How To Make Gluten Free Tempura (Recipe) グルテンフリー天ぷらの作り方(レシピ)

Enjoy crispy and savory gluten free tempura at home, this easy recipe is perfect for vegetables and seafood and the resulting batter is simply amazing.

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For Tempura

1 small Japanese sweet potato
⅛ kabocha squash/pumpkin
8 okras
Handful green beans (I use haricots verts, French green beans as they are thin)
8-10 large or jumbo shrimps
2 Japanese eggplants
4 cups (960 ml) vegetable oil
2” (5 cm) daikon radish

For Tempura Batter

½ cup (80 g) rice flour
1 large egg

For Tempura Dipping Sauce

¾ cup (200 ml) dashi (I use awase dashi. Kombu dashi for vegetarian)
3 Tbsp. gluten free soy sauce
3 Tbsp. mirin (make sure it’s Hon-mirin, not Aji-mirin) (See Note)

Instructions ▼


Hon-mirin is made by fermenting sweet rice and contains nothing else. Aji-mirin or seasoned mirin may include wheat. You can substitute mirin with (sake/dry sherry/Chinese rice wine) + sugar. Use this as guide: 1 Tbsp. mirin = 1 Tbsp. sake + 1 tsp. sugar.




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  • Hi Nami! Just wondering if you've ever experimented making tempura with regular gluten free flour mix and/or xanthan gum. I absolutely love your recipes by the way. Have a wonderful day!

    Andres Guraieb 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • As someone who's wheat intolerant, thanks for this

    John Fernandez 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • Hello Just One Cookbook you make great Tempura that it looks very delicious (^ ^!
    Thank you for writing the detailed recipe video!

    Umami Dream 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • I love you nami. You're the best.

    Andres Guraieb 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • Where did you buy the measuring cup?

    Elena Gan 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • Love it! Yup. Rice flour is gluten free. I think rice flour tastes better than wheat flour anyway~ Just not good for breads haha. though can make a pretty tasty flat bread.
    Squid Tempura would be pretty great. Either the chunk kind, or the long sliced style. (with or without tenticles)

    Zwordsman 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • Wonderful!! GF is important to quite a few people… 👍👌🏻

    Chris Dutton 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • hello! thank you for cooking recipes without gluten! if you know how to do gluten free gyozas would be a fantastic video! <3

    Vanessa Lamas 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • Woooo!! One of my favourite recipe, I'll try this week. Blessing fm Mexico

    Helen Rothenhausler 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • My wife has celiac disease and I really enjoyed this as I love to make her favorite things safe for her to eat! Thank you for sharing this!

    Nathaniel Bland 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • Thank you- we need more GF recipes 🙂

    Mrs. N’s World- rural Japan. 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • This absolutely blew my mind! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us :3

    sasamijurai27 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • Здравствуйте, а можно обычную муку положить вместо рисовой муки

    Karina 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • Thank you so much for coming up with gluten free recipes! I'm allergic to gluten so they will most definitely be helpful to me :3

    Digital Devil King 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • Thanks for doing a gluten-free recipe!! I never got to try most Japanese food before I found out I couldn't have gluten, so I'm super excited to see this!!

    supermelon 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • great recipe, will try this at home 🙂

    Aza Story 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • This is so great ! I'm a big fan of japanese and asian cooking / culture in general but I am gluten intolerant.. And I DO want to eat those croquettes, and tempura and everything ! Now.. I can ! Thanks a lot ! :3

    Kisses from France <3

    Cassiopée Comte 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • I know this might be a simple question, but can you use mochiko flour instead of regular rice flour? Or are they the same thing?

    Mowaii Yuyu 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • …Arigato, wonderful expert!

    MOVE 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • Amazing, Nami-so:)

    MOVE 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • It's so nice of you of reply every single comments 😀 I love your videos :3

    DatSuspicious 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • thank you so much for the Gluten free recipe. My daughter loves Japanese food and culture. but due to her Gluten allergy eating a lot of it is impossible for her. We are lucky that we have a local Japanese store nearby (Tokyo Central) that we are able to buy some gluten free Japanese foods for her. although she usually just gets sushi and I love the Onigiri that has the bonito flakes in it.

    Nancy McDonald 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • my favorite! I will have to try this recipe and put them in my udon 🙂 thank you Nami-san!

    yenajjang09 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • Pls. Cook miso soup vegetarian ….

    Yuki Onna 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • Thank you 😄 I can't wait to try this recipe, it looks so delicious 😍

    Nikki Seaman 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • mmmm… 美味しいです。I don't think I'll be able to find the kabocha squash or Japanese sweet potato, so I'll have to substitute it with a local squash and sweet potato. Luckily I live in the Caribbean, so getting seafood is easy.

    Jerry Pierreponte 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • Hi, I am wondering if it would taste better if it's not gluten free? What is the biggest difference in taste if it's gluten free?

    Dillon Lau 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • I love your receipes !!!

    Aurélie Lienard 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • i like the quality of your video…. is it new camera?
    nice tutorial as always nami =]

    nnn nyancat 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • Is there a way to make egg free (does not need to be gluten free). I have read that you can use mung bean somehow? Thank you for sharing. Also just made your daifuku recipe with adzuki beans from scratch very easy and delicious!

    Dee Lynn 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • My BFF is gluten-free. Thanks for this.

    GiantBlue1963 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • are the okras still slimy after they're fried?

    Silsilia Lienardi 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • Looks so delicious! Seems like a great way to get my portion of vegetables but also eat something a little healthier instead of fried chicken or fast food ^^

    Emily 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • don't care about gluten free

    Robert Greenhouse 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • Thank you so much for the GF recipe! Others would be great!

    Nia Edwards-Behi 20/10/2022 pm10:13
  • no more cooking sounds? 🙁

    Massive Troll 20/10/2022 pm10:13