Sunday, 31 March 2013

Gobhi Manchurian Dry

BM # 27 Day 1
Party Appetizer for vegetarians

This month I am part of non stop month long bologging Marathon 27. As we are focussing on occasional recipes in the first week, My first post will be Gobhi Manchurian Dry. This is one item that I almost make for my vegetarian friends, whenever there is a get together. I had my friends come over for Easter lunch yesterday. Generally on Easter we mainly make non veg dishes & very rarely make any vegetarian items. Since my friend's hubby is a vegetarian, I made a small portion of Gobhi Manchurian for him. I rarely add color in my food recipes. That is why you will see that my Manchurian has a different color than the regular red. This shiny blackish color comes from the dark soya sauce that I use. BTW for me Manchurian is a easiest & fastest recipe I can make under 10 mins:)

Ingredients for Cauliflower fry :
  1. 1 Medium size Cauliflower (cut, Clean & soak them in salted water for 15 mins)
  2. 2 tbspn corn flour
  3. 1 tbspn Rice Flour
  4. 2 tbspn Maida All purpose flour
  5. 1/4 cup water
  6. 1 tbspn Chili Powder
  7. Salt as per taste
  8. Oil for deep frying
Method: Make a thick batter using ingredients 2 to 7 & add in the Cauliflower into this batter. Deep fry this in hot oil for 3 to 5 mins. Remove it when its golden brown.
Ingredients for the Masala:
  1. 2 tbspn finely chopped Garlic
  2. 1 Tbsp finely chopped ginger
  3. 2 tbspn Dark Soya Sauce
  4. 1 tbspn Chili Powder
  5. 1 Tbsp oil
  6. 1/4 tspn sugar
  7. Coriander leaves/ spring onions for garnish
Method: In a Pan/ Wok add oil fry Ginger & garlic for 2 mins. Now add in the sauces, sugar, chili powder & give it a good mix. Finalyy add the fried cauliflower & give it a good mix so that it is well coated.
  • Cauliflower is soaked in salt water to kill any germs in them
  • If you want you can also add onions & capsicum in it.
  • I don't add ajinamoto as its not good for health.
  • This dish looks blackish coz I have used dark soya sauce
  • For Gobhi Manchurian Gravy recipe Click here
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#27


  1. This appetizer would disappear in no time in the parties. Beautiful clicks :)

  2. loved the glaze on the dish...lucky friends to get such a wonderful treat on Easter...beautiful clicks!

  3. super click, I also bank often on manchurians for a getogether with friends, seems to always work, this recipe is n ice

  4. Attracting color, sure it will finish in minutes.

  5. Awesome click and lovely glaze. This is a great appetizer!!

  6. Hey my first visit to your blog, you have some interesting recipes!
    Love this recipe, a lovely sheen on top!
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  7. Who can resist to this very attractive appetizer,oh god cant stop myself drooling here.

  8. I love the beautiful glaze that the Manchurian has. You have clicked it very beautifully!

  9. you have kicked in the craving to eat this as I could eat this indefinitely ;-) perfect clicks...

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  10. OMG that looks absolutely delicious and this is my fav one.. loved it...

  11. Such a pretty presentation. Minimalist. Love it.

  12. Awesome recipe.. love this dry manchurian

  13. This is undoubtedly the most popular appetizer in parties!! Love the glossy finish of the manchurian!

  14. I had given up trying to make manchurain for my batter and the gobi decide to divorce is better in the oil. Will try your way of making manchurian as it happens to be our favourite.

  15. Gobimanchurian looks so tempting and got a very attractive color with soya sauce...makes me drool...

  16. Beautifully captured. Your methos seems pretty easy and have bookmarked the recipe. :)

  17. Dish is so attractive with perfect glaze..bookmarking it..

  18. I love gobi manchurian and your looks absolutely delicious. The snap is so nice...

  19. Nice click and lovely color. This is a definite hit in the party...

  20. Crowd pleaser for sure! Nice presentation!

  21. My husband's absolutely favorite appetizer. Lovely clicks.

  22. I made this yday at home and it turned out well.. I have bookmarked this recipe as it is a little diff from mine.. nice clicks

  23. Looks so appetising. And I surely prefer this natural version to the red stuff they sell at many restaurants. You've clicked it beautifully

  24. wonderful information, I had come to know about your blog from my friend nandu , hyderabad,i have read atleast 7 posts of yours by now, and let me tell you, your website gives the best and the most interesting information. This is just the kind of information that i had been looking for, i'm already your rss reader now and i would regularly watch out for the new posts, once again hats off to you! Thanks a ton once again, Regards, My Manchurian Recipe


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