Gobi Manchuria -- Dry version (step by step)

Gobi or Cauliflower manchuria is famous Indo Chinese dish which is super tasty and mouth watering. Check out step by step pics for easy following.This is the dry version of Gobi manchuria and can be served with spicy dips or even with tomato sauce. Even you can have these with phulkas or roti's hmmm so yum.
Manchuria is a Indo chinese dish which can be made with mixed vegetables or even with single vegetable like cauliflower(gobi manchuria). Indo Chinese dishes are very much famous indian street food and can be made at home. These are easy to make but bit lengthy and its no go wrong recipe.
Why waste time...lets start and have look at the ingredients and procedure to do...

Level: Medium
Total time: 1 hr
Serves: 4 portions
1 cup = 250ml


Cauliflower : 1 medium
All purpose flour/maida : 1/2 cup
Corn Flour/starch: 1/3 cup
Rice Flour: 2 tablespoon
Kashmiri Chilli Powder: 1 teaspoon
Coriander (dhaniya) Powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin powder: 1/4 teaspoon
Red food color as desired (optional)
Oil for frying
Salt to taste

Ginger: 1 teaspoon (finely chopped)
Garlic: 1 teaspoon (Finely chopped)
Spring Onion: 2 tablespoons
Light Soya Sauce: 2 tablespoons
Tomato ketchup: 2 tablespoons
Lime Juice: 1 teaspoon
Oil: 2 tablespoons

Cut the cauliflower in to medium size florets.
Add the florets to the boiling water and keep for 5 mins until the florets are tender. Drain the water and keep the florets on the paper towel. 

In a bowl add all the ingredients in the batter section and mix it with little water. And add cauliflower and mix well until all the florets are coated with the batter.

Drop these florets in a medium hot oil and cook until light brown.

You can enjoy this hot at this point with no further delay. But if you like the little soft manchuria then follow on the below steps.

In a pan add oil, when its hot add finely chopped ginger and garlic. Once ginger and garlic are soft add spring onion and fry for 30 secs and then add soya sauce, lime juice, tomato ketchup and add fried cauliflower florets and fry a minute.
Tadaa your gobi manchuria is ready to serve.

Yummy...Wanna try....let set go....


  1. Delicious and a perfect starter or side dish as you may wish to have. Looks so yummy and so nicely explained.

    1. yup its a perfect starter and thank you Piyali

    2. yup its a perfect starter and thank you Piyali

  2. Love the deep dark color of the florets... this is always a winner...

  3. This is one of my fav dish and I always do it according to your recipe. Thank you so much for this :) keep sharing!


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