Opposites Atract :) this is tailor made for me and my hubby darling. Esp. when it comes to food. Every time we decide to go out to eat, I will start with "lets go to some chinese restuarant" and my hubby's would be "lets checkout that south indian restuarant". spring rolls and gobi manchurian are my all time favourites. I used to make gobi at home atleast 3 - 4 times in a month. After eating used to feel too much guilty thinking about the calories... When I saw this recipie of baked gobi manchurian in Divya's site I thought this is my lucky day, went out brought the gobi and made gobi manchurian..
This is a clasic example of fast food made healthy :)
I did a bit of tweaking to Divya's recipie and here it is.. you can eat as much as you want and crave without thinking about calories :)
Cauliflower - 1 medium sized flower
Onion paste - 1 tbsp
garlic paste - 1 tsp
coriander powder - 1 tsp
MAida - 1/4 cup
Chilli powder - 5 tsp
Salt to taste
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Bell Pepper / capsicum - 1 finely sliced
Garlic - 5 - 6 cloves finely chopped
Ginger - 1" piece - finely chopped
Tomato sauce - 1/2 tablespoon
Soy sauce - 1 tbsp
Chilli powder - 4 teaspoon
Oil - 2 teaspoons
Boil water in a vessel. Add little salt and turmeric powder to it.
Cut the cauliflower into small florets and put them in the boiling water. Cook for 3 - 4 mins.
Drain the water and pour cold water over the florets to prevent further cooking.
Make a thick batter with the maida, chilli powder, onion paste, garlic paste, coriander powder, salt and a little water. Coat the florets with the batter and transfer to a baking sheet.
Bake in a preheated oven at 250 C for about 20 - 25 minutes until it gets evenly browned. Toss the florets once in the middle while baking.
In a wok, heat the oil fry the garlic, ginger and capsicum.
Add the baked cauliflower.
Mix tomato sauce, salt, soy sauce and chilli powder in little water.
Add this to the wok. Mix well.