Feb 11, 2012

Chilli Gobi / Dry Chilli Cauliflower – Indo Chinese Recipes

I love cauliflower a lot..I often make gobi 65 or gobi manchurian at home..This is the cousin sister of gobi manchurian.LOL..because it slightly resembles manchurian but lot more spicier than that. This is perfect for appetizer with a cup of any cool drinks..

I made this last week and served with vegetable fried rice which I will post soon. I already have chicken fried rice recipe in my blog, so last week I tried vegetable fried rice..It came out pretty good..I also made chilli aloo gravy version, it also came out awesome…Don’t worry everything  will be posted soon..

So hope you all like it and let me know what you think..


Cauliflower – 1 big flower cut into florets
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi-1 tsp
Salt – 1 tsp

For Sauce:
Ginger – 1 tblspn finely chopped
Garlic – 1 tblspn finely chopped
Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Ajinomoto -1 tsp (Optional)
Red Food Colouring – a pinch (Optional)
Soya Sauce – 1 tblspn
Capsicum / Bell Pepper – 1 cubed
Green Chilli – 2
Coriander Leaves / Cilantro or Spring Onion– for garnishing
Oil-1 tblspn +for deep frying
Salt to taste

For Batter:
All Purpose Flour / Maida – 1 cup
Corn flour / Corn Starch– ½ cup
Soya Sauce – 1 tblspn
Chilli Powder -1 tsp
Salt to taste
Water as needed


Take water in a sauce pan. Add turmeric powder and salt to it. Bring it to boil. Now add cauliflower and cook for 5 mins or untill just cooked. Drain it and set aside.

Heat oil for deep frying. Mix up the ingrediants given in the batter list to a smooth paste. Dip the cauliflower in that and fry till golden brown. Drain and set aside.

Now heat 1 tblspn of oil. Add ginger, garlic and green chilli and fry for 1 min. Add soy sauce, salt, chilli powder and ajinomoto and mix well.Add food colouring and mix well.

Now add in the fried gobi and toss well. Add in capsicum and toss again.

Mix well and let it cook for 2 mins.

Garnish with spring onion or coriander leaves and serve..

Take all your ingrediants
Take water, salt and turmeric in a sauce pan and bring it to a boil
add cauliflower
and cook it
drain it and set aside
take flour in a bowl
add cornflour to it
add salt and chilli powder
soya sauce
add some water and mix well


Naiya said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for wonderful recipe. very nice idea to make something from cauliflower. Thanks.

Priyas Feast said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow..that luks like perfect manchurian..Yummy to have with fried rice..

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi aarthi, must try your manchurian cauliflower one day.. i noticed you love cauliflower very much.
i like it too but not as much as you do. ha ha.. have a nice day

♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummylicious chilli gobi ...hungry! :D

Reva said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome recipe... I love the heat of the chilli.. makes a lovely starter..:))

Kalpana Sareesh said... Best Blogger Tips

too good.. makes me hungry..

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yum. Want some

Sravs said... Best Blogger Tips

Chilli gobi is brilliant appetizer… looks very appealing and appetizing one !!

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Raji said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks like a wonderful restaurant dish...well made.

Neha said... Best Blogger Tips

Thnx for sharing this wonderful recipe...

Asiya @ Chocolate & Chillies said... Best Blogger Tips

We also love anything gobi in our home too! Looks fabulous!

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum manchurian

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

favourite deliciously done looks wonderful

Chef Mireille said... Best Blogger Tips

looks so good..saved for my must try list..but what is ajinomoto?

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

The manchurians look superb, love the bright color, very tempting..

Mythreyi said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummmm wanna take a bite right now right here.... :-)

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Chef Mireille

Ajinomoto is a stuff which most chinese use in their dishes to give that a real chinese taste..you can easily skip that and continue..

Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious and yummy manchurian,my all time favorite,perfectly done.....

Poonam Borkar said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome recipe..looks super tempting!!
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Roshu said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouth watering here.....yummy

Fathima said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Looks great. Home made restaurant food.

Fathima said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Looks great. Home made restaurant food.

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks a lot for sharing this lovely recipe. Looks super.

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meena said... Best Blogger Tips

wow new flavour of cauliflower.. this dish looks tempting.. wud really love to try this..

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Best Blogger Tips

wow my fav ,i love it with fried rice...very tempting.

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanx for sharing this wonderful recipe aarthi...

Kavi | Edible Entertainment said... Best Blogger Tips

great recipe.. as usual! :)
Btw, I love the new design! Plain colors suit the blog best! :)

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Gayathri Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

looks yummy ..perfect combo

Susan and Abraham said... Best Blogger Tips

too good.. makes me hungry..

zarina bagga said... Best Blogger Tips

Aarthi you really are a good chef your recipes are appreciated by so many fans

keerthana kuthalasangu said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi... I tried some of your recipes and everything came out well.. Everyone in my family liked the dishes that I tried from ur blog.. Thanx for the wonderful recipes.

keerthana kuthalasangu said... Best Blogger Tips

And I want a recipe for salna that will be available for parotta in roadside shops... I tried so many recipes but none taste like them.. Can u find a recipe for me and post it on ur blog ??

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@keerthana kuthalasanguUse this

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

You can also add rice flour with all purpose flour and cornflour.. It makes cauliflowers crispy.

misha sanjay said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow...pictures for each step...that's marvellous...

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Is there any substitute for red color?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousyou can skip red colour. you can add some kashmiri chilli powder

Swarna said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice recipe.. I made this today.. Came out really good.. Yummy..... Thank you Aarthi for this awesome recipe.