Thursday, December 29, 2011

Gobi Manchurian Recipe-Gobi Recipes

Gobi Manchurian is a very popular Indo Chinese dish made with cauliflower. Gobi Manchurian (gravy) is a fantastic side dish for Vegetable Fried rice and the dry version can be served as a snack or an appetizer. I prepared the gravy version as a side dish for fried rice and my whole family enjoyed it so much. Every time I prepare this dish, I get lot of compliments from my family and friends. Today we will learn how to prepare Gobi Manchurian(restaurant style) at your home following this easy Cauliflower Manchurian recipe (gravy)

Gobi ManchurianHow to make Gobi Manchurian
Serves -4

Ingredients needed

Cauliflower florets - 3 cups
Ginger garlic paste -1 tsp
Salt & Chilli powder to taste
Oil for deep frying

For the batter

All purpose flour/Maida -1/2 cup
Cornflour -1/4 cup
Rice flour -2 tbsp
Salt and chilli powder to taste

For the sauce

Oil -1 tbsp
Garlic -1/4 cup
Green chilli - 1 tbsp
Ginger -2 tbsp
Onion -1
Chilli powder - 3/4-1 tsp
Spring onion green -3 tbsp
Tomato sauce - 3 tbsp
Soya sauce - 1 tbsp

For the gravy

Cornflour - 1 tbsp
Water - 1 cup

For garnishing

Spring onions greens

Gobi Manchurian gravyPreparation

Cut cauliflower into bite size florets and put them in boiling salt water for a 3-4 minutes. Drain the water and pat it dry with a kitchen towel.

Marinate the cauliflower (gobi) with ginger garlic paste, little salt and chilli powder. Let it sit for 15 minutes.

Finely chop onion, chilli, garlic, ginger and spring onion greens. (very important step)

Preparation of batter

Mix maida, cornflour, rice flour, salt and chilli powder ( since we have already added salt & chilli powder while marinating the gobi- add less now) with little water to make a paste first.Then add more water and make a thin batter. The batter should coat the cauliflower, so it should not be too thin.

Dip the Gobi florets in the batter completely and deep fry them until golden brown. Drain the oil and spread them on a paper towel.

Preparation of sauce

Heat oil, fry garlic, followed by chilli, ginger and onions in high heat. Add spring onion greens, chilli powder, tomato sauce, soya sauce and need salt.

Then add the fried gobi and mix well. This is dry version of manchurian.

Preparation of gravy

Mix 1 tbsp of cornflour in 1 cup of water without lumps. Now add this to the above and cook till you get your desired consistency. Garnish with spring onions.

Note -Once it cools, it will thicken further.

More Gobi /Cauliflower recipes

Cauliflower Curry/gobi curry (South Indian style)

Gobi Pulao (cauliflower rice)

Meet you all again with another interesting post, till then it is bye from Padhu of


  1. Delicious manchurian,perfectly made...

  2. already hungry !!!

  3. Delicious winter dinner with some fried noodles!
    Wish you and all your loved ones A very Happy New Year 2012!:)

  4. Love Gobhi Manchurian... dry and gravy both...

    Happy New Year dear!

  5. i love manchurians..specially these looks so delicious

  6. delicious and tempting manchurian..perfect recipe...

  7. Gobi manchurian looks delicious Padhu. Happy and prosperous New year to you and your family.

  8. That gobi manchurian looks so inviting.

    Have a happy 2012 :-)

  9. Love this dish completely :) Nice pics

  10. manchurian is my fave..perfectly done

  11. delicious and tempting Manchurian...

  12. Looks flavorful and yummy! Happy New Year dear...

  13. Thanks a ton for your lovely recipes. tried gobi manchurian and loved it! tried the pressure cooker cake too! :-)

  14. Once again, your recipe was spot on. I love gobi manchurian, and this recipe was fabulous! I started following the site a few months ago, and every time I have turned to it for recipes and inspiration, I have met easy-to-follow, accurate, and dependably good recipes. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us!

  15. nice recipe. thanks

  16. Hi Padma,

    Very glad I found your blog recently. Fantastic recipes given in a simple style. Very well presented. Keep posting more. I'll try some of them and get back to you.

    Rashmi Ganesh

  17. hii i found ur blog recently ur reciepes r goodto try keep posting more dishes. well done & thanks.:-)

  18. recently found ur blog. ur dishes r gud to try & very neatly xplained well done keep posting more dishez thnx

  19. I have just completed cooking Gobi Manchurian Padhu.. Its too good.. same like restaurant style.. Thanks alot.. :)

  20. I cooked this dish recently. Came out very well. Was surprised that I could make hotel style Gobi Manchurian at home! Thanks Padhu!

  21. Padhu, I tried this dish yesterday nite, exactly as of detail. It was nice, but for some reason it sort of tasted little bland. I later tried enhancing the taste by adding a lil more sauces (tomato & soya). Then it was better. But, I dint find the consistency of the gravy light & transparent as we get in good chinese restaurants. The gravy was definately thick when adding corn flour. But not transparent.. Can you advise on how to rectify that issue.. Plz..!

  22. For the gravy, after mixing cornflour with water, cook until cornstarch gravy get transparent.Sauces can be increased or decreased according to individuals preferences

    1. But Padhu..if we are going to cook until the cornflour gets transparent, won't the gravy become too thick like gelatin sort??

  23. We tried this recipe yesterday and it turned out totally yummy,even now if I think about this dish,still I can feel the taste.This is my all my favourite one I have tasted it in many restaurants sofar and this recipe of yours is the best &tasty one among them,WOW!
    As we keepon trying & having yummy food from your site,nowadays we don't feel like having food from restaurants we used to go & allmost stopped going there &we love to prepare at home.
    Thanks for this wonderful recipe.


  24. Thank you Padhu i prepare Fried rice and gobi manchurian its realy nice thank you once again

  25. Can we add red chille sauce instead of tomato sauce

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  27. Vinitaa - Adding tomato sauce gives it a nice taste. Instead of chilli powder, you can add red chilli sauce.

  28. The confidence level is high after trying your sambar, tomato rice and paneer butter masala. Will definitely try this tempting one. :-)

  29. tasted great :) what could i do to get crispy gobi???

    1. Only if it is dry manchurian, you will get crispy. For gravy , you will not get it crispy.

  30. I tried this gobi manchurian recipe today. It came very well. I have tried many of ur dishes. Everything is superb :-) Thanks for sharing this.

  31. Can v use besan flour instead of Maida?
    And Wat s de difference between a cup and a tbsp?

  32. Can u post Mushroom Manchurian plssss?

  33. Hi Padhu, today, I tried the gobi came out husband liked husband gave compliment to me that is your gobi manchurian is good than outsider food..(restaurant,street food)...,thanks a ton Padhu....I skipped the spring onion and tomato sauce...I did not have those ingredients...

  34. Replies
    1. No, you must use cornflour/cornstarch for this.

  35. Dear Padhu,
    Can mushroom Manchurian be made in the same way instead of Gobi ?

    1. Yes, you can use mushroom instead of gobi.


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