Cauliflower Manchurian


Cauliflower Manchurian

An Indian version of a Chinese recipe
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 3 people


For marinating:

  • 1 kg Cauliflower
  • 1 tsp Chilly powder
  • 1/2 cup Bengal gram powder
  • Salt As reqd
  • 2 tbsp Corn flower powder
  • 1 tsp Rice flour if available

For gravy:

  • 2- 3 nos Onions big
  • 1 no Green capsicum
  • 1 no Red capsicum
  • Spring onions A bunch
  • 5 to Green chillies finely sliced
  • 4 to Garlic pods finely sliced
  • 4 tbsp Soya sauce
  • Ajino moto A pinch
  • White pepper As reqd
  • Salt As reqd


  • Mix together the bengal gram powder, 1 tbsp corn flour, rice flour, chilly powder and salt using either milk or water.
  • Cut the cauliflower into smaller florets and marinate in the batter for 30 minutes.
  • Deep fry in oil making sure that the cauliflower is well covered by the batter.
  • Heat some oil in another pan.
  • Fry the garlic and green chillies, till an aroma comes.
  • Add onions, capsicum and a little bit of spring onions.
  • Stir fry, till cooked.
  • Add some water followed by the soya sauce, ajino moto, salt and white pepper.
  • Allow it to boil.
  • Cook, till the vegetables are cooked.
  • After about 15 minutes on medium flame, add the fried cauliflower to the gravy.
  • To make the gravy thick, add 1 tbsp of corn flour in water and pour into the boiling gravy.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with spring onions.
  • :- Serve with fried rice.
  • Note: Cutting options: :- Cut the onions and capsicum in big pieces like four halves and separate the onions. :- Spring onions should be finely chopped. :- Garlic and green chillies should be finely chopped. To look better, u can cut it in an angle.
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