Cauliflower 65

Cauliflower 65

Ingredients (Serves 3)

1. Cauliflower –  2.5 cups, cut into medium florets

2. Maida / all purpose flour – 1/3 cup

Corn starch – 1/4 cup

Rice flour / idiyappam podi – 2 tbsp

Oil – 2 tsp

Kashmiri chilly powder / red chilly paste – 1 tbsp

Pepper powder – 1 – 2 pinches

Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp

Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp

Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tsp

Curry leaves – A few, chopped finely

Cilantro / coriander leaves – 1 tbsp, finely chopped

Lemon juice – 2 – 3 tsp

Salt – To taste

Water – As required


1. Put the cauliflower florets in hot water for 1 – 2 minutes. Drain well.

2. Combine the ingredients numbered 2 to make a thick batter. Add the cauliflower florets and mix well.

3. Heat oil in a kadai and fry a few slit green chilies and curry leaves until crisp. Drain well.   Next fry the cauliflower florets in 2 – 3 batches over medium-high flame for 5 – 7 minutes until crisp and browned. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel. Garnish with fried curry leaves and green chilies. Serve with ketchup.


The fried cauliflower will turn soggy after a few minutes. Deep fry them again over

high heat for 1 – 2 minutes to make them stay crisp for a longer time.

Cauliflower 65

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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