A week ago it was raining here almost everyday and each day felt as though it was Winter already with gloomy clouds hanging low and no sun anywhere in sight. Rainy evenings had us craving for spicy warm food, to perk us up.
Chilli Gobi is very similar to Gobi Manchuri but with spice levels at a new high. If you like spicy food then this will make your taste buds sing, or scream if you can't take the heat!
You will need:
½ head Cauliflower cut into florets
1 Green beller pepper cubed or thinly sliced
1 Onion cubed or sliced
8-10 Green chillies slit (vary to suit your taste)
½ cup Corn flour
2 tsp Dark soy sauce
2 tbsp Red Chilli sauce ( I used Sriracha)
1 tbsp Ketchup
½ tsp White pepper powder
Salt to taste
Oil for frying plus 2-3 tbsp
Bring a small pot of water to boil and add 1 tsp salt. Add cauliflower and par boil, for around 4-5 minutes. Drain and keep aside. Heat oil in a deep pan for frying. Make a thick batter of the corn flour with water. It should be thick enough to coat the floret evenly, otherwise the coating will fall apart when tossing with the sauces. Dip each floret in this batter and drop in hot oil. Fry till light brown. Make sure oil is not too hot(not smoking), this will lead to fast and uneven browning. Drain excess oil from fried florets on paper towels.
In a small bowl, mix the dark soy sauce, chilli sauce and ketchup .Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan. Add green chillies and fry for a minute. Then add onions and sauté till half done. Add the bell pepper and sauté till both onions and bell pepper are cooked through. Add the fried florets and salt. Pour the prepared sauce mixture over the florets and veggies and toss to coat completely. Toss well to combine. Taste and season accordingly. Garnish with chopped scallions.
We loved every bit of this dish. It had enough spice to leave us panting but not quite enough to stop us from eating more! :D