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Indo Chinese Gobi Manchurian with fried rice
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Gobi Manchurian

Gobi Manchurian is an all time favorite Indo-Chinese style street food. Using an air fryer to fry the cauliflower is a guilt free way to indulge often. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indo-Chinese
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 233kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 large head Cauliflower 1 large head cut into medium florets
  • 1 Bell pepper chopped into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 Onion chopped into 1 inch cubes
  • 4 Spring onion chopped with the greens
  • 2 tablespoon Ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Red chili sauce adjust based on your spice level
  • 2 tablespoon Tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Corn starch dissolved in about 4 tbsps of water
  • 1 teaspoon Toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoon Olive oil or any other cooking oil
  • Oil For deep frying the cauliflower. skip if using air fryer

For the batter –

  • ¼ cup All purpose flour/Maida
  • 3 tablespoon Corn starch
  • 2 teaspoon Red chili sauce
  • Salt To taste
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger garlic paste
  • Water As needed to make a thick batter

Instructions

  • Boil water in a large pot with enough salt. Turn off the flame and add the cauliflower florets into boiling water. Let the florets sit in the water for about 5 minutes and then drain the cauliflowers in a colander and keep aside.
  • In the meantime, mix all the ingredients listed under batter and make a thick batter. Drop all the drained cauliflower florets into the batter and mix well to coat.
  • Fry these florets in hot oil until golden brown and drain on paper towel. Keep aside.

Using an Air fryer to fry the cauliflower florets -

  • Preheat the air fryer at 380 F for about 3 minutes.
  • Then, spray the bottom of the air fryer basket with oil (or brush with oil) and place the battered florets in a single layer. Let it air fry for about 12 to 15 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  • Keep shaking the basket every 5 minutes for even frying and also to check. Depending on the size of the florets and the quantity, the frying time may vary.

Making the Manchurian -

  • In a large wok or pan, heat the sesame oil and the cooking oil. Add the chopped onions, half of the spring onions and sauté until translucent.
  • Then add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute more.
  • Then add the chopped bell peppers and sauté until slightly cooked. Make sure that the peppers still have a crunch in them.
  • Now add the soy sauce, chili sauce, ketchup and vinegar and mix well.
  • Let the sauces come to a boil and then add the corn starch dissolved in water. Mix well and let the sauce thicken. This takes about a minute or two.
  • Now add the fried florets to the gravy and add the remaining spring onions. Mix carefully without breaking the florets and serve the Gobi Manchurian hot with fried rice!

Nutrition

Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 693mg | Potassium: 837mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1139IU | Vitamin C: 148mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2mg