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Vegetable Tempura

Spice Islands®

Vegetable Tempura

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

1 -1/2 cups batter, enough for 4 cups of vegetables


3/4 cup Argo® Corn Starch

1/4 cup flour

1 teaspoon Argo® Baking Powder

2-1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Garlic Salt

1-1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Onion Powder

1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Fine Grind Black Pepper

1/8 teaspoon Spice Islands® Cayenne Pepper

1/2 cup water OR beer

1 egg slightly beaten

Enough for deep frying Mazola® Corn Oil

4 cups cut-up vegetables, such as zucchini, carrots, onions and/or mushrooms


Combine corn starch, flour, baking powder, garlic salt, onion powder, black pepper and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl. Add water and egg; stir until mixture is smooth.

Heat 3 to 4 inches of oil in a deep pot over medium heat to 350˚F.

Dip vegetables into batter, stirring batter occasionally. Fry a few vegetables at a time, turning once, 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.

Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.

Recipe Variation: 1-1/2 pounds raw, peeled shrimp can be substituted for the vegetables.

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