Yet another appetizer. Great with a evening cup of tea with family and friends. This is very easy to make. Just have the following ingredients in hand, to fry the cauliflower and there you have the cauliflower pakoda.
1 medium size - Cauliflower, cut into small florets
1 cup - Besan / channa dal flour/chick peas flour
1/4 tsp - Red chili powder ( add more to make it more spicy)
1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp - Ajwain seeds ( Carom Seeds / Thyme)
Salt to taste
Oil to deep fry
1 ) In a bowl mix besan, red chili powder, turmeric powder, ajwain and salt with enough water to make a thick batter.
2 ) Add the cauliflower florets and coat the batter well on the cauliflower, as in pic below.
3 ) Heat oil in a kadai or wok on medium heat. Carefully add cauliflower, little at a time and fry till crisp and well cooked. Drain on a paper towel.
Serve with tomato ketchup.
Other vegetables can be used to make pakoda with the same batter. Use sliced onions, potatoes, eggplant, chopped spinach, chilies.