Cauliflower Panko Pakoras (Breaded and Baked/Fried)

"I found the original recipe on another site with half the spices and reviewers said it was too bland so I'm posting it here to try myself with a little more punch. I also want to try mixing some coconut milk into the batter and frying in peanut oil. If it's worth posting I'll add it but if someone else has an opinion there first I'd love to hear it. :)"
photo by Billy Green photo by Billy Green
photo by Billy Green
photo by Billy Green photo by Billy Green
photo by Billy Green photo by Billy Green
photo by loof751 photo by loof751
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  • 1. Preheat oven to 475°. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, 1/2 cup panko, the garam masala, baking soda, salt, and remaining spices. Whisk in lemon juice and club soda. Set aside.
  • 2. In a small bowl, use a clean whisk to beat egg whites until foamy.
  • 3. Whisk whites into flour mixture. Using your hands or a spatula, add cauliflower and combine until all florets are coated. Place remaining panko in a medium bowl. Lift florets, 1 at a time, out of batter and toss to coat with panko.
  • 4. Place florets on a large nonstick baking sheet coated with oil. Bake until browned and crispy, about 20 minutes.

Questions & Replies

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  1. bumpysboy777
    what is in the bowl for dipping ???


  1. DailyInspiration
    These cauliflower pakoras are delicious. Loved the idea of baking them vs. frying. They turned out really crunchy and I can't wait to make them again.
  2. loof751
    This is a terrific way to serve cauliflower! Loved all the spices and couldn't believe how crunchy they were without frying. I'd like to try this cooking method with other veggies as well. Thanks for sharing a keeper! Made for Spring Pick-A-Chef 2014


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