Thursday, March 03, 2011

Cauliflower Manchurian

This dish is a crowd pleaser for get-together or for a party or as a pot luck dish. Serve it as an Appetizer or with Fried rice. or Noodles.

Ingredients and Proceed:

Cauliflower - 1 no. (cut into small florets, microwave for 5 mins)
Oil - for deep frying

For batter:

Plain flour - 1/4 cup
Corn flour - 1/4 cup
Chilli powder - 1 & 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Red orange food color - a pinch
Water as needed.

Mix these in to runny paste, dip florets into batter and deep fry or add the dry mix to cauliflower, mix well and leave for 10 mins. and deep fry.

Other things we need:

Oil - few tbsps

Ginger - 2 inch (cut lengthways)
Garlic - 5 cloves (cut lengthways)
Green chillies - 5 no.(cut vertically)
Ajinomotto - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 3 sprigs
Sweet chillli sauce - 1 tbsp (I use Mae Ploy brand)

Fry these in a deep wok and add fried cauliflower florets, mix well and cook for 2 mins and serve.

Close up shot

For Birthday Party Menu:

Chicken Manchurian

Mixed vegetable Rice
Mutter Paneer
Chicken Badami


Carrot Cake
Lemon Cake
Ice cream

© 2011 by Rajani Rayudu


Leela Charan Chalikonda said...

i had cauliflower at home and thought let's find something on your blog.... and voila ... here it is ... its your first post this year ... wish you all the best for the rest of the year.

PS: I go to the sunday market on Victoria St and find so many leafy vegetables but i dont understand what is what.. could you please help me figure them out.
The only thing i know is Spinach is Palakura :P

Leela Chalikonda

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Leela,

Thank you for the wishes, I wish the same.

I already posted few leafy veges. Check this out -

1) Thotakura

2) Gangabayala aku

3) Bachali aku

We also get Gongura leaves and Methi leaves at Petone Indian shop.

hope it helped you a little bit.


Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Leela,

one more leafy vege for you in different blog.

Mandukabrahami -


dining table said...

I like this dish! Very healthy and delicious! Thumbs up!

Manahsilpi said...

What is plain flour?

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi DT,

Thanks, wouldn't say healthy but once in a while ok.

Hi Manah,

Plain flour is nothing but maida in Telugu language. We can make roti's with it too but not wholemeal one. You can find easily in US market.


Anonymous said...

one of my fav Manchurian Recipe

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Anon,

Thanks for the link, sounds good I should try some time.


hemalata said...

This is my favorite dish .The preparation was nicely presented.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Hema,

Thanks for the comment. I just hopped on to your blog right now, should read it some time leisurely.


Anonymous said...


Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Anon,

how can I send it to you. You just need to subscribe through RSS which is on top.


Anonymous said...

Hi Rajani,

Hope you know Ajinomoto (MSG) and food not good for health. this recipe will be great even without these ingredient.


ninjaturtle said...

Thanks for the recipe .. . tired it..came out really good. But how can I keep it crispy..I am inviting my frenz over next weekend.. so please help..

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi ninja,

do the first part a head of time and do the second bit when guests just arriving. any way it won't make any difference.