July 24, 2017

Cauliflower and Green Onion Fritters


Cauliflower one of the nutrient dense food (Read more here) should be consumed regularly, sadly not regular in my kitchen. So I keep on ways to add it to different things. I have mixed it with different vegetables, made mix veg pancakes, cauliflower aloo sabji, pakoda's, pav bhaji, parathas, soups and even mixed it with Dal, but I wanted to give a try for the fritters and the pizza base. So this time started with the fritters and you know now the next recipe :-).

Many do not eat this wonder because a lot of times it has a typical smell when steamed or cooked. Even in this recipe I thought it might taste and have that smell, but I could not even feel that it is made of cauliflower.  Infact it tasted like an aloo pattice. Even my one year old enjoyed it, so a nice baby food.


I have added rice flour instead of all purpose or whole wheat, so it is gluten free.







Happy to share this recipe got a runner up award in Nov-2017 in one of Facebook cooking competition, Below are the comments (pic below) from the admin of the group. (Removed name and fb group name for privacy reasons)







So here goes the recipe:

Ingredients

  • 2 Cup Cauliflower florets
  • 3-4 green onion's along with the leaves
  • 2-3 garlic
  • 1/4 inch ginger
  • 1 teaspoon crushed black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of red chilli flakes
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese
  • 1/4 cup Rice Flour
  • Salt to taste
  • Grated Cheese for garnishing (I used cheddar)
  • Butter for shallow frying 
     

Preparation


  1. Steam the Cauliflower in  Microwave for 5 mins or else let it cook in boiling water for 4 mins. Do not make it soft, we just want it a bit tender.
  2. Drain and keep aside.
  3. In a food processor finely chop the cauliflower along with the green onions, garlic and ginger.
  4. Add rice flour, black pepper, red chilli flakes, cheese and salt.
  5. Mixture should not be too wet not too dry, just firm enough to form a rough ball which could be made into small pancakes. One can add more or less rice flour depending on the mixture.



  6. Divide the mixture into small balls, about the size of a lemon. Do not squeeze too much, just form a rough shape and flatten lightly to give it a pancake shape.
  7. In a pan, add a little butter (1/8 teaspoon), and shallow fry the pancake.


  8. Once golden brown, add butter on top and flip. Cook on the other side pressing lightly.



  9. Cook till both the sides are done.
  10. Once done add shredded cheese on top of pancakes and serve with tangy mint chutney.
  11. One can make a cauliflower cheese sandwich out of it by placing another pancake on top of the first pancake and cheese in between.


  12. I bet this would be loved by everyone, do try it and let me know your comments below. Click one of the Social networking buttons to share this recipe.

My first time entry in cooking competition , a healthy cook-off and my this recipe won a runner up award...so Happy.







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18 comments:

  1. I need to try your cauliflower fritters. Have cauliflower but need to look for rice flour tomorrow. Thank you for sharing the recipe! Gala

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  2. They sound so good! If your baby approved these fritters, they must be delicious:)

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  3. Thanks for sharing this cauliflower fritters Renu, I always looking for this healthy and sounds delicious recipes for my daughter. If your baby approved it, I'm sure my daughter like this.

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  4. Wow.. fritters look so yummy and inviting.

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  5. The fritters look absolutely delicious! Congrats on winning the runner up prize Renu!

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  6. Am drooling over those fritters, what an excellent way to dish out some interesting snacks with cauliflower na.. Awesome..

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  7. The cauliflower green onion fritter sounds flavorful Renu. Would love to give it a try 😃

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  8. I'm not a big fan of consuming cauliflower on its own, I'd rather add it along with other ingredients to make a dish like pav bhaji, cauliflower rice etc. These fritters is something I'd love to try. They look so yummy and are healthy.

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  9. Sounds amazing, perfect for snack time. Congrats on the runner up spot :)

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  10. Wow amazing idea for fritters. Love your pictures😍 would try this for my son.

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  11. Love using cauliflower and these fritters look tasty. Do need to try sometime.

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  12. Such a delicious fritters.. Sounds healthy too!

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  13. I love this recipe so much Renu...I tried pakoras with the same ingredients but never tried fritters, will try them soon.

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  14. I love easy recipes, this one is loaded with great veggies yummm

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  15. Have made and eaten cauliflower and onion fritters n number of times, but this is totally different recipe. These must be quite crisp. Must try it.

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  16. I only use cauliflower to make paratha but never thought of making fritters with it. Such interesting and tasty way to use cauliflower.

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