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Baked Gobi Manchurian

Gobi Manchurian is an Indo-Chinese fusion which probably had its origins in the street food carts of
India. So much so that some people actually don’t prefer the Authentic Chinese served at fine dine restaurants. Be it as it may, each of these dishes are favourites amongst kids and adults alike. I made this for a kids’ party and served it along with Hakka Noodles.

I had made another low cal version of Veg Manchurian (with gravy) earlier.  Also, the Airfryer Gobi Manchurian Gravy is something we all now love too – given that it is No refined flour and no soya too

Baked Gobi Manchurian is a healthy version of the popular Street Food Gobi Manchurian. In this, Manchurian is baked, rather than fried, and is a delicious snack/appetiser.

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Baked Gobi Manchurian is a healthy version of the popular Street Food Gobi Manchurian. In this, Manchurian is baked, rather than fried, and is a delicious snack/appetiser.Pin

Why Baked Gobi Manchurian?

Being baked, this was definitely guilt free than the original deep fried version. My elder one tasted a piece before the party, and sweetly told me to click a pic of the dish before it disappeared. Am so glad I did so, for the Kids truly relished it, and the older ones especially kept coming back for seconds.

Some snacks that appeal to kids are

Did you know how Indo-Chinese cuisine came to India ? 💡

The most popular origin story of the fusion food resides with the original Chinese ethnic community of Kolkata, who immigrated to India looking for better prospects and a better life around 250 years ago. Opening restaurant businesses in the area, these early Chinese immigrants adapted their culinary styles to suit the tastes of their Indian patrons

If you are a fan of this Indo-Chinese version, do give it a try, and it would be a hit at home.

What other similar dishes do you relish? I am keen to know…

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How to make Baked Gobi Manchurian at home?

Prep time : 20 mins, bake time : 20 mins , Cook time : 20 mins

Serves : 6 kids or 3-4 adults.

Cuisine : Indo Chinese | course : Starters / snacks / appetisers

Spice level : Medium to high

Baked Gobi Manchurian is a healthy version of the popular Street Food Gobi Manchurian. In this, Manchurian is baked, rather than fried, and is a delicious snack/appetiser.Pin

Ingredients: 

For the Cauliflower / Marinade:

  • 400 g Cauliflower (Or 1 largish head)

Marination:

  • 4 TBSP Gramflour (Besan – you can also substitute with all purpose flour)
  • 2 tsp Cornflour (increase by another ½ tsp if using all purpose flour in place of gramflour)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Thick Hung yoghurt (click here to know how to make HOMEMADE Yoghurt)
  • 3.5 TBSP Oil (divided use)
  • 1/2 TBSP Kashmiri Red chilli powder (you can sub with mild paprika)

Sauce / stir fry:

  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 Onion (large)
  • 3 TBSP Minced scallions (spring onion white and greens)
  • 1 tbsp Minced garlic
  • Minced ginger – ½ tsp
  • 1/2 tsp green chillies (minced, adjust spice)
  • 1 Bell Pepper ( I used yellow too as I had them on hand)
  • 1/2 tsp Tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp Homemade Schezwan sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Brown sugar – ½ tsp

Topping:

  • Finely chopped scallions / spring onion greens

Method:

  1. Wash and cut the cauliflower into bite sized florets and blanch it with a pinch of salt for 1-2 mins.
  2. Drain thoroughly and dab with kitchen towels (don’t skip this step).
  3. Mix all the ingredients for marination. Add the blanched florets, oil and rest of spices and mix well. Let it marinate (covered) for 15-20 mins.
  4. Towards the end of the marination, preheat oven to 200 C and line a baking tray.
  5. Arrange the soaked florets without overlapping. (Make sure to shake off any excess liquid before placing
    in the tray). Baste them with ½ tsp Oil.
  6. Bake for 12-15 mins (shaking them midway , turning them over and basting them with 1/2 tsp more
    oil). Let them cool on a wire rack (Oven temperatures may vary – you need your florets to be 85% cooked, with a slight crunch)
  7.  In a pan, heat oil. Saute onions, garlic and ginger. Add the spring onions, peppers and toss once more. Now add all the sauces, sugar and vinegar. Add the baked florets and toss nicely till well coated.
  8.  After 1-2 mins, serve immediately topped with spring onion greens.
Baked Gobi Manchurian is a healthy version of the popular Street Food Gobi Manchurian. In this, Manchurian is baked, rather than fried, and is a delicious snack/appetiser.Pin
Baked Gobi Manchurian is a healthy version of the popular Street Food Gobi Manchurian. In this, Manchurian is baked, rather than fried, and is a delicious snack/appetiser.Pin

Baked Gobi Manchurian Recipe

Kalyani
Baked version of the popular Street food , totally guilt free too!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Baking Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Indian, Indo Chinese
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Ladle
  • Kadai
  • Knife
  • Baking Tray
  • Parchment / Silpat Sheet

Ingredients
  

  • 400 g Cauliflower Or 1 largish head
  • 4 TBSP Gramflour Besan – you can also substitute with all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp Cornflour increase by another ½ tsp if using all purpose flour in place of gramflour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Thick Hung yoghurt click here to know how to make HOMEMADE Yoghurt
  • 3.5 TBSP Oil divided use
  • 1/2 TBSP Kashmiri Red chilli powder you can sub with mild paprika

Sauce / stir fry

  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 Onion large
  • 3 TBSP Minced scallions spring onion white and greens
  • 1 tbsp Minced garlic
  • Minced ginger – ½ tsp
  • 1/2 tsp green chillies minced, adjust spice
  • 1 Bell Pepper I used yellow too as I had them on hand
  • 1/2 tsp Tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp Homemade Schezwan sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Brown sugar – ½ tsp
Keyword Appetiser, Baked Treats, gobi Manchurian, Kids Food, Manchurian, Plant Based, Quick Snack, Street Food, Vegan
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20 Comments

  1. coconut chutney

    Wow, lovely dish .

  2. Wow, you baked the manchurian. That is amazing. I'm definitely going to try this one out soon.

  3. Priya Suresh

    Such a guilt free manchurian, can have it without any fuss.. You nailed them prefectly.

  4. Not sure if my previous comment came through..love the idea of baking the florets..lovely dish!

  5. vaishali sabnani

    Gobhi manchurian looks yum , I could invite myself for it .. It's really tempting !

  6. Gayathri Kumar

    This baked version looks absolutely inviting.

  7. Amazing effort baking the manchurian.

  8. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    WHat a lovely version. I would love to try this as my boys love manchurian and I get tired of frying them.

  9. Baked sounds so good!! I will definitely give this a try.

  10. cookingwithsapana

    Baked gabi Manchurian looks so tasty Kalyani.Feel like grabbing from sceen..

  11. Nalini's Kitchen

    Baked version sounds healthy and inviting..

  12. Nalini's Kitchen

    Baked version sounds healthy and inviting..

  13. Suma Gandlur

    That platter is an inviting one and the guilt free baked version makes it more welcome.

  14. Love this guilt free version!!

  15. 5 stars
    A healthy way of eating the typical gobi manuchurian. Baking makes it guilt free and it looks super delicious

  16. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    Kalyani, I have tried baked gobi with besan instead of all purpose flour and it comes out so much more crispier and more flavourful. Like your idea of baked gobi Manchurian as one can indulge in it guilt free.

  17. 5 stars
    Wow Kalyani I am literally drooling. Gobhi manchurian looks lipsmackingly delicious. Loved your baked version. Can’t wait to try.

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