Cauliflower in Schezuan Sauce

Cauliflower in Schezuan Sauce

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When you want to make something much more peppy than plain cauliflower bhajiyas, try this tongue-tickling Cauliflower in Schezuan Sauce. The batter of cornflour and maida makes the cauliflower really crunchy upon deep-frying, while the gravy of spring onions, Schezuan sauce, tomato ketchup, etc., gives it an irresistible flavour. Make sure you serve this immediately on preparation, before the cauliflower florets become soggy. This easy Chinese recipe can be served as a starter at parties, provided you can serve it immediately, else you can try it as an after-school snack or a special addition to dinner.

Cauliflower in Schezuan Sauce recipe - How to make Cauliflower in Schezuan Sauce

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2 cups cauliflower florets
oil for deep-frying
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 tsp finely chopped ginger (adrak)
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/4 cup finely chopped spring onions whites and greens
5 tbsp schezuan sauce
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
a pinch of sugar
salt to taste

To Be Mixed Into A Batter
1/2 cup plain flour (maida)
1/4 cup cornflour
1 tsp oil
salt to taste
1/2 cup water

For The Garnish
2 tbsp finely chopped spring onion greens

  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, dip a few cauliflower florets in the prepared batter and deep-fry till golden brown in colour from all the sides.
  2. Drain on an absorbent paper. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic, ginger and green chillies and sauté on a high flame for a few seconds.
  4. Add the spring onion whites and greens and sauté on a high flame for 1 minute.
  5. Add the schezuan sauce, tomato ketchup, sugar and salt, mix well and cook on a high flame for 30 seconds.
  6. Add the fried cauliflower, toss gently and cook on a high flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately garnished with spring onion greens.


Cauliflower in Schezuan Sauce
 on 09 Apr 20 06:50 PM

Cauliflower in Schezuan Sauce
 on 30 Jan 17 08:48 AM

Cauliflower in Schezuan Sauce
 on 11 Mar 16 05:25 PM

Loved it!
Cauliflower in Schezuan Sauce
 on 29 Dec 15 06:41 PM

Tarla Dalal
30 Dec 15 09:29 AM
   Thanks Bernadette. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
Cauliflower In Schezuan Sauce ( Easy Chinese Recipe)
 on 13 May 15 03:32 PM

crispy batter fried cauliflower, coated with sweet spicy sauce. One of my favourite starter, i make this quiet often, as it is liked by everyone in my family.
Cauliflower In Schezuan Sauce ( Easy Chinese Recipe)
 on 11 Mar 13 04:27 PM

Fried cauliflower cooked in a ginger garlic sauce and spiced with schezuan sauce. Cauliflowers taste yum.