Looking for a crispy snack with a little less sin? Chop yourself up some cauliflower and make a pile of this Fried Gobi- so good! Even the adamant no-veg eaters will cave in. Deep fried with a spiced batter, served with a cool yogurt dip, it is very hard to share this treat. Oh and the yogurt dip is also super delish- you can use it to dunk in carrot and celery sticks or crispy pitta. Bonus!
Serves 2 - 3 people
Omit chilli powder from the recipe if you are cooking for children.
1 small head of cauliflower
8 tbsp. gram flour (chickpea flour)
5 tbsp. rice flour
2 tbsp. corn flour
¼ tsp. turmeric powder
½ tsp. chilli powder
½ tsp. coriander powder
½ tsp. salt
A drizzle of lemon juice
½ cup water
Oil for frying
1 cup plain yoghurt
1 bunch of fresh mint, chopped
1 shallot, chopped
1 garlic, minced
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
Drizzle of lemon juice
1. Combine all ingredients together for the dip and give it a good mix. Let it stand in the fridge for half an hour to allow the flavours to develop.
Easy peasy dip.
2. Get a pot of boiling water ready. Cut cauliflower into florets and blanch in boiling water for 1 minute. Drain and let it steam off for 5 minutes.
3. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the cauliflower ingredients together except for cauliflower and oil. Whisk into a smooth batter.
4. Pour blanched cauliflower into the batter and give it a good mix. Make sure every cauliflower surface is coated in batter. Marinade for 10 minutes.
5. Heat up frying oil in a shallow pot. Drop a little batter into the hot oil to test the heat. If the batter sizzles and floats, the oil is hot enough.
6. Carefully drop in 1 battered floret at a time. Do not overload it. Fry in 2 to 3 batches.
7. Fry until the cauliflower is dark golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels.
8. Serve with mint yoghurt sauce. It is a great snack or a wonderful meal accompaniment. Do try to share!