Gobi/Cauliflower (large) – 1 no(broken to large florets)
Onion (large) – 1 no(julienned and made into individual leaves)
Onion (medium) – 2 nos (finely chopped)
Capsicum – 1 no (diced to 1 inch pieces)
Ginger – 1” piece (finely chopped)
Garlic pods – 10 nos (finely chopped)
Green chillies – 2 nos (thinly chopped)
Green chilly sauce – 1 tsp
Red chilly sauce – 1 tsp
Tomato sauce – 2 tsp
Soya sauce – 1 tsp
Vinegar – 1 tsp
Ajinomoto – A pinch (optional)
Salt – As reqd
Oil – As reqd
All-purpose flour (Maida) – 1 cup
Corn flour – 1 cup
Water – As reqd
Salt – As reqd
Oil for frying
For frying the gobi (cauliflower):-
Clean the florets and put them in hot water for about half an hour with salt so that worms, if any, would settle at the bottom of the vessel.
Mix together the maida, corn flour and salt in a bowl. Pour sufficient amount of water to get a bajji batter consistency.
Put the florets in this batter and mix well.
Heat oil in a pan.
Add the florets little by little and fry them all.
Drain them out and keep aside.
For making the manchurian:-
Heat 1 tsp of oil in a frying pan.
Add the chopped onions, chopped green chillies, julienned onions, diced capsicum and chopped ginger and garlic.
Saute for 2 mins so that the onions and capsicum are still crunchy.
:- The large onion pieces and the diced capsicum pieces will be very tasty in this dish.
· Add the red chilly sauce, green chilly sauce, tomato sauce, soya sauce, vinegar, ajinomoto and salt to taste.
· Saute for a minute.
:- If u do not have these sauces, then substitute red chilly sauce, green chilly sauce and tomato sauce with 3 tsp of tomato-chilly sauce.
:- Add very little ajinomoto just to get the Chinese flavor, since its not good for health.
Add the fried cauliflower to this and saute, until the masala and the florets get fried together nicely.
Remove from pan to a serving dish.
:- Serve hot.
Variation:- Can use the same recipe to make mushrooms/baby corn manchurian as well.