It’s National Tempura Day! Tempura is a dish that usually consists of battered or deep fried vegetables. To help you celebrate the day, we found some of our best tempura dishes from the Food Monster App! Each of these dishes feature a tasty, battered, deep fried vegetable or protein like tofu and cauliflower. Don’t forget to make the accompanying sauces and glazes as they elevate each dish!
People often consider tempura a difficult dish to create, however, it is in fact incredibly easy, with just a few simple ingredients required. The trick to creating the perfect light yet crispy batter is using sparkling, carbonated water that is ice cold. Use vegetables that need minimal preparation, such as button mushrooms and broccoli, to save time. These 15-Minute Tempura Vegetables With Chili Dipping Sauce by 15 Minute Vegan are a showstopper.
These Crispy Tofu Nuggets by Attila Hildmann are a vegan twist on a traditional favorite and beat the fast food variety any day. If you don’t want to deep fry them, you can also fry them in a skillet until golden brown. The curry ketchup is a unique dipping sauce that packs a punch and perfectly complements the dish. It also goes great with your morning tofu scramble eggs!
These Sweet Chili Habanero Glazed Cauliflower Wings by Ashley Hankins are the perfect appetizers for potlucks and parties. The cauliflower florets are battered in an elegant tempeh batter, lightly fried, and then tossed in a tangy, spicy, habañero chili sauce that out of this word. While these are perfect to share with guests – they’re so delicious you may not want to.
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