Saturday, July 6, 2013

Lemon and Honey Cauliflower

I liked the taste of honey chilli cauliflower I ate last time. We had visited a neabry mall and bought some takeaway dinner which consisted of crunchy ,sweet and  slightly spicy honey chilli cauliflower fritters….and of usual paneer butter masala with chapathis.

 I had about half of a big cauliflower I had bought when I made biriyani the other day. I was eager to recreate the taste of the honey chilli Gobi fritters I had bought.

My travel through the net landed me in a recipe that seemed to be somewhere close to the fritters I mentioned above. Something called lemony, chilli, honey cauliflower. A pretty long name….Well what turned out of the recipe dint taste like the cauliflower I bought from outside but it produced a totally different type of cauliflower dish. And I loved that too.

Sprinkled with sesame seeds and both spicy and sweet at the same time this cauliflower preparation goes well with chapathis,noodles or fried rice…..want to try it out?


For the batter

Cauliflower-1 small cut into florets
All purpose flour-3 tbsp
Cornflour-1 tbsp
Salt to taste

For the sauce

Garlic-1 tbsp
Red chilli sauce/red chilli paste-1 tbsp
Green chilli sauce-1 tbsp
Oil-2 tbsp
Soya sauce-1 tbsp
Honey-3 tbsp
Lemon juice-2 tbsp
Vinegar-1/4 tsp
Roasted sesame seeds-1 tbsp
Spring onion greens-2 tbsp
Salt to taste


For the fritters

Mix the ingredients all- purpose flour, cornflour, salt. Add water and mix. Marinate the cauliflower after par boiling it.
Take oil in a thick bottomed pan and fry the cauliflower at medium flame .

For the sauce

Take oil and fry the garlic .
Add red chilli sauce, green chilli sauce
Reduce flame add lime juice, salt, soy sauce, vinegar and honey
Mix in the cauliflower fritters and stir fry.

Garnish with roasted sesame and spring onion greens and serve hot.


  1. that is going to be a sweet and tangy combo...loved it

    1. yup divyaa got bored of the usual gobi manchurian....this was a welcome change....