Fried Cauliflower (Egyptian)by Erin 07/11/2012 10:51:00 0 comments 5178 Views
Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon tomato paste
salt to taste
1/4 cup milk, or as needed
2 cups vegetable oil, or as needed
Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil; add 2 teaspoons cumin to boiling water. Cook cauliflower florets, working in batches, in the boiling water until cooked but still crisp, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and cool on a plate.
Blend flour, egg, garlic, 1 teaspoon cumin, tomato paste, and salt in a blender or food processor until smooth; thin with milk as needed.
Heat oil in a deep skillet to about 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Dip cauliflower florets in the batter; fry battered cauliflower in the hot oil, working in batches, until cauliflower is golden and crispy, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.