Skip to main content

Recipe : Gobhi (Cauliflower) Manchurian - Dry

So, going home for a long vacation surely has its perks - one of them being - you learn new recipes... these recipes are no normal recipes, because these ones are passed on from one generation to the next...
So here's sharing, something I learned over the only month long holiday I got in my two year long PG program (oh well, that didn't need to be part of this).
Gobhi Manchurian, one of the many food demands, that the husband and the sister-in-law, make sure is fulfilled. The husband loves it so much, that I decided to learn it this time around and it surely wasn't a bad first attempt, in fact it was a fairly good attempt - that is so, because
  1. the mothers (in-laws) are the best teachers and
  2. the recipe is that simple
As my mum-in-law taught me, its a simple 3+(3+3)recipe - 3 ingredients for the manchurian and 3+3 for the sauce. So here's your recipe...


Difficulty Level : ☆

Time Required : 
          Preparation - 10 minutes
          Cooking - 45 minutes

INGREDIENTS:
For the Manchurian
Cauliflower 1 medium size
Salt to taste (I used 2 tsp)
Oil to fry
All Purpose Flour 1 tbsp
For the Sauce
Vinegar 1 tbsp
Hot and Sweet Sauce 4 tbsp
Soy Sauce 2 tbsp
Ginger 1 medium size piece
Garlic 10 cloves
Green Chilies 7 to 8

PROCEDURE:
Manchurian
1. Shred the cauliflower, but not too much. Stop at the hint of it being shredded.
2. Add salt and let it rest for a few minutes.
3. Add all purpose flour to the cauliflower and roll the mix into small balls.
4. Fry the balls till golden brown and crisp.
5. Leave on the side to cool.
Sauce
1. Finely chop the garlic, ginger and chilies.
2. Take about 1 tbsp of oil in a wok and heat it.
3. Add the chopped garlic, chilies and garlic to it and fry them slightly.
4. Add the 3 sauces to it and heat another half a minute.
5. Add the manchurians to it and heat for half a minute and voila you are done!

Additional Noteworthy Points
1. The less you shred the cauliflower, the crispier the manchurian balls will be.
2. Add as much multi-purpose flour as is needed. If the cauliflower binds itself into balls with lesser flour, use lesser flour - so that manchurian doesn't taste floury.
3. You can change the amount of chilies, garlic and ginger as per your liking.
4. Instead of using hot and sweet sauce, you can use normal ketchup and it would work just fine.




Cook With Love!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Blogathon : Day 01 of 9 Days of Womanhood

It brings me immense pleasure to share that I, along with 24 other bloggers are celebrating #9daysofwomanhood throughout Navratri. I thank Jinal Gada for introducing me. I loved her blog on the prompt for today - check it out on www.foreversassymommy.com

Prompt for the Day : Being A Woman in India in 2017 (a positive approach)

India has always had two kinds of people - Kahin Lakshmi ka Swaroop to Kahin ma-baap ka bojh (one are those who consider a girl child to be an avatar of Godess Lakshmi and other are those who consider a girl child to be a burden on the parents). India saw sati pratha and it sees female infanticide and but it has also given birth to women like Rani Lakshmibai, Kiran Bedi and Chanda Kochar. We have often heard the saying that behind every successful man is a woman who supports him. But today the dimensions are changing and in 2017, successful is a word that is associated not only with men, but women too - because today women are not content with just being in the sup…

Blogathon : Day 03 of 9 Days of Womanhood

It brings me immense pleasure to share that I, along with 24 other bloggers are celebrating #9daysofwomanhood throughout Navratri. I thank Jinal Gada for introducing me. I loved her blog on the prompt for today - check it out on www.foreversassymommy.com

Prompt for the Day : My Pregnancy



It's been a few months over two years since I had my son, and almost three years since I discovered that I was pregnant. It was a bittersweet journey.
Almost three years into our marriage, we started thinking about starting a family, I had my health issues to take care of, my college was about to end, I was running around for placements, clearing all levels before the HR round, facing rejection because I was a married woman.
Amidst all this, I had started my treatment for Thyroid and PCOD. And because of these issues, I knew conceiving might not be easy for me and some medical intervention might be required. My gynaec wanted to run some tests but they had to be done on certain days of my menstrual cyc…

Blogathon : Day 07 of 9 Days of Womanhood

It brings me immense pleasure to share that I, along with 24 other bloggers are celebrating #9daysofwomanhood throughout Navratri. I thank Jinal Gada for introducing me. I loved her blog on the prompt for today - check it out on www.foreversassymommy.com

Prompt for the Day : First Year With The Baby


A year with my son - seems like an eternity passed in that one year, but at the same time, it feels like, it got over way too soon...
Once I found out that I was pregnant, I dropped out of campus placements. My next decision was to take a break for three years and start once Shlok starts school - although my husband convinced me not to take that long a break but utilise the period to do another masters - but that's a story for another time. In the end, I spent one whole year, doing nothing but being with my baby.
I started logging his milestones right from the hospital itself - because I was recording his journey everyday from being on that ventilator to coming to me.


But once he was in my …