Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Cauliflower Manchurian

This I made a few weeks back.
I wanted to make some new veggie cuisine for dinner and I had seen this recipe the vahchef had put up once. It is an Indo-Chinese recipe. As I had all the ingredients thought I'd give it a try.

It was ok. A bit sweet for my taste. I think it wud have been the chilly sauce I used. But it was a nice change from my normal cauliflower fry, kurma or curry. My son liked it. But then he likes all my cookings :)
Do give it a try...

Here's what all you'll need:

  • Cauliflower florets (put it in hot water with salt to kill any germs in it) - 1 cup or 1 and 1/2 
  • Maida - 1/2 cup
  • Corn flour - 1/4 cup
  • Pepper powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Soya sauce - 1 tsp
Make a batter with all of the above(except cauliflower) and coat the cauliflower with it.
  • Oil for frying
Heat oil in a pan. When oil is hot deep fry the batter coated florets until they turn crispy. Keep aside

For making the sauce:
  • Ginger, finely chopped - 1/2 tsp 
  • Garlic, finely chopped - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies, finely chopped - 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 a finely chopped onion
  • Capsicum - 1 small
  • Peppercorn crushed - 1/2 tsp
  • Soya sauce - 1/2 tsp
  • vinegar - 1 tbsp
  • a pinch of sugar
  • chilly paste - 1 tsp (I used chilly sauce coz I havent been able to get a good chilly paste as yet :(.. It makes a big difference.)
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing- a few or add more if u want (my husband loves coriander leaves)
  • Spring onions, finely chopped - 1 tbsp

Heat oil in a pan. Add ginger, garlic, green chillies, onion and sautee until raw garlic smell leaves.
Lower flame. Add capsicum, salt, peppercorn, sugar, vinegar, chilly paste, soya sauce. Mix well.
Give a minute or two and then add the fried cauliflowers into the sauce. Mix. Switch off flame.
Garnish with coriander leave and spring onions. Serve hot :)

We had it with Daal curry and Ghee rice...


  1. I feel like making this sooooo much! So yummy lookin! :)

    1. So why don't u? Its easy enough... but i guess ur lazy even for that :P