food and drink 11.1.2018 02:22 pm

Recipe: Cauliflower pakoras

Cauliflower pakoras.

Cauliflower pakoras.

A spicy veggie delight, these cauliflower pakoras are perfect as a side dish or even added to salads for some crunch.

Ingredients

150g (1¼ cups) cake flour
10ml (2 tsp) ground cumin
10ml (2 tsp) ground coriander
2,5ml (½ tsp) dried chilli flakes
5ml (1 tsp) ground turmeric
1 large egg
250ml (1 cup) water
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
300g cauliflower, trimmed, cut into florets
Vegetable oil, for frying
Fresh mint leaves, to serve
Fresh lime wedges, to serve
Cream cheese dip, to serve

Method

1. Combine the cake flour, spices, egg and water in a large bowl and mix well. Season, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

2. Cook the cauliflower in salted boiling water until tender but still retaining a bite, about 4 – 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.

3. Remove the batter from the fridge and coat the cauliflower in the mixture.

4. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry batches of the cauliflower until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towel.

5. Season the cauliflower with plenty of sea salt flakes and serve with fresh mint, lime wedges and a creamy dip.

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