Cauliflower pakoda is a very tasty and crispy side dish that can be eaten as snacks or as a side dish to main course food.Whenever mom makes this she always gets compliment,everyone loves it.They will look crispy outside and soft inside.It can be eaten as evening snacks too but I love making it for lunch as a side curry for sambar or rasam.
- Cauliflower - 1/2 size
- Besan gram flour/kadalai mavu - 1 cup
- Rice flour - 1/2 cup
- Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
- Onion,finely chopped - 1/2 cup
- Red chilly powder - 1 1/2 tsp
- Jeera - 1 1/2 tsp
- Hing - a pinch
- Salt to taste -
1.Wash and cut the cauliflower florets in to small pieces.
2.Mix salt,besan powder,rice flour,chilly powder,turmeric powder,onion,hing and jeera.Sprinkle some water on top of it and mix it well.See to it that that they stick well to the cauliflower.
3.Heat oil in a kadai/pan.Pour oil till the cauliflower florets immerse fully in to the vessel for deep frying.
4.Now keep turning them and let it turn dark brown on both the sides.They taste very good when they are left in oil for more crisp.
5.Serve this as accompaniment to main food course.