5 from 1 vote
Vegan Tandoori Spiced Cauliflower Wings
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Super fragrant, a little spicy, crispy AF. These cauliflower wings are your new favorite way to eat cauliflower!

Course: Main Course
Author: Lauren Hartmann
For the Wings
  • 1 head Cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1/2 C. Almond milk or non dairy milk of choice
  • 1/2 tsp. Lemon juice
  • 1/2 C. Water
  • 1 C. All purpose flour
  • 1/4 C. Corn starch
  • 1 Tbsp. Garam Masala
  • 2 tsp. Smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. Cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • A few pinches Beet powder or vegan red food coloring for color(optional)
  • Light oil for frying
Curry Mustard Dip
  • 1 C. Vegan mayo
  • 2 tsp. Curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Mustard, dry
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Make the dipping sauce if you plan to use it. Whisk together the mayo, curry powder, mustard and salt and pepper. Set in the fridge while you make the cauliflower wings.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the almond milk and lemon juice. Let sit for a minute. Then whisk in the water.

  3. Now whisk in the flour a little at a time, then the corn starch. Whisk until fully combined. Now add the garam masala, paprika, cayenne, salt and beet powder or food coloring if using. Stir to combine. 

  4. Start heating about an inch of oil in a cast iron skillet or pot. Heat to about 325 degrees or so. Once the oil is hot, start dipping the cauliflower florets into the batter, coat completely. Add a few pieces of cauliflower to the oil at a time. Fry on each side for about 2-3 minutes until cooked through and crispy. Reduce heat as needed. 

  5. Once they cauliflower is cooked through, scoop out and place on a paper towel. Repeat with all the cauliflower until it has all been fried. Serve immediately with dipping sauce if you like! 

Recipe Notes

If you prefer a healthier method, you can use an air fryer for these, or bake at 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until crispy. 

If you bake them, make sure to spray the baking sheet with non stick spray. 

If you can't find Garam Masala, here is a link to a great easy recipe option form allrecipes.com.