Cauliflower Popcorn – Air fryer – Summer Lunch /Kids Lunch Box
Last day for school . 2 months vacation . I need to try Simple and Easy recipes for Lunch as I don’t want to spend too much time in Kitchen and at the same time kids favorite meal. For today’s Lunch I tried Cauliflower Popcorn in Air fryer. They turned out good.Cauliflower is one of my kids favorite vegetable , they call it as Vegetarian chicken . There favorite way to eat Cauliflower is in the form of big florets cooked in Vegetable Gravy or Cauliflower Popcorn . I didn’t preheat the Air fryer or used foil . They came out without sticking. Just grease the basket with oil before placing the florets. For me it is easy to cook in the morning as I do preparations day before. I microwaved the florets for 4 minutes so they can cook in less time and soft when they bite . Here is the Simple recipe with everyday ingredients from your pantry .
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Cauliflower is a white food we can feel good about eating. This non starchy vegetable is cruciferous vegetable like Broccolli and Cabbage . Intake of these vegetables is associated with lower risk of some diseases . We can eat raw in Salads ,roast or use in stir fry cooking . Healthy version of mashed potatoes. According to some research Cauliflower sprinkled with Turmeric may be powerful in fighting cancers. Impressively one serving provides 18 percent of daily value of Vitamin C . Avoid Cauliflower which are discolored and buy head that are tight and firm . You can get solid fresh Cauliflower from Summer to fall. It will last more than 2 weeks if you store in a produce bag and store in the lower shelf of the refrigerator .
1. Cauliflower florets ( Big ) – 20 ( Microwave for 2 to 4 minutes and optional )
2. Chickpea flour and rice flour – 1/4 th cup each or All purpose flour , corn flour and rice flour
3. Water – 1/2 cup
4. Salt – accordingly
5. Red chilli powder , coriander and cumin powder
6. Oil – 2 tbsp
7. Garlic and Ginger paste – 1 tbsp
1. Wash cauliflower florets.
2. Prepare batter with flours , red chilli powder , cumin and coriander powder , salt , Ginger and garlic paste .
3. Grease air fryer basket with oil . Place the florets in a single row. Spray Oil .
4. Bake at 370 degrees for 6 minutes. Check half way . If needed spray oil .
5. Serve with Ketchup or dates chutney .