The secret to a successful tempura batter is the ICE water. Just using cold water from the faucet won't do it.


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 heaping teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 cup ice water
  • 1 egg


Mix the egg and water then quickly add to the flour and baking powder. Don't worry about the lumps. Add your favourite vegetables. Deep fry until barely golden. Drain well. When cooled, any leftovers can be frozen then reheated in a toaster oven.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Submitted By: Teresa Johnson
Tempura Batter