Gobi Manchurian and Palak Thepla

This is my 200th post and it has been a wonderful culinary journey through this blog. TOM has always featured Karnataka style cooking ever since I started it. This is a different post, a dish which my family loves whenever I prepare it for them. It is a little unusual combination but it tastes well together :)Most of my elaborate cooking happens in the evening after a tiring day in office. We tried our best to take good pictures.

Gobi Manchurian

You need the following :
Gobi/Cauliflower : 400 g ( a big flower)
Maida : 1 cup (1 cup = 100ml)
Kadalehittu/Besan/Gramflour : 3tbsp
Cornflour : 4 tbsp
Oil for frying

Tomato Sauce : 1/4 cup (Maggi Hot and Sweet)
Soya Sauce : 5 tbsp
Vinegar : 2tbsp
Veg Oyester Sauce : 1 tbsp

Seasoning :
Oil : 1tsp
Ginger : 2" (chopped into tiny pieces)
Garlic: 4 pods (chopped finely)
Onion : 2 (chopped finely)

chopped coriander for garnishing.

1.Separate cauliflower florets and dip in salted hot water for 5 minutes. Drain the water and keep it aside
2.Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan on low flame.
3.Mix maida/ll purpose flour, besan and cornflour and salt with little water to make loose batter.
4.Heat the oil on medium flame for 2 mins.
5.Dip cauliflower florets in batter and leave it in hot oil. Fry them well and drain them on a absorbent paper/tissue paper. Change the tissue paper for every batch of fried gobi. Repeat this till you finish frying all gobi florets.
6.Mix the sauces, keep it aside.
7.Heat oil for tampering and add garlic fry till they are crisp and then add ginger. Add onion once the raw smell of ginger dissappears. Fry onions till they change color. Add sauce mixture and mix.
8.Add in fried gobi florets and give a good stirr. When the whole mixture becomes warm/hot you can remove it to a serving bowl, garnish and serve it hot hot hot!!!

It is usually served as a starter, but it goes very well as a vegetable to your roti/parantha/thepla

Palak Thepla

You need the following:
Palak : 2 cups, chopped finely
Whole Wheat Flour : 2 cups
Kadalehittu/Besan/Gram Flour : 1/2 cup
Toasted Sesame Seeds/Ellu/Till : 1 tbsp
Sour Curd : 1 cup
Green Chilli Paste : 1 tsp

1.Mix everything to make a tight dough. You can use little water if curd alone is not sufficiant . Let the dough rest for 10 mins.
2.Roll them into circles and fry them on hot tava/girdle. I did not use any oil for frying as manchurian had loads of oil in it. You can fry theplas with oil or ghee.


Onion and tomato Raita, Palak thepla and Gobi Manchurian made a tasty dinner for us. I hope you will enjoy prepapring them. Palak Thepla's goes to my event Meals on Wheels

On a different note, Pratibha of The Chef and Her Kitchen and Prajusha of I cook I post have given me "I love your Blog" award. Thank You Pratibha and Prajusha. I love your blogs too :)

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Unknown said...

I never ate gobi manchuri with rotis, Should try once. Gobi with palak roti and raitha looks delicious.
Thanks for the Award Lakshmi, I love your blog too...:)

Lavanya said...

you have mentioned all your blogging frds ..he he ..good that you remembered every one n shared the award with them..coming to manchuria,it looks so yummy n mouthwatering.good combo!!

Deepthi Shankar said...

I love love gobi manchurian .. looks absoluteluy amazing .. soo tempted with the palak thepla too .. ages since I had them

Raks said...

Congrats Lakshmi for reachin milestone and looking forward for more from here:)

Gobi manchirian looks so juice and good,love to taste some with those rotis:))

Thanks for the award,thanks so much:))

Going in a short break,catch u after I come back!!

Lakshmi said...

@ Lavanya,
It is for you too..please take it. I love your blog too :)

Unknown said...

congrats lakshmi on your 200th post my god give you manu more success like this hummm gobi manchurian and palak thepla intresting combo dear manchurian looks so great and congrats on your award and thankx for sharing it with me

Indian Khana said...

Congrats on your 200th tht's wonderful....coming to the recipe...wonderful the manchurian and thepla...wish to see many more hundreds of post :)

Savi-Ruchi said...

lovely gobi Lakshmi
swalpa parcel madoke agutta nodi.
nanage India nenapu tarisibitri neevu gobi thorisi ;)

Savi-Ruchi said...

hey!!, thanks for passing me the award & most importantly.., hearty congrats on your 200th post. Hope to see many many 100s from this beautiful space :)

YOSEE said...

Wish you a very Happy -200, Lakshmi, and many more wonderful milestones in TOM.
The Theplas are innovative for using palak , usually its methi greens. As for the manchurian, who can resist it !
And thanks a ton for loving my blog :-)

lubnakarim06 said...

Congrats on your milestone post.....Keep rocking...Congrats on the award and thank you for passing it down to me....Gobi Manchurian is one of my favourites. Looks droolworthy.... Palak Thepla sounds new looks yum.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Congrats on your 200th post and your award, thanks for passing it to me... The theplas color is attractive and so is the manchurian, great combo...

