Gobi Manchurian/Cauliflower Fritters in Spicy Sauce

Gobi Manchurian/Cauliflower Fritters in Spicy Sauce

Another star of the Indian Chinese cuisine. “Gobi” is Cauliflower  & “Manchurian” is  a tangy spicy sauce with Chinese inspired flavors. This spicy, slightly crunchy “pick me ups” are perfect appetizers or may even be served as a side dish.

“Manchurian” dishes may be made with cauliflower, paneer or chicken and is extremely popular in India but the the sauce  has no basis in the historical Chinese region. In India this ever popular dish is served at glamorous restaurants as well as by the street side vendors and is consumed with vigor and excitement among all classes of people.

I have written elaborately about the fusion of the Indian and Chinese cuisine in this post. This is a delicious recipe well loved by all in my family. Enjoy!


  • 1 medium cauliflower, broken into medium to small florets
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup corn flour/corn starch
  • salt
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1.5 inch fresh young ginger, peeled and very finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon green chili paste (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper powder
  • water to make a thick batter
  • oil to deep fry the cauliflower florets
  • For the sauce:
  • 1/2 cup minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup very finely grated ginger
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 7-8 green chili pepper, slit (If you cannot tolerate the heat, take out the seeds and the membranes)
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce – like Sriracha or green chili sauce or any Asian hot sauce (adjust amount to your tolerance)
  • 1 bunch spring onion, separate the green and the white parts
  • 2-3 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon brown sugar/sugar
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste or ketchup (I prefer to use the paste as the ketchup as it turns the sauce sweet)
  • 3 tablespoons oil (I strongly recommend 100% Pure Sesame Oil)
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • salt
  • Preparation:
Read the whole recipe on eCurry