Deep Fried Cauliflower

  • Servings : 6

Even KIDS will try these. You can change the sauce if you want.


  • 1 large cauliflower
  • 1 tsp salt
  • vegetable oil for deep frying
  • Taratoor ( Sesame Sauce)


Step 1

Cut away the thick stem at the base of the cauliflower and remove the green leaves. Break the flowerlets off the center core and cut the core into 1 inch cubes. Wash the flowerlets and cubes under cold running water.

Step 2

In a 3 to 4 quart enameled or stainless steel saucepan, bring 1 quart of water and the salt to boil over high heat. Drop in the cauliflower and cook briskly, uncovered, for 10 minutes, or until the pieces are tender but still somewhat resistant to the point of a small sharp knife. Drain in a sieve or colander.

Step 3

In a heavy 10-12 inch skillet with a deep frying thermometer or in an electric skillet, heat 1 to 2 inches of oil or shortening until it reaches a temperature of 375F. Pat the cauliflower completely dry with paper towels, and a dozen or so pieces at a time, fry them in the hot oil for about 15 minutes or until golden brown on all sides. As they brown, remove them with a slotted spoon and drain them on paper towels. They may be served hot or at room temperature.

Step 4

Mound the cauliflower on a platter and spread taratoor sauce over it.

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