Chef's Recipes

Fried spiced cauliflower

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for fried spiced cauliflower by Matt Stone from Greenhouse restaurant in Perth.

By Matt Stone
  • 15 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Fried spiced cauliflower


  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp coriander seeds
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp hot smoked paprika
  • For shallow-frying: vegetable oil
  • 1 cauliflower (about 1.1kg), broken into 3cm florets


  • 1
    Dry-roast whole spices until fragrant (30 seconds-1 minute), coarsely grind in a mortar and pestle, stir through paprika and set aside.
  • 2
    Heat oil 3cm deep in a deep-sided frying pan over medium-high heat until shimmering. Fry cauliflower in batches, turning occasionally until golden (3-5 minutes). Remove with a slotted spoon, drain briefly on absorbent paper, transfer to a large bowl, toss through spice mixture, season to taste and serve hot.


This recipe is from the September 2010 issue of .
Drink Suggestion: White Rabbit Dark Ale. Drink suggestion by Paul Aron

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