Chilli Gobi – Get the party started with these sweet and spicy cauliflower bites that are easy to prep and super flavorful. Fried cauliflower is coated in classic Indo-Chinese sauce to create spicy Indian style appetizer with a Chinese twist.
I’m not sure if I have mentioned this before. Contrary to my dislike towards cauliflower (gobi), I literally love the classic Indo-Chinese sweet and spicy flavor combo. The good news is I’ve a crispy, colorful and utterly delicious cauliflower recipe to share with you. An amazingly delicious appetizer recipe that also happens to be a great side dish for fried rice or even roti.
Alright, let’s focus on this chilli gobi recipe for now.
Start by making a smooth batter with all purpose flour, cornflour, red chili powder and enough salt. I like to add a good amount of chilli powder as we’ll be using sweet tomato sauce to make the stir fry sauce. Make sure the batter is lump-free and smooth. Now, we’ll coat the cauliflower florets with this batter and deep fry until golden.
While the cauliflower florets are turning golden, make the stir-fry sauce. To make this super simple sauce, you just need to stir-fry ginger, garlic and green chilies followed by sautéing the veggies (onions + bell peppers + spring onions). Make sure the veggies retain their crispness.
Next up, the sauces that add Chinese flavors to this Indian dish. Tomato sauce, soy sauce, red chili sauce, vinegar and a touch of sugar. With the stir-fry sauce, we’re looking for a thick consistency. So add in cornflour paste which is simply a mixture of cornflour and water.
Now the final part of this chilli gobi recipe. Toss fried cauliflower in the stir-fry sauce and garnish with spring onions. You have a vibrant and super delicious appetizer for your next gathering. These crispy, sweet and spicy bites are totally addicting.
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