Try this Air fryer Gobi Manchurian - A healthier version of the popular Indian Chinese street food favorite. Made with crispy cauliflower tossed in a sweet, spicy, sticky sauce. Serve as an appetiser or as a side dish.
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese, Indian, Indo - Chinese
Keyword: air fryer, Air fryer gobi manchurian, caulifower, gobi
Author: Sandhya Hariharan
For the Batter
1medium Cauliflowercut into small florets
1TbspGinger Garlic Paste
Salt & Pepper to taste
For the Manchurian Sauce
1TbspSesame Oil or any other oil
½green pepperdiced fine
2TspChilli sauce or any hot sauce
½-1TspGround Black Pepper
1tbspcorn flour dissolved in 4 tbsp water
2TbspSpring Greens for garnishing
Wash the cauliflower head and cut them into florets. Approximately 3 Cups of florets.
In a small mixing bowl, add all the ingredients for batter mix and whisk them smooth. Batter mix should be thick enough to coat the florets well.
Dip the cauliflower florets individually into the batter mix, shake off any excess and place them on the parchment paper.
Preheat the Air fryer to 400F (200 C ) for 3 minutes. Pull the basket from the air fryer and place the cauliflower florets in them. Slide it back in the air fryer and fry for 12-14 minutes.
Turn the florets half way to cook uniformly.
To prepare the manchurian sauce, heat oil at high heat. Add the onions, spring oinions, garlic , ginger & green chillies and saute it for 2 -3 mins.
Add the green pepper and celery ( if using ) and sauce briefly for 1 minutes
Now add the sauces - soy sauce , vinegar , chilli sauce and tomato ketchup. Stir to mix the sauces well. Add Salt to taste.
Now add the corn flour slurry to the sauces and cook in high heat for 1 minutes. The sauce will thicken up. Turn off the flame.
Add the the air fried cauliflower florets to the sauce and toss to coat well.