Broccoli Pakoda


1 broccoli, cut into florets
small piece ginger
3 garlic cloves
2 green chillies
1 sprig curry leaves
2 tbsp coriander leaves
1/2 cup gram flour
1 tbsp rice flour
3/4 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp asafoetida
salt to taste
oil, for frying


  1. Boil water in a pan adding a pinch of turmeric powder and little salt. Add broccoli florets in this hot water for 2-3 minutes. Drain the water and keep it aside.
  2. Crush together ginger, garlic, green chillies, curry leaves and coriander leaves.
  3. In a bowl, add crushed mixture, gram flour, rice flour, chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, asafoetida and salt and mix well.
  4. Add water as required and prepare a thick batter. Add the broccoli florets into this and mix well.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and fry the marinated broccoli in 2-3 batches over medium flame until brown and crispy.
  6. Remove them from the oil and drain onto paper towel. Serve hot…

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