Simple Tofu Manchurian Recipe | How to make tasty Tofu dish?

Tofu Manchurian is a healthy, quick, vegan and flavourful dish that you can easily prepare at home and enjoy on its own or with rice, noodles or even quinoa.

Ingredients/ Method

350 gm firm Tofu

For marinading Tofu:
2 tbsp corn starch
1/2 tsp salt and pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
2 tbsp Soy sauce and 1/4 cup water

2- 4 tbsp oil
1 onion
1 small green chilli
2 tbsp each Ginger and garlic chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp Red chilli flakes
1 tbsp Soy sauce
2 tbsp vinegar
1 green bell pepper
1 cup water + 1 tbsp corn starch to make gravy

Garnish: green onions chopped


– Cut Tofu into bite size pieces.
– Mix all marinade spices and soak Tofu in the marinade for atleast 10 mins. Longer the better. Tofu can soak in flavour from the spices.
– Next when you are ready to cook, heat oil in a pan and fry tofu until golden brown and set aside.
– In the same wok or another, heat oil and stir in Onions, ginger garlic, green chillies and salt and chilli flakes. Let the onions become translucent. Add in bell peppers, vinegar and soy sauce. Stir fry for few more mins and then add water ( in which we have dissolved corn starch). Allow the water to evaporate. Tofu will become glossy and gravy will thicken up. Garnish with green onions and serve with rice, noodles or quinoa.

If you like Tofu, you might also enjoy these five delicious Tofu recipes from our kitchen:

1. New Delhi Tofu Peas Curry Recipe
2. Tofu Scramble Recipe
3. Tandoori Tofu Recipe
4.Saag Tofu Curry Recipe
5. Tofu Tikka Masala Recipe

How to make Tandoori Gobhi? Baked Cauliflower Recipe

Tandoori Gobhi - Baked Cauliflower Recipe


Tandoori Gobhi is a very flavourful and healthy Cauliflower snack/ appetizer. It can very well be served as a side dish too.  Here’s how you can prepare it at home.

Ingredients/ Method

Head of Cauliflower
2 tbsp besan/chickpea flour
3/4 cup yogurt
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp roasted cumin pwd
1/2 tsp to 1 tsp (depending on your liking for spice) Red chilli pwd
1 tsp Amchur/ Dry Mango Pwd
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp dried fenugreek leaves

Cut cauliflower into small bite size florets. Make a marinade with other ingredients and coat all cauliflower pieces with this mixture. Let stand for 15-20 mins atleast and then preheat oven to 400 F and bake for 2-25 mins until cauliflower is done ( turns slightly brown)
Serve and Enjoy!

Like Cauliflower? Also try one of these fantastic Cauliflower recipes: Aloo Gobhi, Gobhi Paratha, Spicy Gobhi Fry or Cauliflower Manchurian

12 Exciting Indian Street Food Recipes to prepare at home

Aloo Chana Chaat

1. Aloo Chana Chaat

Aloo Chana Chaat is my take on Indian Street food. Aloo Chana Chaat is basically an Indian snack, quite healthy and literally means Potato-Chickpea Salad with tons of yummy flavours.

Ingredients/ Method

1 Cup Boiled Chickpeas (Chana)
1 Cup Boiled Potatoes
1/2 Cup chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp Green chilli (Handle with care your mouth might get burnt)
2 tbsp Green Onions (Optional but adds a nice bite)
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp roasted cumin pwd
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup Tamarind Sauce/Chutney

For Dressing:
2 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves
4 tbsp Plain homemade yogurt
1/2 tbsp Mint Leaves (I used dried)
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
(Blend all dressing ingredients together for smooth paste)

Simple mix all ingredients together, pour the dressing over and serve in mini tartletes or party cups.

2. Samosas

Veg Samosas are the most popular Indian snack/appetizer. It’s basically all purpose flour dough, filled with potato stuffing and spices and then deep fried. You can prepare the healthier version by baking them and replacing potatoes with spinach and cheese.

Baked Spinach Samosas

It’s a two step process.
1. You prepare the outer shell (pastry) with the dough which is made using all purpose flour
2. Prepare the stuffing using spinach and peas
3. Fill the shell with the stuffing and then
Bake samosas at 350-375 F for about 30-35 mins.

For the pastry/outer shell
– All purpose flour
– Ajwain (carom seeds)
– Baking Powder
– Salt
– Oil

For stuffing:
– Bunch of spinach leaves, washed and chopped
– Cup of green peas and
– Indian spices

and if you are not enthusiastic about preparing outershell/pastry at home then simply use store bought puff pastry dough to make mini samosas at home for any kind of party.

3. Homemade Spring Rolls Recipe

Although of Asian origin and not really Indian, Spring rolls are quite popular among Indian teenagers as a choice for party menu item and something to enjoy with friends. It won’t be wrong to say that this Indo-chinese recipe is quite popular in India.

