Sunday, January 27, 2013

Mint Flavored Gobi (Cauliflower)

Mint Flavored Gobi is tasty, flavorful appetizer. Cauliflower is a very pretty vegetable. I always felt it is a perfect vegetable to make fritters. 

I love Cauliflower fritters. I saw this recipe in a food group and noted it down, few months back. Finally I managed to make these beauties (with slight changes to the original recipe). Trust me, try making these if you are a fan of cauliflower. The mint is not at all over powering. A slight hint of mint to the crispy cauliflower fritters..!! :-)

  • Cauliflower Florets- 2 1/2 cups (heaping)
  • Oil- For deep frying
For Mint Chutney-
  • Mint leaves- 1/4 cup (lightly packed)
  • Chopped Cilantro- 1/4 cup (tightly packed)
  • Green Chillies- 2-3
  • Ginger- 1/2 inch piece
  • Salt- To taste
For the batter-
  • Chickpea flour/ Besan- 3/4 cup
  • Rice flour- 3 Tbsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Asafoetida- 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds- 3/4 tsp
  • Salt- To taste


To make the mint chutney- Grind all the ingredients mentioned under "For Mint Chutney", into a fine paste. Add 1-2 tsp of water while grinding (don't make it watery). Mint chutney is ready.

Now wash the cauliflower and cut it into small florets. If there are any worms then put the florets in warm salt water. Drain the water completely and then add mint chutney. Give a good mix, until each floret gets a good coating of the chutney. Leave aside for 15- 20 minutes.

Meanwhile prepare the batter. Put all the ingredients mentioned under "For the Batter" into a large bowl. Then add water in small quantities to get a lump free thick batter (the batter should be thick but of pouring consistency).

Now add the marinated cauliflower florets into the prepared batter.

Mix well to get uniformity (at this point check for salt. You can also add red chilli powder, if the final batter is not spicy).

Then fry these florets (coated with batter) in hot oil, until it turns golden brown and crispy.

Once done, transfer on a paper towel. Mint Flavored Gobi is Ready!!

Serve it hot. Above measurement serves 2-3 people.