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Broccoli Bajji

 Published 2007-Oct-27   Updated 2019-Oct-15

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Broccoli Bajjilu, Broccoli Pakoras, Broccoli Fritters, Indian Style Deep Fried Broccoli)

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Broccoli is a vegetable that resembles cauliflower and belongs to the family which also includes cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts, collards and kale . Broccoli has many green colored fleshy flower heads, on a thick, edible stalk. The entire thing looks like a mini tree.

Broccoli Bajji is very low in saturated Fat and cholesterol but a good source of Protein, dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Potassium, Vitamin E, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Selenium and Manganese. Most important, broccoli contains a substance called Isothiocyanates, which fight and help prevent cancer.

Bajjis are traditional south Indian dish prepared for special occasions. It is very common in any street fares and sea shores. There are various types of bajjis and making them is less time consuming. You can substitute different vegetables instead of broccoli to get different bajjis like potato bajji, cauliflower bajji, onion bajji, raw banana bajji, mirchi bajji (milagai bajji), appala bajji etc.

Recipe for Broccoli Bajji

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4-6


  • Gram flour (Besan) - 1 cup
  • Rice flour (or Corn flour) - 2 tbsp
  • Red chili powder - 2 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1 pinch
  • Salt – to taste
  • Broccoli – 1 whole (2-3 cups when separated into florets)
  • Water - as required
  • Oil - 1/4 cup ( for frying)


  1. Mix thoroughly gram flour, rice flour, red chili powder, baking soda and salt to make bajji flour.
  2. Add water gradually to avoid lumps and make a smooth paste.
  3. Heat oil in kadai.
  4. When the oil is hot enough, dump few broccoli florets in the bajji batter.
  5. When the florets are completely coated with the batter, put the florets in the oil and deep fry.
  6. Drain excess oil in a paper towel. Serve hot with tomato ketchup when the bajjis are crisp.


  • Don’t overcrowd the kadai. Fry few florets at a time.
  • Broccoli florets can be substituted with other vegetables like cauliflower florets, onion, potato slices, raw banana slices, bread slices etc.

Serving Broccoli Bajji

  • Broccoli Bajji can be served as an evening snack with tomato ketchup as a dip. 
  • Broccoli Bajji can also be served as a side for variety rices.
  • Enjoy it along with a cup of hot tea or coffee.

Broccoli Bajji


  • You can add some sliced onions, curry leaves, cashews and mix with the batter along with the broccoli florets and mix well. Take small portions and fry in hot oil to make broccoli pakodas. Yummy!!

Broccoli Bajji

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Comments (7)

Person   ()
Broccoli produced in my kitchen garden.
Person   ()
Made it loved it....
Person   ()
Nice. Enjoy!!
Person   ()
hing and ajwain too can be put in borocilli bhaji to make it tastier and healthy
Person   ()
Thanks for the tips.
Person   ()
any items without oil please let me know.
Person   ()
Hi Raji, You could try any of these broccoli recipes.

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Comment by ankita bhansali   
          what florets means..........
Reply :-
          Hi Ankita, Florets are small individual flowers. When you cut vegetables like cauliflower or broccoli, they look like small flowers and are referred to as florets.

Comment  by aan mary on 20 March 2009 04:14AM              
           Good recipe .
Reply :-
        Thanks Ann.

Comment by Parimala on Fri 12/21/07 7:41 PM    
    Good Idea - Broccoli Bajji          
           Hi, I tried the broccoli bajji and it was a winner for me as my husband doesnt touch them. He likes bajjies and by this way i made him eat broccoli too.. Thanx
Reply :-
        Good to hear that you tried the bajjis. Broccoli is very very nutritious and bajji are a good trick to make anyone eat vegetables.

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