Crispy Cauliflower & Mint Dip

by Lisa K. on Mon, January 29, 2018

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!

Veg with an attitude!

Serves 2 - 3 people

Omit chilli powder from the recipe if you are cooking for children.

For an extra crunch, chill the batter in the fridge for 30 minutes before frying.

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Crispy Cauliflower & Mint Dip


  • Preparation
  • Total
    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

    Mint Dip
    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!