Broccoli Fritters are easy to prepare and are so delicious made with broccoli and a great way to eat your veggies. As we all know that broccoli is very healthy and loaded with vital nutrients. Broccoli is a great source of vitamins K and C, a good source of folate (folic acid) and also provides calcium, potassium, fibre. Vitamin C – builds collagen, which forms body tissue and bone, boosts immunity and also helps in healing your wounds. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and protects the body from damaging free radicals and also protect your skin from premature ageing.
Not only that, but this recipe also contains flaxseeds. Flaxseed is a rich source of healthy fat, antioxidants, and fibre. The seeds contain protein, lignans, and the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, also known as ALA or omega-3. The nutrients in flaxseed may help to lower the risk of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.
These broccoli fritters are helpful for those who are trying to eat healthily. They are vegan, gluten-free and nutritious. As it is glutenfree, it can be enjoyed by people with any gluten sensitivity or celiac disease. These light, golden-brown broccoli fritters make a delicious vegetarian dinner or lunch — and kids love them, too! Low-carb broccoli fritters are actually crispy on the outside and soft inside with a lovely flavour and spiced up with cumin, coriander leaves and a touch of red chilli powder.
Ingredients of Broccoli Fritters
1 medium broccoli florets, (head)
1/2 medium onion, roughly chopped
1/4 cup coriander leaves, chopped
1/2 tsp green chillis, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup chickpea flour
2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 teaspoon salt
coconut oil, for frying
Place broccoli florets, onion, coriander leaves and garlic in a food processor and process until crumbly.
Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in chickpea flour, grounded flaxseed, cumin powder, red chilli powder and salt. Mix well and squeeze together like you are forming a dough.
Heat a flat pan and grease the pan with oil. Form into small round patties, and place the fritters in the skillet, reduce heat to low and cook fritters on each side for about 4 minutes until it turns into crisp and golden brown from both sides.
These are lightly fried and not deep-fried. You need to cover the fritters to make sure that the fritters are well cooked in the middle.
Serve it hot and enjoy it with salad and green mint chutney or coconut chutney or with healthy snake gourd raita.