Monday, April 4, 2011

Gobi Manchurian-Baked (Healthy Version)

Gobi or Cauliflower manchurian.....who can resist this mouth watering dish?? Its my all time favourite. Gobi manchurian was a must menu whenever we used to dine out during college days. It has been a long time since I prepared this dish. Usually for this manchurian, gobi florets are dipped in maida or corn flour batter and then deep fried in oil. But I wanted to try these in a different and healthy way. So I thought of baking them rather than deep frying and I used wheat flour rather than maida. The manchurian came out very well and was finished by us in no time...!! So do try these healthy dry Gobi manchurian and  you can relish them whole heartedly without worries about the calories...

Baked Gobi Manchurian
Baked Gobi Manchurian


1/2 of a Cauliflower

For the batter:
1/2 cup Wheat flour
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp soya sauce
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp pepper

For the Sauce:
1 Onion finely chopped
1 Bell Pepper chopped 
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 Green chillies slit
2 tbsp Soya sauce
2 tbsp Tomato chilli sauce
1 tsp Chilli powder 
1 tsp Oil 

Baked Gobi florets before adding sauce

Cut the cauliflower or gobi into small florets.Boil water in a vessel, add the florets along with a little salt and a pinch of turmeric. Cook for 4-5 minutes.Drain the water and allow the florets to cool.

Now preheat the oven to 400F.Line a baking tray with aluminium foil.Spray some oil using cooking spray.(or just apply some oil with hand)

In a bowl, add all the ingredients under For the batter. Now mix them well into a batter by adding very little water at a time. The batter shouldn't be too thick or too thin. Dip the florets in the batter and transfer them to the baking tray.Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until it gets browned evenly.

While gobi is getting baked, you can prepare the sauce. Heat oil in a pan, add garlic and chillies.Saute them until garlic turns slight brown. Now add the onions.Fry the onions until they turn brown.Add the bell pepper and fry for a while.When the bellpepper is also cooked, add the sauces, salt and chilli powder.Mix well.

Finally add the baked cauliflower florets to the sauce and coat them well with the sauce.
If you want , you can garnish with some chopped spring onions.

Its better to eat it immediately. So serve hot. Enjoy the delicious and healthy manchurian..!!

Serves 2-3

Sending this to the FAST FOOD, NOT FAT FOOD event at Now Serving.

and  to the event Dish Name Starts With G by Akila

14 Tasty Comments:

Julie said...

dts gud..I too tried it the other day,but changed a little in my own ways.Instead f all sauces I made a tomato puree out f fresh tomatoes n lime juice.It came out well as it tastes with all sauces.

Sobha Shyam said...

Good to know that you made without the sauces.

Amitha said...

Yummy this is ..tried this one ..

Can you post recipe for Chilly Gobi too and the bfast casserole which you make ..

Sobha Shyam said...

Sure, I will try to add them soon.

Sushma Vijay Anand said...

Thanks Sobhs for all the healthy recipes...awesome..

Unknown said...

Another lovely entry dear :)

Sobha Shyam said...

Thanks Sushma and Priya :)

Chitra said...

this is a very healthy and tasty recipe...ur blog has many healthy and tempting dishes...

Binitha said...

i love gobi in any form...what more than a healthy recipe...will try this one:)

DV said...

Baked version is awesome! Also gets done in one batch instead of frying in several batches in oil , so time saving too :)


Teena said...

Really healthy recipe! Looks tasty too :) You have a 'Fabulous Blog' award waiting at my space. Grab it now! Here is the link:

Anonymous said...

Hi Sobha,
I have been waiting to try a baked version of cauliflower manchurian for a long time. I made it today following your instructions and it came out very well. I am amazed to see a lot of baked snacks on your blog and would surely try all of them soon.

Many Thanks for a wonderful recipe. You have a great day!


Sobha Shyam said...

Thanks a lot Priya for trying out this recipe and glad that you liked it..more happy that you stopped by to give the feedback :) I will be glad if you try other recipes and do let me know if you liked them :) Thanks a lot Priya :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting this. fantastic munchurian. the whole family enjoyed it. :-)


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