January 30, 2013

Cauliflower Manchurian - Gravy

We all love Chinese food.We try to recreate to suit our taste buds.This is my version of Cauliflower Manchurian i like to have with fried rice or with roti (wierd )this is my family's favorite and hit among my friends.
         .I have used rice vinegar , i haven't used vinegar before , i started using rice vinegar and started liking the taste ,so the tradition continues.Do try it , i am sure you would like to do .

  1. Cauliflower - 1 (Medium Size)
  2. water
  3. Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  4. Salt - 1/4 tsp
Ingredients needed for Marination

  1. Chilli Powder - 1/2tsp
  2. Maida - 2 tbsp
  3. Cornflour -3/4 tbsp
  4. Gram flour-1/2tsp
  5. Rice flour - 1/2 tsp
  6. salt as needed
  7. Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  8. pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
  9. Oil needed for frying 
  For Sauce

  1. Capsicum -1 , sliced finely
  2. Ginger & Garlic paste - 1/4 tsp
  3. Rice Vinegar - 1/4tsp
  4. Dark Soya Sauce - 1/2 tsp
  5. Tomato Sauce - 2tbsp
  6. Salt as needed
  7. Chopped White part from spring onion - 2 spring onion
  8. Chopped Green part from spring onion - 2 spring onion
  9. Brown sugar - 1/2 tsp
  10. cornflour - 1 tbsp
  11. Water - 1.5 cup
  12. Oil - 1 tbsp

Blancing Cauliflower 
               Boil water in a pan ,add salt ,turmeric and cauliflower , allow it to boil for another 1 min.Close the with a lid ,remove from heat .After 3min, drain the cauliflower and immediately marinate it.Allow it to rest for 15min.

Fry Cauliflower :
                     Deep fry the cauliflower in hot oil .
Sauce Preparation :
  1.  Heat oil in a kadai ,ginger & garlic paste and saute for 3 seconds then ,add the white part of spring onion and capsicum.
  2. Saute for a 2-3 min .
  3. Add rice vinegar,soya sauce ,tomato sauce,salt very little,brownsugar and let it mix for 1 min.
  4. Now mix cornflour in water and add to this .
  5. When it boils , u do check for salt and chilli ,if needed u can add little.
  6. The sauce when you taste should not be spicy or tangy(tomato taste).
  7. Add the fried cauliflower and cook  it for another 2min.
  8. Add the green part of spring onion ,leave it for 2 seconds.and switch it off 
  9. Remove from heat and Serve immediately.


  • Mix the fried cauliflower to the sauce if you are serving later ,as it becomes soggy.
  • Cauliflower should be quite crispy.
  • Please do adjust spicy to your taste.
  • Rice vinegar is added for flavour only .so little is more than sufficient.
  • When preparing for big batch , dont multiply any sauce or sugar  , it makes the dish very sour.you have to little more ,adjust and add it.
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  1. Yummmm :) My fav!! Can I grab that bowl please :) I love it even if the cauliflower turns soggy :)

  2. Perfectly done manchurian :) i simply love this dish a lot

  3. yummy yum.. am mouth watering here..

  4. Its one of my favorites. First time here, happy to follow

  5. Delicious looking manchurian...

  6. lovely manchurian I love indo-chinese recipes.Thanks for sharing.

  7. Hi Encourage Spice,

    In regards to the query, Julie prefers to have the authentic dishes. I guess you may tweak it but also mention it in your post. That is explain clearly what ingredients or method of cooking was changed from the original recipe. That will give other readers an idea of the original dish.

    Hope this answers :)

  8. Wow very very tempting idea.who says no 2 this

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  10. Cauliflower manchurian gravy looks really yummy and crunchy Meena :-)