How to Make Tempura Batter


Tempura batter is primarily used to fry shellfish and root vegetables. Good tempura batter requires minimal beating and ice-cold water. The cold prevents the batter from absorbing excess oil so it stays crispy and light. Tempura mix is readily sold in supermarkets, but a homemade version is possible with water, eggs and flour.

How to Make Tempura Batter
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Things You'll Need

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1-1/2 cups ice-cold water
Step 1

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cornstarch in a large bowl.

How to Make Tempura Batter
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Step 2

Add the eggs, salt and water to the bowl. Beat the mixture with a fork until the flour is moist. Lumps may appear, but don't worry about that.

How to Make Tempura Batter
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Step 3

Coat seafood and vegetables immediately with the tempura batter.

How to Make Tempura Batter
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Tips & Warnings

  • Tempura is sometimes spelled 'tenpura' with an 'n'.


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