Monday, January 30, 2012

Indian Chinese Crowd Pleaser

Cauliflower Manchurian

After all the celebrating and eating during Chinese New Year, I felt the need for something very simple and keeping in line with the Chinese theme decided to go in for Cauliflower Manchurian the famous Indian appetizer and all time favourite of children and adults. You can have it with noodles, fried rice or plain curd rice. These delicious morsels are bound to please.

The Recipe

1 medium sized cauliflower, cut into flowerettes,soak in salt water for 15 minutes and then drain; 1 small bunch of corriander leaves, chopped; 1 tbsp minced ginger-garlic; 1 medium onion, chopped; 2 green chillies, minced; salt & pepper to taste; 2 tbsp thick soy sauce; 1 tbsp oil.

Marinade: 1 egg; 1/2 cup water; salt & pepper to taste; 2 tbsp cornflour. Mix well.

To Thicken: 1 tbsp cornflour dissolved in 1/4 cup water.

Marinade the cauliflower for 10 minutes and deep fry till golden. Drain on kitchen paper and keep hot.

Heat 1 tsp oil and stir fry the ginger- garlic till fragrant. Add the onions and fry till golden brown. Next add the cauliflower, soy sauce, green chillies and mix well. Add salt & pepper to taste. Lower heat, add the dissolved cornflour and quickly mix together, stirring in the chopped corriander leaves. Remove when thick. Serve hot and you are permitted to lick your fingers too!

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