Cauliflower Manchurian
Cauliflower Manchurian (Gobi Manchurian)
5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Cauliflower manchurian is a delicious, crispy, and deep-fried cauliflower starter with spices and sauces. Serve as an appetiser before a delicious meal or as a quick snack.

Nutrition: per serving



Frying Cauliflower

  • 500 g Cauliflower
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Chilli
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 4 tbsp Corn Flour
  • 1 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 40 ml Water

Manchurian Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic Chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Crushed Chillies
  • 1 Onions
  • 1 handful Spring Onions
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 tsp Vinegar


  • Wash the cauliflower thoroughly then cut into equal sized florets then set aside
  • In a large bowl add the cornflour, plain flour, Kashmiri chilli powder, black pepper, turmeric powder, and salt then mix until everything is well combined
  • Gradually add the water and mix until a thick batter forms
  • Add the cauliflower pieces and mix until the batter coats each piece evenly
  • Shake off any excess batter on the cauliflower pieces then add the florets into the fryer – there should be tiny bubbles surrounding them – and allow the florets to cook undisturbed for 6-8 minutes until lightly golden brown
  • As the cauliflower pieces are being fried in another pan heat up the olive oil on medium heat until hot
  • Add the chopped garlic then sauté for 1-2 minutes
  • Add the green chillies and crushes chillies and sauté for a further 1-2 minutes
  • Add the finely diced red onion and cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes
  • Add the finely sliced spring onions and cook for 1-2 minutes
  • Add the tomato ketchup, soy sauce and vinegar then cook for 1-2 minutes
  • Add the fried cauliflower pieces and mix
  • Serve alongside a side of fried rice and enjoy!

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