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Gobi Manchurian

Posted by Annita on September 21, 2007

Gobi Manchurian- a popular Indo Chineese dish can be served as a snack or an appetizer when prepared dry.But in my home,amma always prepares it with gravy to serve along with fried rice/noodles.And i haven’t even tasted this dry type manchurian in any of the Kerala restaurants(of course,I haven’t asked for it as I was not aware of it..)
My DH only introduced me to this dry type manchurian,he’s an ardent fan of this dish and whenever he order this in a restaurant he gives them special instructions to make it extra dry and spicy.And I must say,this is the only dish I’ve tried umpteen times to get a satisfactory sign from my husband.I’ve followed many recipes,tried adding different ingredients and finally came out with a recipe that suits our taste.I’ve been following this recipe for the last 4-5 attempts,and its working out well for me.

Gobi Manchurian

Gobi Manchurian

And now the recipe …


Cauliflower – 1 medium sized cut into medium sized florets
Spring onion chopped- a small bunch (Seperate whites and greens)
Garlic chopped – 5 tbsp
Green chilies chopped – 4-5 tsp (Use according to your spice level)
Soya Sauce – 1 and 1/2 tbsp
Green Chilli Sauce – 2 tbsp
Tomato Ketchup – 3 tbsp
Vinegar – 1 tsp
Coriander leaves – for garnishing
Oil – as needed
Salt – add only if needed
(Add 1 medium sized Onion and 1/2 Capsicum if you wish.i dont add it,if i am preparing it dry)

For the batter :

All purpose flour/Maida – 1/2 cup
Corn flour – 1/4 cup
Rice flour – 2 tbsp
Egg – 1
Ginger-Garlic paste – 2 tsp
Red Chilly powder – 1/2 to 1 tsp
Salt – to taste (consider the saltiness of soya sauce while adding it)

Method :-

Prepare a batter with the given ingredinets adding necessary water.Batter should be made a little thick,otherwise it doesn’t coat well on the cauliflower florets.Heat oil in a big wok,dip each floret in the batter and gently put it into the oil.Do not overcrowd the wok while frying.Do it in 2 or 3 steps as needed.Fry it until it turns golden brown in color.Drain into a tissue paper and keep them aside and allow it to cool.

Now heat 2-3 tsp oil in another pan,add chopped spring onion(only the whites),green chillies,garlic and ginger,saute them for a while.(Add onions and capsicum also if you’re adding it)Now add soya sauce,chilly sauce,vinegar and tomato ketchup.Mix them well,check for the salt and add the cooled gobi florets.Turn the heat to high and mix them together until all the florets are well coated with the sauce.Add spring onion greens and coriander leaves and toss it well for few minutes.Serve immediately.

If you want to make it a gravy,add 1 tsp cornflour mixed in 1 cup luke warm water and simmer it for few minutes,before adding spring onion greens and coriander leaves.

81 Responses to “Gobi Manchurian”

  1. Siri said


    The manchurian are too good and it looks so yum yum..:D

    Thanks dear

  2. pooja v said

    Indo-chinese food is always “YES”. Urs looks gorgeous.

    Thank you pooja

  3. Looks delicious! I am fascinated by Indo-Chinese food after enjoying it in Jackson Heights in NYC. There must have been centuries of cultures and cuisines bumping up against one another to produce dishes like this!

    Thank you

  4. Rajirha said

    looking good…i am drooling…

    Thank you rajirha

  5. roopa said

    machurian looks delicious who can resist this dish :)

    Yes roopa..and thanks for visiting me..

  6. Cynthia said

    I like how it looks so much like meat :D

    Yeah..but it tastes very different from meat,Cynthia

  7. meeso said

    Very yum! The pictures are always great and make me want to try your dish itself.

    Thanks Meeso

  8. Wow! Another great recipe from Annita…Looks so good.

    Regards from Dhanya.

    Thank u ,Dhanya

  9. Shankari said

    This is a beauty, my DH made a similar chicken recipe, but I think this recipe is better

    Thanks Shankari

  10. ശാലിനി said

    Annita, is this your second recipe for GM ? I think i had one recipe from your blog before. But this looks more delicious. I will try this too.

    I am regular visitor of your blog.