4. Hakka Noodles (Indo-Chinese style noodles) 

These Hakka noodles are my absolute favourite. Add a lot of veggies in them to make them a bit healthier for the kids. Watching street vendors toss them up in their wok is quite a sight.

5. Simple Paneer Tikka recipe

Very simple Indian food recipe for Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Tikka makes a great appetizer. It’s not only a tasty party appetizer but also great finger food, good for bbq, summer parties, pool parties and all other occasions. Serve it with Mint or Tamarind Chutney.

6. Punjabi Fish Pakora Recipe

Do you like a good bite of Fish? Try these fish Pakoras.

For Marinade:

300 gms Fish Fillets
(We used Wild Pollock)
1/2 tsp black pepper pwd
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp red chilli pwd
1 tsp Turmeric

For the batter

3 tbsp chickpea flour
1 tbsp ginger/garlic paste
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp carom seeds/ajwain
1 tsp salt (add per taste)
1 tsp red chilli pwd
1/2 tsp garam masala

Oil for cooking. We pan-fried but you can choose to deep fry too.

Method: Marinade the fish for 20 mins and then prepare the batter. Add the fish in it. Let it stand in it and then pan-fry until cooked (usually 5-6 mins) Serve with chutney of your choice.

7. Aloo Tikki 

Cost effective and easy to prepare Aloo tikki’s (Potato cutlets) are full of calories but so yummy that it’s hard to put the plate down.

8. Pav Bhaji 

This Indian vegetarian street food item is popular in Maharashtra and slowly catching up with rest of the country. Pav Bhaji refers to two items. Bhaji is basically vegetables cooked in Indian spices enjoyed with Pav which is a special bread. You can make your own Pav bread or simply buy it from the store to enjoy with Bhaji. Street vendors add tons of oil/butter/ghee on Bhaji and squeeze fresh lemon on top. You can make a healthier version at home.

9. Mix Pakoras

Imagine piping hot Pakoras with a fresh cup of Chai tea on a rainy day. Truly these veg fritters are in a league of their own. You can also make fritters out of individual vegetables like Gobi , Zucchini, Potatoes or combine them all together. Indian street food scene is incomplete without Pakoras and number one Pakora of all times is Paneer Pakora. Prepare Paneer Pakoras especially if you are expecting some special guests.

10. Dosa

Dosa hails from southern regions of India and is quite popular as street food in Northern India. although process too make Dosas at home is long, it’s well worth it. Dosa’s can be enjoyed plain or stuffed with variety of fillings. Potato filling being the most common. Dosas are enjoyed with various chutneys like coconut dip, tamarind chutney and Sambhar which is a thin lentils based curry.

11. Veg Manchurian

One of the latest additions to Indian street foods is Manchurian which is an Indo-chinese dumpling made out of different veggies. Served over noodles, veg manchurian appeals to young and old alike.

12. Kabobs

Our discussion for Indian street food won’t be complete without mentioning Kabobs. Although their are several kinds of Kabobs (liek boti Kabobs, Shami Kabobs, Reshmi Kebabs etc) and each street vendor has its own formula to make perfect Kebabs, chicken tikka rules the roost and is simply delectable.

As you travel through India, you’ll see that their are lots of Dhabas, street stalls, food carts etc and several of them serve fried rice, parathas and curry as well. Although this Indian street food is quite mouth watering, eat with caution as it might not be most hygenie 🙂 just being honest here.


Gobhi 65 Recipe : Fried Cauliflower Dish

Gobhi 65 - Fried cauliflower


Learn how to make delicious Gobhi 65 which is an Indian fried cauliflower recipe. It is great as a snack, appetizer or side with your main course.


1 Head of Cauliflower
1/3 cup Maida (All purpose flour)
2 tbsp rice flour
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp lemon juice
Salt per taste
1/2 tsp red chilli pwd
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
Oil for frying
1/4 tsp chaat masala and green onions for garnish
Optional- Hot Sauce (Red chilli sauce) for some color and kick

1. Cut cauliflower into florets
2. Make batter by adding flour and spices and gradually adding water
3. Coat the florets with the batter and deep fry in hot oil for 3-4 mins
4. Serve with your favourite chutney

Recommended Chutneys: Mint Chutney Recipe , Tamarind Chutney Recipe, Dates Chutney

Superbowl Recipes from Indian Kitchen

Are you excited for tommorrow for the big game? XLVII San Francisco vs. Baltimore! It’s the first time in Super Bowl history that two brothers lock horns as opposing coaches. This year a 30 second commercial will cost close to 4 million dollars. We’ve got some exciting appetizers for you for your superbowl party from our Indian Kitchen. This Super Bowl XLVII why eat the same old appies: chips, pizza and dip – try something flavourful, new and exciting with EatEastIndian.

Are you going for the Ravens or 49ers? We’ll be cheering for San Francisco while enjoying those Kabobs.

Fast Super Bowl Facts
Baltimore Ravens vs. The San Francisco 49ers
Kickoff Sunday, 4:30 MT from New Orleans
Alicia Keys will sing the National Anthem