This Delicious Broccoli Tikki Is Sure To Change Your Mind
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Broccoli is one vegetable that doesn’t enjoy a huge fan base. While thinking of broccoli makes us picture all things healthy and nutritious, for most of us it isn’t really a tasty veggie. A humble vegetable that is said to have been first grown about 2,000 years ago in Europe, broccoli gets its name from the Italian word ‘broccolo’, which means a ‘cabbage sprout’. Due to its distinct taste, a lot of people (mostly kids) do not prefer having it on their plates. However, this cruciferous vegetable is a powerhouse of nutrients with multiple health benefits. 

A rich source of antioxidants that help foster immunity, protect heart and skin damage, broccoli is enriched with fibre, helps assist digestion and weight loss too. Besides being rich in antioxidants, broccoli has ample amounts of Vitamin C too. What’s more interesting is that broccoli has a low Glycaemic Index, so diabetics can also include it in their diet. Boil the vegetable and serve as is, and you’ll see the majority of people being picky about it. Try making a flavoursome and crispy tikki out of it, and watch them drooling over broccoli for a change.

People who lead a healthy lifestyle are aware of the fact that they can reap multiple benefits out of this vegetable, and they might be happy with the boiled broccoli for their lunch too. But to make those picky eaters happy, one must innovate to make it yummy, and that is when our recipe of broccoli tikki comes into play. Broccoli is a versatile veggie that you can make into endless delicious dishes. From paratha, soups and salad to pastas and more, broccoli can be added to a lot of things. Here we have an easy recipe for broccoli tikki that you can prepare at home.

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In this recipe, broccoli florets are first put in a microwave, sealed in a plastic bag for 10 minutes. It is cooled down and then mixed with mashed potato, bread crumbs and salt along with chillies and a host of spices and dry fruits including coriander, garam masala, raisins, and chaat masala, to make a firm dough. They are then made into round tikkis, and shallow fried in a hot wok until crisp and golden brown.

If you want you can add more spices and nuts of your choice - including ginger, black pepper, peanuts and cashew nuts. Many people also add loads of cheese before rolling out tikkis from the prepared mix, for a new spin.  

This super easy and quick snack recipe, packed with nutrients and flavour has us drooling, and we can’t wait to prepare during those hunger pangs in the evening. Isn’t it a perfect snack to go with your shaam ki chai? Also, now that the monsoon season is round the corner, this broccoli tikki can be a good idea to experiment with instead of the usual pakoras and aloo tikkis. 

Click here for the full recipe. Try it and let us know your experience.