Friday, September 29, 2006

Gobi Manchurian

Like kids in school, we share our lunch box at work too. At the stroke of Noon, we sit down for lunch trading anecdotes while sampling each other's lunch box. The day before yesterday, BD had an idea to have a pot luck lunch on Friday and it was a suggestion that all of us happily agreed to. My contribution - Gobi Manchurian and Noodles. K loves this combo and he was more than happy helping me dice, chop and slice all the ingredients. I will be posting the recipe for the Noodles over the weekend.

Gobi Manchurian
Oil for deep frying
1 medium sized cauliflower

For the batter

1/2 cup refined flour
1/4 cup corn flour
1/4 tsp cayenne powder
Salt to taste
Water

For the sauce

2 tbsp oil
2 spring onions chopped fine
2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped fine
1" ginger, chopped fine
2 green chillies, chopped fine
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 tbsp cornflour mixed with 1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cup water or vegetable stock
Salt to taste

Wash and cut the cauliflower into florets and set aside.
Combine all the batter ingredients to make a thick batter. The batter should not be too thick.
Heat oil in a pan. Dip the florets into the batter and deep fry till golden brown. Put on paper towel to absorb the oil and keep aside.

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan. Add the onion, ginger, garlic and green chillies. Cook for 1 minute and add the stock/water, pepper, soy sauce and salt. Simmer till it begins to boil. Add the cornflour mixed with water and stir continuously. Cook till the sauce becomes thick. Add the cauliflower and mix well. Serve with noodles and/or fried rice. Enjoy !!

4 comments:

Foodie's Hope said...

Hi, I like your recipe but some photos would been better!!I will try this!! Thanks!!

Vini K said...

Hi Sangeeta,

Thanks for adding my blog to yours..I just added yours to mine.. I love gobi manchurian..recipe sounds delicious.I agree with Asha,photos would be good.Do try and post photos..somehow that makes even simple food so appealing.Will try your recipe soon.Thanks for sharing.

kawal said...

hi sangeeta,
thaks for the recipe . I tried it .it was delicious.

kawal said...

hi sangeeta,
thaks for the recipe . I tried it .it was delicious.