Day 258: Cauliflower Pakoras

These little cauliflower bites are a perfect way to start the weekend. The batter is infused with spices and chilli to give the cauliflower a zing and they’re a delectable starter or side for a Friday night curry.


  • 1 small cauliflower 
  • 150g gram flour
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp turmeric 
  • 1 tsp fenugreek 
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of garlic granules
  • Salt

Chop the cauliflower into bite size pieces. Whisk all the ingredients together with enough water to make a batter (roughly the consistency of double cream). Coat the cauliflower in the batter, then deep-fry in vegetable oil until golden and crispy. Drain on kitchen paper and serve with mango chutney.

This was an alternative way to 5-a-day! (A tasty one though.) The kids were intrigued to try the pakoras though and I guess there’s some nutritional value hidden among the deep-frying…

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