A delicious and a different take on manchurian, Gobi Manchurian or Cauliflower Manchurian combines the goodness of cauliflower and sizzling sauces as a wonderful appetizer recipe. I have included gravy, dry, vegan, gluten free, healthy, baked and air fryer options to make this crispy restaurant style gobi manchurian recipe in the post.

Gobi Manchurian Recipe

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indo Chinese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 160 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

A delicious and a different take on manchurian, Gobi Manchurian combines the goodness of cauliflower and sizzling sauces as a wonderful appetizer.



  • 3 cups Cauliflower Cut into small florets
  • 6 tbsp Maida / All Purpose Flour
  • 4 tbsp Cornflour
  • 1 Egg Skip for Vegan version.
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Dark Soya Sauce Divided
  • 1 tsp Pepper Powder Divided
  • 2 tbsp Oil Plus for frying
  • 1 tsp Ginger Finely Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Finely Chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Onion Cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup Capsicum cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tsp Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Chilli Paste
  • 2 tsp Red Chilli sauce
  • 2 tsp Tomato sauce
  • 3 tbsp Spring Onion Greens Chopped


  1. Blanch the cauliflower florets in hot water for 2 minutes.

  2. For the batter, combine maida, cornflour, egg, ginger garlic paste, salt, chilli sauce, 1/2 tsp soy sauce, 1/2 tsp pepper powder and enough water to make a coating consistency medium thick batter.

  3. Dip the cauliflower florets in it and deep fry them in hot oil on medium high heat till crisp and golden brown in colour.

  4. While the florets are getting done, prepare the sauce.

  5. For that, heat the oil in a wok.

  6. Once the oil becomes hot, add chopped ginger and garlic.

  7. Saute them for just few seconds.

  8. Add green chillies and onion.

  9. Saute for one minute.

  10. Add capsicum and fry for one more minute.

  11. Combine rest of the soy sauce, vinegar, chilli paste and red chilli sauce, tomato sauce, sugar, salt and pepper in a bowl.

  12. Add in all the sauces to the wok.

  13. Add 2 tbsp of water to it.

  14. Bring it to boil.

  15. Add the fried cauliflower florets to the sauce and toss well.

  16. Switch off the heat and sprinkle spring onion greens on it.

  17. Serve hot with fried rice or noodles.

Nutrition Facts
Gobi Manchurian Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 156mg7%
Potassium 345mg10%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 875IU18%
Vitamin C 68.5mg83%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.