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CAULIFLOWER MANCHURIAN(GRAVY)

Indo-Chinese recipe of Manchurian, prepared with cauliflower)

Preparation time-12-15 minutes                                             Cooking time—22-25 minutes

Serving—4                                                                               Category—veg.

INGREDIENTS

  • Cauliflower, florets-medium size flower
  • Cornstarch-5tbsp
  • All purpose flour (Maida)-3tbsp
  • Green chilies, minced-3-4
  • Salt-to taste
  • Ginger, garlic paste-1tsp
  • Oil-to fry

FOR SAUCE

  • Oil-2tbsp
  • Ginger, chopped-2tsp
  • Garlic, chopped-1tsp
  • Onion, chopped-1 medium
  • Capsicum, chopped- 1 medium
  • Soya sauce-1½ tbsp
  • Vinegar-2tbsp
  • MSG- ½ tsp
  • Red chilli sauce-1tbsp
  • Vegetable stock or water- 2cups
  • Sugar-        ½tsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Corn starch-2 tbsp
  • Spring onion greens, chopped-2tbsp

METHOD

1- Wash and drain cauliflower florets. Make thick and smooth batter with maida,cornstarch,minced green chillie,ginger,garlic paste and salt using about ¾ half cup of water.

2-Heat enough oil in a kadhai over medium flame. Dip each cauliflower floret in the prepared batter and deep fry till golden brown.

3-Remove and drain onto absorbent paper.

4-To make the sauce, heat 2tbsp of oil in a wok or pan ,add ginger and garlic and stir fry  for a few seconds, add onion and capsicums , sauté for about 30 seconds.

5-Stir in soya sauce, vinegar, MSG, red chilli sauce, sugar and salt. Add vegetable stock or water. Bring it to boil then reduce the heat  and let it simmer for a  minute.

6-In the meantime, dissolve 2tbsp of cornstarch in half cup of water and gradually add to the sauce mixture, stirring continuously till the mixture thickens.

7-Add cauliflower florets. Mix well and continue to cook for another two minutes.

8-Serve hot garnished with chopped spring onion greens

About Anil Kumar

Chef at Mayuri Farms and Restaurant