BM #82 Week 1 Day 1 -

After a long time, I have jumped in to do the regular Blogging Marathon. This week I have opted to showcase some Takeout food at home. My older one is very fond of Asian cuisine. If there is fried rice, noodles, tofu or the like, she considers it a feast.

When I asked her what takeout food she would like me to make at home, she immediately recited a few dishes she prefers when she eats out with her friends. 

The first one was this Orange Cauliflower. I am sure this could be considered the vegan version of Orange Chicken. 

It was a big hit and my older one favored it when it cooled.

Recipe Source here
Ingredients - 

Cauliflower Florets 3 cups (approximately)
Vegetable oil for deep frying as needed

For the Batter - 
Flaxseed Meal 1 Tbsp
Warm Water 2 Tbsp
Cornstarch 1/3 cup 
Maida / All Purpose Flour 1/4 cup 
Salt to taste (about 1/2 tsp)
Water as needed (1/3 cup approx)
Vegetable Oil 1/2 tsp

For the Orange Sauce - 
Vegetable oil 1 Tbsp
Orange Juice 1/4 cup
Orange Zest 2 tsp (approximately)
Garlic, minced 1 tsp
Spring onions thinly chopped 1/2 cup
Soy Sauce 1 Tbsp
Rice Wine Vinegar 1 Tbsp (I used Apple cider Vinegar)
Pinch of salt (to taste)

Topping Sauce - 
Orange Juice 1/4 cup
Cornstarch 1 tsp
Brown Sugar 1 tsp

For Serving - 
Steamed Rice as needed
Spring Onion for garnish

Method Of Preparation -
To Make the Batter - 
Soak flaxmeal in warm water for 5 minutes until it the mixture becomes gooey.

In a mixing bowl add flour, cornstarch, salt and the flaxmeal solution. Stir in warm water and stir until it resembeles the consistency of a pancake batter.

To Fry the Cauliflower Florets - 
Heat a deep pan with vegetable oil over medium heat. When the oil is sufficiently hot, dip the florets in the batter and drop them in the hot oil. Fry them evenly on both sides until they are golden brown. Remove them onto kitchen paper towels to drain the excess oil. 

Set aside the fried Cauliflower florets for the next step.

To make the Orange Cauliflower - 
In a heated pan, add vegetable oil. Add garlic and spring onions. Saute for a few seconds. 

Add in the orange juice, orange zest, soy sauce, vinegar and salt and bring them to a boil. 

Gently slide the fried cauliflower florets and toss them well.

To prepare the Topping Sauce -
Whisk the cornstarch and brown sugar into 1/4 cup of orange juice and add it to the hot pan of cauliflower florets. Whisk well and remove from heat.

Serve them on top of rice. Garnish with spring onions.


Preparation Time 45 minutes
Serves 3-4
Posted by Harini R on Friday, November 3, 2017


  1. I'm literally drooling over these orange cauliflower.

  2. Cauliflower in orange sauce sounds super tempting.

  3. Pavani Says:
  4. I made something similar with cauliflower for the 3rd day and it was a hit too. This Orange Cauliflower sounds delicious and I'm definitely going to try this one out some time soon.

  5. Unknown Says:
  6. This recipe sounds intresting.

  7. Archana Says:
  8. Bookmarking. Sounds yummy.

  9. Priya Suresh Says:
  10. Such an irresistibme orange cauliflower, omg you are tempting me.. Just feel like making some soon.

  11. Srividhya Says:
  12. Great twist to the orange chicken. Love that you have made it vegan as well. Great.

  13. Jayashree Says:
  14. This sounds delicious. I haven't tasted any sauce with the flavor of oranges in it, but you've made me want to try it out.

  15. I was drooling when I saw your post update in Facebook. This looks so delicious and can easily be made instead of the chicken.

  16. Padmajha Says:
  17. Orange cauliflower sounds delicious.Love your plate too Harini!

  18. veena Says:
  19. Never knew cauliflower can be cooked in a such way. Drooling here

  20. Orange. Cauliflower is a new dish for me , very unique . The sauce sounds delicious and flavourful .

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