Broccoli 65 is a super easy tasty dish. A new trial dish from my kitchen and it came out really well and toothsome. Except the deep fried part, I feel it is a healthy dish. The batter prevents the broccoli flower overcooking and gives nice crunchy texture to the dish. To eat a healthy tasty dish using little more oil in your dish does not matter.

       Even though it is little spicy my 3 year old liked it a lot. I have planned to prepare this dish less spicy in a regular manner atleast once a week, for his snack box. This can be eaten as a starter/ Appetizer or Tea time snack or even best Side dish with Rice and any curry (Dhal/ Sambar/Rasam). Make this Broccoli 65 at home and keep your family members healthy.

Broccoli 65


Broccoli, small bite sized pieces- 1 small head/ Half of a big head (200 grms)
All purpose flour/ Maida- 6 tablespoons
Corn Flour- 3 tablespoons
Ginger garlic paste- 1 teaspoon
Chilli powder/ Kashmiri chilli powder- 1½ teaspoons
Fennel seeds/ Powder- 1 teaspoons
Garam masala powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Lemon juice- few drops/ a squeeze
Salt- to taste
Oil- to deep fry
Curry leaves- to garnish
Red food colour (powder/ liquid)- a pinch/ few drops (optional)


  • Wash the broccoli head and cut the florets in to small bite sized pieces.
  • In a bowl add all purpose flour, corn flour, chilli powder, fennel seeds, garam masala powder, ginger garlic paste,  lemon juice, salt and mix well.
  • Now add water little at a time and till you get a thick but flowing batter  with out any lumps like bajji batter consistency. If you take and drop the batter from spoon it has to fall.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan to fry the florets. Once it reaches smoking hot reduce the flame and start to fry them.
  • Dip the florets and allow to coat the batter well in the florets and take them using hand or spoon and drop then in a hot oil; fry them on medium flame till crispy.
  • Add few curry leaves for each batch you fry to get the nice flavour of curry leaves.
  • Do not cook them on high flame if you do so inside of the florets will not get cooked and tastes raw.