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Monday, September 15, 2008

Gobi Manchuria

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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.


Mona said...

This Indo-chinese dish has been my favorite too. Looks delish!
Eid Mubarak to your family!!

Anjum said...

love manchurias...specially gobi!!!lovely..

Lubna said...

Mona: I know...plus they bring back soooo many memories :)
Eid Mubarak to you and the family.

Anjum: Yeah this manchuria is a total surprise package!
Eis Mubarak Anjum.

Kate / Kajal said...

Eid Mubarak Lubna :)
The gobi manchurian looks yum !!

Lubna said...

Hey Kate: Thanks for the Eid wishes Kate, hope you had a good time on Eid too.

SweetBites said...

hi lubna, just visited ur wonderful site. ur gbi manchurian looks so delish. thanx 4 the recipe.

Neela Rufus said...

Love your blog! I'm happy to follow you, you can visit my blog when you find time :)

Lubna said...

Thanks for liking my blog and following me Neela. Its been a while since I've updated it though!

Abhi said...

Nice recipe......I am definitely gonna try this out. Looks sooo yummy.
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