Tempura Vegetables

These crispy little morsels are so delicious, that it is quite a task not snacking on already cooked ones while waiting for another batch to cook.  They are a yummy accompaniment to any meal; as a meal on their own and make for an unusual starter for dinner guests paired with a choice of different dipping sauces.  These are great (albeit not the healthiest option)  to coax little ones who are not so keen on eating their veggies.

Tempura Vegetables



1 extra large egg
190ml ice water
125ml cake flour
125ml cornstarch
5ml baking powder
5ml sugar
3ml salt


Your choice of thinly sliced veggies

e.g. brinjal, onions, asparagus, mushrooms, yellow/red peppers, marrow, potato


  1. Whisk the egg and iced water together.
  2. Add the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, sugar and salt and stir until combined.  The batter should look lumpy.
  3. Dip your veggies into the batter and fry a few at a time in oil until golden brown.

Drain on brown paper.

Submitted by:  Mandy Frielinghaus, Mauritius


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