Chilli Chicken is always liked by people. Many vegetarian versions like Chilli Paneer, Chilli Mushroom and non veg versions like Chilli Fish is already there. So i planned to make this dish with Broccoli to add extra nutrition to our diet. It is a spicy Manchurian type of preparation.This is spicy with the addition of extra chilli powder in both fried broccoli and also in the gravy.

       I have to say this dish is really yummy and easy to make too. Paired with any Chinese dish really tastes amazing. You can make this dish very dry and eat as a starter too. Can add more water and sauces and made as pouring gravy too.

Chilli Broccoli

Preparation Time: 5 minutes  Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Category: Main Course (Dry) Cuisine: Indo-Chinese


To make Fried Broccoli:
Broccoli, chopped- half big head (1 cup)
All purpose Flour/ Maida- 6 teaspoons
Corn flour- 3 teaspoons
Baking powder- 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
Chilli powder- 1 teaspoon
Tomato sauce- 1 teaspoon
Soya sauce- 1 teaspoon
Sugar- big pinch
Salt- to taste
Oil- To deep fry

To make Chilli Broccoli:
Oil- 2 teaspoons
Onion, cubed-1
Green chillies- 2
Garlic- 3 big cloves
Capsicum/ bell peppers, cubed- 1
Salt- to taste
Sugar- 1/4 teaspoons
Chilli powder- 1 teaspoon
Tomato sauce- 1 teaspoon
Soya sauce- 3 teaspoons
Corn flour- 3 teaspoons
Spring onion, chopped-1


  • In a bowl add all purpose flour, corn flour, baking powder, chilli powder, tomato sauce, soya sauce, sugar, salt and water. Mix well as a semi thick slurry without any lumps. If you drop the batter from spoon it has to drop.
  • Dip the broccoli florets till the oil gets hot. Deep fry the florets in hot oil till crispy.
  • In another pan heat oil and add the onion, green chillies and garlic and cook till the onion colour changes to white.
  • Now add the capsicum and cook till white blisters starts to appear on the skin.
  • Add sugar, salt, chilli powder, tomato sauce, soya sauce and mix well.
  • Dissolve corn flower in 1/4 cup water and add and stir continuously.
  • Once the sauce starts to thicken add the fried broccoli florets and mix well till the gravy coats well and thickens. If needed add a teaspoon of oil and cook well till the floury taste leaves.
  • Garnish with chopped spring onion and serve hot.