• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 40 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Description

Pakora makes for a quick and delicious snack when you’re feeling peckish, or even as a light appetizer to start your meal. Add this dish to your Merdeka spread to truly make it feel like a complete assortment of Malaysian delights.

This recipe was first published in Flavours magazine.


Recipe Ingredient

  • 150g plain flour
  • 25g rice flour
  • 1/4tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/8tsp chilli powder
  • 180ml water
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4tsp limestone paste (kapur sirih) optional
  • 170g cauliflowercut into florets
  • 2stalks spring onions, sliced
  • palm oil, for deep frying


  1. Combine the flours, turmeric and chilli powders in a mixing bowl and slowly pour in water and oil until it becomes a thick batter.
  2. Mix in salt, pepper and limestone paste (if using), making sure the mixture is well-incorporated. Add the cauliflower and spring onions to the batter and mix well.
  3. Heat the oil and deep-fry the individual batter-coated cauliflower florets. Remove when golden brown and drain of excess oil on paper towels. Serve immediately.

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