Gobi Manchurian

Gobi Manchurian is a popular Indian Chinese dish. Indian Chinese cuisine is an adaptation of Chinese seasoning and cooking techniques to suite Indian taste. It is said to have been developed by the tiny Chinese community that lived in Kolkata for over a century. Growing up in Trinidad I didn't have the opportunity to enjoy this cuisine as much as those living in India but every vacation back was filled with Gobi Manchurian and American Chopsuey among other things of course :).

1 medium Cauliflower florets
2 cups maida or all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornflour
1" ginger peeled and finely chopped
3 cloves peeled and finely chopped
1 onion diced
5 green chillies chopped or sliced (to taste)
1 cup Green bell pepper chopped
1 pinch Ajinomoto
1 bunch Spring onion chopped
1 cup coriander leaves chopped
1/4 cup soya sauce
1-2 tbsps Chilli sauce (to taste)
2-3 tbsps Ketchup
Salt to taste

1. Mix together maida, cornflour, salt and a few drops of soya sauce and water to form batter.
2. Dip the florets in the batter and deep fry until golden brown.
3. Heat 5 tablespoons of oil.
4. Add ginger, green chillies, garlic, ajinomoto, bell peppers, spring onion and onions and saute.
5. When bell peppers are half cooked, add soya sauce, ketchup and chilli sauce and stir for a minute.
6. Add the fried cauliflower florets and mix without breaking the fried florets.
7. Taste and add more of the sauces if required.
8.Garnish with spring onions and serve hot.


  1. Everyone at home is grateful that you put up this recipe....when you were off in LA I had stumbled upon it online and it quickly became a family favourite.. but then I lost the recipe and could not remember what it was called. Now I have it again thanks to you! Its a really easy to prepare and delicious recipe that everyone should try!! Do you think it can be baked instead of fried as that is healthier?

  2. Im sure it can be baked instead of fried.. never tried that before, why don't you give it a try and be sure to come back and post if it tasted the same and the rest of us can try it that way.


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