Thursday, June 10, 2010

Honey-lemon Crispy Cauliflower


This is one of the amazing Chinese recipe I personally have experimented so far ...I love the flavour of the lemon and honey it gives such a nice vibrant flavour that you simply can't stop having it :).....well my family loved it so I thought I will blog this for my future reference and for my blogger friends , readers too :)...well I hope u would appreciate my efforts and drop in Ur lovely feedback :)

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup med size cauliflower florets parboiled

1/2 capsicum cut into cubes

6 cloves of garlic finely chopped

1/2 tsp honey

2 tsp sesame seeds

1 tsp spring onion greens for garnishing

oil for deep frying + 1 tbsp oil

For the batter

6 tbsp Maida

3 tbsp Cornflour

1 tsp red chilli powder

2 tbsp spring onion greens finely chopped

1 tsp soya sauce

1 tsp freshly crushed peppercorns

salt to taste

For the sauce mix

2 tbsp spring onion greens finely chopped

1 tbsp chilli sauce

1/2 tsp soya sauce

1 1/2 tsp honey 

1/2 tsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp red chilli powder

a pinch of orange food colour

1/2 tsp cornflour

salt to taste

Method

For the Fried florets
  • Mix all the ingredients required for batter with little water to a fine and semi- thick paste
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan and when its hot dip each florets in the batter and deep fry it till golden brown & crisp, drain on a kitchen towel and keep aside
For the Sauce Mix
  • In a bowl Mix all the ingredients mentioned under sauce with little water and keep aside

For the Honey-Lemon Cauliflower
  • Heat oil in a pan, add garlic and fry till golden brown, and then add spring onion greens and fry for a second
  • Add capsicum and fry till a bit tender yet crunchy, and add the fried florets and toss well
  • Add the sauce mix and toss well till it coats the florets
  • At the time of serving drizzle honey and then sprinkle sesame seeds and garnish it with spring onion greens and serve hot