Gobi Manchurian Dry Recipe-Without Maida(Cauliflower Manchurian)

Gobi Manchurian:

How did you like the whole wheat vegetable noodles recipe? I am eagerly waiting for you to try and share your feedback. We enjoyed it with Gobi Manchurian( Dry version). The moment I said that I know many of you are so eager to know how come I made it as it has maida/all purpose flour which I always omit considering to be unhealthy. Wait for few more seconds to know the replacement I had used. Just like the noodles, Gobi Manchurian was also one of the dishes which I tried during early marriage days and in the recent days, all my attempts were only to make it absolutely healthy. Though it is a matter of few spoons of white flour, I still didn’t want to give up on trying a healthy alternative. I have made so many trials (Every healthy flour on earth) with various flours and the following recipe was definitely great. The outcome was no different from the restaurant style ones and we thoroughly relished the Gobi Manchurian with Whole Wheat Noodles. Some of you are still wondering how come a fried food can be healthy. Fried foods are unhealthy only when consumed very frequently with no limits and when the oil used is refined. Above all, it is healthy or unhealthy depending on your individual health conditions and lifestyle. This is my notion of fried foods consumption. Two to four pieces of Manchurian with a dash of soya sauce consumed once in 5 years (in this case of mine) or once in two months will definitely do no harm. For kids below 6 months, please skip all sauces and salt, sugar in this recipe. If you would prefer making this gobi Manchurian often kindly use a low sodium soy sauce for kids. Use only homemade tomato sauce. I have taken utmost care to keep this Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles recipe and Manchurian recipes as safe and healthy as possible for kids of all age since they are always a showstopper among them. They can be definite treats for them occasionally when you make healthy replacements of the ingredients.

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GOBI RICE|CAULIFLOWER RICE

Cauliflower rice or Gobi rice is an easy to make lunch box recipe. You can make it special or simple with some small variations. This is a simple version given below

 

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CHEESE STUFFED GOBI KOFTHA CURRY/GRAVY

I love malai kofthas served at restaurants for no reason. But I have always felt that I couldn’t have more than a koftha ball.Later I found the reason baking powder used when I viewed this recipe in a TV show. Hence I made an attempt to make one health friendly version for the family. Your little one will definitely love the kofthas as it just melt in mouth. A not so spicy but an yummy,creamy side dish. Come let’s grab some cheesy,chewy kofthas 🙂

cheese stuffed gobi koftha

Ingredients:

For the Koftha balls-15-17 balls

  • Cauliflower-1(medium sized)
  • Potatoes-5(medium sized)
  • Red chilly powder-1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste-1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder-1/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder-1/4 tsp
  • Corn flour-2 tbsp
  • Bread crumbs-4 tbsp
  • Pepper powder-1/4 tsp
  • Salt-To taste
  • Oil-To deep fry
  • Cheese-1/2 cup(small cubes)

cheese stuffed gobi koftha

For the gravy/curry:(Serves 5)

  • Tomato Puree-1.5 cups
  • Chilly powder-1/4 tsp
  • Onion-1 cup(Sliced finely)
  • Ghee-2 tbsp
  • Kasturi methi-1 tbsp
  • Cream-3 tbsp
  • Milk-1/2 cup
  • Salt-To taste

To grind into a smooth paste:

  • Green chiily-2
  • Ginger-A piece
  • Garlic-5
  • Mint leaves-3
  • Coriander leaves-5

Procedure:

1.Wash potatoes and pressure cook them

2.Remove the florets of cauliflower and immerse in a bowl of hot water(add a pinch of salt & turmeric powder).

3.Drain the water from caulifower after 10  minutes and par boil them.

cheese stuffed gobi koftha

4.Release the pressure and peel the skin of potatoes

5.When the cauliflower is completely cooked,drain the water and cool them.

6.Mash potatoes and cauliflower along with all ingredients mentioned for koftha.(except oil,bread crumbs,cheese)

cheese stuffed gobi koftha

7.Make small balls and stuff the cheese inside.

8.Roll these balls and give a coating of bread crumbs.

9.Deep fry these koftha balls and strain excess oil.

cheese stuffed gobi koftha

10. In a kadai heat ghee and add the chopped onion.

11.Saute them well.In the meantime make a fine paste of ginger,garlic,green chilly,mint leaves & coriander leaves.

12.When the onion turns golden brown add the paste and tomato puree.

cheese stuffed gobi koftha

13.Mix them well and saute till raw smell vanishes.

14.Add chilly powder and half cup of water and let it boil.

cheese stuffed gobi koftha

15.When it thickens well,add salt,kasturi methi.

16.Simmer and add milk and fresh cream.

17.Give a quick mix and switch off. This gravy will have a thick pouring consistency.

cheese stuffed gobi koftha

18.Add the balls/koftha to the gravy . Do not stir rigorously.

19.Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

cheese stuffed gobi koftha


P.S:

This dish needs utmost care and patience.

Cut the cheese into small cubes or else they might break and ooze out.

Make balls big enough to hold the cheese cubes.

Adjust the amount of salt used in gravy as we have already added salt in the koftha balls.

There must be no water in the potatoes and cauliflower.

Add corn flower according to the consistency of the mashed veggies.

You can skip cauliflower too.

You can replace cheese with paneer cubes too

You can also shred cheese and add to mashed veggies instead of stuffing.

If you prefer this for your little ones,have a word with your pediatrician. You should have introduced all ingredients separately in prior. Please use home made cheese for babies and use whole wheat bread crumbs for rolling. The kofthas as such will be enjoyed by little ones. Prefer home made cream.

Do not mix the gravy after adding the koftha balls. It would break.

Take care while frying the balls. Prefer medium flame. Ensure that they don’t break.

The base veggies are of your choice. You can even add carrot,beans.

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