This appetizer has been a favorite with me, way back in Hyderabad...this was when Dhabas were booming all around, it was a patent name on the menu cards. The name is familiar to Chicken Manchuria...probably because they look identical. The only thing I resisted adding was the food color. Anyways, here are the ingredients.
2 cups cauliflower, washed and cut into decent sized florets
3/4 cup chana besan flour
oil as needed
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
a pinch of turmeric powder
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
a pinch of baking soda
1 green chilli, chopped
chopped cilantro to garnish
water as needed
Mix all the ingredients except cauliflower florets. Let the marinate sit for sometime.
Dip the cauliflower florets and mix in well. The mix should not be very runny, make sure it is thick and cling well to the cauliflower.
Heat oil in a deep based pan and fry till gloden brown, serve with mango chutney or sauces of your choice.