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Vegetarian Vegetable Tempura Recipe

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Vegetarian Vegetable Tempura Recipe
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 and vegan 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!

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 4 out of 5
pretty good, Guest sara

This is probably the best tempura recipe I've come across, but I made a couple changes. After I mixed it all up, it seemed pretty thick, so I added an extra tablespoon of water and stirred in an ice cube because I didn't feel like waiting for the batter to chill in the freezer. I only had carrots and white potatoes, but I was really in the mood for tempura veggies, so peeled them, cut them up, and boiled them for a little while until they were a little soft, and then fried them in about a half inch of oil, flipping them after a few minutes. They came out perfect!

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