If you’re wondering what the word “tikka” means, it is simply the term to refer to “small pieces” of typically chicken and sometimes lamb, but can also refer to small pieces of vegetables that is marinated in a yogurt based marinade with a chili spice mixture.
In this case, I made TIkka Cauliflower Bites served with Garam Masala Tomato Chutney, of course without the yogurt marinade as it really isn’t necessary for these delicious little bites. The end result is all full flavour, a chili bite with some heat that is substantial enough for any Super Bowl Sunday party table.
CAULIFLOWER TIKKA BITES with GARAM MASALA TOMATO CHUTNEY
Method of Preparation:
1) Boil cauliflower florets until cooked for about 5-7 minutes. Drain.
2) Preheat oven to 425F.
3) In a bowl, whisk together chick pea flour, rice flour, ARVINDA’S TIKKA MASALA and salt. Add water and mix well. Coat cauliflower florets with batter.
4) Oil a baking sheet and place coated cauliflower on a single layer. Sprinkle with nutritional yeast. Bake for 20 minutes until crispy. Garnish with cilantro.
5) GARAM MASALA TOMATO CHUTNEY: Stir together ingredients together in a small bowl. Serve as a dipping sauce.
1 small cauliflower head, cut into florets
1/8 CUP chick pea flour
1/8 CUP rice flour
2 TBSP. ARVINDA'S TIKKA MASALA
1/4 TSP. salt
1/8 CUP water
2 TBSP. oil
1/8 CUP nutritional yeast
2 TBSP. cilantro, chopped
GARAM MASALA TOMATO CHUTNEY
1/2 CUP crushed tomatoes
1/2 TSP. garlic paste
1/2 TSP. ARVINDA'S GARAM MASALA
1/4 TSP. salt