Gobi Manchurian banned in THIS Indian City; Know why
The Gobi Manchurian ban came owing to worries about artificial coloring and hygiene-
In a unique development, Gobi Manchurian was recently banned by an Indian city sending shockwaves across the nation. The Gobi Manchurian ban came owing to worries about artificial coloring and hygiene. Gobi Manchurian consists of cauliflower florets coated in a spicy red sauce. It is an Indian version of Chicken Manchurian that is made typically in China, the only difference is it is made with cauliflower as its main ingredient. Now, the question arises which Indian city has banned cauliflower munchurian? Below is what we know-
Which Indian banned Gobi Manchurian?
The answer is Mapusa. Mapusa a Goan city (Goa), banned the dish from booths and feasts due to worries about artificial coloring and hygiene. Another bizarre Gobi Manchurian ban reason was using dodgy sauces and washing powders as the ingredients. A report quoted MMC chairperson Priya Mishal who said, "The councillors opined that such vendors operate in unhygienic conditions and use synthetic colours for making gobi manchurian and that is what has prompted us to ban the sale of this dish."
Other Goa's civic organisations, besides the Mapusa Municipal Council, have declared war on Gobi Manchurian. The Mormugao Municipal Council was instructed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to limit the number of stalls selling Gobi Manchurian during the Vasco Saptah fair at the Shree Damodar temple in 2022. The FDA had raided these types of stalls before this order to reduce its pervasiveness.
As per reports, Gobi Manchurian's origin can be traced back to its chicken counterpart. Mumbai's Chinese culinary pioneer, Nelson Wang, is credited with inventing chicken Manchurian in the 1970s while catering at the Cricket Club of India.