Crispy Gobi Manchurian Recipe

This Indo-Chinese fusion dish combines fried cauliflower with a tangy sauce, creating a delicious and flavorful appetizer that is perfect for any occasion.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Chinese, Indian
Servings 4 serving
Calories 250 kcal


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Wok or deep fryer
  • Slotted spoon
  • Plate lined with paper towels


  • 1 small cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying

For the sauce:

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 2 green chilies slit
  • 1/4 cup chopped spring onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped bell peppers
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • Salt to taste


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, ginger-garlic paste, red chili powder, and salt. Add water to make a thick batter.
  • Dip cauliflower florets in the batter and deep fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • In a wok, heat oil and sauté garlic, ginger, and green chilies. Add spring onions and bell peppers.
  • Add soy sauce, chili sauce, tomato ketchup, sugar, and salt. Mix well.
  • Add fried cauliflower florets to the sauce and toss to coat evenly. Serve hot.


Accurate nutrition information in table format:

(per serving) Calories: 250, Total Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 600mg, Carbohydrates: 35g, Fiber: 6g, Protein: 8g


Gobi Manchurian is a delicious vegetarian dish that is rich in fiber and nutrients from cauliflower.

Serving Tips:

Serve Gobi Manchurian hot with fried rice or noodles for a complete meal.

Tips and tricks of recipe:

Make sure the cauliflower florets are dry before dipping in batter to ensure a crispy texture.
Variations of recipe: For a healthier version, bake the cauliflower instead of frying. You can also add more veggies like carrots and beans to the dish.
Keyword Gobi Manchurian


5 FAQs & answers based on people also search for:

Can I make Gobi Manchurian without deep frying?

Yes, you can bake the cauliflower florets for a healthier version.


What can I substitute for cauliflower?

You can use broccoli or mushrooms as a substitute.


Is Gobi Manchurian gluten-free?

You can use cornstarch in place of flour to make it gluten-free.


Can I make Gobi Manchurian ahead of time?

It is best served hot but you can prepare the sauce ahead and fry the cauliflower just before serving.


Can I make Gobi Manchurian in an air fryer?

Yes, you can air fry the cauliflower for a healthier alternative.



Gobi Manchurian is a popular vegetarian Indo-Chinese dish that is easy to make at home. With its crispy texture and tangy sauce, it is sure to be a hit at any gathering. Enjoy this delicious appetizer with family and friends!