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 123
  • Fat 6.5g
  • Saturates 1.2g
  • Carbs 11.1g
  • Fibre 1.6g
  • Protein 4.9g


  1. Heat oil in a deep medium saucepan

  2. Mix vegetables together in a bowl

  3. In a separate large bowl, blend flour, baking powder and spices with plenty of salt and pepper

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

  5. Once the oil is hot (test it by adding a cube of bread - it should golden-brown in 15-20 seconds) you can begin adding the vegetable batter. Shape the mixture into portions, about a rounded tablespoonful at a time

  6. Lower the pakoras into the oil a couple at a time, being careful not to overload the pan. Fry for around 5 mins until the pakoras are golden brown and the veg is tender. Drain well and leave on kitchen paper for a few minutes. Repeat to use remaining mixture

  7. Meanwhile, mix together cucumber, yogurt and mint, season and set aside. 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.