Vegan Spicy Sesame Cauliflower Wings


This Spicy Sesame Cauliflower recipe is a great alternative to Asian chicken wings. Many people think plain cauliflower is a boring, however these Asian Style Cauliflower Wings are anything but! Here’s our recipe…


Serves 2

  • 60g gluten free plain flour
  • 120ml milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ head cauliflower, florets evenly portioned
  • Oil, for frying
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 100ml tamari sauce
  • 30ml rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of jaggery
  • 2 tbsp Sriracha
  • Toasted sesame seed to garnish
  • Spring onions sliced on the diagonal including green ends, use as garnish
  • 1 tbsp cornflour mixture , mix 1/2 tbsp cornflour and 1/2 tbsp water

Cooking Instructions:

    1. Whisk together flour, milk, baking powder and garlic powder and salt
    2. Add the chopped cauliflower and toss to coat. Make sure the cauliflower florets are fully coated in the batter
    3. Deep fry the cauliflower until it is golden brown, and remove and drain all the excess oil on kitchen paper.
    4. Make the spicy sesame sauce by combining the sesame oil, garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar and sriracha.
    5. Bring the sauce to a boil then add the cornflour mixture. Stir through thoroughly until the sauce thickens.
    6. Add the fried cauliflower and toss to coat in sauce or place the fried cauliflower on a plate and drizzle generously wit the sauce.
    7. Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced spring onions. Serve with rice, or on its own as a snack.
    8. Enjoy, it’s lip smackingly good!


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This article is written by Kumud Gandhi – Food Scientist, nutritionist, writer & broadcaster.  Kumud Gandhi is the science lead at The Cooking Academy and is a pioneer of science-based nutritional coaching to support people in achieving productivity and wellness through nutritional management.  She leads the ‘Wellness in the Workplace‘ division at The Cooking Academy


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