Spicy Cauliflower Bites

Written by Liz

I’m Liz, I share recipes and easy substitutes to make plant-based living simple!

July 23, 2021


Spicy Cauliflower Bites

A naughty-but-nice American inspired snack! Spicy battered cauliflower bites served with a creamy sriracha mayonnaise.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword buffalo cauliflower, cauliflower, cauliflower bites, spicy cauliflower, vegan appetiser, vegan cauliflower bites, vegan junk food, vegan snack
Servings 4 people
Cost $6


  • Dutch oven


  • 1 cauliflower head


  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cracked pepper
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce
  • vegetable oil for frying

Dipping sauce

  • 4 tbsp vegan mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tbsp sriracha


  • Cut cauliflower into florets.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry batter ingredients and whisk together until well combined.
  • Add wet batter ingredients to the dry mix and whisk until smooth.
  • Coat cauliflower florets in batter.
  • Add vegetable oil to dutch oven to 1-2cm depth. Heat until it reaches 180C (approx 2-3 mins).
  • Fry the cauliflower florets for approx 4-5 mins, until golden brown. Turn the florets regularly so they are evenly cooked.
  • Place the florets on paper towel to remove excess oil and to cool slightly.
  • While the florets are cooling, mix mayonnaise and sriracha to make the dipping sauce.
  • Serve immediately.

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