Sunday, November 18, 2007

Gobi Manchurian

Believe me this is my first blog. I have started blogging from this day. It was all because of my son, who advised me to blog. That can help him and the people who are away from home wants to cook and have some thing healthy and yummy. Gobi Manchurian air was just started and people loved this gobi manchurian very much. Even now it is a world hit dish. People of all age group love to eat this  gobi manchuri. It can be a snack or anytime food for kids and younger generation. 
Gobi Manchurian is an Indian - Chinese fried cauliflower food item very popular world wide now. We have adopted this with Indian style of cooking using our own type of spices and sauce. 
There will be 2 stages of cooking gobi Manchurian. The first one is to deep fry of cauliflower with the coating of maida (All purpose flour) and corn flour. 2nd stage is to fry some vegetables like carrots, onions or spring onions and capsicum. Add the fried gobi and saute with soya and tomato sauce normally. 
I have used little rice flour with maida and corn flour. It taste better and the quantity of maida is reduced by using rice flour. No garlic or onion is used here. (optional). I have prepared it on my own style.
Lets try it out ourselves:

Things needed :

Cauliflower : 1 Small one
Rice flour : 1 Cup 
Maida (All purpose flour) : 1 small cup
Corn flour : 2 Tablespoons.
Turmeric powder : a pinch
Garam Masala : 1/2 Teaspoon
Chat Masala : 1/2 Teaspoon
Red chilly powder : 1 Teaspoon
Jeera : 1 Teaspoon
Salt : as required 
Ginger : An inch.
Carrot : 1 
Capsicum : 1
Oil : 1 Cup 
Soya Sauce : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Tomato Ketch up : 3 to 4 Tablespoons 

 Method :

1. Wash and dip cauliflower in hot water for 10 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon of salt to it. If any worms it comes up. Wash it again and cut them in to small.
2. Take a big bowl, add maida, rice flour and corn flour. Add chilly powder. garam masala powder and salt.
3. Add water little by little to the flours and mix it well. Prepare the thick dough. (dosa consistency). Keep the dough aside.
 4. Keep oil in a pan on the fire and heat.
5. Dip cauliflower florets in the prepared dough and fry them on both sides. (Let the flame be medium and some time high).
6. Remove from the oil and put them on the kitchen tissue. Let the extra oil absorb by the tissue.
7. Repeat the same way and fry all the cauliflower florets. Keep them aside.
8. Grate or cut capsicum, carrots and ginger. 
9. Keep a big pan on the fire. Add a teaspoon of oil. Add little jeera and let it fry for a minute. 
10 Add grated vegetables and fry it nicely. Add Soya sauce and tomato ketch up 
 11. Add fried gobi flowers. Mix it well on low flame. Remove from the pan. 
12. Add coriander leaves and sprinkle chat masala on the top and serve Hot Gobi Mancurian with Tomato Ketch up.

Note : 

Adding onions and garlic is an optional. Adding green chilly is also optional. Adding chat masala on the top of gobi manchurian adds to the taste. Adding spring onions also an optional. I did not fry the vegetables much. It is nice to eat crunchy vegetables along with gobi manchurian. 
Time : 30 to 40 minutes
Serves : 3 to 4
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