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

About the Almond flour, its just almonds ground to a powder... I tried to make the cake with home made almond pwd they dint turnout well initially so I opted store bought... But now both works well...

Shama Nagarajan said...

Congrats dear for ur awarda and on reaching 200 posts....lovely recipes...thank you for sharing with me foodblog(

Finla said...

Gobi manchurian is my fav and this looksso yummy, thankyou for passing me the aard and congrats to you.

Ashwini said...

First of all congrats on your 200th post. Gobi manchuri is my all time fav. Looks Fab. Have not tastes with paratas..Will try that next time. Tepla looks tempting. Congrats on your award and thank you for mine. Enjoy!!

FH said...

Never made Manchurian so far, always juicy and yummy. Thepla and raita, I love them, looks delicious.

Enjoy the award, coming here is always like coming home or visiting a fave relative. Hugs to you! :)

Rekha said...

I hate the cleaning process of always avoid making manchurian, but I will try the palak thepla coz i am a gr8 fan of healthy cooking, Thanks for the award, lakhsmi.

Mangala Bhat said...

Congratulations ..dear ..on ur award and 200th post :)

yummy looking dishes .Thanks for sharing :)
Thanks soo much for sharing the award with me sooo sweet of u :)

Dibs said...

Congratulations on double century Lakshmi! Havent been blogging as much as I would like to! The gobi looks professional! Thepla is also something I've never tried. Will surely try both these one of these days! Thanks a ton for the award!

A_and_N said...

Thanks for sharing the award with us Lakshmi...thats very kind of you :)

The manchurian and theplas make a fascinating combination. truly an indo-chinese fusion :)

Pooja said...

Congrats for your award and thanks for thinking of me...Manchuria and thelpa are looking yummy..

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Congrats..lovely dishes

UjjU said...

Manchurian is always welcome home! Nange baiyalli neeru barthayidhe! Theplas are one Gujarati dish which I've never thought of trying. Eega nimma blog nalli nodidamele inspiration sikthayidhe. Nodona time bandhaga maadthini. Oh by the way, thanks that you like my blog :) Nim blog ninda nange helalaradashtu information sikathekanri :)

Alamelu said...

Congratulations on ur milestone post!
and Thank u sooo much for the award tht u passed on. My first award!!! YAY!!!
BTW, I made gobi manchurian just y'day. So, not missing them as much. But ur Palak Theplas look soo good! Shud try the combo. ;-)

Cham said...

Congrats Lk, Manchurian is tempting enough to try soon!

Smi said...

Thanks Lakshmi for passing the award and the Thepla...after many unsuccessful attempts now I shud be able to make them

Pavithra Kodical said...

Gobi manchurian looks delicious.Thepla and raita a healthy and refreshing combo.

kittymatti said...

Palak tepla, lov ely recipe... I have never made theplas so far.. I will try your recipe.. Gobi looks yummy!!

Adlak's tiny world said...

hayoooo its my favrt.... pls pls send me the whole plate yar.. thanks for the award dear.congrats to u also.

KonkaniBlogger said...

Congrats on your 200th post and keep goin Lakshmi! Your gobi manchurian looks just perfect! Enjoy ur well-deserved award and thanx so much for thinking of me too.

Sandhya said...

Congratulations on your 200th post, Lakshmi. May your blog reach greater heights in coming years.

Thepla looks very yummy and nutritious. Will try it soon.


Vani said...

Elaborate cooking after a long work day is amazing, LG! My weeknight cookings are basic for the most part :)
Gobi manchurian looks fabulous and palak thepla soft and healthy. Thanks for the "I love your blog" badge, LG! Just know that I love your blog too as do many, many others I'm sure :)

Indrani said...

Little unusual combo, but why not? Manchurian looks wonderful
wish you many more milestones,dear...thanks for passing your award to me, I saw my name in the list

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Congrats on your 200th post!! gobi manchurian tumba chennagi kantha ide...

AnuSriram said...

Lovely manchurian recipe.. and should have tasted wonderful with palak tepla!


thatz a lovely dish lakshmi....i love gobi machurian

Smi said...

done...though I am not that good at playing with html stuff ,i think I am now a participant officially for the event

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy Lakshmi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Uma said...

Hearty congrats on the milestone Lakshmi! Wishing many such milestones in future.

I should try manchurian soon! Looks so delicious Lakshmi. So does thelpas! What a great combo!

Congrats on the award and thank you so much for mine too! I love your blog too!

Rajee said...

Surpise that I got ur awards. Did you post non-veg recipes? Love your drolling gobi manchurian. Recently, I came to know that my friend told me Maggie hot and chilli sauce always gives delicious taste to any manchurian.
Thanks for sharing!

notyet100 said...

congrts for 200th post,..everythin looks yum,..:-)

Tina said...

manchurian looks yummy and perfect...

Pavithra Elangovan said...

First time here love ur blog and KL pictures too..Gobi manchurian is mauthwatering....