    No Salini,u might’ve tried it from another blog..Its my first one here

  11. Bindu said

    looks real good Annita. will def try this soon. hope you and your family is doing well.thankyou for another great looking recipe:-)

    Thank you Bindu…Everybody is doing good..Will be trying out ur paneer burgi real soon,ok

  12. Hi Annita, how do u do! This dish is not only looks good but also tastes good, thanks a lot, good work. Plz come to poonthoottam to see some movies Annita :-) See Niram and Thanmaatra.

    Best Regards, From Dhanya. (

    Thanks for letting me know abt it,Dhanya..
    i love to watch Niram..Thanmatra i’ve already seen..I don’t want to watch that senti move again…:))

    Will u be adding more movies in ur site?

  13. shivapriya said

    Yummy, I just make this on weekend along with fried rice. i’m craving for this again..:))

  14. Happy cook said

    This looks mouthwatering.
    I really have to try this .

    You’ll love this,HC

  15. MR said

    nice color..
    will try this one!!
    u have great collection down here!!

    Thank you

  16. Savitha Ajith said

    came across your blog 3 weeks ago and was totally mesmerised by your cakes.since then ive baked 2-3 times and am trying frosting.unfortunately, we dont have cake decorating classes in Oman and am learning new decorating techniques online from been searching for wilton cake decorating tips here and couldnt find it of my cousins are visiting US and she has agreed to buy me wilton master tip set.she wants to know in which stores it will be available.she will be visiting chicago,seattle and north carolina.Also,do u have any advise for a beginner like wat kind of decorating items should i get etc…Please advice.
    Savitha Ajith

    Hi Savitha,
    You can try Hobby Lobby or Michael stores…And try for wilton Course kits along with course booklets..4 courses are available..So buy all the 4 course kits and course booklets..It has all the detailed instructions that is covered in a wilton course..You can learn it by yourself…
    All the best…

  17. remya said

    Wow!!! njan enthuu parayanna anita….amazing pic n looks delicious..ur blog is simply superb..recently i hav started food blog…feel free to look…u hav inspired me alot…i got married few months ago,so i’m beginer in cooking…now tryg to improve it…ur blog helps me alot

    Thank you Remya..I’m soo happy to read ur comments..

  18. Lissie said

    the manchurian looks delocious! i love this dish… thank you for adding me to your blog list! you are there in my adorable foodies too.

    Thank you for adding me too,Lissie

  19. Jyothsna said

    How do you get that beautiful colour on your dishes? Manchurian looks delicious!

    I didn’t do anything for the color..I think the color is from ketchup and chilly powder..

  20. mansi said

    I made this yesterday and posted it on my blog today!! I didn’t use the egg, but maybe that helps give more crispiness??

    Yeah Mansi..Omitting egg might give u more crispiness…

  21. lory said


  22. Swati said

    Hii Annita, Tried this today, tasted yummy but then mine was not crispy, am I missing something or any suggestions on how to make it crispy??

    Thank You for the recipe :))

    Try omitting egg next time,Swati…that might give you more crispiness as mansi says…

  23. Swati said


    Sounds good, will try that out next time and let you know :)

    Yes swati,pls let me know the results,ok

  24. Emi said

    Hey Annita,
    Tried the gobi manchurain…it was yummy.But it got over very fast:-(
    The batter was great and gobi sticked well.Thinking of uisng the same batter for making some dry chicken as well.

    I’m so happy to hear that u liked it,Emi..

  25. renuka said

    hi iam a first time visitor a great blog my blog is just 3 months u said the iam not able to satisfy my children on the machurian taste i’ll definitely try this

  26. pavi said

    hi, can i use mushrooms instead of gobi…

    You can prepare it with mushrooms and call it mushroom manchurian..:))

  27. Rizlin Suneer said

    wow it looks really yummy…..i am a regular visitor of ur site….I ve tried ur chilli chicken & veg fried rice & it was good .My parents really loved it………

    Thank you for letting me know abt it RS…

  28. sheeja said

    Hai Annita,
    manchurian looking very tasty.we rarely tried manchurian in the readymade manchurian packet available.since tasted,me&mom thought a lot about the ingredients and tried but not came that here’s ur recipe and am so glad to note it down and thanku we’ll have to try it out often..
    wish more and more recipes from ur blog.thanks

  29. Preethika said

    I’d used water for the batter and the manchurians started spluttering in the oil badly. hmmm… egg seems to be the best binder….

