My love for Indian food started in high school, and one of the first few dishes I ate were vegetable Pakoras - basically fried veggies (for those who are familiar with Japanese Food, it’s like the tempura of India).  These are super easy to make, and are a great appetizer. Even if you’re not a fan of Indian spices, these are super mild….not to mention this recipe is also gluten free!

Broccoli Pakoras

Prep Time

10 Minutes
Cook Time

15 Minutes
Total Time

25 Minutes

Serves 2


  • 16 oz Frozen Broccoli Florets (Thawed)
  • 1/2 tsps Coriander
  • 1 tsps Salt
  • 1/2 tsps Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsps Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsps Garam Masala
  • 2 minced Garlic Cloves
  • 3/4 Cups Water
  • 1 Cups Chickpea Flour


  • In a large bowl, combine Chickpea Flour, Crushed Garlic, and all the spices. Mix together thoroughluy.
  • Add in the water until it forms a batter. Dip the broccoli florets into the batter. Meanwhile heat up your deep fryer to 350 degrees. From the batter, drop the florets directly into the fryer and fry til a nice golden brown color. *don't add too many at a time, you don't want them to start sticking together!
  • Once a medium golden brown, remove the florets from the oil and set on a drying rack so that any excess oil can drip off. Sprinkle with a little salt while they're still hot!