Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Golden Fried Flowers

The second challenge I took for BM #49 is one vegetable different forms and the vegetable I chose is Cauliflower. This is my most favorite vegetable and with the winter coming to an end the season of cauliflower is also coming to an end. 

So the first variant I tried is a snack item - golden fried flowers. I had this at a restaurant and liked it a lot. I also got the recipe from the internet and tried it long time back but mine was never golden color. It always used to be little redder or brown. Finally I got the hang of it. The secret it seems is we need to use besan and corn flour 50:50. And also to remove the fried ones from the oil at the right time.


Cauliflower - 250 grams
Besan - 75 grams
corn flour - 75 grams
Chilly powder - 10 grams
Salt - to taste
Garam masala powder - 5 grams
Turmeric powder - 5 grams
Oil - for frying

  • Boil water with salt and turmeric and in the mean while cut the cauliflower florets. Put the florets in the boiling water and after a minute or two drain the water.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix all the remaining ingredients except oil and make a batter  with water. The batter consistency should be similar to that of bhajji batter.
  • Transfer the drained florets to this batter. Mix carefully.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and once hot, transfer the battered cauliflower one by one using a spoon.
  • Fry in medium flame until golden from all sides, turning once or twice to ensure even cooking. Drain in paper towel.

Serve with hot tea!!!

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  1. Looks very delicious..this is one vegetable that my kids love to eat this way..

  2. Prefect starter or snacks, i can finish those deep fried beauties rite now without any guilt.

  3. They look yum and perfect for snacking.

  4. I love these fried flowers, a perfect snack.

  5. Perfect snack for the weather here.

  6. Love the beautiful name you have for the dish! Looks perfect :)

  7. Perfect snack no munch on anytime a day. Nice

  8. Those gobhi pakoda look awesome. So addictive and tempting.