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Friday, January 8, 2016

Gobi Chilli

Gobi chilli also known as cauliflower chilli is the Indo-Chinese starter dish which is commonly listed in menu of every restaurants in India. This dish is also one of the famous street food in cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Mangalore etc. The preparation method is more similar to gobi Manchurian but taste wise it differs. It gives more of spicy and pungent taste. You can serve gobi chilly as a starter to your meal but I like to have this with fried rice as a side dish.

Preparation Time : 20 min
Cooking Time      : 30 minutes
Serves                  : 4


English Name For Ingredients
Hindi Names For Ingredients
1 Big Flower
Turmeric Powder
हल्दी पाउडर
½ tsp
1 tsp
For the Batter :
All purpose flour
सभी उद्देश्य आटा / मेडा
3/4 Cup
Corn Flour
मकई का आटा
¼ Cup
Rice Flour
चावल का आटा
¼ Cup
Soya Sauce
सोया सॉस
2 tsp
Chilli Powder
लाल मिर्च पाउडर
1 tsp
To prepare batter
To taste
For the Sauce :
1 tbsp finely chopped
1 tbsp finely chopped
शिमला मिर्च
1 Cubed
Green Chilli
हरी मिर्च
Chilli Powder
लाल मिर्च पाउडर
1 tsp
Red Food Color (Optional)
खाद्य रंग
A pinch
Soya Sauce
सोया सॉस
1 tsp
Red Chilli Sauce
मिर्च की चटनी
2 tsp
Tomato Sauce
टमाटर की चटनी
1 tsp
Coriander Leaves or Spring Onion greens
हरा धनिया
For Garnishing
1 tbsp & for deep frying
To taste

Preparation :

1)Cut the cauliflower into florets and wash well. Heat 3 cups of water in a sauce pan and add turmeric powder and salt to it.
2)When it gets a rolling boil add cauliflower florets and parboils it. Drain the water and keep aside.

3)Prepare for the batter to fry the gobi florets. Take a bowl and add all the ingredients mentioned under “for the batter” and prepare a medium thick batter by adding little water.

4)Heat oil in a medium flame for deep frying the gobi florets. Take each florets, coat well with the batter and leave one by one on to oil. Fry them until crisp and brown. Similarly fry all the florets and keep aside in a plate.

5)Heat oil in a pan and add finely chopped garlic and ginger. Do not brown them. Immediately add slit green chillies and cubed capsicum and sauté for a minute.
6)Add red chilli powder, red food color, soya sauce, red chilli sauce and salt. You can add ajinomoto if you like but I haven’t added here.

7)Now add the fried gobi florets and toss well. Let it be on flame for two minutes and turn off the stove.

8)Garnish the gobi chilli with finely chopped coriander leaves or spring onions and serve hot along with fried rice or plain.

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