Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Beer Battered Spicy Cauliflower Nuggets

Crispy and spicy Cauliflower nuggets coated in beer batter and fried. Flavors of ginger, garlic, lemon zest add extra zing to the nuggets. Perfect on a rainy day...





  • 1 Cauliflower cut into medium sized florets
  • 1/2 Cup All purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Rice Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Corn Flour
  • Zest of one Lemon
  • 1 Teaspoon grated Ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon minced Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 Teaspoon paprika or Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 Cup Beer ( do not measure foam)
  • 3 Cups of vegetable oil for frying


1. Preheat the oven to 90C / 200F
2. Blanch cauliflower florets in boiling water and drain completely
3. In a large mixing bowl whisk together all purpose flour, rice flour, corn flour, lemon zest, paprika, salt, ginger and garlic
4. Add beer and whisk until the batter is smooth and slightly thick
5. Fold in chopped cilantro leaves
6. Heat oil for frying the nuggets. When the oil is hot, dip blanched cauliflower florets in the prepared batter. Remove excess batter and drop them in the hot oil in batches of 4 to 5 nuggets
7. Fry until the nuggets are crispy and golden
8. Line a baking tray. Arrange the fried nuggets in the tray and keep them warm in the oven at 90C until you fry the remaining nuggets
9.Serve hot with mint yogurt dip / your favourite dip

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