Broccoli Manchurian


1 medium broccoli
1/4 cup ( 4 tbsp) all purpose flour
3-4 tbsp cornflour
1/4 tsp pepper powder
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 green chillies, chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tbsp tomato sauce
1- 1 1/2 tbsp red chilli sauce
3-4 tsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp sugar
1 small capsicum, cubed
spring onions, chopped
salt to taste
  1. Clean and cut broccoli into florets and keep it aside.
  2. In a bowl, add all purpose flour, cornflour, pepper powder, chilli powder and salt and make a  batter without any lumps adding about 1/4 cup of water.
  3. Dip the broccoli florets in this batter until well coated for about 15 minutes.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the marinated broccoli florets till crispy and golden brown.
  5. In another thick bottomed pan, heat 1 1/2 tbsp oil ( same oil used for frying broccoli) and add chopped onion, garlic and green chillies and saute well until onions are soft and lightly browned.
  6. Add cubed capsicum and saute for a minute.
  7. Add tomato sauce, soy sauce, chilli sauce and sugar to this and mix well.
  8. Then add 1-2 tsp cornflour mixed with 1/2 cup of water and mix well.
  9. When it starts to boil, add the fried broccoli florets and stir well for 2-3 minutes. Adjust the salt.
  10. Garnish with chopped spring onions and remove from flame…Serve hot…

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