Here's another way of making Cauliflower Manchurian. Everybody at home loves cauliflower and we try to make it in different ways as possible. While the elders at home are fine with any version, my boys are quite picky and this is one vegetable that they like to eat. They especially love theManchurian version.
Ever since knowing they like the Manchurian, we have tried different ways. Surprisingly they are not so keen on theCauliflower Pakoda and insists that we make it a saucy version. So we felt a new Manchurian recipe is in order.
While we had to pick out lot of veggies out of the rice, I saw they still enjoyed thisVegetable Fried Ricewith Cauliflower Manchurian
I felt my Anniversary Party table will be complete with this combo dishes. So this joins my Anniversary Party for Kid's Delight, celebrating 7 years of Spice your Life!
For the Fried Cauliflower
Cauliflower Florets - 2 cups
Maida / All purpose flour - 1 cup
Corn Flour - 3 tbsp
Red chili powder -1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste -1 tsp
Soya Sauce - 1 tsp
Red Food Colour a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil for Deep frying
How to fry the cauliflower
Wash and clean the cauliflower. MW the cauliflower for 5 mins. Drain and keep it aside.
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients list for the Cauliflower fry.
Heat a Kadai for deep frying. Drop in the boiled cauliflower into the batter and coat it completely. Then drop the coated cauliflower into the hot Oil.
Fry on all sides and remove to a kitchen towel.
Continue with another batch, until all the cauliflower is fried.
For the Gravy
Green Chilies - 2 slit
Curry Leaves handful
Curds - 2 -3 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
Heat a kadai with oil, add the slit green chilies, curry leaves. Saute well.
Now add the fried cauliflower, saute well. Next add the curds and mix. Season with salt and adjust with pepper if required.
For the final day of cooking for my Anniversary Party, I have a party delight. The deadly Vegetable Fried Rice with Cauliflower Manchurian. I have so many versions of these two already, I find it amusing that I cooked up this again. Our usual version ofChinese Fried Rice with Cauliflower Manchurian is always a hit. After that, we have made so many different versions, each giving so much variation as required.
Today's version is different from our usual fare, not very much. However the smallest change makes all the difference is what I have felt! I always felt with so many different recipes all the time being made, I had to record this here, so that I can remember later. Special mention here is that the entire set-up is styled and clicked by Konda.
This joins my Anniversary Party for Kid's Delight, celebrating 7 years of Spice your Life!
Vegetable Fried Rice
Basmati Rice - 2 cups
Carrot, Frend Beans, Cabbage - 1 cup (finely chopped)
Capsicum - 2 tbsp chopped finely
Onion - 1/4 cup
Spring Onions - 1 Bunch
Garlic - 4 -5 cloves, finely minced
Soya sauce - 1 tsp
Green Chilli Sauce - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - 1.5 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
How to make the Vegetable Fried Rice
Wash and soak the rice for 15 mins. Drain and cook in 3 times water till almost done, drain the water and fluff the rice well. Spread on a plate for the rice to cool down. If you are using a day's old rice, this turns out even better.
For the Sauteeing
Prep the vegetables and keep it ready.
In a wide kadai, heat oil, saute spring onions and minced garlic. Tilt a bit for the oil to reach the flame, for the smooky effect.
Then add the chopped vegetables, saute on high flame. Add the soya sauce, green chili sauce, pepper powder and salt. Combine everything well and keep stirring till the vegetables get cooked.
Now add the cooked rice and mix well. Adjust the seasoning and add salt and pepper if required.