A great party munch that is super easy to prepare and serve. It takes your average cauliflower to a whole new deep-fried, spiced realm!
- 1½ cups plain flour, plus ½ cup extra
- ½ cup cornflour
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- 1 pinch bicarbonate of soda
- 2 cups cold soda water
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- Vegetable oil, for deep frying
- 1 medium cauliflower, cut into medium florets
- 1 cup Greek-style yoghurt
- ¼ cup finely chopped mint leaves, plus extra, whole
- 4 naan breads
- Lime wedges, to serve
Sift flours, curry powder and soda into a medium bowl. Make a well in centre. Using a round-end knife or chopsticks, mix in combined soda water and egg until just combined but still quite lumpy. Place bowl in a larger bowl filled with iced water.
In a large heavy-based saucepan, heat oil on high until a cube of bread sizzles when added.
Dip cauliflower in batter. Deep-fry in four batches, 2-3 mins each, until golden. Drain on paper towel.
In a bowl, combine yoghurt and mint. Season to taste. Serve cauliflower with torn naan, yoghurt, mint leaves and lime.
TIP: To help make batter stick, dust cauliflower with a little plain flour, shaking off excess before dipping.
Photo: Rob Shaw/Bauer