Japanese vegetable tempura is a popular vegetarian choice when eating at a Japanese restaurant, as most places will have a vegetable tempura on the menu. Tempura is deep-fried and battered vegetables. If you'd like to try making a vegetarian tempura recipe at home, this is an easy vegetarian
recipe to try. My favorite vegan tempura ingredient is sweet potatoes!
See also: Vegetarian Japanese cooking
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup water
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- oil for frying
- mixed veggies, any kind
Combine the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder. Slowly add the oil and water until smooth and creamy. Chill for at least 15 minutes.
Heat several inches of vegetable oil in a wok or large frying pan over high heat. Dip the vegetables in the batter, then drop in the oil. Allow to cook for about 3 minutes, until crisp and lightly golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
Enjoy your vegetarian and vegan tempura!