Cauliflower Manchurian

Cauliflower Manchoorian:

I have no clue how the word 'Manchoorian' came to Indianised Chinese food. Yeah...I know there is a place called Manchoorian is in China. But what it has to do with any punjabied version of 'so called chinese food'! The original chinese people do not have anything similar to what they make in India. Anyway.....Indian palate as evolved far the way for spices and chili, can't help it.

So I fixed this recipe on a boring sunday afternoon! Never appreciated cauliflower all my life!Since it turned out well, I am kind of warming up for cauliflower!:)


Cauliflower 1 small head
Ginger 1" grated
Garlic 2 beads chopped & minced
Shallots 1 finely chopped(optional)
MSG 1/4 Spoon
Dry red chili flakes 1/4 spoon
Honey 2 spoons
Soy sauce thick 2 spoons
Sesame seeds few
Chinese 5 spice powder 1/4 spoon
Sesame oil few spoons
Green onions chopped 1 cup to garnish.


Steam cook cauliflower gently for few minutes. Let it be firm yet. Set aside.

Heat oil in a wide wok. Add sesame seeds, chili flakes, garlic and ginger. Bring themt o fragrant state.

Then add sallots and fry till golden brown.

Now stir-in steamed cauliflower. Fry them over high heat. Add salt, MSG, soy sauce, honey and 5 spice powder. Stir-fry till it coats all the spices and oil. And also until it is cooked.

Remove from heat and garnish with green onions.

Enjoy with fried rice or noodles.


Sagari said...

deecious looking manchuri malar

Bhawana said...

Hey Malar, thx for visiting my blog and so I got to know abt urs. u r blogging from a longgggg time :). nice to meet u here. u have variety of recipes. wonderful.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Hi MAlar, wish you dont mind me calling you like that... Gobi is looking great not too much of anything... LEnd me some...

Purva Desai said...

Gobi Manchurian looks perfect, and crispy gobis will taste yumm with Sauces and chillies....


Adding honey in manchurian is a nice idea,will keep it in mind and try next time when I make manchurian:)

Gita's Kitchen said...

This gobi manchurian is very healthy than the deep-fried ones I make :)

Jaishree said...

Hi Malar,Gobi Manchurian looks deecious and crispy.Adding honey in manchurian is a nice idea I will try.

Shama Nagarajan said...

Hai .....thank u for visiting my blog.......u hv nice collection of recipes.........hv added u to my list

Priya said...

Wow delicious treats...love cauliflower as anything...pushing me to prepare immediately..ur templates looks cool now Malar..

Pari Gandhi said...

its manchurian not manchoorian

Malar Gandhi said...

Dear Y'll,

Thank you Sagari,

Bhawana....thank you dear, blogging since 2005....never actually interacted with fellow bloggers! Kind of in silent blogging! Its goodthat we got to know each other!

Ramya....kool, call me Malar! Will you visit me, it will be ready in minutes...

True it is Purva...but I didnt deep them...stir-fried for a change!

Dear Raks, Honey adds up the flavour...bring new taste to our buds!

True Gita,

Sure Jaishree and do let me know how it turned out.

Thank you Shama, I am glad that u liked it.

Thank you so much Priya.

Dei Pari....its called stylu....