Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cauliflower Fritters

Weekends are the days where we normally make some thing extra in the kitchen. Now, the winter has started to set in, evenings are gettting very chilly. Now Chilly Weekend Evenings, Tummy and tongue too, wants something chillie!!!, hott!!, crunchy!!! But as a mother i want it to be healthy too.

So, Here Comes the Cauliflower Fritters. I m sending this post to Food for 7 Stages of life - Kids Special Event co-hosted by Radhika and Sudheshna.
And also to CFK - Veggies and Fruits, hosted by Lakshmi Venkatesh of Kitchen Chronicles, Event Started by Sharmi of Neivedyam.
Since i m sending this for kids event, thought of including some Nutritional info too.

Colorful fruits and vegetables are an excellent source of DNA protective antioxidants; but there’s another vegetable that’s white in color that has similar disease fighting power – the Versatile Cauliflower.

Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable in the same family as another veggie with powerful health benefits – broccoli. Cauliflower lacks the chlorophyll that gives broccoli its green color because its large leaves shield it from the direct rays of the sun. That made me Say WOW!!! really

Health Benefits of Cauliflower – It Fights Cancer
Because cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable, it has many of the same cancer fighting properties of broccoli, kale, and cabbage; vegetables that have become poster children for cancer prevention. A diet high in cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower is thought to lower the risk of various types of cancer including those of the lung, colon, prostate, and pancreas.

Health Benefits of Cauliflower – It’s High in Vitamin C
Cauliflower is a surprisingly good source of vitamin C, an important antioxidant vitamin, one that helps to maintain a strong immune system, promote wound healing. A single serving of cauliflower provides over half of the recommended daily requirement of vitamin C.

Health Benefits of Cauliflower – It’s a Guilt-Free Food
At only twenty calories in a 3.5 ounce serving and no fat, cauliflower can be enjoyed in abundance without tipping the scales. Because of its low carbohydrate content, it’s a good substitute for potatoes.


Info Source : healthmad.com

Ingredients
Cauliflower - 1/2 kg - cleaned and cut into florets
Gram flour/Besan - 3 tbsp
Rice flour - 2 tbsp
Corn flour - 2 tbsp
Red chilli powder - 2 tbsp
turmeric, hing - a pinch
Salt to taste
oil for frying

Method
Mix all the given ingredients except oil,  together by sprinkling very little water. The florets should be just coated. Let it rest for 1/2 hour.


Heat oil in a Deep-pan and fry the florets in batches and Dry it on paper towels.Enjoy with Ketchup.





7 comments:

  1. My all time favourite, send me some..drooling here.

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  2. Thats my all time fav fritters...looks very crispy and yummy too..would love to have it anyday..

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  3. The cauliflower fritters look so tempting that I want to grab the whole plate and gobble up the whole thing.

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  4. Looks real crisp, must be good with hot tea, perfect for the weather here, now:)

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  5. Perfect evening snack.Looks delicious

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  6. Thanks a lot to all of you, ur comments keep me going :)

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  7. Priya just read your recipe while reading roundup for food for 7 stages. I have bookmarked it, a sure try :)

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Thanks a Lot for taking your time out and Visiting my Kitchen!!!!! Your Valuable Comments keep me going!!! Feel free to ask your doubts , i will definitely try reply you back. Good Day!!!

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