Saturday, September 1, 2012

Cauliflower fritters

cauliflower fritters
cauliflower cut into 1" flowerets
boiling water
1/4 tsp salt

Leave the cauliflower in salted boiling water for 5 minutes before putting in the batter and frying.

batter
1 cup chickpeas or began flour sifted
3/4 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp ground pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper optional

Put the flour in a bowl and gradually mix the water until it becomes a thick batter that will coat the vegetables.  It may not be necessary to add all the water.  Add all the other ingredients to the batter and mix well.  

oil to fry 1 to 2" high

Heat oil in a medium high heat.  When the oil is hot dip the cauliflower in the batter and fry until the all sides are golden brown.  When the cauliflower is dropped into the oil it should rise to the top and not stick to the bottom, put a few cauliflower flowerets at a time without crowding the pan.  If the oil is too hot it will brown too fast, if this happens reduce the heat.  

Remove from the oil and drain on a paper towel.  Serve the fritters hot on its own or with sauce.

I made this cauliflower fritters or pakora recipe by adapting the batter ingredients of the Vegetable pakoris from Madhur Jaffrey's 1st published book, An Invitation to Indian Cooking.  This book was published in 1973.  It has easy to make dishes and interesting stories about how the author first started to cook and share recipes that led her to write this book.  The beginning of the book has samples menus and details about spices.  Although, there are no pictures in the book it has lots of flavourful recipes.  The author explains about the methods, spices and cooking procedures in detail as it is written for people who are not familiar with Indian cuisine.

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46 comments:

  1. Fried cauliflower is so delicious! Though my mom usually was just rolling it in crumbs and frying. In batter it tastes even better :D

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  2. I love having this cauliflower! My mom used to make this for me while I was studying (would explain why I gained so much weight during that time)! Yours looks great!

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  3. perfectly made cauliflower fritters. We made like same way.

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  4. Mouthwatering and crispy fritters. Thanks for giving us an idea for a wonderful snack during the monsoon season evening.
    Deepa

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  5. yup I love to have this on every veg day along with my meals

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  6. Now this is a good treat. Fry up just about any veggie and I'm all for it.

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  7. I see only one problem with this dish - I would not want to share with anyone - I would eat the whole batch on my own!!
    Sue :-)

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  8. Our fav and makes a delicious snack for teatime and indirect way of making the kids eat veges.

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  9. looks so healthy & delicious...mouthwatering!

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  10. I love cauliflower fried like this. have a nice day

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  11. asalam wa alikum sis

    masha`allah what an inspring way to make these ... in algria ll the do is pre cook it then dip into egg with parsley and fry ..... insha`allah i will give these a go ... jazak`allah khair

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  12. I like very much. It is delicius.
    Good day!

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  14. I loves cauliflower but never thought of frying it; believe it must be delicious with all that spices in. Wish I can taste just one small florets now...

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  15. Thanks for sharing a recipe of cauliflower, something good than usual.

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  16. I always had a special liking for cauliflower! This fritters r my moms speciality ..Love it anytime:-)

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  17. Looks yumm.. Amazing and delicious...

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  18. Our family fav.. i use maida n cornflour.. urs is tempting me to try..

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  19. Looks delicious. Would be great for starters. I have never tried fried cauliflower. Must try one day Thanks very much for sharing.

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  20. Oh, your cauliflower is so tempting!!! It looks so yummy!

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  21. Crunchy cauliflower is so good, those fritters look really delicious!

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  22. Amazing dish, but here in Jordan we add eggs and parsley to the mixture.

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  23. This is my favorite rainy day snacks!

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  24. I cant remember when I had these last they were my dads favorites great memories your picture perfect here!

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  25. fantastic ... I love cauliflower :D

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  26. Very yummy...looks perfect. Would like to have it now...

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  27. Irresistible fritters,feel like munching some.

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  28. Love your cauliflower fritters. They look very pretty, crispy and delicious.

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  29. I love cauliflowers and these fritters look so tempting and delicious!

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  30. this would be so tasty for a rainy afternoon snack..yum!

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  31. One of my family's favorite Indian restaurants make an appetizer like this, but the fritters are in a sauce. Lasooni? any ideas or recommendations?

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  32. I have never tried fried cauliflower, mmmm it looks delicious !

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