Side Dishes

Gobi Manchurian (Asian Fried Cauliflower)

  • Prep 15 mins
  • Total 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 6


  • Contains Soybeans
  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Soybeans, Wheat

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  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 head (4 cups) cauliflower, cut in 2-inch florets
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste
  • 3 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons fresh green onions, chopped, for garnish


  • Large Bowl
  • Silicone Whisk
  • Baking Sheet
  • Medium Bowl
  • Silicone-Tipped Tongs
  • Step 1

    In a large bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, chili powder, and salt. 

  • Step 2

    Whisk in water until a smooth, thick batter forms. Add cauliflower to batter and coat evenly. Transfer coated cauliflower to a sheet tray and freeze for 1 hour. 

  • Step 3

    Select SEAR/SAUTÉ and set to MD. Select START/STOP to begin. Allow to preheat for 5 minutes. 

  • Step 4

    After 5 minutes, add oil, garlic, and ginger to pot and cook for 1 minute. And remaining ingredients, except green onions, and cook until slightly thick, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer sauce to a bowl and set aside. Wipe pot out with a paper towel. 

  • Step 5

    After 1 hour, remove chilled cauliflower from freezer. Arrange half the florets in the Cook & Crisp™ Basket; set aside. 

  • Step 6

    Close crisping lid. Preheat the unit by selecting AIR CRISP, setting the temperature to 360°F, and setting the time to 5 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin. 

  • Step 7

    After 5 minutes, place basket with cauliflower in pot. Close crisping lid. Select AIR CRISP, set temperature to 360°F, and set time to 16 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin. 

  • Step 8

    After 8 minutes, open lid, then lift basket and shake florets or toss them with silicone-tipped tongs. Lower basket back into pot and close lid to resume cooking. 

  • Step 9

    Cooking is complete when florets are crispy and lightly browned. Transfer them to a bowl and set aside while you repeat the cooking process with remaining cauliflower. 

  • Step 10

    Toss the cooked cauliflower with sauce. Garnish with green onions. Serve immediately.