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- 1 head of broccoli, divided into florets
- 100g flour
- 2 tsp turmeric
- pinch of chilli powder, or more if you like
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 large egg
- 150ml water
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- oil for frying e.g. vegetable or groundnut
- salt and pepper
Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Step 1Blanch the broccoli in plenty of salted water for 3 minutes, then drain and leave in the colander to dry out. Sieve the flour, turmeric, chilli and cinnamon into a mixing bowl. Add a generous pinch of salt and the cumin (dry fry the cumin seeds if you have time).
Step 2Beat the egg in a cup, slowly whisk it into the dry ingredients to form a smooth paste, then gradually whisk in the water. Roughly chop the broccoli, add to the batter, along with the onion and garlic, and season. Next heat a layer of oil - about 1cm - in a frying pan until it sizzles energetically when you drop a little batter in the pan.
Step 3Drop tablespoons of the batter into the oil; when they begin to colour at the edges, turn, cook for another min, then place on a couple of pieces of kitchen roll to drain.
Step 4Keep in a warm place until serving.