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Broccoli Manchurian

Posted on: July 30, 2010

Location: Culinary / Main-dishes / broccoli manchurian

I had seen in English movies where the kids despise their vegetables especially broccoli. So somehow I had the picture in my mind that its disgusting..heheheh

Thanks to Rishika,  now we have started having most of the vegetables ;-). So I thought I should give broccoli a try. After buying it, the question was what dish to prepare ?  Broccoli does look like a cauliflower! so I decided  ill prepare the famous cauliflower dish in India,  ‘gobi manchurian’ with broccoli.:-)

Now my remark, broccoli tastes really good!!  Actually Ram and I liked it even more than cauliflower.

The other day I made sandwiches too with smashed broccoli and paneer 🙂

I fry broccoli by dipping it in corn flour mix/ besan mix. The besan idea was shared by my friend Nisha whilst i was staying as a paying guest. It doesnt taste like the ones u get in hotel, as they use Corn flour dips, but it tastes nice. So for a change u can try it out.

recipe :

Broccoli pakoda

broccoli – 1 medium size chopped

gram flour (besan) –  1 cup (add more/ less to get a thick consistency)

chilly powder – 1 tsp

salt -1/2 tsp

soy sauce – 1 tsp

oil – for deep frying

– cook brocoli in water for a 10-15 min till its soft

– make a batter by adding besan,  chilly powder, soya sauce and salt

– the batter should be thick so as to form a coating on broccoli without much dripping

– dip broccoli and fry it oil

– set aside the broccoli pakodas


onion – 2 medium size chopped

capsicum –  1 medium size chopped

garlic – 2-3 nos finely chopped

green chilly -2 slit

chilly powder 1/2 tsp

soy sauce – 2 tsp

tomato sauce- 3 tsp

corn flour- 2 tsp

– heat oil and add garlic.

– cook till the aroma comes (1 min) and then add onions and capsicum

– saute onions and capsicum in medium flame for 10 min

– add chilly powder, soy sauce,  tomato sauce and mix well

– add 1 cup water mixed with corn flour

– add more corn flour if required to get a thick gluey gravy

– once it starts boiling add the pakodas and mix well and let it cook for a couple of minutes.

– add more water if required as the pakodas tend to absorb water

– garnish with chopped spring onions and coriander leaves


1 Response to "Broccoli Manchurian"

Yes, manchurian with brocolli tastes better than cauliflower..!

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