How to make Japanese Tempura

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Hi Tea.

Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), spinach leaves

Cuisine : Japanese

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Japanese Tempura

Japanese Tempura Recipe Card


In Japanese cuisine consists of food is cooked in a specific way based on the culture and tradition of Japan. The traditional cuisine of Japan comprises of rice with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients. The side dishes often consist of fish, pickled vegetables and vegetables cooked in broth. Fish is common in the traditional cuisine. It is often grilled, but it may also be served raw or dipped in a light batter and deep-fried.
Japanese cuisine has now become popular throughout the world. As of 2011, Japan has overtaken France in number of Michelin starred restaurants and has maintained the title ever since.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Japanese Tempura Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) (maida), for dusting 1/2 cup + for dusting

  • spinach leaves 8-10

  • green zucchini cut into fingers 1 small

  • yellow zucchini cut into fingers 1 small

  • red bell pepper deseeded and cut into fingers 1 small

  • rice flour 1/2 cup

  • cornflour 1/2 cup

  • Brinjal 1 medium

  • black pepper powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • drinking soda 1/2 cup

  • Oil for deep-frying


Step 1

Cut brinjal into thin slices.

Step 2

To make batter, combine rice flour, cornflour, refined flour, pepper powder, salt and 1 cup ice cold water in a bowl. Whisk well ensuring that there are no lumps. Add drinking soda and whisk well into a pouring consistency batter.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a wok.

Step 4

Dust spinach leaves in refined flour, dip in batter and coat well and deep-fry in hot oil till crisp. Similarly, repeat the procedure with brinjal slices, zucchinis and bell peppers. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 5

Serve hot with sweet chilli sauce.

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