Spicy Schezwan Cauliflower(Gobhi) Recipe- Indo Chinese Cauliflower–Cauliflower in Schezwan Sauce

Ingredients –

  • Dry whole red chilly – 10 – 12
  • Cauliflower florets – 2 cups
  • Whole garlic cloves – 9-10
  • Sugar – 1/2 tsp

For batter –

  • Corn flour / Corn starch – 1/2 cup
  • All purpose flour (maida) – 1/2 cup
  • Black pepper – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt as needed
  • Soya sauce – 1 tbsp.
  • Tomato sauce – 2 tbsp.
  • Vinegar –1 tbsp.
  • Chopped onion – 1/2 cup
  • Chopped garlic – 1 tbsp.
  • Chopped spring onions white and greens – 1/2 cup
  • Green capsicum (cut into lengthwise)- 1 cup
  • Vegetable oil  for deep frying

for the garnish –

Chopped spring onion

Method –

  1. Soak the red chilies in hot water for 30 minutes.
  2. After 30 minutes remove the steam from the chilies and put into the mixer jar.
  3. Add whole garlic and sugar into the mixer jar.
  4. Blind them will with 2 tbsp (tablespoon) of water to a smooth paste.
  5. Chilly paste is ready.
  6. Add corn flour, maida, black pepper and salt into a bowl.
  7. Pour water to make a thick batter consistency.
  8. Add the cauliflower florets and coat them in the batter well.
  9. Heat vegetable oil in a kadhai on medium heat.
  10. When the oil turns hot, drop the batter coated cauliflower florets in the hot oil.
  11. Fry them until the cauliflower florets turn crispy and golden in color.
  12. Drain them to a kitchen towel.
  13. Heat a vegetable oil into the other pan on medium heat.
  14. Add chopped onion and chopped garlic and fry for 1-2 minutes.
  15. Add green capsicum and spring onions and sauté for few minutes.
  16. Add tomato sauce, soya sauce, vinegar, and salt to taste.
  17. Mix well and cook for few minutes.
  18. Add chilly paste and little water, mix well.
  19. Add little water to corn flour (1 tsp), make a paste and mix well.
  20. Cook for few minutes.
  21. Add the fried cauliflower florets ,toss gently.
  22. Cook on a high heat for 1 to 2 minutes.
  23. Serve immediately garnished with spring onion.

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