Cauliflower Fritters (Pakoras)

AuthorYashodhara G.
DifficultyIntermediate

For these cauliflower fritters (pakoras), dry gram flour is used to coat the cauliflower and then fried to a golden brown. Great with chutney or ketchup.

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Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins

 20 cauliflower florets
 2 fresh green chillies, or jalapeños (hari mirch) - cut into ¼” round slices
 1 ½ cups gram flour (basan) or as needed
 1 tsp salt, to taste
 ½ tsp red chile powder (lal mirch)
 1 tsp mango powder (amchoor)
 ½ tsp garam masala
 4 tbsp water, or more as needed
 oil for frying

1

In a bowl, take cauliflower florets, add all ingredients except for the water.

2

Gently mix while adding as little water as possible, until all ingredients bind and cover the cauliflower.

3

Heat oil in a frying pan or wok. When oil is ready, place one by one cauliflower florets wrapped in batter, gently into the hot oil. Make sure pakoras are submerged under the oil. Cook on medium heat and flip until golden brown on all sides. (If making ahead, under-cook slightly and deep-fry again prior to serving.)

4

Remove with a skimmer and place on top of a paper towel covered dish to soak up extra oil.

Ingredients

 20 cauliflower florets
 2 fresh green chillies, or jalapeños (hari mirch) - cut into ¼” round slices
 1 ½ cups gram flour (basan) or as needed
 1 tsp salt, to taste
 ½ tsp red chile powder (lal mirch)
 1 tsp mango powder (amchoor)
 ½ tsp garam masala
 4 tbsp water, or more as needed
 oil for frying

Directions

1

In a bowl, take cauliflower florets, add all ingredients except for the water.

2

Gently mix while adding as little water as possible, until all ingredients bind and cover the cauliflower.

3

Heat oil in a frying pan or wok. When oil is ready, place one by one cauliflower florets wrapped in batter, gently into the hot oil. Make sure pakoras are submerged under the oil. Cook on medium heat and flip until golden brown on all sides. (If making ahead, under-cook slightly and deep-fry again prior to serving.)

4

Remove with a skimmer and place on top of a paper towel covered dish to soak up extra oil.

Cauliflower Fritters (Pakoras)

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