Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cauliflower fry

Deep fried cauliflower may seem to be the easiest version of cauliflower fry / pakoda, but I like this version also very much. My mom used to make this along with paruppu kulambu with rice and it is our family's favorite. Mostly after frying some appalam (pappad made of blackgram), she would fry this masala coated cauliflowers in that hot oil. Just this fry can turn any ordinary lunch into a grand one:)
Fried cauliflower

Ingredients: 
Cauliflower - 1 (small)
salt - to taste
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
red chilly powder - 1 tsp
garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
rice flour - 1 tbsp
oil - to deep fry

Method:
Wash and clean the cauliflower. Detach each florets separately. Bring 3 cups water to boil. Add some salt and the cauliflower florets. Bring to one boil. Switch off. It should be 1/4 cooked now. Keep in hot water for 10 minutes. Discard the water. Put the florets in a colander and remove as much water as possible. In a mixing bowl add the salt, turmeric powder red chilly powder, garam masala, rice flour and mix well. Mix the florets with the masala, let it coat well. Heat enough oil to deep fry. Fry the cauliflower in small batches. Deep fried cauliflower is ready!

Note: 
Instead of deep frying, the cauliflower can be baked in oven at 350 deg F for 20 minutes. For baking recipe, add 2 tbsp oil to the masala mixture.

Serving suggestion:
Serve as side dish with any rice.
Makes a tea time snack also.

14 comments:

DivyaGCP said...

Love cauliflower in any form specially this cauliflower fry.. Though I love it I stay away from it because its deep fried.. Will try baked version instead.. Yum!

Priya said...

I can have a huge bowl of these crispy beauties, love it.

divya said...

yummy n delicious....

Anu said...

Nice snack.

Sebeena Loyd said...

looks delicious

Hari Chandana P said...

Such a delicious and tempting side dish.. looks yummy !

Ms.Chitchat said...

I have had this only in weddings, never tried at home, would love to try it out.

Shama Nagarajan said...

tempting and mouthwatering

Divya Pramil said...

Looks so good, I can have them all without any fuss :) Supera iruku... Can u pass the bowl?

sowmya(creative saga) said...

Have tasted at my co sisters place ..yumm.

Helen Prabha said...

Cauliflower fry looks so yummy... :-)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

We do add some ajwain sometimes to enhance more flavour...Love to have these now with evening green tea

Suja Manoj said...

Can have this with a cup of tea,yum

CHITRA said...

Very simple recipe. i add G&G paste additionally and make it..will try ur version soon..