Cauliflower pakoda recipe – How to make cauliflower pakora (gobi pakoras) recipe – gobi recipesTweet
Cauliflower pakoda or pakoras is a very easy to make deep fried Indian snack made with cauliflower, gram flour, rice flour and spices. These fritters make a great snack for kids and they enjoy and love these crispy pakoras. To make these pakoras, cauliflower is separated into small florets and then mixed with besan, rice flour and various spices. They can be had as a perfect afternoon or evening tea-time snack or as a starter.
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Prep Time : 15 mins
Cook Time : 10 mins
Servings : 2 to 3 persons
North Indian cuisine
Cauliflower – 1 (medium)
Gram flour or besan – 3 tablespoons
Rice flour – 2 tablespoons
Corn flour – 1 teaspoon
Ajwain or carom seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
A pinch of asafoetida or hing
Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Red chilli powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Garam masala – 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
Salt to taste
HOW TO MAKE OR PREPARE CAULIFLOWER PAKODA OR FRITTERS RECIPE
Chop the cauliflower to medium sized florets. Clean the florets well and add them to boiling water. Add turmeric powder and salt to the boiling water. (Salt gets rid of the worms, if any.) Keep the florets immersed for 10-12 minutes
Then drain the water with the help of a colander. Take the drained cauliflower florets to a mixing bowl. Add gram flour, rice flour, corn flour, red chilli powder, hing, garam masala, ajwain and salt.
Mix well without adding water. If required, just sprinkle few tablespoons of water to bind well. Heat sufficient oil on medium flame. Once the oil becomes hot, add the coated florets to the oil.
Deep fry the florets till crisp and golden in colour. Drain them on an absorbent paper or paper towels.
Serve cauliflower or gobi pakoras hot with tomato sauce, green chutney or coffee.
Rice flour when added to gram flour gives crispiness to the pakoras.
You can also add ginger-garlic paste to the pakora mixture.
Sprinkle little chaat masala or lemon juice on top, at the time of serving.
Add 1-2 tablespoons of hot oil to the pakora mixture for crispy cauliflower pakoras.