Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bridal Shower for Nithya: Gobhi Manchurian - गोभी मंचूरियन (Sweet/Spicy/Sour Cauliflower)


Hello Friends,

There are very few moments as cherished, as beautiful as the day you embark the new journey of life. Holding someone's hand, with dreams in heart and sparkle in the eyes. The day she started dreaming for, even before she knew its’ meaning. The day she has visualized so many times, that by now every detail is clearly itched in her mind. Yes the day a girl becomes a bride, is like no other.


Very soon one of our friends, a great blogger and a gifted photographer, is going to live her dream. And since I'm sure you read the header before reading this, you all know who am I talking about...Yes Nithya of 4thsensecooking is getting married this November.

Thanks to the world of connectivity, distances have become a lesser shortcoming. Though nothing can reclaim the joy of celebration in person. Yet in absence of actually being with her during her most joyous period..here we are all, united, to wish her all the best. So today we are throwing this virtual bridal shower for Nithya to express our happiness and celebrate with her.


And what could be a better way to celebrate than with food, the subject, the emotion that binds us all...So we decided to cook it up, literally and that too Nithya's own dishes from her own blog - 4thsensecooking. Hope she likes the recreation of her own favouite dishes and gets a taste of it through the world wide wide.


Cheers...This is for you Nithya and for all those visiting this virtual bridal shower!!


Gobhi Manchurian - गोभी मंचूरियन (Sweet/Spicy/Sour Cauliflower)



Recipe Courtesy: Nithya

Ingredients
Gobhi (Cauliflower) - 1 small one cut in small florets. (about 2 cups florets)
Onion - 1 cup, chopped in squares/cubes
Capsicum - 1 cup, chopped in small squares
Ginger/Garlic - 1 tbsp, finely minced or paste, per your liking
Corn Flour - 1/2 cup and 2 tsps
All Purpose Flour - 1/2 cup
Chili Powder - 1 tsp
Tomato Ketchup - 2 tbsps
Soy Sauce - 2 tbsps
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt - per taste
Oil - for deep frying
Preparation
  • Cut cauliflower in florets and dunk them in boiling water (water should be off heat) for about 10-15  minutes and drain them.
  • Make a thick paste of corn flour (1/4 cup only), all purpose flour, chili powder and salt with little water. The paste should be just enough to coat all the florets, no more thinning.
  • Heat oil for deep frying. 
  • Add all florets to this batter and coat the florets all the way and deep fry them till golden brown. Drain them on paper.
  • Now, let's prepare the sauce.
  • Take a non stick pan (preferable a wide pan for better sauteing and working with this.
  • Add1 tbsp oil and let it heat.
  • Add ginger-garlic and let it fry till nice aroma comes.
  • Add onion and capsicum and let them saute nicely till they start to brown.
  • Add all sauces, sugar and salt and mix well. Adjust sauces per your taste and liking.
  • Now, add 2 tsp corn flour mixed in water (about 1/4 cup) and add it to the sauce mix above.
  • Mix well and cook till the sauce thickens.
  • Add fried cauliflower florets, mix well and take it off heat.
Serving
Serve it with your favorite kind of bread - Roti/Paratha/Naan or even Rice,. If you do not make it too runny, this can also be served as an appetizer.


Party also being hosted at:
Anamika Arun - Taste Junction
Krithi - Krithi's Kitchen
Priya Mitharwal -  Mharo Rajasthan Recipes
Priya Mahadeven - Priyas Now Serving
Priya Suresh - Priya easy n tasty recipes
Priya Sreeram - Bon Appetit
Radhika - Tickling Palates
Revathy - Kaarasaaram
Sanjeeta - Different Strokes
Vardhini - Zesty Palette

Rupali - RecipeGrabBag

That's all for now. Take care till next post.

49 comments:

Kalyani's Platter said...

congrats to nithya and Manchuria looks delicious ........

Srimathi said...

Hey Priya,

It is no nice of you to cook up something delicious for a bridal shower.

Mélange said...

Exciting party going on blogsphere for Nithya..All the best to her !

