General Tso's Cauliflower Recipe

Archana's Kitchen
General Tso's Cauliflower Recipe
1603 ratings.

General Tso's Cauliflower Recipe is an American-Chinese based dish. It is not considered as the authentic Chinese dish which is said to be originated from the region of the province. General Tso's is primarily called as the "Manchurian" in many of the American Terms or the Indian Terms.

The dish is named after a Qing Dynasty who was a statesman and a Miltary leader. But the story has it that a Taiwanese chef prepared this dish when he opened a restaurant in New york to suit the American palate the dish was made sweet and saucy thus the dish came into existence. 

Serve the crispy General Tso's Cauliflower Recipe as a party appetizer 

If you are looking for more cauliflower recipes here are some:

  1. Pita Sandwich with Cauliflower Falafel and Roasted Vegetables
  2. Cauliflower Tortilla Recipe
  3. Cauliflower And Broccoli Au Gratin (BakedCauliflower & Broccoli In A Creamy Sauce) Recipe

Equipment used : saucepan

#In Association With Fresh Menu


Cuisine: Hunan
Course: Side Dish
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

45 M


4 Servings


    For Cauliflower
  • 1 Cauliflower (gobi) , cut into florets
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , cut into diamond
  • 1/2 cup Corn flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
  • Black pepper powder , to taste
  • Salt , to taste
  • Sesame seeds (Til seeds) , for garnishing
  • Oil , for shallow frying
  • Spring Onion (Bulb & Greens) , to garnish
  • For the General Tso's Sauce
  • 3 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • 2 inch Ginger , finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Corn flour
  • 2 tablespoon Red Chilli sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Honey

How to make General Tso's Cauliflower Recipe

  1. We begin making the General Tso's Cauliflower Recipe by blanching the cauliflower florets in a saucepan with enough water, cook the cauliflower till it is half done. Drain the cauliflower and toss it with some oil

  2. Toss the blanched cauliflower florets with cornstarch, baking powder,salt, and pepper. Heat a shallow pan with 2 tablespoon oil.fry the florets till it is crispy.

  3. Heat a shallow frying pan with little 4 tablespoon oil , fry the florets till it is crispy and light brown.

  4. Take another pan and heat oil, add ginger, garlic, and capsicum. Saute till it is done.

  5. Mix the cornstarch with the rest of the sauces mentioned in the list with 1/2 cup of water in a mixing bowl and add it to the pan slowly. keep mixing it gradually in order to prevent it from forming a lump, let it thicken and then add the crispy florets. Give it a toss.

  6. Garnish with sesame seeds and spring onions and serve hot.

  7. Serve the crispy General Tso's Cauliflower Recipe as a party appetizer