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Cauliflower Pakoras with Awesome, Easy Vegan Breading Recipe

Posted by ataraktos on 2011-10-16

Last weekend, Evin made these cauliflower pakoras. They were delicious ... deep-fried, but like many truly deep-fried foods, not as oily as you'd expect. The really exciting part was the batter ... this is the perfect vegan dipping batter and I definitely plan to use it again - deep-fried mushrooms being at the top of the list.

The tahini yogurt sauce could have been a little better. We had a bit left over. I preferred ketchup with the pakoras but adding onion powder, garlic powder and nutritional yeast made a nice ranch-flavored sauce that was good with rice and vegetables.

Breading Recipe

  • 240 grams chickpea flour
  • 1⁄4 tsp black pepper
  • 1⁄4 tsp red pepper
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1⁄4 tsp turmeric
  • 1⁄2 tsp baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 360 grams water
  1. Mix together dry ingredients.
  2. Add water until breading is almost as thick as ketchup.
  3. This amount of breading covered about 1 1/2 pounds of cauliflower florets.
  4. Dip cauliflower or other vegetables in batter and deep fry (at 360 degrees) until lightly browned.

Yogurt Tahini Sauce

  • 240 grams plain vegan yogurt
  • 30 grams tahini
  • 30 grams lemon juice
  1. Mix all indregients together.
  2. Refrigerate any leftovers.
Pakoras: Pakoras with yogurt sauce: