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cauliflower pakora recipe
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Cauliflower pakora recipe

Cauliflower pakora with self raising flour or all purpose flour, an easy recipe for beginners with step by step photos.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 people


  • 1 Cauliflower medium
  • cup Self raising flour *
  • ¼ cup Corn flour
  • 1 can Plain soda
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric
  • Salt as needed
  • 3 sprigs Curry leaves


  • Boil water with salt and turmeric mean while which, you can cut the cauliflower florets.
  • Put the florets in the boiling water and after a minute or two drain the water.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix self raising flour, corn flour, salt, red chilli powder, garam masala powder.
  • Just before making, pour the necessary soda to make a batter.
  • Transfer the drained florets to this batter. Mix carefully.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and once hot, transfer the battered cauliflower one by one using a spoon.
  • Fry until golden from all sides, turning once or twice to ensure even cooking.
  • Add curry leaves and drain in paper towel.


  • The batter should be in a consistency so that it gives a thin coating to the cauliflower. Not too thick, not too thin.
  • *If you don’t have self raising flour, mix and sieve ½ cup maida (all purpose flour) with ½ teaspoon baking powder.
  • If you keep the soda in fridge and use cold soda, it comes out more crispier.