ACTION PUNJAB NEWS Desk: This Indo-Chinese dish Gobi Manchurian’ that consists of crispy fried cauliflower florets tossed in a flavorful and tangy Manchurian sauce. It’s a delightful and appetizing dish that combines the crunchiness of the fried cauliflower with the umami-rich flavors of the sauce is banned in Mapusa, a city in Goa.
The Indian state prohibited the sale of Gobi Manchurian at stalls and feasts due to apprehensions regarding synthetic colors and hygiene, according to media reports.
The Mapusa Municipal Council’s move follows similar actions in Goa, with the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) instructing the Mormugao Municipal Council in 2022 to regulate Gobi Manchurian sales during the Vasco Saptah fair at the Shree Damodar temple.
The FDA had previously conducted raids on such stalls as part of efforts to reduce its prevalence. This decision reflects a cultural clash between local culinary preferences and the widespread popularity of Gobi Manchurian.
In 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directed the Murgaon Municipal Corporation to cease the sale of Cabbage Manchurian during the Vasco Week Mela at Sri Damodar Temple. The FDA conducted inspections of stalls in various slums in Goa, specifically focusing on cleanliness issues.
Priya Mishal, Chairperson of MMC, stated, “Councillors were concerned about the lack of cleanliness at the vendor’s stall. Additionally, the extensive use of synthetic dyes in making Gobi Manchurian was highlighted. This led to the ban on this dish. Vendors seeking permission for stalls were consequently prohibited from selling Gobi Manchurian. Furthermore, questions were raised about the sauce used in Gobi