Pan Fried Broccoli Pakora Recipe
Pan Fried Broccoli Pakora is a healthy Pakora which is made using a Paniyaram pan. It is a great option if you want to avoid eating Deep Fried Pakoras. These are very delicious and can be made for your Monsoon snacks along with your favourite beverage.
Pan 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.
A Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan is used to make the Broccoli Pakora, giving it a good taste and texture. The process of cooking pakora in a pan preserves nutrition and the addition of broccoli giving an added taste and nutrition for this classic tea time snack.
If you love broccoli, then this is a must try recipe. Fennel (saunf) 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.
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. Broccoli 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 are looking for more Pakora Recipes, here are some more that you can make for your Monsoon Snacks:
- 250 grams Broccoli , roughly chopped
- 1 Onion , thinly sliced
- 50 grams Gram flour (besan)
- 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf)
- 1 teaspoon Chaat Masala Powder
- Salt , to taste
- Sunflower Oil , as required
How to make Pan Fried Broccoli Pakora Recipe
To begin making the Pan Fried Broccoli Pakora Recipe, combine all the ingredients together in a bowl including broccoli, onion, gram flour, fennel seeds, chaat masala powder and salt.
Add water little at a time, to make a thick pakora batter. Check the salt, spices and adjust to suit your taste.
Preheat the Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan on medium heat; add a few drops of oil into each cavity. Spoon the Broccoli Pakora batter into the cavity and pan-fry them until it is browned and crisp on both sides. Each side will take about 3 to 4 minutes on low heat.
Once done transfer the Broccoli Pakoras onto a plate with an oil absorbent paper, so that it soaks up the excess oil from the Pakoras.
Proceed the same way with the remaining Broccoli Pakora Batter.
Arrange the Broccoli Pakoras on a serving platter, sprinkle some chaat masala, place some pickled onions by the side and serve it as a snack or as an appetizer for parties.