Arfatul's Riverside Tempura Embrace: A Crispy Delight with a Twist

Journey along the riverside of flavor with Arfatul's signature tempura batter. Featuring the unique blend of pea flour, smoky paprika, and fragrant dried parsley, this recipe promises a crispy embrace to your favorite ingredients. Perfect for those serene evenings by the river or any festive gathering. Dive into the instructions below to create the perfect tempura!

Arfatul Islam

9/25/20231 min read

Recipe: Arfatul's Riverside Tempura Embrace


  • 1 cup pea flour

  • 1 1/4 cup ice-cold water (or soda water for extra crispiness)

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (optional, for a lighter texture)

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley


  1. Sifting: Begin by sifting the pea flour, salt, baking powder (if you're incorporating it), smoked paprika, and dried parsley into a broad mixing vessel. This ensures you have a batter without clumps and spices that blend harmoniously.

  2. Mixing: Gradually introduce the ice-cold water (or soda water) to the sifted dry components, whisking as you go. Mix just until they blend; a few lumps are acceptable. Avoid overmixing, as it can result in a thick batter upon frying.

  3. Chill: Retain the batter's coldness for the best outcomes. Position the batter-filled bowl within a larger bowl filled with ice or use it straight after making.

  4. Dipping & Frying: Preheat your frying oil to about 350°F (175°C). Immerse your chosen items (like vegetables or seafood) into the batter, ensuring a consistent coat. Carefully set them into the boiling oil and fry till they're a golden hue.

  5. Draining: Once fried, extract the tempura pieces from the oil and place them on a cooling rack positioned over a baking sheet or on absorbent paper towels.


  • For the ultimate crispy outcome, always ensure your batter is cold and your oil is sufficiently hot.

  • The incorporation of smoked paprika imparts a captivating reddish hue and a smoky undertone to the batter. In contrast, dried parsley introduces subtle green dots and a gentle herbaceous flavor.

Whether you're a seasoned chef or a beginner, this Riverside Tempura Embrace is sure to impress. Perfectly golden and crispy on the outside with a hint of smokiness and herbs, it's a treat not to be missed. Happy frying!