Fried Broccoli Pakoras is a delicious healthy tea time snack that you can savor without any guilt. The Pakora is filled with flavours from fennel seeds, chaat masala and is made without deep-frying, hence preserving nutrition of the vegetable.
By using Broccoli in our Diet you can reap various health benefits. Broccoli is a great anti-inflammatory and may slow down the damage to joints associated with osteoarthritis. it can aid in heart health by helping to keep blood vessels strong. Broccoli can help lower cholesterol because the soluble fiber in the vegetable binds with the cholesterol in the blood.
If you love broccoli, then this is a must try recipe. Fennel acts as a natural digestive and helps in ingesting the pakora with an ease. A cup of cooked Broccoli offers as much Vitamin C as an orange, and is very rich in beta-carotene. Broccoli contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc too. It is also high in fiber and low in calories.
Ingredients needed for Brocoli pakoda:-
- 400 gms Broccoli
- 1.5 cups Besan/Bengal Gram Flour
- 1/2 cup rice flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp Chilli Powder
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1 pinch of Hing
- 1 tbsp Oil
- 5-6 Drops Cooking Spray (if you don’t have spray you can substitute it with one additional spoon of cooking oil)
- 2 cups Boiling Water.
INSTRUCTIONS for Brocoli pakoda:-
- Boil 2 cups of water in a kettle or in a vessel
- Clean the Broccoli and remove the thick stalks, separate the florets roughly
- Pour boiling water over Broccoli pieces
- Drain the water immediately. Use a kitchen towel and slightly wipe the excess moisture from the broccoli
- Take a wide vessel add Broccoli pieces, besan, rice flour, turmeric, salt, chilli powder and 1 tbsp Oil
- Mix everything together. Ensure that the Besan+Rice flour mixture is coated evenly on the florets.
- 7. Preheat oven at 180c
- 8. Place Aluminium Foil on the baking tray and arrange the broccoli pieces.
- 9. Make sure they are not too crowded.
- 10. Now take the Oil Spray and spray them on the broccoli pieces.
- 11. If you don’t have spray then use a spoon and drizzle some oil on top of the floretsBake them in 180c for around 20-25 minutes.
- 12. By keeping the temperature at this range I felt the pakods turn out in a lovely golden brown color.
- 13. At around 15 minutes you can even turn the sides of broccoli florets that aren’t still crispy enough.
- 14. Once see you the golden crunch on the Broccoli pieces turn off the oven and serve them as a snack or side dish to Rice/Roti.