Cauliflower Manchurian By sgambhir


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An authentic Chinese cuisine inspired vegetable recipe, cauliflower Manchurian is a perfect dish to be paired with noodles or fried rice. The cauliflower Manchurian balls are cooked in a typical sweet and sour Chinese recipe .

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Cauliflower Manchurian By sgambhir recipe - How to make Cauliflower Manchurian By sgambhir

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16 medium sized cauliflower florets
a pinch of M.S.G
oil for deep frying
For the batter
Refined flour ½ cup
1/4 cup cornflour
Chili powder (optional) ¼ tsp.
salt to taste
Water A little

For the sauce
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp finely chopped spring onions (optional)
Finely chopped Garlic 1 tbsp.
Finely chopped Ginger 1 tbsp.
Finely chopped green chilies 1 tbsp.
1/4 tsp white pepper powder
Soya sauce 2 tbsps.
1/4 tsp sugar
a pinch of M.S.G
Cornflour mixed 1 tbsp. mixed with ¼ cup water
Vegetable stock or water 1 cup
salt to taste


  1. Wash the cauliflower florets, sprinkle a little salt and ajinomoto and set aside for 5 minutes.
  2. 2. combine all the ingredients mentioned under batter. beat well and prepare a thick coating batter.
  3. 3. heat the oil in a frying pan. dip the cauliflorets one by one in the batter and deep fry. drain when golden brown. set aside.
  4. 4. heat 2 table spoons of oil in a pan. add the spring onions, ginger, garlic and green chilies. fry for ½ minute.
  5. 5. add the stock, pepper, soya sauce, sugar, ajinomoto and salt. simmer uncovered for 1 minute.
  6. 6. add the cornflour mixed with water and stir continuously, so that the sauce becomes thick.
  7. 7. add the fried cauliflowerets just before serving.
  8. 8. garnish with spring onion tops.

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This recipe was contributed by sgambhir on 07 Jul 2001

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