Spicy Korean Cauliflower Bites On A Dish

Spicy Korean Cauliflower Bites

Side Dish, Snack, Starter

Spicy Korean Cauliflower Bites

Spicy Korean Cauliflower Bites


Cauliflower Bites

  • Half head of cauliflower
  • 2 eggs
  • 85 g corn starch
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 450 g panko breadcrumbs

Spicy Korean BBQ Sauce (made in Instant Pot)

  • 65 g Korean chili flakes
  • 65 g Korean red pepper paste Gochujang
  • 65 g minced Garlic
  • 250 g corn syrup
  • 125 g ketchup
  • 12 g crushed pineapple
  • 1 tbsp of white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp of sunflower oil


  1. Cut the cauliflower into small bite sized pieces or your preferred size.
  2. In a bowl add the eggs and cornstarch and mix until smooth.
  3. Add garlic, ginger, onion powder, smoked paprika and salt and mix well.
  4. Take one piece of cauliflower and submerge it in batter, then coat in panko. Apply pressure with hands so panko sticks. Repeat this with all cauliflower bites.
  5. Set Vortex to Air Fry and program the temperature to 200°C for 30 minutes.
  6. Once the Vortex has preheated and you are prompted to Add Food, place the cauliflower pieces inside, and Turn Food when prompted halfway.
  7. While this is cooking, you can create the Spicy Korean BBQ sauce in your Instant Pot. Select the Saute function and drizzle oil into the bottom of the Inner pot.
  8. Once the pot is hot, lightly fry the garlic for 1-2 minutes
  9. Add all remaining ingredients and gently simmer on low for 20 minutes. (If this sauce finishes before the cauliflower bites, then press Keep Warm until the Vortex program has finished)
  10. Once cauliflower bites are done, submerge into Spicy Korean BBQ sauce, then serve from a bowl.

Side Dish, Snack, Starter

Air Fryer, Instant Pot