Cauliflower fritters, bursting with healthy nutrients

If you are eating for health, cauliflower is the way to go, for this vegetable provides many amazing health benefits. First of all it is high in fiber, loaded with Vitamins C and K, and lots of minerals, namely: thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium and manganese.

Among its many health benefits, cauliflower is believed to have cancer fighting properties boosts the brain and heart functions helps in digestion and has anti-inflammatory properties.

When buying cauliflower, look for firm white heads without any brown or yellow or brown spots.

The cheese and milk in this recipe supplies proteins and calcium. These tasty morsels are great for breakfast or eaten as a snack or simply served as a side dish.

2 cups raw cauliflower, chopped

1½ cups gram flour
½ cup wheat flour
1 cup onion, finely chopped
2 cups grated cheese
2 eggs, well beaten
1 cup milk
2 tsps melted butter
½ tsp turmeric
2 level tsp baking powder

Oil for frying
1 tsp salt

STEP 1: Before chopping the cauliflower, remove the leaves and place the cauliflower head upside down in a large bowl of salted water for about 15 minutes, to remove any insects or harmful pesticides. Rinse well with fresh water and then proceed to chop into small pieces that measure up to 2 cups.
STEP 2: Chop the onion finely so that it measures 1 cup.
STEP 3: Grate the cheese so that it measures 2 cups.
STEP 4: Sift the flour and gram flour and mix well in a large bowl. Add the salt, turmeric, baking powder, milk, melted butter and beaten eggs. Mix thoroughly to make a smooth batter.
STEP 5: Stir in the grated cheese, chopped cauliflower and onions and chill in the fridge for an hour.
STEP 6: Finally, deep fry, or for better health, shallow fry until crisp and golden. Serve hot.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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