Saturday, September 1, 2012

Cauliflower Manchurian

There is nothing much to say about this dish... Cauliflower was lying in my fridge for almost 4 days and I was not sure what i wanted to do with it.. I wanted some change from our regular sabzi.. I had made fried rice in the afternoon and the leftover was quite enough for dinner as well.. So thought why not to pair that with Gobi Manchurian.. Thought we will have some gravy to go with the rice.. but by the time i served dinner, most of the gravies were soaked up by cauliflower.. Neways always learn from your mistake.. add cauliflower to the sauce just before serving ...


For the Cauliflower:
250 gms Cauliflower cut into small florets
3 tbsp Cornflour
1/2 cup Maida
4 to 5 tbsp water (just enough to make the batter thick.)
salt and pepper as per taste
pinch of soda

For Sauce
1 medium size Onion, chopped finely
2 garlic, 1 inch ginger, minced together
2 green chillies chopped finely
1 tbsp soya sauce
3 tbsp hot and sweet sauce( if you dont have hot and sweet sauce, just add 3 tbsp ketchup and 1 tsp chilly flakes)
1/2 tsp vinegar
2 tsp cornflour dissolved in little water
2 -3 green onions chopped finely
3 to 4 stalks of coriander leaves chopped finely
salt and pepper (or chilly flakes)


In a bowl mix maida, cornflour, salt and pepper, soda and water to make thick batter. Now add the cauliflower and mix well. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the cauliflower in batches till brown (keep the flame on medium and make sure your oil is not smoking hot.. as the cauliflower's outer layer wud burn and the inside wud still remain raw.) Set aside.

For the sauce, heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and add chopped onion, white part of green onions, green chillies and minced ginger and garlic. Saute in high flame for few minutes till the onion starts to change colour. Put the flame on medium and add soyasauce, hot and sweet sauce and vinegar and saute for 1 minute. Now add salt and pepper or chilly flakes and 1/2 cup of water and cornflour mixture. Keep stirring till the sauce thicken. Add cauliflower and close the flame. Garnish with coriander leaves and green part of green onion.

Enjoy :)

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