Sesame Honey Cauliflower Bites

Cauliflower is one versatile vegetable. Cook it anyway you like and you will love the final dish. Of course I’m assuming that you like the basic flavor of this creamish – greenish vegetable. I first tasted ‘Honey Gobi’  long time back in Chandigarh  (India) and it was love at first bite. Like any other Indo-Chinese food, it’s not easily available in local restaurants here in U.S. Last Christmas, I tried to recreate this dish. My family liked it and so I’m sharing the recipe. I hope you enjoy it. If you have a better recipe for this dish please email me or share in the comments section.


Serves: 6
Level: Easy
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Ready In: 30 minutes
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Indo – Chinese




1 medium Cauliflower, you should get about 18 medium sized florets from it
5 tablespoons APF / Maida
¼ teaspoon salt and black pepper each
¼ cup water
Oil for deep frying


For sauce/ gravy
1 teaspoon oil
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
½ cup water
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon red chili flakes ( optional )
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
1 tablespoon chili sauce
½ tablespoon corn starch
½ cup water
⅓ cup honey
1 teaspoon white sesame seeds for garnish




Mix APF, salt, pepper and water and make a thick batter. Soak all the florets in this batter for 3-4 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a frying pan for deep frying. Fry all the batter dipped cauliflower florets until golden brown. Don’t over cook. Use a thick paper towel to absorb extra oil from fried florets.




To make the sauce, heat oil in a small pan and add ginger garlic. Saute for a minute on high flame. Now add water and rest of the ingredients except honey and sesame seeds. Once the water mixture boils , add honey and let it boil one last time. Pour this sauce over fried florets, garnish with sesame seeds and ENJOY 🙂


  1. This is one of the items I always order when I go out for Chinese food. This veggie version sounds so good!

  2. I’ve never tried Honey Gobi before, but it sounds fantastic. I’m bookmarking this one and will be grabbing some cauliflower at the market soon. Thank you!

  3. This looks amazing, I pinned to try it out. Thank for sharing!!

  4. I’ve always roasted my cauliflower but now I may have to try frying it to! They look delicious!

  5. Love the sound of this recipe as I’ve been looking for ways to present cauliflower!

  6. I do love cauliflower, and it wasn’t until recently that I really started eating it more often. Thanks for another lovely recipe!

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