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Gobi Manchurian—no deep-frying required

Oven-Fried Gobi Manchurian

Appears in May-June 2022

1¼ hours 35 minutes active

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Oven-Fried Gobi Manchurian

Gobi Manchurian is a popular Indo-Chinese dish in which cauliflower (“gobi”), is battered and fried, then tossed in a tangy, salty-sweet “Manchurian” sauce. Though delicious, typical gobi Manchurian can be heavy, goopy and often overseasoned. To lighten things up, in this version, we ditch the deep-fryer and instead oven-roast cauliflower that’s coated with seasoned cornstarch and oil. The results are crisp, beautifully coated florets without greasiness or the hassle and guilt that comes with battering and deep-frying. After cooking, the cauliflower is tossed in a sauce of ketchup, soy and vinegar. We also use a good dose of scallions, chilies and ginger to keep the flavors fresh and bright.

4 to 6

Servings

Tip

Don’t be shy about rubbing the oil and cornstarch mixture into the cauliflower florets before roasting. This creates a coating that adheres to the cauliflower and helps deliver a crispy, craggy exterior to which the sauce will cling.

1¼ hours

35 minutes active

Reviews
Barbara K.
June 1, 2022
Addicting!
My oven is not heating reliably so I did the florets in the air fryer. So delicious! I actually had more sauce then was needed so I used it on the steak I had.
Linda P.
July 25, 2022
Good
I made this pretty much as the recipe stated. It was nice for a change but definitely not a healthy alternative. Sauce was good but heavy. It would be better served over rice or quinoa. I'll make it again sometime.
Andrea Cordero F.

The Gobi Manchurian was pure flavor and takes Cauliflower to new heights! Huge hit with the family. It would be nice to have the nutritional information listed for our diet needs, can that be found somewhere?
Thank you in advance!

Choi S.

Full of flavor and appealing textures! We loved the recipe and every last morsel was devoured by the picky eaters in our family.


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