This is a spicy,tasty crunchy pakora /bajji/fritters.Iv added extra spice inside this fritter.
You can make the same recipe with parboiled potatoes too.Good to serve as a starter a
snack and an accompaniment for variety rice.To get the extra crunch ,half fry the
fritters,set aside till you finish frying all,and refry again till golden brown .This helps to
get the crunch and retain the crunch for a long time.
For the recipe now.
1 cauliflower broken into florets and soaked in warm salted turmeric water
1 tblsp.chilli powder
1 tblsp.ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp.garam masala powder
salt to taste
Drain the water from the cauliflower,and wash well again twice.Marinade with the rest of
the ingredients,and set aside till you prepare for the coating.
For the coating
2 cups gram flour or besan flour(kadala maavu)
2 tblsp.rice flour
1/2 cup plain flour (maida)
1 tblsp chilli powder
1 tsp.kalonji seeds (black cummin/karumjeeragam)
a pinch of soda bicarb
salt to taste
3/4 cup water.
oil for frying
Mix all the above ingredients for the coating well,without lumps ,and not watery but like
Heat oil in a deep frying pan.When it is hot,take a tblsp a hot oil and pour into the flour
batter and mix well.Now drop in the cauliflower(before coating)into the hot oil for just
two seconds.Remove from oil and dip the florets in the batter and fry till golden brown.
If you are going to serve later half fry and set aside and then fry while serving ,or fry as
iv given instructions in my intro.
Can be served with mint or any chutney you like.