Broccoli with Besan/Chickpeas flour


If you are thinking how to make your kids eat broccoli? Try this recipe. Very simple and delicious.

My mom explained this recipe over the phone. Basically she makes similar recipe using bell peppers. She asked me to try the same with broccoli.. Turned out to be yummy.


Broccoli florets  ( I guess i used 3/4lb)
2tbsp chickpeas flour
1/2tsp garam masala
1/2tsp red chili powder( adjust as per your spice level)
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
pinch of asafetida
pinch of turmeric powder
1tbsp of oil
Salt as per taste
1/2 tsp lemon juice


In a skillet add oil, once oil is hot add cumin seeds and asafetida. Once cumin seeds starts spluttering add broccoli, salt and cook covering with a lid. Meanwhile mix chickpeas flour, spices(red chili powder, garam masala and turmeric powder) and 1/4tsp oil. Once broccoli is cooked, sprinkle chickpeas flour and mix well (sprinkle water if it is too dry).  Once chickpeas flour is cooked with broccoli add lemon juice and remove from heat.

Serve with roti or just eat as a snack. Healthy and simple curry.



  1. Delicious preparation...Looks so yummy and healthy..

  2. This looks good Sailaja, will try it out.

  3. Such a healthy stir fry,prefect with rice.

  4. Healthy and delicious.Nice clicks too

  5. I sure wish I could Pin this recipe. :(

  6. Tried this out tonight, came out very well, thanks for the recipe(special thanks to aunty too).I think i'll do the same with Brussels sprouts too :-)