Cauliflower Pakora Fritters using Chickpea Flour


  • 500g cauliflower
  • 500ml boiling water
  • 125g Doves Farm Organic Chickpea Flour
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 100ml cold water
  • oil, for frying


  1. Line a baking tray with a few pieces of kitchen paper and set aside.
  2. Chop the cauliflower into 1cm/½” cubes and put them in a bowl.
  3. Cover with boiling water and leave to stand for 30 minutes.
  4. Put the flour, cumin, coriander, turmeric, bicarbonate of soda, pepper and salt into a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  5. Add the cold water and beat to a smooth thick batter.
  6. Tip the cauliflower into a colander and drain the water away.
  7. Add the cauliflower to the batter and stir so that it is covered in batter.
  8. Put some oil in a frying pan over a medium heat.
  9. Carefully drop spoonful’s of the cauliflower batter into the pan and cook until the base and sides of the pakora is golden, about 7-10 minutes.
  10. Turn the pakora over and cook until the other side is also golden.
  11. Transfer the fritters to a dish and cover to keep warm.
  12. Repeat with any remaining cauliflower batter.