  30. Carnation said

    Hi Annita
    Excellent recipe …Yesterday i tried ur recipe.Made the “dry type” & it came out really good.Have uploaded the snaps.( u can see a couple of ur recipes in “Recipes from Blogs” section).
    I think my coating batter was a bit too thick. Anyways it tasted good.
    Thanks Annita for this great recipe!

  31. Remya said

    Annita…tried this recipe and it came out very well..I didnt use the egg even then it tasted good…

  32. Rohit said

    Hey Dear !!

    Well a very pleasant surprise for me to have stumbled on ur blog.. after my very forgettable exam today.

    Am quite a foodie myself and would love to try so many of ur recipes!

    Rock on woman :)!!
    All the best.

  33. Cheryl Hollins said

    I first tried this recipe on 09-Jan-08 and with a minor adjustment to chop ginger, not mentioned in the ingredients, the recipe exceeded my expectations. Also, the Batter for this recipe was the BEST BATTER I’ve ever made! I certainly plan to try your other recipes.

    Thank you.

    PS. Sorry, I originally posted this message to the wrong site – Aloo Palak (Spinach with Potatoes)

  34. sindhu said

    i tried your manjurian today along with your fried rice..both came out good.i just wanted to tell you that you are doing a great work
    keep it up.waiting to see new recipes

  35. Sunita said

    Thanks for the great recipe. I tried it and came out very yummy on just the first try!
    My attempts with recipes from the internet usually end in disasters.
    This is the first web recipe with which I’ve tasted success ( and yummy food) :-)
    So will sure be a regular visitor here..Keep up the great work!

  36. pinky said

    Hi Annita
    I tried your was so delicious.I am allergic to soya sauce.Do you have any other alternative for the flavour and taste.
    Thank You

  37. Kashmira said

    Annita, You rock!!!! I am a terrible cook, and even I could make this dish very well!
    I made just one change, I used Maggi-Hot-and-sweet sauce instead of ketchup, as DH and I
    both hate ketchup. Jee karta hai, aapke haath choom loon! Awesome recipe! Thanks!!!

  38. Geetha said


    I am a new visitor to ur blog. its amazing. I recently started cooking after marriage. and your blog is a good guide. thank you so much! I tried this recipe and it came out well. kudos to you!

    Thank you Geetha afor letting me know about it..and welcome to my blog..

  39. Geetha said

    Hi Anita,

    I recently tired your GM, but i am getting the colour of it…can u just tell me why is it so??


  40. Geetha said

    Hi Anita,

    I recently tired your GM, but i am not getting the colour of it…can u just tell me why is it so??


    May be bcoz u didnt fry the gobi until it turn golden brown…or may be bcoz of the soy sauce…

  41. Nima Kumar said

    Annitha, I love your recipes.Gobi manchurian was also awesome. Your a great cook!!!

    Thank you once again,Nima

  42. Preethi said

    I tried this… It was very nice… now my husband is a fan of ur’s….

    Thank you for letting me know abt it,Preethi..
    Say my Hi to ur hubby..

  43. anita said

    can u tell me how much i should deep fry the cauliflowers (i means by the colour). and how you got the dark red/ orange colour

    you can fry it until it turns golden brown…And the dark color is from ketchup/soya sauce blend..

  44. Rg said

    annita, I tried this (without egg)for my vegetarian friends. it turned out pretty good. Easy to make, nice color and very good taste. Thanks a lot for this recipe.

  45. pamela said

    I tried gobi machurian in Banglore in a restaurent thanks to my sister and I loved it and I am going to try it.
    april 6th 2009

  46. nisha said

    hi anitha…

    am new to ds blog… yesterday only i saw ur sity.. i tried ur katti parippu was so hubby also liked it..thanks for it.. am a beginner for hubby likes spicy dishes..i think he will like dis/ but a doubt..for what we are using sauces..can we do it without that/// plz reply..

  47. Maya said

    hi annita, i happened to se ur recipe ..looks yummy planning to make it for my daughters bday party..just wanted to know how many can be served with this recipe?need to know ur reply soon , it would be helpful.longing to see ur reply.thank u

  48. divya said

    by god annita! this recipe was amazing I must say…i tried it as the side dish to your veg friend rice as well last sunday and it taste as tasty as wat they serve in the chinese restaraunts…thanks a bunch…i loved it…

  49. divya said

    i am a pure veg and I didnt add the egg…but yest it was as tasty as ever…annita one favor…my husband’s bday is coming up and its our first after marriage…i would like to surprise him with a cake…could you pls forward me a simple eggless cake preferably without choc…

    many thanks.


