Cauliflower/ Gobi Manchurian with ginger-garlic rice

Cauliflower/ Gobi Manchurian with ginger-garlic rice

Today is a happy day with the awards from Priya Yallapantula Mitharwal- wish I felt better physically – have a nasty sore throat 
and sinus infection for the past 3 days. 
But my blog and my baby provide me the comfort I need right now. 

But these awards come are timely as I approach my 50th recipe. 

Today’s dinner was cauliflower, Manchurian :-)
 A good one for the blog, I decided.  
I ended up putting a dash of this and a dash of that and i am trying to

 get my mental notes right –

I accompanied this with ginger-garlic sauce which I mixed the rice into.   

I will start with the Cauliflower Manchurian
Ingredients – STEP 1

4 cups of cauliflower florets

For the batter

1 clove of garlic

4 tablespoons of All purpose flour for the batter

2 tablespoons of corn flour
1 teaspoon ground black pepper, 
1 teaspoon garlic salt or plain salt
Enough water to make a bajji-kinda batter or in 
western context, pancake batter consistency


Fry the cauliflower

Heat enough oil for frying

Dip the cauliflower in the batter mix and drop them in the oil, frying until golden brown

Remove and place in a paper-towel lined colander

                                                              battered caulifower


                                                                        Mixed with sauce


Now the sauce for the Manchurian


1 finely cut onion

5 cloves of garlic

3 tablespoons of soy sauce

3 tablespoons of spicy Maggi Ketchup

1 teaspoon of white vinegar
1/3 cup of green spring onions (which I did not have, but substituted with green bell peppers)
green chillies (optional)
1 teaspoon of brown sugar

Get less than a teaspoon of oil heating in your non-stick pan and throw 
in the the veggies and garlic and allow it to

get brown

Mix the vinegar, soy sauce and ketchup and add to the veggies –
It will bubble 

In about a minute after, mix in the fried cauliflower 
and let it all cook and flavors soak into the cauliflower

Remove from stove and serve HOT


For the garlic-ginger sauce


3 cloves of garlic crushed

1 teaspoon of ginger powder or 1/2 teaspoon of ginger paste 

about 1/2 cup of water
about a teaspoon of sugar
2 teaspoons of white vinegar
2 teaspoons of soy sauce
1/4 cup of finely cut spring onions if you have them


In a teaspoon of oil fry garlic lightly along with the ginger powder 

Add the sugar, soy sauce, vinegar to the water and add to the garlic-ginger

Add the spring onions

Cook Basmati or Jasmine rice and keep ready 

Mix into the sauce – add the Manchurian on the side or on top and enjoy


Posted on

December 2, 2010


  1. Tempting manchurian…My favourite.

  2. Very tempting dish.. Get well soon dear!

  3. So inviting recipies…

  4. Wow! Looks so saucy and delicious.

  5. Ooo..that looks delicious..Would you mind sharing your plate with me :)

    US Masala

  6. Anytime, Aipi – Just come on over :-))))


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