Thursday, September 07, 2006

Gobi Manchurain and naan

Had prepared Gobi manchurian and naan for dinner.I came across lots of different recipes for gobi manchurian, but was not satisfied enough to try one.('coz of the past experiences trying to make Gobi manchurian ...:)).finally selected some good ones and made a mixed version of it.Making it with little extra gravy than the usual one and extra spicy.

1 medium-sized cauliflower broken into florets
2 tbsp cooking oil
1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 onion( finely chopped)
1 tbsp garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped
1 tbsp green chili, finely chopped
½ tbsp corn flour mixed with 2 tbsp of water
(I used some corn starch, 'coz i didn't find any corn flour on the pantry :))
2 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce (You can use the regualr light one also.The color of the dish will be slightly different)
1 tbsp Tomato sauce (I used Maggi)
1 tbsp Red Chilli sauce
1 tbsp pepper powder
3/4 cup of water (Add water according to the amount of gravy you need)
Some green onion, finely chopped for garnish .
(You can cut them using kitchen scissors which seems to be fairly easy and need.)

For batter:
All purpose flour-1/2 cup
Corn flour-1/4 cup(Again 'coz i was short of corn flour, i used some rice flour instead)
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt- as needed
Red food color- a pinch(optional)


Make a batter using all purpose,corn flour,red chilli powder,red food color and salt using some water.The batter should be thick.(slightly thicker than the batter used for bajji).Dip each gobi florets into the batter and deep fry them until golden brown.Place the fried florets into a paper towel for draining oil.

Now heat oil (i used olive oil), fry sesame seeds,onion,ginger,garlic and green chillies.Fry for abt 2-3 min.s till the aroma comes.Now add all the sauces, pepper powder and salt.Fry for another 2 min.s and add the corn flour -water mixture.Add water and cook till the sauce is thick enough for you and finally add the deep fried florets.Garnish with Green onions and some roasted sesame seeds.

P.S: You can add a pinch of ajinomotto if you want, but there are concerns abt whether it's good for i usuall avoid it.The dish tastes very good even if you don't add ajinomotto.
I served this with Spicyana's Naan...yummy..

My son couldn't wait......


Asha said...

I used to order these in B'lore, haven't eaten since.. guess it's time I made them myself!!
Looks delicious, thanks !!

Anonymous said...

these look amazing ! luv your recipes , thnx.