GOBI MANCHURIAN | Shallow Fried Version

I love Gobi Manchurian!! Now you might say, ‘Who does not’? Yes, absolutely.. I don’t know a single soul who does not like this super yummy, spicy and tangy dish.. My memories with this dish are just too many ranging from the “Gopi manjurian” from thattu kadas to my moms super delicious home made Gobi manchurian to the yummy ones from the always packed restaurants in Mangalore where my uncle, Narasimha mamu used to take us to…Wow! I do have a collection of memories with this dish..

                  I already have a Baked Gobi Manchurian recipe in my blog which is one of the most popular recipe of this site too.. But having said that, i always wanted a non baked version too especially for those without a oven… Even though i had this somewhere in my mind, i never went in search of such a recipe.. So how did i get this wonderful recipe? Yes.. I got it from a friend of mine, Usha Bhat who is the Admin of my favorite food group in Facebook, Konkani Khann Anik Jevann or KKAJ as we call it..

She had posted it sometime ago and i just fell in love with her click of it… It looked so yummy that i wanted to try it as soon as i could.. The catch of the recipe was that the cauliflower florets were “Shallow Fried” instead of the oil consuming deep fry process.. What could attract me more? I also had two fresh cauliflowers in my fridge waiting to be manchuri-fied.. haha.. So just grabbed it and there was my manchurian within half an hour, all ready to be gobbled by two foodies..

Both of us just loved it so very much that we just looked at each other after our first bite for the lack of words.. Haha..Am i over exaggerating? Try it to know.. It is truly the best gobi manchurian i have ever made and the easiest too.. So, do try out this super yummy recipe and forget deep frying!!

Thank you Usha mai again for this Super yummy Recipe!! A keeper of a recipe!

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1 Medium Sized Cauliflower
1 Capsicum
1 Onion
2 Spring Onion Bulbs
3 cloves of Garlic
1 inch piece of Ginger
2 Green Chillies
1 Tbsp Tomato Sauce
1 Tbsp Chilli Sauce
1 tsp Soya Sauce
2 tsp Pepper Powder
1 Tbsp Corn Flour
1/2+1/2 Tbsp Oil
Salt to taste

Spring onion greens and Coriander leaves for garnish

1. Separate the cauliflower florets and put them in hot water along with little salt and a pinch of turmeric powder for 15 mins.. Drain, wash well and keep aside..
2. Shallow fry the florets in 1/2 Tbsp Oil and salt till they turn crisp and light brown in colour..Keep them aside..

3. Heat the rest 1/2 Tbsp oil in the same pan and add the roughly chopped ginger and garlic and fry well on high flame..

4. Add green chillies and cubed onions and fry well till the onions are browned slightly..

5.Add cubed capsicum and chopped spring onion bulbs and fry well…

6.Add soya sauce,chilli sauce and tomato sauce and mix well..

7.Add pepper powder and salt and mix well.. Add around 1/2 cup of water and allow it to come to a boil..

8.Mix corn flour in little water and add to the boiling gravy… Mix well..

9. Add the shallow fried florets.. Mix well.. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or till the florets are cooked…

10. Remove from flame and garnish with spring onion greens and coriander leaves..
Serve hot as a starter or along with rice,rotis or noodles!!

Hello, I am Mitha.Join me in my journey of healthy eating with my foodie of a husband and an equally foodie toddler. This site is a collection of recipes that we loved so much that we had to share it. Enjoy cooking with these healthy-easy-delicious recipes!

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