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gobi manchurian

Gobi manchurian, recipe in steps

Gobi manchurian is a popular Indo-Chinese dish. Fritters are made using cauliflower and tossed in  mixture of different sauces. It makes a perfect appetizer.

Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Chinese, Indo-Chinese
Keyword appetisers, evening snacks, gobi manchurian, indo-chinese, kids favourite, recipes with cauliflower
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Author Jayashree


  • 1/2 kilogram cauliflower broken into florets
  • 1 onion
  • 1 capsicum
  • 1 tablespoon soya sauce
  • 2 teaspoon red chilly sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilly powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder

For the paste

  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 2 inch ginger
  • 1 green chilly

For the batter

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup corn flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon chilly powder
  • salt to taste
  • water as needs

Other ingredients

  • oil for frying
  • 2 teaspoon oil for seasoning


  1. Break the florets into small pieces. The size of the floret determines a slightly bigger size of manchurian.

  2. Put them in hot water for five minutes. Then, put it in a colander.Let dry.

  3. Make a batter with ingredients mentioned under "For the batter". The consistency of the batter should neither be too thick or thin.

  4. Deep fry the fritters, by putting a few at a time. 

  5. Make paste of the ingredients mentioned under 'For the paste".

  6. Take oil in another pan. Add the paste and saute for sometime. Then, add the onions and shallow fry for two minutes.

  7. Now, add the capsicum and let cook for two minutes. Put salt in it.

  8. Add soya sauce, red chilly sauce, apple cider vinegar. Mix a little water in red chilly powder and put it.

  9. Let cook for some time. Allow to cool.

  10. Put the fried fritters in it. Add pepper powder and mix it.

  11. Gobi manchurian is ready to serve. You can garnish it with spring onions.