Cauliflower Pakora

Cauliflower Pakora
Staff Writer
Cauliflower Pakora
Chandriga Chandraan

Cauliflower Pakora

Cauliflower pakora are typically served as a snack either in the afternoon or just before starting a typical meal in India. The batter is the key to making flavorful pakora; here, it's flavored with fennel seed, ginger, curry leaves, turmeric, and some Thai chiles for a little heat.

9
Servings
225
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Teaspoon fennel seeds, bruised with your fingers
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 2 scallions, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 Cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 3 Thai green chiles, chopped finely
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped ginger
  • 1 sprig curry leaves, chopped roughly
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon turmeric
  • Pinch of baking powder
  • 3/4 Cups chickpea flour
  • 1/4 Cup rice flour
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 medium-sized cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Cilantro or tamarind chutney, or ketchup, for serving

Directions

In a bowl, mix together the first 10 ingredients. Mix in the flour and add the water to form a slightly thick batter. Add the cauliflower florets and mix to coat with batter.

Fill a deep skillet, pot, or deep-fryer 1/3 full with oil and line a plate with paper towels. Heat the oil to 375 degrees.

Deep-fry the cauliflower, in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding. Drain the pakora on paper towels and serve with cilantro chutney, tomato ketchup, or tamarind chutney.

Cauliflower Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age and damage.

Cauliflower Cooking Tip

Vegetables should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
27%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Protein
4g
8%
Carbs
15g
5%
Vitamin A
14µg
2%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
12.1%
Vitamin C
70mg
100%
Vitamin E
4mg
20%
Vitamin K
23µg
28%
Calcium
34mg
3%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
80µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
80µg
20%
Iron
1mg
6%
Magnesium
32mg
8%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.8mg
3.9%
Phosphorus
75mg
11%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
357mg
10%
Sodium
289mg
12%
Trans
0.1g
N/A
Zinc
0.5mg
3.5%