Jul 31, 2012

Baked Cauliflower Crisps

How do you like Crispy Cauliflower as a side for your lunch Today! You must be thinking that sounds Yumm, but all those calories.... Hold On, I have a good news for you today, I made these Cauliflower Fritters with no oil at all and no effort at all. Yep! I have baked them with a little oil spray on top and still they come out as beautiful and tasty as they have fried. And I don't have to stand for that long to deep fry these Crisp Cauliflower any more.... this is definitely a time savor and keeper for sure. try it for your self, here is the recipe, Enjoy!
Baked Cauliflower Crisps
Cauliflower Florets - 20
Gram Flour ( Besan) - 2 Tbsp
Rice Flour - 1 Tbsp
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 Tbsp ( chopped)
Curry Leaves - 5
Cilantro (Coriander Leaves) - 1 Tbsp
chat masala - 1 tsp
salt - 1 tsp
black pepper - 1/2 tsp
red chili powder - 1 tsp
Yogurt (curd) - 1 Tbsp

PAM Oil Spay - some ( optional)

Preparatory Steps:
  • Start the Oven 350F in Pre-Heat mode. 
  • Wash the cauliflower florets and pat them dry.
  1. Mix the Besan and Rice Flour in a medium bowl. And add the baking soda and spices, salt, black pepper, chat masala, red chili powder and mix well.
  2. Now add chopped onion, curry leaves, cilantro and mix well. Add yogurt and make it like a thick paste. Add some water in increments and mix it more like a paste. (it should be thick to hold or cover the cauliflower)
  3. Drop the Cauliflower Florets into this mixture and mix very well so that all the cauliflower florets are coated the spiced batter. 
  4. Take a oven safe plate (or cookie sheet) and cover with aluminium foil. arrange the cauliflower florets keep some distance in between so that they are separate from each other. Spray some PAM on top. or brush the florets with oil liberally on top. 
  5. Bake these for 40 to 50 minutes ( or 1 Hour based on your oven temp), until they become crisp and turn into golden brown.

Enjoy these Crisp Cauliflower with your hot tea in the afternoon or pack in your lunch box as a crisp companion or serve as side dish for your main course.

I have packed this for my lunchbox along with Fried Rice, all my colleagues drooled over it! ;-)

Some of my American friends asked whether they can replace the Gram Flour and Rice Flour with something else from the American Pantry Staples. APF and Corn starch can be used in place of Gram Flour and Rice Flour in this recipe. 

 Gram Flour - 2 Tbsp +  Rice Flour - 1 Tbsp = APF ( 2 Tbsp) + Corn Starch ( 1 Tbsp)

* APF = All Purpose Flour

While the Gram Flour binds, Rice Flour makes it crisp outside, similarly APF acts as binding agent, corn starch makes it crisp. 

p.s: Darn it, the card is missing in my DSLR, still my iPhone did the decent job with pictures. :-)

will be back with one more healthy recipe...


  1. Looks excellent! yummy and crisp.

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  2. healthy , yummy and crispy gobi.. wonderful idea dear :)

  3. Healthy recipe!! thanks for sharing

  4. Delicious cauliflower crisps.

  5. its baked!! I have to try now :))

  6. Wow this is so nice n lovely...

    Event: Dish name starts with N

  7. Wow look very crispy and very healthy too


  8. baked cauliflower looks yummy and crispy....healthy option too :)

  9. Yummy crispy looking cauliflower...

  10. healthy one.. looks crispy and delicious...

  11. Wow Mythreyi!! These look so crispy and delicious!! :)

    Do send your entries posted in Auguest 2012 to Bake Fest Event & Giveaway! if you can. :)



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