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Gobi manchurian recipe – crispy, fried gobi florets simmered in spicy, delicious manchurian sauce, is one of the popular manchurian recipes in Indo-Chinese cuisine. This sweet and sour gobi manchurian dry recipe popularly known as cauliflower manchurian recipe, is very easy to cook at home. In this post, you will learn how to make gobi manchurian?gobi manchurian recipe , gobi manchurian dry recipe , cauliflower manchurian recipe

This gobi manchurian recipe has two popular variants one gobi manchurian gravy and the second one is gobi manchurian dry recipe. Though both of these manchurian recipe is almost the same and can be made easily at home.


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What is gobi manchurian

Gobi manchurian recipe is a popular Indo-Chinese dish where  ” gobi ” means ” cauliflower florets which are first marinated with cornflour and spices then fried in oil and finally tossed in sweet and sour manchurian sauce.


What to serve with gobi manchurian

If you are making a dry gobi manchurian recipe then it goes well as an appetizer, or if you are making gobi manchurian gravy serve it as a side dish with the main course of fried rice and noodles.


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Tips to make crispy cauliflower manchurian recipe


  • Crispness: To get the perfect crispy cauliflower manchurian recipe marinade gobi with breadcrumbs or cornflakes as described below.


  • Perfect Temperature: To get perfectly crispy gobi manchurian fry gobi in medium flame. If you fry in high flame leads to burn gobi from outside and uncooked inside similarly low flame doesn’t get crisp on gobi.


  • Vibrant Colour: To get vibrant colour similarly restaurant style gobi manchurian recipe, without using any fancy food colour, simply add good quality kashmiri red chili powder which is available in your pantry.


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How to make gobi manchurian


The complete recipe of gobi manchurian is classified into three simple categories,

first one is the preparation of gobi manchurian recipe, second one is frying cauliflower,


the last one is making gobi manchurian gravy

so, let’s make it now.


Preparation for cauliflower manchurian recipe


1. At first for the basic preparation for cauliflower manchurian recipe marinate cauliflower or gobi floret, in a deep pan pour water.



2. Now, add 2 tsp salt, and vinegar and let the water boil.



3. Mix small pieces of cauliflower in this hot water.



4. cover the pan and boil the gobi for at least 2 to 3 min in medium to high flame.



5. After that, turn off the gas.



6. Drain the boiled cauliflower on a clean cotton towel.



7. Now for marinating cauliflower, in a bowl add 3 tbsp cornflour, and 3 tbsp maida.



8. Also add 1/2 tsp black pepper, and 1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder.



9. Add 1 tsp salt.



10. Now mix everything.



11. Now, add boiled cauliflower to the bowl.



12. Without adding any water mix cauliflower with the rest of the ingredients.



13. To make the crispy cauliflower manchurian recipe add 2 to 3 tbsp bread crumbs or cornflakes. 





How to make crispy gobi manchurian

Now to make the crispy gobi manchurian recipe pour 50 to 100 ml oil into a deep bottom pan.



2. Now add marinated cauliflower to this pan and fry in medium flame for 2 to 3 min.



3. Then flip each piece and cook both sides.



4. When both sides of cauliflower become golden brown turn off the gas.



5. Now, take out fried cauliflower from the pan and drain the excess oil in kitchen tissue.



How to prepare gobi manchurian gravy recipe


1. Now for preparing cauliflower manchurian gravy heat 4 to 5 tbsp oil in a pan.



2. Then add 1 tbsp chopped ginger garlic, and saute the ginger-garlic on medium flame until the raw smell disappears.



3. Add 3 tbsp spring onions and 2 to 3 chopped green chilli and cook in medium flame until it becomes translucent,



4. Pour 3 to 4 tbsp red chilli sauce.



5. Add 1 tbsp soy sauce.



6. Also add 1 tbsp vinegar and mix everything for 2 to 3 min in medium flame.




7. To balance out the taste of manchurian gravy add 1 tbsp sugar.



8.1 tsp salt adjust later if required.



9. For vibrant colours like restaurant style gobi manchurian recipe, add 2 tsp kashmiri red chili powder.



10. Finally add fried cauliflower to this sweet and sour manchurian sauce.



11. Now, gently mix in this sauce for another 1 to 2 min on medium flame.



12. At the end, garnish the cauliflower manchurian with some chopped spring onions at the top.



Cauliflower Manchurian Recipe Card

Here is a quick overview of all the ingredients for cauliflower manchurian recipe including the quick step-by-step preparation of gobi manchurian recipe shown in the recipe card.

Take note of all ingredient lists.

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Gobi manchurian recipe ( Cauliflower manchurian recipe )


Gobi manchurian is one of the popular manchurian recipes in Indo-Chinese cuisine in which crispy,fried gobi florets tossed in spicy,delicious sauce.Serves hot this crispy cauliflower manchurian dry as a side dish with fried rice and noodles.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


Marinating Cauliflower

  •  500 ml water
  •  2 tsp salt [adjust later]
  •  1 small size cauliflower
  •  2 tsp vinegar
  •  2 to 3 tbsp cornflour
  •  2 to 3 tbsp maida
  •  1 tsp black pepper
  •  1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder

Frying Cauliflower

  • 50 to 100 ml oil for deep fry 
  • 2 to 3 kitchen tissue to drain off excess oil

Ingredients Of Gobi Manchurian Gravy

  •  3 to 4 tbsp oil
  •  1 tbsp finely chopped ginger garlic
  •  4 tbsp chopped spring onion
  •  2 to 3 green chili [chopped]
  •  3 tbsp red chili sauce
  •  1 tbsp soya sauce
  •  1 tbsp vinegar
  •  1 tsp salt
  •  1 tbsp sugar
  •  2 tsp kashmiri red chili powder


how to make gobi manchurian

  1. For making gobi manchurian,at first pour water in a deep pan for boil.
  2. Now,add a pinch of salt,vinegar and make a quick stir.
  3. Then,add cauliflower in this hot water to eliminate any harmful pesticides.
  4. Next,cover the pan with lid and boil the gobi at least 2 to 3 min in medium to high flame.
  5. After that,drain the excess water of boiled cauliflower in cotton towel.
  6. Now for marinating gobi,in a bowl add corn flour,maida,black pepper,red chilli powder,salt and mix everything.
  7. Furthermore,mix boiled cauliflower in bowl and marinated with rest of spices.
  8. Next,pour oil in a deep kadai and fry marinated cauliflower in medium to low flame until golden brown.
  9. Take out fried cauliflower and drain excess oil in kitchen tissue.
  10. Now for making gobi manchurian sauce,heat oil in a pan and saute chopped ginger-garlic in medium flame until raw smell completely goes away.
  11. Also saute spring onion,green chili in medium flame.
  12. Next heat oil in a deep pan and add chopped ginger-garlic and saute in medium low flame until raw smell goes away.
  13. Now pour,red chili sauce,soy sauce,vinegar adjust quantity as per your spiciness.
  14. Additionally add sugar,kashmiri red chili powder for vibrant colour and salt to taste.
  15. Finally mix fried cauliflower and gently mix in this spicy sauce for another 1 to 2 min in medium flame.
  16. At the end,garnish the gobi manchurian with some chopped spring onions at the top.


Gobi Manchurian Recipe Note

  1. If you want to increase spiciness in your sauce then you can mix red chili sauce, tomato ketchup,kashmiri red chili powder, and a little amount of water together.
  2. For this gobi manchurian recipe make small pieces of cauliflower which will be easy to cook and eat.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 344Total Fat 31gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 27gCholesterol 11mgSodium 277mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 3g

Disclaimer: The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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