Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Cauliflower Pakoda / Pakora



Cauliflower pakoda is one of the popular and delicious vegetarian Indian snack.  Try this for evening snack along with hot cup of coffee  / tea.  It is hit starter among kids too!


Ingredients:
Cauliflower - 1 medium seized 
Besan flour / Kadalai mavu - 3/4 cup
Rice flour - 1/4 cup
Red chilli powder - 1 to 1 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - for deep frying

To Grind:
Ginger - 1" piece
Garlic - 4 to 5 cloves
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp

Directions:

Remove the stems of the cauliflower and cut into small florets.

Boil water with salt; add in the cauliflower florets and switch of the gas. Let the cauliflower florets soak-in for nearly 5 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
(This is to get rid of any bugs that may be inside the heads; soak it in salt water or vinegar to force out any insects that may be lodged within the florets).

Take cauliflower florets in a wide bowl, salt, ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, garam masala. Mix well and add besan flour and rice flour.

No need to add water, give it a toss to coat the cauliflower. Check for salt and spice.

Then add 1 tbsp of hot oil over the flour mixture .

Heat oil in a kadai, add the cauliflower florets and deep fry it in medium flame till it turns golden brown in colour / until the sizzling sound of the oil stops.

Once it is done, remove the pakoda from oil and drain in tissue paper.

Serve hot.



Note:

Adjust the amount of red chilli powder, according to your taste..



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