Iraqi Cauliflower Fritters – عروك القرنبيط


This is a very delicious vegetarian recipe you can prepare as an appetizer, a side dish, or take to picnics. Iraqi people usually prepare these Cauliflower Fritters during Lent. There are different varieties and you can add to it herbs you like and make it your own. You can add to it curry powder and turmeric. You could add parsley or cilantro.


Iraqi Cauliflower Fritters – عروك القرنبيط



  • 1 medium head of cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped or medium onion
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper or curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Vegetable Oil for frying



Put the cauliflower and onion, or scallions in the food processor and pulse until well chopped. Transfer to a bowl. Add spices, flour, and baking soda and stir. Set aside for 10 minuted.

Heat oil in a pan.  Take a tablespoon of the mixture and form a patty. Drop the patties in oil. When the edges start to brown, turn to the other side.

When cooked, remove them and put them on a wire rack lined with paper towels to drain the fat. When cool, you can freeze them, and reheat them in the oven when needed.

Enjoy these Iraqi cauliflower fritters with pickles.

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