Friday, September 17, 2010
Cauliflower is not a stand alone type of vegetable. You have to make a curry or add another veggie to give it better taste. But this way, everyone will love it. We can eat it with sambar rice, or any rice variety or just have it as a evening snack. Cauliflower is not a favorite in my house. we never used to eat cauliflower unless my mom cooked it with potato curry or something. So my mom used to make it this way and it became super hit in our house. This is slightly different from bajji. This is different and i like it better than bajji . It tastes crispy and it looks different.
Cauliflower - 1 cut into individual flowers.
Besan Flour - 7 tbsps
Rice flour - 4 tbsps
Salt - to taste
Asafoetida - 1/2 tsps
Turmeric - 1/2 tsps
Red Chilli Powder - 3/4 tbps (Base it on your spice level)
Oil - to deep fry
Immerse cauliflower in warm water for about 2 mins so that any impurities if present will come out. Drain the water .
Mix besan flour, rice flour, salt, asafoetida, turmeric, red chilli powder in a bowl. Do not add water. It should be dry powder.
Take the cut cauliflower one at a time and dip it in this dry powder untill all parts get mixed well in that powder. The water in the vegetable will enable it to absorb the powder.
Let it dry for about an hour. So you can make it as the first thing before you start cooking. This will give sufficient time for it to dry.
Deep fry these flowers in oil and serve with sauce or you can eat it as side dish for rice. Great as appetizer too.. Happy cooking!!!!