Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Cauliflower Bhaji

Fried foods always tend to taste good. It holds good for this cauliflower bhaji too. If you don't have potatoes or onions for bhaji , don't worry, cauliflower can make excellent bhajis. It is a great tea time snack. So, go ahead and give it a try sometime. (sorry... the flash has ruined my picture.

Ingredients:

cauliflower- 1 (medium size)
oil- for deep frying
besan powder- 1 cup
rice flour- 2 tbs
turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
chilli powder- 1/2 tsp (first add 1/4 tsp, if you can handle the heat add more)
salt- as per taste
cumin powder- 1/4 tsp
amchur powder- few pinches (optional)


Procedure:

Wash the cauliflower well and seperate the florets. Steam them for 3 to4 minutes. You can skip this step if you want. I just do it because that's how my friend taught me. But I have tried it without the steaming also. Didn't notice any difference at all. Mix the rest of the ingredients from besan to amchur powder with water. Add water little by little. The batter should be thick and not runny. If you dip the floret and lift it up the batter should not slide away. This is the right consistency. Deep fry them in oil and drain when they are golden brown. Serve this with ketchup, corriander chutney , sweet and sour sauce or any other dip of your choice.

If you wish to add an extra touch... saute some sliced onions, finely chopped ginger & garlic, chopped green chillies with some salt and red pepper flakes. Then add a little tomato sauce and mix it. Add the fried florets and toss to coat them. Serve hot sprinkled with some corriander leaves or spring onions.

9 comments:

Happy cook said...

True fried stuffs are always super delicious. This looks really good. Never done with cauliflower.
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Kalai said...

Great one for parties or tea time!

meeso said...

I love these little fried cauliflowers! They also look so perfect sitting there on the plate!

Archana said...

or make them into cauliflower munchurians. Yumm! I will wait for a rainy day to have these :). I hope it us today!

easycrafts said...

Just yest i got a nice fresh cauliflower and was planning this pakodas... and here i see that u have made it and tempted me to make it for myself

Laavanya said...

Those look so tempting Kribha.. you are in a posting frenzy I see.. the one week of no laptop must've made you really miss blogging :D So, did you manage to not eat even one this time too?

Namratha said...

I love fried Gobi, be it with Besan or Cornflour for the Manchuri. In fact when I was a kid, before mom could make the manchuri I would gobble half the fried ones :D

This looks delicious Kribha, would love to try it!

Pravs said...

Love cauliflower pakoda..looks yum.
My recent post is on egg pakoda.

Kribha said...

Hi HC, Kalai, Meeso, Archana, EC, Laavanya, Narmatha and Pravs,

Thankyou all for your kind comments. Happy to see that you all liked it. Can't go wrong with deep-fried snacks.Hope you give it a try sometimes. So enjoy gals!

Laavanya,
If you see the date I took the picture, you can see that it was made long time back. So, I did enjoy it at that time. Regarding the dieting... my florida vacation messed it up. Have to start all-over again.