Indian Spiced Sticky Cauliflower Bites
Serves: 4 - 6
  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into bite size florets
  • 1 cup cassava flour (you can use all-purpose flour but I find that the cassava gives the cauliflower at light crispy taste when baked)
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 extra large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • ¼ cup sweet thai chili sauce - i love this one
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Juice of 2 limes or one lemon
  • Optional garnishes: fresh chives and toasted sesame seeds
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour and cauliflower, Toss until all the florets are fully coated.
  3. Set up your dredging station: In one bowl, add panko breadcrumbs and in another bowl whisk eggs and add 2 tablespoons water. Dip flour coated cauliflower into the beaten eggs, then into panko until fully coated. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet and season generously with salt, pepper and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.
  4. Bake until golden and crispy - about 25 minutes.
  5. While the cauliflower is baking, in a small saucepan over low heat, warm all the sauce ingredients stirring constantly until it comes to a slow boil. Remove the baked cauliflower and immediately toss into the sauce coating it evenly. Garnish with chives and sesame seeds if desired.