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  • Author: Chefjar
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


Orange cauliflower is a quick, delicious and incredibly addictive vegan dish. Baked crispy cauliflower florets are tossed in a sticky sweet orange sauce and garnished with scallions and fresh cilantro.


  • Small head of cauliflower ( cut into florets)-1
  • Fresh cilantro ( finely chopped)-1 tsp.
  • Scallions (sliced)-1 tsp.
  • Vegetable oil for cooking
  • All-purpose flour-3/4 cup
  • Cold water- 3/4 cup
  • Salt- 1/2 tsp.
  • Black pepper- 1/4 tsp.
  • ingredients-orange-cauliflower
  • Juice of 2 oranges - 3/4 cup or 180 ml
  • Dark soy sauce- 1 1/2 tbsp.
  • Corn starch- 1 tbsp , dissolved in 1 tbsp of water.
  • Rice vinegar-1 tbsp.
  • Brown sugar- 1 tsp. or more, amount depends on the sweetness of your oranges.
  • orange-cauliflower-sauce


  1. Preheat your oven to 450 F /230 C.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk the batter ingredients together until well combined and lumps free. The batter should be thick to coat the cauliflower florets.
  3. Spray a baking sheet or a skillet with vegetable oil. Keep aside.
  4. Dredge florets in the batter, shake off excess batter and place on baking sheet/ or cast iron skillet.
  5. Bake cauliflower florets until golden brown , about 20 minutes.
  6. In a small pan combine the sauce ingredients and bring it to a simmer. Cook , stirring until sauce thickens.
  7. Pour the sauce over the baked cauliflower florets and toss to coat with the sauce. Sprinkle with cilantro and scallions. Serve with steamed Jasmine rice.
  8. how-to-make-orange-cauliflower
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Cuisine: Chinese