Tasty Fried Cauliflower with Sweet and Sour Sauce

A tasty side dish and very easy to make when in a hurry for a delicious dish.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


Fried Cauliflower:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon light soy sauce, or to taste

  • 1 pinch salt to taste

  • vegetable oil for frying

  • ½ head cauliflower, broken into florets

Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  • 1 (8 ounce) can pineapple chunks in juice

  • ½ cup tomato sauce

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch


  1. Beat flour, water, and egg together in a bowl to make batter. Stir in soy sauce and salt.

  2. Heat oil to a depth of 1/2 inch in a deep-fryer or large saucepan. Dip cauliflower in batter and fry in hot oil until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

  3. Combine pineapple chunks and juice with tomato sauce in a small pot to make sauce; bring to a boil.

  4. Mix water and cornstarch in a small bowl until dissolved. Pour into sauce; stir until thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve sauce alongside fried cauliflower.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

217 Calories
5g Fat
39g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 217
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 316mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 41mg 204%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 438mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.