  50. appuran said

    Annita gobi manchurian looks gr8… its my favourite dish… adding rice flour to the batter is new to me … would try ur version and soon let u know .. the picture makes me drool already.

  51. Alloka said was yet another great recipe…my husband loved it….Thank you

  52. Alloka said

    Hey Annitha

    Can u please post a recipe for chicken manchurian?

  53. Sanjana said

    I adore Sanjeev Kapoor’s recipe’s. One of my friends from work makes this amazing Gobi Manchurian which is so much simpler and quick to prepare and totally vegetarian which works great for me.

    Here is her recipe for those who are interested especially the vegetarians out there…

  54. prasi said

    hiii annita………..was searching for a good gb recipie and seeing those lovely pics thought to give it a try……..result was a yummy dish……….(my ammayi amma wid got to impress her na)i added a pinch of color and ajini motto too…u do a grear job …will surely try some other recipies too…………my new year wishes to u and ur family.saw ur pics…good ones.

  55. Pranith said

    gobi mnchurian looks so yummy…Have to try ur recipe made with no capcicum…wonderful blog keep it up

  56. veda said

    Hey thanks 4 the recipe, i tried it, it came up great like restarant manchurian

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  58. Lisa Gandhi said

    Hi I tried your recipe today as my husband was craving it for the past few days. It was really tasty! I followed your recipe pretty much except I used red chili sauce and increased the chili sauce to taste. We are not ketchup lovers so I added a bit less to compensate. I’m new to blogging and just wanted to say thanks for making dinner at my home a success!

  59. Archana said

    I tried using the same recipe to make chicken manchurian – I just marinated the chicken with ginger/garlic/chilli powder in the refrigerator for a hour prior to following the rest of the recipe. The end result was totally yummy and restaurant-grade. Thank you for the great recipe!

  60. Rupa said

    Hi Annita,

    I have made this recipe before and it has come out great-thanks! I have one question though, have you tried making it for many people, like 25 people? I want to fry the gobis a day before and mix in with the sauces just before the guests arrive, do you think this is a good idea? Do you have any other suggestions to make this easier when cooking for so many people?


  61. abi said

    wow…….it is really a nice dish.imade it in our home&iam really happy to tell u that my husbent gave gift for me for making such a dish.thank you annita

  62. Guest said

    Hello, I was looking for a recipe for Gobi Manchurian and stepped into your website.. The dish turned out absolutele delicious inspite of not having egg and corflour at home… My husband loved it. Thanks for this excellent recipe.Looking forward to trying out more recipes. Keep up the good work

  63. Rohantha said

    Well this is one of my favourites. To make it crispier, I put some flour in a polythene bag (We call it shopping bags, what yo get in grocery stores) and put the cauliflower florets an give it a shake. It will evenly coat the cauliflower with flour before dipping in to the batter. Remember Corn Flour makes it crispy. and put it in the Oven heated up to 100-120 Centi, just before you decide to take it to the table with the sauce covering it. It is the King of Dishes.

  64. sreeja said

    Hi anitha, thanks for the recipe. I tried it and its too tasty.I had seen many other recipe and i was not satisfied with anyone. But by seeing this i’m too happy.Thanks once again

  65. This recipe was delicious and I enjoyed making this with my mom thanks for the recipe Anitha!


  66. Silgy Sony said

    Hi Annita

    I liked ur chicken varattiyathu recipe very much. If you add some chopped celery to the Gopi manchurian it will tastes even better..

    Good luck to your efforts..


  67. meenakunnath said

    Where are you??no new recipies…Busy??Hope u’ll be live soon…

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  69. Anitha said

    Gobi Manchurian recipe was awesome. Great taste. Thanks for the recipe, post some more of these kind of veggie ones…….

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  75. jyothi said

    hi anitha

    will it be good if i make it one day before my party.


  76. shagna deepak said

    myself shagna deepak …
    i’m nt well versed in cookng bt like 2 try varieties n one of my frnd tld abt ur blog wen i was trying to make smthng with cauliflower n me gng 2 try ths…if it wrks out wl infrm u…b with me…

    • shagna deepak said

      hai …thanks 4 ur recipe ..i tried n it was 90per successful…bt nxt time it wl b 100 per…thnk u so much…

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