The other day I just seemed to be unable to stop eating. I found myself rather nibbly and that is out of character for me, I am generally not a snacker or in-between meals eater.
I took out the 2 heads of broccoli I had in the fridge and stared at them. I was not enthusiastic about eating it. As you probably know, when you want a snack, you want something in which you can truly indulge. I decided that I was going to batter and fry the broccoli. I ate it very warm with some sour (which it definitely needs).
To be frank with you, I ate it because I had made it and would feel guilty about wasting food. For me, it tasted just okay. I thought that I'd post about it because it might be the kind of thing that someone else would enjoy.
2 large heads of broccoli; florets separated
1/2 cup split-pea powder
1/4 cup corn starch
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3/4 teaspoon table salt
Oil for deep frying
- Add the split pea powder, corn starch, baking powder, cayenne pepper and salt to a medium bowl and mix thoroughly
- Add water to make a batter (not as thick as a pancake batter but not as thin as a crepe batter, you're looking for something in-between). Set aside batter
- Heat oil to 350 degrees in a karahi, wok or deep pot/pan
- Add florets to batter and toss to coat thoroughly
- Shake off excess batter from each floret and fry in batches
- Drain on paper towels
- Serve very warm with sour or a chutney of your choice