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Simple Sticky Sesame Cauliflower

These sticky sesame cauliflower bites are sweet, savory, and crispy delicious. Plus, they are oven-baked - meaning no fryer necessary!
Calories: 1500kcal


For The Sauce

  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ginger grated
  • 1 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 2/3 cup Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1 tsp Cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil

For The Cauliflower

  • 1 Head Cauliflower medium
  • 2/3 cup all-Purpose Flour
  • 3 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2/3 cup Sparkling Water ice-cold
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Cornstarch


  • Preheat oven to 230C/445F. Cover baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Cut off large cauliflower florets from the stem and break them up into bite-size pieces. You should end up with 500g/1 pound of cauliflower florets
  • Dredge florets in ½ cup cornstarch. Shake off any excess cornstarch.
  • Whisk flour, 3 tbsp cornstarch, baking powder, paprika, garlic and salt. Pour ice-cold water and whisk until smooth batter forms.
  • Add the florets into the batter and stir to cover completely. You can use your hands to make sure you cover each florets completely
  • Place cauliflower onto a prepared baking sheet, making sure that you leave some space in-between each piece.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile make a quick glazing sauce by sautéing garlic and ginger in vegetable oil until fragrant (around 1 minute, stirring constantly). Add soy sauce and chili sauce
  • Whisk cornstarch and pineapple juice. Pour the mixture into the pan too. Season with some lime juice and continue cooking on a medium-low heat for 2-3 minutes, while whisking constantly. Leave to cool down
  • Combine baked cauliflower with the sauce, stir to coat. You can serve the dish right away of caramelize the glaze. For that you need to place coated florets on a baking sheet with a baking rack on top and bake cauliflower for 6-7 minutes at the same temperature


Calories: 1500kcal | Carbohydrates: 285g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Sodium: 7752mg | Potassium: 2159mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 106g | Vitamin A: 985IU | Vitamin C: 295mg | Calcium: 446mg | Iron: 9mg
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