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Tempura Recipe

Tempura is a popular Japanese dish that consists of lightly battered and fried vegetables or seafood. It is a delicate and crispy dish that is perfect for a light and flavorful meal. Here is a detailed recipe for making tempura at home:



  • - 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • - 1/2 cup cornstarch

  • - 1 tsp baking powder

  • - 1 cup ice-cold water

  • - 1 egg, beaten

  • - Vegetables or seafood of your choice (such as shrimp, bell peppers, sweet potatoes, zucchini)

  • - Vegetable oil for frying

  • - Salt and pepper to taste

  • - Tempura dipping sauce (soy sauce, mirin, and dashi)


1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, cornstarch, and baking powder.

2. Slowly add the ice-cold water to the dry ingredients, stirring gently to combine. Be careful not to overmix the batter - it should be slightly lumpy.

3. Gently fold in the beaten egg to the batter, being careful not to overmix.

4. Heat the vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

5. Dip the vegetables or seafood into the batter, making sure they are fully coated.

6. Carefully place the battered vegetables or seafood into the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Fry until golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes per side.

7. Remove the tempura from the oil and place it on a wire rack or paper towels to drain excess oil. Season with salt and pepper while still hot.

8. Serve the tempura hot with the dipping sauce on the side.

  • - Make sure the oil is at the right temperature before frying the tempura. If the oil is too hot, the batter will brown too quickly and the inside will be undercooked. If the oil is too cold, the tempura will absorb too much oil and become greasy.

  • - Do not overcrowd the pan when frying the tempura. Fry in small batches to ensure even cooking.

  • - Make sure your ingredients are dry before dipping them in the batter to ensure a crispy coating.

  • - Use ice-cold water in the batter to create a light and airy texture.

  • - Do not overmix the batter, as this can result in a tough coating.

  • - Serve the tempura immediately after frying to maintain its crispiness.

  • - Feel free to experiment with different vegetables and seafood to create your own unique tempura dishes.

With this detailed recipe, you can now make delicious tempura at home that rivals any restaurant-quality dish. Enjoy the light and crispy goodness of this Japanese classic!

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