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Spicy Korean Cauliflower Bites Recipe

Spicy Korean Cauliflower Bites

Spicy Korean Cauliflower Bites

Course Side Dish, Snack, Starter
Cuisine Korean, Oriental


  • Vortex Air Fryer
  • Instant Pot Multi Pressure Cooker


Cauliflower Bites

  • Half head of cauliflower
  • 2 eggs
  • 85 g corn starch
  • 1 tsp garlic grated
  • 1 tsp ginger grated
  • 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


  • Cut the cauliflower into small bite sized pieces or your preferred size.
  • In a bowl add the eggs and cornstarch and mix until smooth.
  • Add garlic, ginger, onion powder, smoked paprika and salt and mix well.
  • 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.
  • Set Vortex to Air Fry and program the temperature to 200°C for 30 minutes.
  • Once the Vortex has preheated and you are prompted to Add Food, place the cauliflower pieces inside, and Turn Food when prompted halfway.
  • 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.
  • Once the pot is hot, lightly fry the garlic for 1-2 minutes
  • 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)
  • Once cauliflower bites are done, submerge into Spicy Korean BBQ sauce, then serve from a bowl.
Keyword Air Fryer, Instant Pot
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