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Gobi Manchurian (Cauliflower Manchurian)

 Published 2008-May-27   Updated 2023-Feb-21

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(Dry Gobi Manchurian)

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Gobi manchurian or cauliflower manchurian is a popular Indo-Chinese dish that has gained immense popularity across India. This dish consists of crispy cauliflower florets that are fried and then tossed in a spicy, tangy sauce made with soy sauce, chili sauce, vinegar, and other seasonings.

The recipe for Gobi Manchurian here in Simple Indian Recipes website is a step-by-step guide that takes you through the process of making this delicious dish from scratch. The recipe starts with preparing the batter for the cauliflower florets by mixing flour, cornstarch, and spices. The florets are then coated in the batter and deep-fried until they are golden and crispy.

Once the cauliflower florets are cooked, the recipe walks you through making the sauce by sautéing garlic, ginger, and onions in oil and then adding the seasonings and sauces. The fried cauliflower florets are then added to the sauce and mixed well until they are coated in the delicious sauce.

This dish can be served as an appetizer or a main course, and it pairs well with steamed rice or noodles. Gobi Manchurian is a crowd-pleaser and is perfect for parties, potlucks, and family dinners. Overall, this recipe on Simple Indian Recipes is a great way to enjoy this classic Indo-Chinese dish at home.

Recipe For Gobi Manchurian



  • Cauliflower - 1 Big
  • All purpose flour (Maida) - 2 tbsp
  • Corn flour (or corn starch) - 2 cups
  • Chilli powder - 2 tbsp
  • Pepper powder -1 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Water- as needed to make a thick batter


  • Onion - 1(Sliced)
  • Garlic - 3-4 cloves (finely chopped)
  • Ginger - 1"(finely chopped)
  • Colored peppers - (as needed)
  • Green chilli - 1 or 2
  • Tomato sauce - 4 tbsp
  • Chilly sauce - 1 tbsp (or as per your spice level)
  • Soy sauce - 3 tsp
  • Oil -2 tbsp


  1. Separate the florets and put in hot water for 5 minutes.
  2. Mix all the other ingredients from batch-1
  3. Dip the florets and deep fry in oil and drain excess oil on the paper towel.
  4. Take a non stick pan. Pour 2 tbsp oil and saute the onions, ginger and garlic.
  5. Add the colored pepper and saute for 2 minutes .
  6. Add the tomato sauce, chilli sauce and soy sauce and mix a little.
  7. Finally add the fried cauliflower florets into the mixture.
  8. Mix it and garnish with finely chopped green onions or cilantro.
  9. Serve it with fried rice, pulao or chapatti.


  • Instead of deep frying the florets you can fry on the non stick pan with enough oil. But the flowerets will be crispier in deep fry.
  • To get the Chinese flavor add a pinch of ajinamoto to the gravy.
  • Add the fried cauliflower just before serving to maintain its crispiness.

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Comments (32)

Person   ()
Want to try but my two children don't like cauliflower. Alternate?
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You can make the same dish with soya chunks, paneer cubes, broccoli, boiled egg or boiled potatoes.
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Nice snack.can u say recipes of other simple dishes
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Hi Madhu, Just browse through the website. You will find lots of other simple dishes.
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Thank you
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Its too yummy...I"ll try more...
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Sure. Try and give your comments.
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Wow great recipes and easy to cook...
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Thank you.
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nice one
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Thank you.
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Best web site for superb indian recipes , it tempts everyone to cook .

keep it up.
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Thanks a lot.
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Your recipes are great and so is the website, but could you please add a "Search" section. It would be lot easier to just put in a name of a particular dish and see what your recipe on it is. Thanks.
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Hi, There is a search button on the top right corner of each page. Please use to to find the recipes you want.
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Very nice
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Thank you.
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but still the cauliflower inside remains bland,how to make it tasty,,plzz tell me
Person   ()
Hi Neha, Drop the cauliflowers in warm salted water for few minutes. This will get rid of any worms inside and helps some salt ooze inside.

Cut the cauliflower into small florets, so that there is lot of coating and sauce. This will make it more flavorful.
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I tired it this morning and turned out amazingly yummy :)
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Great!! Thanks for leaving your comment..
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Thanks........This website makes me to have an interest in cooking....Thanks again for giving all kind of delicious recipes...
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Thank You.
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Looks very yummmmy
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Tastes yummy too.. Try it.
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it ws ausommmm.....thanks a lot.......
i ws despertly hungry !!!!!
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good good.
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is good
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thank you.
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u can all have the recipes of different types of bun
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itz soooooooooooooo yummmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyyyy
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Thank You.

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Comment by balaji ram
    The dish came out very well but it was too sweet,is it because i added too much tomato sauce or should i add more chilli sauce.?anything else i can add to make it spicy.??

Reply :-
    Hi Balaji, You can increase the amount of chilly sauce and reduce the tomato sauce as per your taste.

Comment by Prerna Jadhav
wat is "All purpose flour- 2 tblsp".. written in ingredients (batch1)
wat flour is it??

Reply :-
    Hi Prerna, All Purpose Flour is 'Maida'.

Comment by Jasleen Kaur Bindra
    thnk u 4 giving such a nice recipe. it worked out extremely well. al my family members enjoyed tooo much

Reply :-
    Glad to hear that!!

Comment by Jasleen Bindra
    what is the quantity of cauliflower approximately?? in grams??

Reply :-
    Approximately 500 grams.

Comment by Preethi Padmanabhan
    I tried this dish it came out very well :) very yummy n crisp

Reply :-
    Wow!! Good to hear that. Corn Flour makes it very crispy and tasty.

Comment by Fatimah Thaga
    Hi Dahlia... Try this one as well..... this is tasty.... I love this....

Reply :-
    Thanks for trying and giving ur comments.

Comment by uma kakarla
    fantastic dish. very tasty

Reply :-
    Thank you Uma.

Comment by Anu Karthi on 12 March 2009 05:42AM
    I tried this recepie, it came out very well and it tastes very good. its an excellent dish.

Reply :-
    good good....

Comment by Lisa Brown on 12 February 2009 06:57AM
    its a good reciepe for Yoga diet it has taste as well as easy to cook,

Reply :-
    Oh is it !! I have no idea about Yoga diet.

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