For the sauce: Put all of the ingredients into a bowl and toss to combine.
For the fritters: In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, turmeric and ground ginger. Add 1 tablespoon of canola oil and whisk in the beer. Set aside in a warm place because, like a bread dough
, it will puff up slightly.
Put the cauliflower in a medium-size bowl and use a small strainer
to sprinkle it with an even layer of the paprika
. Toss to coat.
In a large pot, over medium heat, add the remaining 6 cups of canola oil
and heat to 350 degrees F.
Prepare a baking sheet fitted with paper towels or a kitchen towel to drain the florets as they come out of the oil. Stir the batter slightly. To test the consistency of the batter and the temperature of the oil, put a couple of pieces of cauliflower on a slotted spoon or spider (Chef's Note: Alternatively, use your fingers), and submerge them into the batter. It should coat the pieces lightly. (Chef's Note: If the batter
is too thick, add a little water to thin it out. If the batter is too thin, sift
in a little more flour.)
Test 1 piece of cauliflower
to check for seasoning. Drain the excess batter and lower the cauliflower bite into the oil. It should bubble slightly and the cauliflower should gradually rise to the surface. Fry until golden brown on all sides and transfer the piece to a kitchen towel. Season with salt and, when cool enough, taste. Season the remaining uncooked cauliflower with salt, if desired, prior to dredging in the batter. Fry
the cauliflower in small batches and drain
on the prepared baking sheet. Season with salt, if desired, and transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish
with the Cilantro-Ginger Sauce
and serve immediately.