Gobi manjurian looks awesome Priya.

Priya's Feast said...

Best wishes to nithya and ur gang..virtual shower is really a treat for us..Nice click on gobi manchurian.. :)

Vardhini said...

Absolutely delish. Nice presentation Priya.

Vardhini
Event: Halloween Fiesta

Ammu's said...

Amazing idea of throwing a bridal shower online....Gobi manchuria is just yummy...

Kaveri said...

Lovely looking clicks...very apt for the bridal shower....Gobi Manchurian looks really tempting

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Lovely post! Love your presentation too!

Priya said...

Delicious and very tempting gobi manchurian.

Reva said...

Manchurian looks super delicious.. Loved it..:) Let the party begin..:)
Reva

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Alpana said...

Very well made Priya.......looks awesome.

Joanne said...

Aww what a fun virtual party and congratulations to the bride-to-be! This cauliflower sounds delicious!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Wow.. perfect appetizer for the perfect party!!
Krithi's Kitchen
Event: Serve It - Festival Potluck

Vegetarian Zest said...

Whoa! What presentation....!! B-E-A-utiful! My mouth is already watering.....a must try this weekend!
All the very best to Nithya!

chitraj.hegde said...

Gobi is looking gr8..my fav street food.....

Priya Sreeram said...

looks well done Priya and I had as much fun being part of this virtual party

Archana said...

Wow Priya I am drooling. Why this is just like what our local restaurant serves.
I am hosting a new event which I am calling Back to our Roots. Do check out my event and send me your entries from 15/10/11 to 30/11/11.

Nithi said...

Thank you so so so much dear. I am feeling absolutely happy for your sweetest gesture. It is the best ever way to celebrate my occasion :)Love you loads :)

Big hugssss to you :) Keep me in your prayers and bless me too :)

sangee vijay said...

gobi Manchurian looks so inviting and lovely presentation...

Suja said...

Congrats to Nithya..delicious,drool worthy Manchurian

R said...

gr8 gesture priya, gobi manchurian looks totally yummy, sent in my link on fb just now.

Swathi said...

Beautiful gesture Priya looks awesome curry.

Sobha Shyam said...

nice to know about the bridal shower for Nithya, what a lovely gesture from all of you, so sweet..!! Manchurian looks absolutely yum..

Neha said...

yummy....

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Such a lovely party and the dish looks great.

divya said...

wow yummy manchurian and looks so tempting with wonderful clicks ....

Saras said...

looks awesome and well made Priya.
My wishes to Nithya..

Now Serving said...

finger-licking yum! and love the chudiyan and bindhi accents :)

Sanjeeta kk said...

Wonderful selection and good presentation!

Rani acharyulu said...

Wow,mouth watering yummy manchurian,wonderful virtual party....

saket said...

nice blog.

Jay said...

soooper doooper dish priya...love d excellent cliks.
A perfect bridal party to sweet bride Nithya..;)
Tasty Appetite

Kurryleaves said...

lovely post...well presented

Prathima Rao said...

Omg...These look super delicious Priya!!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Gopika Ram said...

Wow.. so sweet of you Priya. Looks so yum.. :)

Rajee Mani said...

Lovely pictures Priya. Its so sweet of you guys to have virtual bridal shower. Congratulations to Nithya ....

Gayathri NG said...

Lovely post n perfect for appetizer...

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Vidhya said...

Awesome presentation and Manchurian looks irresistible.

Rumana Rawat said...

Lovely dish dear.. And happy diwali.....

Regards
Rumana
http://rumanarawat.blogspot.com/

Rinku Naveen said...

Wow! this looks so good. A bridal shower for Niths. Best wishes to her. So sweet of you to do this Priya.

ruchikacooks said...

that is such a nice gesture priya, hugs to you! manchoorian and saree,bindi all look nice.Happy diwali

aipi said...

What a cute post Priya ~ the picture makes me feel like there's a wedding going on :)
USMasala

Crumpled Chillies said...

Very well done Priya!
ur pics had the feel of a bridal shower! :)

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