Spicy Tenderstem® broccoli Pakora

Spicy Tenderstem® broccoli Pakora

These Indian-style pakoras are guaranteed to wow dinner party guests, and are surprisingly simple to make. Serve them with a raita dip for a show-stopping starter.

Preparation time

20 minutes

Cooking time

10 minutes



Dietary requirements

  • Gluten free

Nutritional information per serving

  • kcal 449
  • Fat 22.3g High
  • Saturates 2.1g Low
  • Carbs 38.6g
  • Sugars 5.8g Low
  • Fibre 8.5g
  • Protein 4.9g
  • Salt 0.34g Low


  1. Heat enough oil to deep-fry the pakoras in a medium saucepan or deep fat fryer.

  2. Mix the Tenderstem, potato and onions together in a bowl.

  3. In a separate large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and spice, and season with salt and pepper.

  4. Toss the vegetables in the spiced flour mixture, then pour in the eggs and 100ml cold water. Mix well to form a thick batter that coats but clings to the vegetables, adding a little more water if necessary.

  5. Test the oil is hot enough by adding a cube of bread – it’s ready when it turns golden-brown in 15-20 seconds. Once hot enough, begin adding 1 rounded tablespoonful of the vegetable batter at a time, lowering each spoonful into the oil and frying for around 5 minutes until the pakoras are golden brown and the veg is tender. Cook a couple at a time, being careful not to overload the pan. Drain well and leave on kitchen paper for a few minutes. Repeat until all the mixture is used up.

  6. Meanwhile, mix together the cucumber, yogurt and mint, season and serve with the hot pakoras.

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Nutrition information for Tenderstem® broccoli is based on lab analysis of the raw product commissioned by Tenderstem® broccoli. Please note, nutrition may vary due to origin, methods of storage and preparation, and freshness.

Nutrition analysis of recipes featured on the Tenderstem® broccoli website is calculated by a registered dietitian using McCance and Widdowson's The Composition of Foods, Seventh Edition, but may vary slightly depending on the specific ingredients used. Analyses do not include optional ingredients or suggested accompaniments unless specific amounts are given. If there is a range in the amount of an ingredient, the smaller amount is used. When a recipe lists a choice of ingredients, the first is used.