boiling. Boil till the gravy becomes transparent. Add florettes and soya sauce. Boil for two more minutes and remove. Serve hot with noodles or rice.
Gobi Manchurian though originally a chinese dish has been localized by Indian Resturants to satisfy the taste buds of those indians who long for something spicy along with cocktails or before a big meal. This dish can be served as an appetizer or a dry side dish itself. First pluck the flowerettes from the Cauliflower. You may cut them into bitesize pieces. Make a batter of Corn meal by adding water to 1 cup of corn meal. Add a little salt to taste and mix well to a thin paste. Dip the Gobi pieces in the batter completely and fry them until light brown. Spread them on a paper towel so that the extra oil soaks into the towel. Put the cut Garlic, Ginger and green chilies and fry them until they start to turn brown. Add two tablespoons of Sweet & Sour Sauce to this and start turning the mixture for about 2 minutes so as not to let it stick to the pan.
Gobi manchurian a popular Indo Chineese dish can be served as a snack or an appetizer when prepared dry. Now add the fried Gobi pieces to this mixture and depending upon the dryness of the mixture, you may add 2 more tablespoons of the sweet & sour sauce. You may also increase Garlic/Ginger pieces depending upon who your guests are. Depending on how dry/fluidy you like your Gobi Manchurian, you need to reduce/add the Sweet & Sour sauce. Very little Ajinamoto is to be added to give the Chinese aroma to your Gobi manchurian. Fusion cooking is one of my favorite. Please purchase online http://www.indomunch.com in NewYork city.