Sizzling is all about capturing the flavour of 'smoke' to enhance the taste and flavor of an dish or combo of dishes. This miracle happens in front of you when the sizzler plate is placed in front of you. When hot sizzling platter is served in front of you its a treat to your eyes also.Many of our favourite food combos can be served as sizzlers.Sizzlers are of different types like Indian Sizzlers,Italian Sizzlers,Chinese Sizzlers,Continental Sizzlers etc. Today i am starting with a very simple chinese sizzler which comprises of Gobi manchurian , Fried Hakka Noodles & Schezwan Rice.Try it as its a real treat for Chinese food Lovers.
For Gobi Manchurian:
- 1 medium cauliflower
- 3 table spoon maida
- 31/2 table spoons + 2 tea spoons cornflour
- 3-4 tea spoons soya sauce
- 1 table spoon chopped garlic
- 1 table spoon chopped ginger
- 3 tea spoons finely chopped green chillis
- 1 cup chopped spring onion greens
- 2 onions finely chopped
- 1/2 tea spoon pepper powder
- 1 table spoons tomato ketchup
- 1 tea spoon sugar
- 200 grams cooked hakka noodles
- 1 cup longly sliced capsicum
- ½ cup thinly sliced carrots
- ½ cup spring onion greens and whites chopped
- 1 cup thinly sliced cabbage
- 1 onion sliced
- 2 tea spoon chopped garlic
- 2 tea spoon chopped ginger
- 2 tea spoon soya sauce
- 1/4 tea spoon pepper powder
- 1-2 tea spoons of vinegar
- ½ tea spoon sugar
- 4 cups cooked rice(cooked before 2-3 hours)
- 2 table spoons of schezwan sauce
- 1 cup chopped cabbage
- ½ cup thinly sliced capsicum
- ¼ cup thinly sliced carrots
- ½ cup sliced spring onions
- 1 onion chopped
- ½ tea spoon sugar
- 1 sizzler iron plate with wooden base
- few fresh cabbage leaves
- 1 table spoon oil
- few tiny butter cubes
Firstly to make gobi manchurian.Remove small florets from the cauliflower and clean them properly. Put little salt in medium hot water and keep it florets in it for 30 mins. Remove them and dry them on kitchen towel. Take a bowl add maida , 31/2 table spoons of cornflour ,salt and ¼ tea spoon pepper powder. Add water and make a thick batter. Heat oil in a kadai .Deep each cauliflower floret in the batter and deep fry them till crispy and little brown. Keep them aside.
Now to make the sauce. Heat a pan and add 2 tea spoon oil in it. Add chopped garlic , ginger and green chillis and sauté for 2 mins. Add chopped onion and sauté for some time more till soft and pink. Add soya sauce, tomato ketchup and mix. Add 11/2 cup of water and let it boil. Add 2 tea spoons of remaining cornflour in 2 table spoons of water and make a paste. Add to the boiling sauce and keep on stirring till the required sauce consistency of sauce is achieved. Finally add spring onion greens, pepper powder, salt and sugar.Close n cook for 2 mins and remove from flame. Keep this sauce and fried cauliflower fritters aside, as they have to be combined before arranging the sizzler.
To make fried noodles firstly heat a non stick pan. Add 2 table spoons of boiled noodles in it and stir fry for 4-5 mins till they are little brown and done. Remove and keep them aside on a kitchen towel. Heat a wok and add little oil. Add ginger and garlic and sauté for 1 min. Add chopped onion and sauté for 2 mins. Add carrots and capsicum and sauté on high heat for 2 mins. Add cabbage and spring onion greens and sauté for 1 more minute. Add soya sauce, salt and sugar and mix well. Finally add before tossed noodles and sauté on high heat for 2 mins.Add pepper powder and vinegar and toss for few seconds. Remove from flame and keep aside.
To make schezwan rice.Heat little oil in a wok and add chopped onion and sauté on high heat for 2 mins. Add chopped capsicum and carrot and sauté for 2 more mins. Add carrots and spring onions and toss for more 1 min. Add schezwan sauce and toss for more 2 mins. Add salt ad sugar. Now add the cooked rice and toss on high flame for 2-3 mins carefully. Schezwan rice is ready.
To assemble the sizzler now heat the manchurian sauce for 3 mins and add the fried cauliflower fritters in it and close and cook for 2 mins.
Remove the iron sizzler plate from the wooden base. Put 2-3 table spoon of water on the wooden base and keep aside.Apply oil generously all over on the iron plate on both the sides and heat it on gas flame till it gets very hot. Now reduce the flame and arrange cabbage leaves all over on the heating iron plate. Arrange hot fried hakka noodles one one side of the base and schezwan rice on the other side. Fill the center with hot gobi manchurian.
Now place this iron plate on the wooden base carefully to sizzle and smoke. Serve immediately.
If u want more sizzle you can even put some butter cubes on the hot iron plate just before serving.
I removed the snap of sizzler after the sizzler got cooled a little or else the picture would have been unclear due to smoke.
Preparation Time: 45 mins