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Vegan Crispy Cauliflower Bites - Using Air Fryer

Updated: Sep 11

Today we are preparing Vegan Crispy Cauliflower Bites - Using Air Fryer which are also Gluten free. If you love cauliflower wings, then you are going to LOVE these easy extra crispy vegan BBQ cauliflower wings. These Vegan Cauliflower Bites are soft from the inside & crispy on the outside.


Ingredients for the Batter

Chickpeas Flour - 140 Grams

Cornstarch - 1 Tablespoon

Salt - 1 Teaspoon

Black Pepper Powder - Half Teaspoon

Red Chili Powder - Half Teaspoon

Cumin Power - 1 Teaspoon

Water - As needed approx 130 ml

BBQ Sauce - 2 Tablespoons

Gluten Free Bread crumbs as required

Oil As needed


Cauliflower - Medium size


Ingredients for the Sauce

BBQ Sauce - 150 ml

Hot Sauce - 60 ml or 4 tablespoons (optional)


Step 1 : Prepare the Batter

To a bowl add 140 grams of chickpeas flour, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, 1 teaspoon of salt, half teaspoon of black pepper powder, half teaspoon of red chili powder, 1 teaspoon of cumin powder, and mix all the dry ingredients together.


And make sure there are no big lumps.


Gradually add water to the bowl till you get a pouring consistency in the batter. Once this consistency is achieved, add 2 tablespoons of bbq sauce or any hot sauce of your choice


Once the Batter is nice and smooth, coat the cauliflower florets in it.


Step 2 : Coat the cauliflower florets


Coat the florets inside and out with the batter, I prefer to do it one floret at a time, but you can totally add all of them to the batter and coat.


Make sure that the excess batter is dripped out and then add the floret to the gluten free breadcrumb mix.


Use the dry hand to coat the battered cauliflower with breadcrumbs.



Step 3 : Air Fry the Cauliflower Florets


Brush oil on the base and sides of the container.


Add the florets but not filling it completely, you can cook them in two batches


Spray some oil on top of the battered cauliflower but it’s optional.


Cook it over 190 C for 15 mins.


Step 4 : Prepare the Sauce


For the sauce, mix 150 ml of BBQ Sauce and 60 ml of hot sauce


Here you can use pretty much any fav sauce of your choice. You can just use one sauce as well - totally upto you.


Once the cauliflower is done, coat it with the sauce.


Remember to brush the sauce with a light hand, as the coating of the cauliflower might come out.


Place the BBQ cauliflowers in the air fryer for 5 more mins over 180 C


and the Crispy BBQ Cauliflower Bites are ready. These can be easily paired with so many other items like wraps, sides of the burger, noodles, rice or just as it is.




Do try this at home and please share your feedback in the comment section


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