Thursday, 8 May 2014

Spicy Cauliflower Tempura. #Betta Recipe

National Vegetarian Week is running from 19-25 May 2014.  To celebrate National Vegetarian week Betta Living are launching a competition to show that vegetarian food is more than just tofu, nut roasts and quorn dishes. I am entering this recipe into the Betta Living Vegetarian Recipe competition  to show that the humble cauliflower can be transformed into a wonderful and tasty snack using simple store cupboard ingredients.



Crispy crunchy cauliflower florets dusted in an aromatic spice mixture and deep fried until crisp and crunchy.

Ingredients:

300g cauliflower florets
1 heaped tablespoon spoon  fine rice flour
1/2 teaspoon ginger paste
1/2 teaspoon green chillies crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh coriander finely chopped
1 red chilli de seeded and cut into thin slices
600 ml sunflower oil for deep frying

Method:

1.Separate the cauliflower florets into individual single heads and place them in a colander and wash them.
2. In a separate large bowl mix together the rice flour, ginger and chilli paste, salt, chilli powder, coriander, red chilli slices and lemon juice.
3. Add the washed cauliflower florets into the spice mixture and toss it around until all the florets are coated in the spiced flour mixture.If the mixture is a little dry add about 1 teaspoon water , just enough so that the spice mixture coats the cauliflower florets.
4. Heat oil in a wok and when it is hot, drop the cauliflower florets into the hot oil and deep fry them until crispy and golden brown. Remove the crispy cauliflower from the oil and drain on kitchen paper,
5. Repeat for remaining florets.

Serve the spicy cauliflower tempura with a hot chilli garlic dip.

Chilli garlic dip:
In a bowl add 1 clove minced garlic, 1 green chilli finely chopped, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 2 tablespoons ketchup and 1 sprig finely chopped fresh coriander. Mix and serve.

Submitting to:
In my my VEG BOX~Cauliflower event by citrusspice guest hosted by Manjri of slice off me.




64 comments:

  1. Ooo, that looks really delicious and would make a great snack. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yes Lex nice for a tea time snack.

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  2. My mouth is watering just looking at that! I neeeed it. I'm gonna make this tonight. :D

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    1. Hillary, do let me know if you make them how you enjoyed them.

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  3. That looks yummy thank you for sharing x

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  4. that looks so tasty! WIll have to have a go a making it soonx

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    1. I hope you do make them Polly, do drop back and let me know how the recipe worked for you.

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  5. Yumm! Could you do same recipe but on chickent etc? Looks lovely.
    www.prettybigbutterflies.com

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    1. Hollie, you can do this with any vegetable but not sure if you can do it with chicken as I am a vegetarian and not sure if you can deep fry chicken???

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  6. Ohhhh..... I have a thing for cauliflower at the moment, I can't wait to try this!

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  7. Ooooh how delicious. i never cook anything like this but really should give it a try.

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    1. They are not the healthiest since they are deep fried but once in awhile is ok to eat.You can try them and you won;t be able to stop munching.

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  8. Ohhhh yes I love the look of this so much x

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  9. Your recipes always make me feel so hungry! Looks and sounds delicious.

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    1. Jenny Thanks that's a lovely compliment. Its comments like this that inspire me to create more posts.

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  10. This looks fab - I always wondered what Tempura was! My eldest would love these :)

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    1. Kate I hope you make it its great using all sorts of veg.

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  11. That looks great - I saw the word 'tempura' and panicked but I think even I would be able to manage the recipe!

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    1. Learner mother no need to panic you will see that ll the recipes are kept as simple as possible.Do try it out its not as hard as you may think.

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  12. Oh this looks so yummy. I love cauliflower, so this looks amazing x

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  13. Oh this looks yummy.....I need to get more creative with cauliflower...will try this!

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    1. Watch this space more creativity coming up with the humble cauliflower.

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  14. That looks delicious an a really different way to try cauliflower - I am so used to it in cheese sauce that I need to get more adventurous!

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  15. This recipe totally transforms cauliflower and I love the heat and spices x

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    1. It takes the humble cauliflower to the next level.

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  16. Oh my goodness this looks REALLY good! I want to give it a go!

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    1. Lucie do try it it tastes super delicious.

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  17. Oh these look fantastic. So tempted to invest in a wok to add more flavours to our lives.

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    1. If you don't have a wok a deep saucepan will be the trick too.

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  18. I keep stumbling across your recipes, you literally make the yummiest sounding food ever! I really need to start experimenting more with different foods, I kinda get in a routine of making the same things over & over because it's easy/convenient but it's getting boring! I love Cauliflower & spicy food so this is something I really should make!

    L x

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    1. I am happy that you are stumbling across my recipes.:)

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  19. Looks really nice and yummy. Tempura with spice always works for me!

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  20. This looks so yummy, if only we could have taste-a-vision xxx

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    1. It would be a wonderful thing if someone can invent it.

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  21. I love cauliflower! This looks yummy! Must give it a go sometime :) x

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  22. I really like the idea. I didn't know that you can deep fry cauliflower... it must taste delicious

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  23. Yum - this sounds delicious. I think this might be a way for me to actually get my husband to eat cauliflower!

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  24. I am in a huge cauliflower loving phase at the moment and have a few recipes in the pipeline. Your tempura recipe looks delicious - want to make this asap!

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  25. I've never deep fried cauliflower. It looks delicious :)

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  26. oo I love tempura, but I've never made my own, perhaps I'll give it a go!

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  27. Loving your tempura Nayna, it looks amazing. I haven't had tempura in such a long time. Now I will be craving it.

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  28. Bookmarked to try this week. Sounds delicious

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  29. I love cauliflower! It looks absolutely delicious, have to try it soon! ;)

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  30. I love tempura and cauliflower lends itself perfectly, yours look yummy!

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  31. This sounds good. I like cauliflower but never tried it like this before.

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  32. Oh this sounds marvellous Nayna. I love tempura and cauliflower works really well. I hate deep frying at home though, so I've never made it myself. Really like the sound of you're extra spicy version.

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  33. Amazing! I adore tempura veg but have never made them, this has inspired me to do so!xx

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  34. Yummy, these sound delicious! I love tempura and I love cauliflower and so it's perfect combo!

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  35. Hi Nayna, I tried to leave a message on this post before but cannot see it, so hope it works this time. Your cauliflower tempura looks delicious. I can just imagine biting into a warm spicy floret on a cold rainy day...comfort food at its best

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  36. This looks delicious, I love cauliflower :)

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  37. That looks SO yummy! I always thought tempura was difficult to make?

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  38. That's an awesome recipe Nayna. I believe we can bake these at higher temperatures!
    Sonal@simplyvegetarian777

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  39. Umm love the sound of Tempura! Congratulations on winning the runner up for this lovely recipe in the National Vegetarian week - Betta Living!

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  40. Those look so elegant and delicious and yay gluten free rice flour - bookmarking this one. :)

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  41. I have just printed this off! Are there any other veggies you could recommend for this recipe as I was looking for a variety to serve! x

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    1. Danny, you can use, broccoli, green beans, mushrooms, capsicums, aubergines,

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  42. I don't like cauliflower normally, but I might like it this way!

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  43. This looks interesting, I love cauliflower and I am always looking for new ideas

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