Spicy Fried Cauliflower Recipe is what you are looking for if there is a cauliflower hater around you. Tender and crispy, these spicy battered cauliflower florets make perfect vegetarian snack. Gluten-free too.
Winter mostly requires heartwarming dishes, and our favorite cauliflower recipe for the season is Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole. However, as the weather warms up, we feel tired of all these and crave for something lighter and simpler, right? This Deep Fried Cauliflower Recipe will make a good change in your menu. Enjoy it as a main dish served with a yogurt sauce like our Yogurt and Cucumber Dip.
Cauliflower florets are dipped into a spicy mixture right before going into a very hot frying pan and they become irresistibly appetizing. You can skip the dipping mixture to make deep fried cauliflower no batter. Just throw the florets into the pan if you want it even simpler, but do this in batches. They are still good but I highly recommend you to give battered cauliflower a try to see how it changes the taste.
Fried Cauliflower Batter
So what does the batter contain? An egg, some milk and corn flour are mixed together until smooth. Then it is spiced up with a little cumin, black pepper and ground coriander seeds. You can use all purpose flour as well, but I wanted it to be gluten-free and have that golden look.
Roasted or Fried?
For me, cauliflower is such a great vegetable that we can create several recipes with it. The best two methods of cooking it are roasting and frying. They become equally tasty. However, roasting requires less effort and is lower in calories.
Related: Roasted Cauliflower With Sumac
I’m never tired of trying new recipes with this so-called boring vegetable. We always need variety, don’t we? If someone says that cauliflower tastes no good, believe me he doesn’t know the right way to cook it. It can completely transform into an amazing food when cooked right. This spicy fried cauliflower recipe is one of the best right ways to enjoy cauliflower!
How To Make Fried Cauliflower Wings
The recipe has three easy parts.
First, make the batter by combining the ingredients for batter.
Second, dip the cauliflower florets into this batter.
Third, place the battered cauliflower florets into heated oil. Do these steps in batches and don't overload the frying pan with florets. Otherwise, they taste as if they were steamed. Flip them over occasionally so that all sides are golden. Transfer on paper towel to remove excessive oil.
Fried cauliflower is mostly preferred warm, so you can serve them warm with some homemade yogurt alongside. I love them eating cold though. They taste even better the next day.
Want more cauliflower recipes? Check these out!
Spicy Fried Cauliflower Wings
Fried cauliflower becomes an amazing when dipped into a spicy gluten-free batter before they are fried.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Vegetarian
- Cuisine: Turkish
- 350g cauliflower, divided into florets
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup milk
- ¼ cup corn flour
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp cumin
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp coriander
- ½ cup sunflower oil, to fry
- Whisk egg and milk.
- Add corn flour and mix well.
- Toss in the spices and stir. Set it aside.
- Heat oil in a frying pan.
- Dip cauliflower florets into the spicy batter and place them carefully in the hot oil.
- Fry them a few minutes flipping over occasionally.
- Transfer them on a paper towel to remove excessive oil.
- Serve warm or cold with yogurt.
Keywords: spicy cauliflower, crispy, tender
The original post was published in 2013 and has been updated.