Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  77
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  6 g
  • Fat  5 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  23 mg
  • Potassium  225 mg
  • Phosphorus  36 mg
  • Calcium  20 mg
  • Fiber  1.9 g

Cauliflower Manchurian

Cauliflower Manchurian is a popular Indian-Chinese dish. DaVita renal dietitian shares her kidney-friendly version. with lower sodium content.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Rupa from New Jersey.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 1 one-inch ginger root cube
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2 tablespoons rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 cups canola oil 


  1. Separate cauliflower into florets. Finely shred ginger root and mince garlic clove.
  2. Steam cauliflower in microwave for 12 minutes on medium setting, until soft but not mushy.
  3. Combine ginger root, garlic, spices and rice flour. Coat cauliflower uniformly.
  4. Heat oil. Deep fry coated cauliflower florets in hot oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Drizzle with lemon juice and serve hot. 

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Adjust chili powder for more or less heat.

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Cauliflower Manchurian

cathyan says:


I just bought a very large head of cauliflower and was wondering how many ways can I cook it, so thanks for the tip, I definitely will try this and I know it will be good

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