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!

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


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.


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

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