Easy General Tso’s Cauliflower Recipe


With this hot and fresh recipe for Easy General Tso's Cauliflower, you can make a favourite takeaway dish meatless.  


FOR THE CAULIFLOWER: – 1/3 cup cornstarch – 1/3 cup all-purpose flour – 6 cups cauliflower floret – Vegetable oil, for frying FOR THE SAUCE: – 1 Tablespoon cornstarch – 1/4 cup soy sauce – 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil – 1/4 cup dried whole chilie – 1 Tablespoon minced garlic – 1 Tablespoon minced ginger – 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar – 1/4 cup hoisin sauce – 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar – 1 cup vegetable stock – 1 Tablespoon sesame oil – Sliced scallions, for garnishing



MAKE THE CAULIFLOWER:- Mix 1 tsp kosher salt and ⅛ tsp pepper with cornflour and flour in a medium bowl Place cauliflower pieces in basin and stir.   


Step 1

Add 2–3 inches of vegetable oil to a large heavy-bottomed stockpot over medium-high heat. Place paper towels on a platter. After heating the oil, shake off any excess flour mixture from the cauliflower pieces and add them in batches.   


Step 2

Turn cauliflower in batches till golden brown. Transfer the cooked cauliflower to the paper towel-lined platter with a slotted spoon, then create the sauce.  


Step 3

MAKE THE SAUCE:- Stir cornflour and soy sauce into a slurry in a small bowl. Reserve the sludge.  


Step 4

Put the veggie in a large saucepan over medium heat. After heating the oil, add the chilies, garlic, and ginger and stir frequently until the garlic is golden brown, about 1 minute.  


Step 5

Mix in rice wine vinegar, hoisin, brown sugar, vegetable stock, and sesame oil. Add the slurry, boil, and cook until the sauce thickens to syrup, about 1 minute. Serve the cauliflower after stirring to coat.  


Step 6


– Calories: 324kcal,  – Carbohydrates: 51g,  – Protein: 6g,  – Fat: 12g,  – Saturated Fat: 6g,  – Cholesterol: 1mg,  – Sodium: 1374mg,  – Potassium: 529mg,  – Fiber: 4g,  – Sugar: 22g,  – Vitamin A: 125IU,  – Vitamin C: 73mg,  – Calcium: 56mg, – Iron: 2mg


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