Broccoli Masala Vada recipe, How to make Broccoli Vadai(Easy Broccoli recipes)
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 10
  • ¼ cup chana dal
  • ¼ cup yellow split moong dal
  • ¼ cup Toor dal
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 dried red chilies
  • 250 g broccoli
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  1. Wash and soak 3 dal like ¼ cup chana dal, ¼ cup yellow split moong dal, ¼ cup toor dal, ½ tsp fennel seeds, 2 dried red chilies for an hour.
  2. After 1 hour, drain the water completely and rest in the stainer itself for 5 mins(make sure the water all completely drained)
  3. Grind the drained ingredients' to a coarse paste without adding water. Few dals as whole here and there should be there which gives crisp texture.
  4. Then transfer the mixture to a bowl.
  5. Take 5 to 6 broccoli florets(250g), add them to a mix of processor mince it. Transfer the minced broccoli to the dal bowl, add ⅓ tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp salt, chopped onion(i skipped), mint leaves, mix well.
  6. Take a small portion, shape them like a ball, and slightly flatten it.
  7. Arrange them in a plate ready to deep fry.
  8. Heat oil in a Kadai, check if the oil is ready by adding a pinch if it rises immediately then the oil is ready. Add a few vadais in batches.
  9. Deep fry them till golden brown, turning over both sides. Drain it and serve hot.
Adding mint leaves gives nice flavor too.
If you are going to add onions do not keep it long once shaped fry it immediately because onion will let out water making the dough watery.
The vada batter should be very thick and in coarse form. Then only you will get crispy vada.
If the mixture is a bit watery then add little rice flour or mix
Recipe by Prema's Culinary at