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Fried Cauliflower, Indian Style

Indian fried cauliflower

This recipe for fried cauliflower was originally submitted to by Sheila Sharma. Sheila is from Kolkata, West Bengal, India so you just know this recipe is an authentic Indian vegetable recipe.

Sheila says: This is a crispy and spicy, easy to make snack. It is made by cauliflower as well as cabbage. It goes wonderful with tea in the evenings.

fried cauliflower

Fried Cauliflower, Indian Style

Fried cauliflower is a crispy and spicy, easy to make side dish or snack. This version is gluten free.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 277 kcal


  • 1 cauliflower, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 3 cups gram flour, ban or chickpea flour
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds, black, kanji or halo era
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds, thus thus or ponto
  • green chilies, chopped, or to your taste
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, chopped
  • salt, as per taste
  • 1 pinch baking soda
  • mustard oil, to deep fry
  • Water


  • Cut the cauliflower and half boil it with salt.
  • In a bowl, mix ban (chickpea flour), salt, thus thus (poppy seeds), kanji (cumin seeds), green chilies, ginger, salt and baking soda nicely and make a consistent batter.
  • Heat the oil in a deep frying pan. Dip the cauliflower pieces in the batter and deep fry until the coating is golden.


Calories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 16gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 116mgPotassium: 844mgFiber: 9gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 35IUVitamin C: 46mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 4mg
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Gram flour is chickpea flour, also known as besan, gram flour or ban.


You can also make this recipe with cabbage instead of cauliflower. If you do that, follow the steps above, the only difference being, chopped cabbage is to be used and there is no need to boil it.

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