Monday, September 22, 2014

Sri Lankan Cauliflower Frikadels

While choosing my dishes for Sri Lankan Cuisine, Cauliflower Frikadels caught my attention. I chose my recipes from The Wonders of Vegetarian Cooking, these Frikadels are just like Indian Pakoras. The taste is very similar, though these are made by marinating the cauliflower with coconut and spices.  The batter too is different , but they are fried golden beauties which can't be refused.
Check out how I made them.

Cauliflower Frikadels
500 gms cauliflower florets
1 onion
5 cloves garlic
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp chilly ginger paste
1/2 cup curd
1/2 cup grated coconut
Salt to taste

11/2 cups gram flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp chilly ginger paste
Salt to taste
Make a thick batter with water with the above ingredients.

Boil the cauliflower till semi cooked.
Let cool.
Prepare a paste of onion, garlic and add the rest of the ingredients for marinade.
Marinade the cauliflower for 2 hours.

Heat oil.
Dip each cauliflower piece into the batter.
Deep fry till crisp and golden.
Recipe Source: Jyoti Nikunj Parekh

Menu for the Sri Lankan  Meal
Lankan Curry Powder

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  1. Though the recipe is different, these look like our Indian fritters. Yummy

  2. This dish must be of Danish origin with the marinated filling. Very different in a nice way.

  3. terribly addicitive ! I am wanting to munch some with my green tea now :-))

  4. Love the spices used in these pakoras. They look fluffy and delicious.

  5. these look just like pakora but I love the use of coconut in this version

  6. Very different recipe and am sure it would taste great...