Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Gobi (cauliflower) Manchurian - Baked

This is healthy as you are baking it as supposed to frying it which is how it is usually done. It does taste very good.

Ingredients for the Gobi:
- 1 small cauliflower - broken to florets
- 3 tbsp corn starch
- 1 tsp chili powder
- salt

Ingredients for Sauce:
- 1 small onion chopped finely
- 1 tsp chili sauce (adjust to taste)
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 2 tsp tomato ketchup
- 1 tsp corn starch
- small piece of ginger minced
- 1 green chili finely chopped

Method to make Gobi:

1. Boil 2 cups of water and soak cauliflower in it for 5 minutes. This softens the cauliflower.
2. Form a thick batter with corn starch, salt, chili powder. Remove cauliflower and pat them dry. Mix the cauliflower in the batter. The cauliflower should have a light coating of the mixture.
3. Grease a cookie sheet and lay the cauliflower. They should not touch each other. Bake for 20-30 minutes at a 400(degree) F oven. Mix it once so all sides bake evenly.
You might need to adjust your timing based on your oven. Mine is a old stove so it takes some time to bake the cauliflower. Keep them aside

Method to Gobi Manchurian

1. In a saucepan heat oil and fry onions, and chili till they become soft. Add the chili sauce, ketchup and soy sauce.
2. In about 2 cups of water add corn starch and mix it well. Add it to the saucepan and boil it for 3-5 minutes. The sauce will become thick.
3. Now reduce the heat and add the baked cauliflower. Let it all simmer for 5 minutes before you serve it.

Garnish with spring onions. Tastes good with Chinese Fried Rice.



Baked manchurian! I was talking to my sister and she was telling me she wishes to know if there are recipes of baked manchurian. I will forward your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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