Chilli Gobi

I had started experimenting on Cauliflower when my Vegetarian Friends were called home for dinner. I had read many recipes for Gobi Manchurian, Chilly Gobi and so on.. Finally, I decided to give it a try myself. Luckily, the dish was a success and soon my friends started asking me for the recipe. Here is how I made the spicy cauliflower dish. I still don’t know if it’s a gobi manchurian or simply chilly cauliflower 🙂

Chilly Gobi

Chilly Gobi


  1. Cauliflower Florets -Separated from 1 big cauliflower
  2. Capsicum (diced into small cubes) – 1 medium
  3. Spring Onions (chopped) – 1/2 cup
  4. Sliced Onion – 1 medium
  5. Chopped Green Chillies – 3
  6. Ginger (cut into small pieces) – 1 tbsp
  7. Garlic (chopped into small pieces) – 1 tbsp
  8. Red Chilly Powder -1 tsp
  9. Tomato Sauce – 3 tbsp
  10. Hot and Sweet Sauce – 2 tbsp
  11. Soya Sauce -1 tbsp
  12. Salt – As required
  13. Oil – As required

For Marinating the Florets

  • Cornflour – 3 tbsp
  • Maida/All Purpose Flour – 4 tbsp
  • Rice Flour – 1 tbsp (Optional)
  • Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  • Soya Sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Tomato Ketchup – 3 tbsp
  • Hot & Sweet Tomato Sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Ginger Paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic Paste -1/2 tsp
  • Green Chilly Paste – 1 tsp
  • Salt – As required
  • Water – Optional

Preparation Method

  1. Make a marinade of the above ingredients. It should be in the form of a thick paste so that the cauliflower florets get coated well. Mix the cauliflower florets and marinate it for half an hour. You can place it in the fridge.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet and deep fry the marinated cauliflower pieces. You can do this in different steps, so that you don’t over crowd the skillet. Keep it aside and allow it to cool.
  3. Heat oil in another pan and saute the onions, green chillies, ginger and garlic till the onions become translucent.
  4. Next add capsicum pieces and saute for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the spring onions and saute for a while.
  6. Stir in 1 tsp chilly powder, 3 tbsp tomato sauce, 2 tbsp hot and sweet red chilly sauce, 1 tbsp Soya sauce and salt.
  7. Add the fried cauliflower florets and mix well so that the gravy is coated well. Keep it covered on low flame for another 3 minutes.
  8. Remove from flame and serve it along with steaming Fried Rice.
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4 comments to Chilli Gobi

  • it’s realy awsme.
    all ma frnds. & relatives are asking me hw i manage 2 did this, wen dey all r failures in cauli items.
    shall i tell dis recipe 2 dem
    thank you very much……………..

  • ge x500

    Is it wet or dry chill gobi? I am in search for a chilli gobi with gravy recipe, I have came across dry chill gobi recipe in youtube but yet to find a chilli gobi with gravy. I asked a chef and he told me that chilli gobi and gobi manchurian are different as in your blog you said that it is same. But the chef told me that for gobi manchurian you are using separate sauce manchurian sauce.

    This recipe has only minimal gravy. It is like a semi-dry preparation which can be served as an appetizer. I have to find the recipe for Gobi Manchurian. Thanks for the info!

  • Somenon

    I tried this out and it turned out excellent.

  • Mrunmayee sandhibigraha

    Thank u so much..
    Before seeing this recipe, I was so confused. Now I am cooking this and sure that everyone will like this.

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