Sunday, 23 February 2014

Fried Cauliflower

Fried Cauliflower is a great appetizer, it is Crispy, Crunchy and delicious. Tiny Cauliflower florets are quickly blanched in microwave and then battered and deep fried. The batter is not heavy, it just adds crunch to the cauliflower. We serve it as a side to steamed rice and curry. In other cuisines, fried cauliflower is served with Tahini sauce, lettuce with pita bread / bread sandwich. Pair it with your favourite dip / sauce and its perfect finger food for your cocktail parties or just snacking :)


  • 2 Cups tiny florets of Cauliflower
  • 1/2 Cup water for blanching
  • 1/4 Cup Chickpea flour / Besan / Gram Flour ( available in Indian Grocery Stores / Asian Grocery Strores)
  • 1 Tablespoon Corn Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder ( adjust according to your preference ; you can skip adding chilli powder and add just ground pepper)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper Powder (Optional)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Garam Masala (Optional)
  • a big pinch of hing / Asafoetida
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • salt as required





1. Add cauliflower florets to a microwave bowl along with 1/2 Cup water and salt. Microwave on high for 2 min 


2. In a bowl mix together chickpea flour, corn flour, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, pepper powder, garam masala, hing, salt with 2 Tablespoon of water. This batter will be runny
3. Add all the blanched cauliflower florets to the batter and coat each florets with batter



4. In a frying pan, heat oil. When the oil is hot add 5 to 6 batter coated florets and fry on medium flame until golden brown. Fry rest of the florets in batches


5. Serve hot as an appetizer with tomato sauce or serve with steamed rice and curry as a side

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