Gobi Manchurian

This weekend I threw a surprise party for a newly married couple and invited a few friends for dinner. This group enjoys a hearty meal. For appetizers, I wanted something different, finger food yet satisfying. I decided to make the King of Appetizers - Gobi Manchurian. This appetizer is a famous fusion food recipe - Indian Chinese. Most Indians love this dish and thoroughly enjoy the influence of Chinese cuisine on Indian spices and veggies.

Here is the recipe for the same.


1 Cauliflower
2 cups of all purpose flour
1tbsp Green chili paste
Salt to taste
1 1/2 cup Bell peppers finely chopped. (You can use all 3 colors of bell peppers which gives nice colors. )
1/2 cup chopped spring onions
1/4 cup French beans finely chopped (Optional)
1tbsp ginger garlic paste
2garlics finely chopped
3tbsp Soy sauce
3tbsp tomato chili sauce /Tomato Ketchup (I used Tomato chili Sauce since I love to eat spicy. If you are not a spicy lover use Tomato Ketchup)
Oil for deep frying

Chopped Vegetables:


1. Wash the cauliflower and cut into small florets and boil/cook for 5 mts with pinch of salt. Drain the water and keep it aside.
2. In a bowl add all purpose flour, ginger garlic paste, green chili paste, salt and water and make a batter of medium consistency. (It should be the way we do bajjis.). Check the taste of mixture and adjust the spice and salt as per your taste.
3. Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Once the oil is hot dip the florets in batter/mixture and deep fry them until they turn golden color. Note: Please do not fry on high flame/heat. Always fry on medium heat.

Fried Gobi Florets:

4. In a skillet/heavy bottomed vessel add 3 tbsp of oil and chopped garlic. Once the garlic turns golden color sauté spring onions, bell peppers, French beans for 5-6 mts. Add soy sauce and tomato chili sauce and cook for 3-4 mts. (Adjust the soy sauce and tomato ketchup based on your taste)

Saute of Vegetables:

5. Add the fried florets to the above mixture and mix well.

Garnish with fresh coriander and yummy Gobi Manchurian is ready to be served.

I am sending this recipe for AWED Event with theme - Chinese Cuisine hosted by DK.


  1. Great party item on the menu, looks great!:)

  2. ufff..that looks so good! I usually avoid making fried stuff but usually make an exception for manchurian. Love the new look btw.

  3. Thanks Bharti. Even I avoid frying in summer but when it comes appetizers nothing like fried stuff.

  4. Looks awesome! I agree, Gobi manchurian is the king of appetizers..

  5. hi sailaja
    gobimonchurian and mango kulfi very tempting

  6. what a treasure of colours and a nice twist with french beans, should try it someday..looks awesome

  7. delicious king you have made sailaja! gobi manchurian is a crowd pleaser for sure! Lovely pics and it looks simplay fantastic.

  8. Gobi Manchurian looks mouthwatering.I agree that it is really king of appetizers....

  9. Thanks a lot everyone for your lovely comments. Yes all my friends really enjoyed the gobi manchurian.

  10. oh that looks soooooooo delicious...

  11. First time here and I already love your blog. Gobi manchurian is very rich and looking delicious. I've tried gobi manchurian before but not this rich. Your's is really perfect.

  12. Who does not love this dish! Its an all time fav :) Your dish;s look matches close to the restaurant types I have before in india! Wonderful and thanks for sending it my way :)


  13. Thanks Sia for your comments.

    Thanks Shriya for visiting my blog. Your blog looks great.

    Thanks DK for your lovely comments.

  14. Manchurian looks fresh and lovely, Sailaja:)

  15. That's really king of appetizers.Looks delicious..Sure guest must have enjoyed...

  16. Thanks Sunshinemom for your lovely comments.

    Thanks Maheswari for stopping by my blog and providing comments. Your blog looks great.

  17. This gobi manchurian looks really tempting. Am always at a loss when it comes to vegetarian appetizers .. thanks for sharing this. :-)

  18. Thanks Sharmila for visiting my blog. Your blog looks great.

  19. oh i thought i left a comment for u sailaja!! ur gobi munchurian looks awesome!! yumm yumm..i also make this once in a while, but frying the florets is the thing I hate the most!! it takes a while, doesnt it!?

  20. Hi JZ,

    Thanks for the comments. Yes it is going to take little bit time, but worth, when it comes to please the crowd.


  21. mmmmmmmmm yummy.I am going to try it tomm