Gobhi (Cauliflower) Machurian

Gobi Manchurian
Photo Credits: Harsha K R from Bengaluru, India via Flickr

Gobhi Manchurian or Cauliflower Manchurian is a popular starter in Indian parties as well as homes. This is a delicious Chinese dish that has been transformed to suit Indian taste buds. It is made from cauliflower tossed in sauces with some spices. Try this recipe and make restaurant-style Gobhi Manchurian at home.


  • Cauliflower Head                                    1 small
  • Corn flour                                               ¼ cup
  • Refined flour (maida)                              2 ½ tablespoons
  • Garlic paste                                             1 teaspoon
  • Ginger paste                                            1+¼ teaspoon
  • Salt                                                         To taste
  • Green chili cut into slanting pieces          1
  • Onion chopped                                        1 small
  • Capsicum cut into small pieces                ½ small
  • Soy sauce                                                ¾ tablespoon
  • Chili sauce                                              ¼ tablespoon
  • Tomato ketchup                                      1 tablespoon
  • Tomato puree                                          1 tablespoon
  • Cooking oil                                              1 tablespoon
  • Spring onion cut into small pieces            1 tablespoon
  • Oil                                                           For frying
  • Red Food Color                                         Pinch


  1. Break the cauliflower florets into small pieces. Take a deep pan with 3 cups of water and boil it. Put the florets in it and cook for 3-4 minutes to soften their stems.
  2. Drain the water and pat dry the florets on a cloth.
  3. In an another pan mix corn flour, refined flour, salt, ginger paste, garlic paste together and make a batter for frying by adding water.
  4. Keep a deep pan or wok with oil on medium heat.
  5. Dip the florets in batter and coat well. When the oil is hot enough for frying, put florets in it and fry.
  6. Fry till golden brown. Drain on a paper towel.
  7. Put a shallow pan on heat and put oil in it. When heated, put ginger and garlic paste in it. Fry a little then add chopped onion, stir fry on high heat.
  8. Add tomato puree, green chili, and capsicum and stir fry. Add soy sauce, chili sauce and tomato ketchup.
  9. Mix all the ingredients and then add fried cauliflower and spring onion greens to it.
  10. Garnish with tomato slices, onion rings and lemon slices. Serve hot!

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 2 – 3

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