Baked Cauliflower Bhujias
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Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 6
  • 1 small head cauliflower, sear
  • ⅓ cup of chickpea flour (besan)
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds or jeera, coarsely powdered
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric (optional)
  • 1 tbsp canola oil (or any vegetable oil)
  • Salt to taste.
  1. Mix together all ingredients other than the cauliflower florets.
  2. Add water and beat with a fork or a small whisk. The batter should by fairly thick, like pancake batter, but not lumpy.
  3. Spray a baking sheet lightly with oil.
  4. Dip the cauliflower florets one by one into the batter, shake off excess batter, and place them on the baking sheet.
  5. Bake in a 375-degree oven about 20-25 minutes until the cauliflower feels tender when pierced with a fork. The outer crust should be lightly golden (note the bhujia will NOT look as golden-brown as when it's deep-fried)
  6. Enjoy hot!
Recipe by Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes at