Tempura batter mix is a low-gluten flour mixture for delicate and crispy tempura without fail. Use it as a coating for veggies, seafood, and meats.
Tempura batter mix (天ぷら粉) is a convenient flour mixture for tempura. It contains cake flour, starch, baking powder, egg powder, and an emulsifier. Use it as a batter to deep-fry vegetables, seafood, and protein.
What Is Tempura Batter Mix
Tempura batter mix is a commercial mix that skips the hassle of preparing the batter from scratch. Unless it specifically says on the package it is not gluten-free.
Tempura batter is tricky; getting the proper water temperature and lumpiness can be challenging. The batter should be ice-cold and contain some lumps, and the oil temperature can be challenging to control. Using a mix is a fool-proof method for crispy and crunchy tempura.
How To Use
Follow the recipe on the package for the correct ratio of mix and water. Stir with chopsticks or an egg beater. You can dip whatever ingredient you like, such as shrimp, squid, chicken, sweet potato, zucchini, lotus root, mushrooms, eggplants, and carrots.
Deep fry in a neutral frying oil, such as vegetable, canola, or rice bran oil. For a nutty aroma and flavor, you could also use sesame oil.
Serve with flavored salt or dipping sauce consisting of soy sauce and dashi. You can also top it over udon for Tempura Udon or rice for Tendon.
Where To Buy
Find it at Asian and Japanese grocery stores.
How To Store
Seal opened packages tightly or transfer the contents to a container. Store opened and unopened packages in the refrigerator or freezer. Discard leftover tempura batter, as it will spoil.