These are crispy on the outside and the cauliflower is not too soft inside. Just pair these with some mango chutney and you have a wonderful side dish or appetizer!

Cauliflower Pakora [Vegan]



  • 1 whole cauliflower (split into florets)
  • 1 cup lentil flour (the traditional recipe is with chickpea flour)
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon each – paprika, ground ginger, ground cumin, mixed spice, ground coriander seeds, fennel seeds, ground chilli, and anything else you like!
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Water
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Chutney for serving


  1. Add all ingredients into a bowl and whisk – add water slowly and keep whisking until you have a thick batter! Do not let the batter become thin – you have to coat the cauliflower completely.
  2. Coat each floret and drop into the hot oil and fry on each side until golden brown.
  3. Drain on paper towel and enjoy!