Thursday, April 11, 2013

Cauliflower Pakoras (Fritters)

Cauliflower is now affordable compared to during my growing up years.  Not sure why because if mum buys cauli, she sure goes on and on about how much she paid and the dish she makes out of it we must finish off. Otherwise, all hell will break loose or the dish is warmed up for the next day meal and we are forced to eat. Now, a small cauli is only a couple of dollar and and even that small one is too much for the two of us (cauli fritters or aloo gobi, cauli butter stir fried or cauli coriander curry). Also, the other good thing about cauli is that it can last, I mean stays fresh in the fridge for a couple of days. And then, I sure don't waste, thus, another dish is made.

Pakoras/ fritters seem a fav at home for the crunchy bite, so I tend to make the same again. However, it can't be the same type of fritters. so I invent  another version like this one which can be paired with rice, curry and other side dishes (cucumber yoghurt salad, cumin spinach and tofu, lemongrass turmeric rice and okra curry).

300g cauliflower - cut into florets
1 cup chickpea flour
1 tbsp rice flour
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida (optional)
1 green chilli - chopped
1 red chilli - chopped
1 medium onion - chopped
1/2 inch ginger - chopped
2 sprigs coriander leaves - shredded 
Water - as needed
Oil - as needed
Salt for taste

Sift flour and stir with all the other ingredients except cauliflower and oil.
Pour enough water, whisk/stir for a runny thick batter.
Coat caulis in batter and deep fry till golden brown.
Drain on kitchen paper/towel and serve while still hot. 
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  1. Yummy and crispy pakoras, I always love pakoras...
    Very beautiful clicks, I never get my photos right I don't why, what do u think should it be the lighting. just give some suggestion.

  2. These look so crunchy and delicious,Nava! :)

  3. So pretty Pakoras. :) Love the colors. My DH favorite caulis.

  4. I love this Recipe love to eat during Rainy days :)

  5. Hi Nava, that's an awesome fritters. Very addictive, may I join you for dinner? :)

    Best regards, have a lovely evening.

  6. Wow, Wow, Wow - It's Evening here, I have a cuppa tea nearby me, and I really wish I could just throw in my hand and grab that plate of yours :-)
    Such a delight to see the bright yellow color on the fritters. Clearly the spice addition of whole and powder choices are spot on and i'm sure it tasted heavenly. Love the pakodas, Nava! great.
    I'm joining the gang, who asked you for more of veggie recipes! :-)

  7. Delicious nava.loved the addition of rice flour for crunciness

  8. interesting snack!! Looks like everything can be fried =)

  9. my all time fav pakoras Gorgeous click :) i would like to give a tip if you dont mind, boiling water and allowing cauliflower florets to sit in that boiling hot water for 5 mins make them little tender, Many a times we tend to think if veggies inside pakoras get cooked well while frying or not and we land up over frying them, to avoid this doubt the above process is very useful :)

  10. The pakoras look delicious. I have never made these so will book mark them to try soon.

  11. And i absolutely love those fritters :-)

  12. Those pakoras do look delicious.. I love cauliflower in anything and I would love to have these appetising pakoras Nava :-)

  13. Hi Nava...

    oh my...I love all this!
    sure cant stop chewing and I love bittergourd too!
    nava, may I copy your recipe, please...cant wait to try it!
    thanks in advance ya...

    somehow this blog makes me sooooooo happy! :)

    oh ya, re the daging goreng kunyit in my blog, i think you can use squid apart of meat or chicken, to me squid is more delish! do you take squid? :)

  14. Nava the above comment is so true u spread some positive energy thru food and words.

  15. I know some people think vegetarian food is bland but then they do not know how to cook it. I love pakodas anytime and they are gluten free (sans asafoetida).

  16. Wow! lovely clicks Nava. Pakoras look superb.

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  18. Love eating pakoras whenever we're at Indian restaurants! Your cauliflower version looks so good, Nava!

  19. Yummy looking platter of pakoras.. They dont look deep fried at all.. I mean no trace of oil at all...Love to pick some and have right away :)

  20. My favourite pakoras my friend, this looks awesome :D


  21. Good day ms.nava!! :) wow this is a must try,, im drooling over it~~!! yummy, one of my fave :)

    thanks for sharing the recipe ms nava k!!

  22. Very colourful pakoras and pleasing presentation. Fried cauliflower has an entirely different personality. This is something new to try.

  23. This follow on recipe is so good (it's like a double treat following the crunchy bitter gourd recipe), it can make a carnivore turn vegetarian (at least for a while)

  24. these are a hit on rainy day . Looks so delicious , adding rice flour is new to me. I want to try it someday.

  25. Love cauliflower fritters! We make them here - but my recipe is a bit different. Your version sounds so yum! Wish I could grab some right off the screen :)

  26. I am gonna try this. Thats what i felt when I saw the pic. Lovely clicks and will be visiting ur blog frequently,,
    Do drop in sometime to my place and also participate in the giveaway

  27. All I need is a cup of tea and these pakoras. They look sensational. I am crazy for all things deep fried and this one is making me drool:-)

  28. Love the pakoda . Feel like grabbing one of those , Very temptin

  29. Who can resist this tempting fritters. Just need a cup of hot tea. Too tempting.

  30. Temting pakoda.. happy to follow you. .

  31. so tempting Pakoda.. happy to follow you..

  32. liked pakoras its delicious.

  33. yummy looking Gobi Pakoras! :)

  34. Lovely presentation! Waiting for the cooler months when cauliflowers taste best in our region. This is one recipe that gets consumed pretty often in our house!

  35. One of my favorite vegetables diffrent way to try thanks it looks delish.

  36. I make them often, they taste great... Yours look so nice :)


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