Smoky Popcorn Cauliflower

Smoky Popcorn Cauliflower


  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
"Cauliflower is such a popular vegetable in many different parts of the world but I think this way of preparing it takes the cake. I love the crunchy batter coating and perfectly tender middle." Kelsi Boocock. Serves 4.
  1. Preheat oven to 200˚C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Mix together the flour, plant milk, salt, paprika, dried oregano, garlic powder and black pepper until it turns into a batter.
  3. Pour the cauliflower into the bowl and mix well with your hands, making sure each piece of cauliflower is covered.
  4. Transfer cauliflower to a bowl with the panko breadcrumbs and coat each piece thoroughly.
  5. Place the cauliflower onto the baking paper, drizzle over the olive oil and bake in the oven for 40 minutes. Flip the cauliflower halfway through.
  6. Serve with Tofu Mayo, siracha and chopped parsley.

This recipe is gratefully extracted from Healthy Kelsi Travel Kitchen ($49, Bateman Books). 

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