Gobi Manchurian

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A Indian way to present Chinese dish ….Its a cauliflower stir fry dish where you get to eat the crunchy saucy spicy cauliflower kernels in a Chinese platter.

Ingredients : 1 big cauliflower roughly cut into small pieces, 2 tablespoon corn starch , 1 tablespoon green chilly diagonally thinly sliced,1 tablespoon celery finely chopped,1 tablespoon garlic finely chopped, 1 tablespoon ginger juliennes, 1 /2 tablespoon dark soy sauce, 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup, 1/2 tablespoon green chilly sauce,  olive oil for deep frying & cook ,salt to taste,1 tablespoon chopped spring onions for garnishing.

Serving: 4

Method : Firstly we need to slightly blanch in salted water, the cauliflower and then dry it. Once it dried we need to put it in a zip lock pouch with all the corn starch in it and shake it well to coat the cauliflower pieces evenly with corn starch . You may also avoid this process and directly mix the corn starch with blanched cauliflowers and keep it with  for 30 minutes so that it coats well . Now deep fry  the cauliflowers kernels till golden brown . It will be quiet crusty as it was coated with corn starch and its taste is already salty as so addition of extra salt is not required. Now heat a shallow pan , add olive oil in it and on high flame toss, celery , green chilly slices , ginger and garlic. Sauté it for a minute and then add all the sauces …tomato ketchup ,green chilly sauce, and dark soy sauce along with deep fried cauliflower kernels . Stir fry all of this on high flame for 3 to 4 minutes and serve till cauliflower /Gobi absorbs all the sauces. To get a glaze you may pour corn starch solution( a teaspoon only) it is Optional .To get a gravy of this particular dish you just need to add 1 cup of water and a tablespoon of corn starch solution and your side gravy dish is ready. Serve it hot garnishing it with spring onions to enjoy the crispiness of the tempting cauliflower kernels This is a  Indo -Chinese recipe and a very popular dish in India’s Chinese menu.

There are several such customised Chinese recipes which I want to list down for you guys …will surely write those recipes too till then try out this one and have a rocking day in kitchen.

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