I’m sending these over to My Legume Love Affair (for the chickpea flour). MLLA was created by Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook and is being hosted by Dee of Ammalu’s Kitchen this month. Check out the roundup on Dee’s blog at the end of the month. I’ll be hosting MLLA in January 2012. I hope you stick around til then!
Baked Broccoli Pakoras
2 broccoli crowns, cut into florets (mine were on the small side)
1 cup chickpea flour
3/4 teaspoon garam masala
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon mild chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (because I was too lazy to mince fresh garlic)
1 tablespoon canola or sesame oil
3/4 cup water
Preheat oven to 450 F (or 425 on convection roast setting, if available). Combine all ingredients except broccoli in a small bowl until you have a smooth batter. In a large bowl, drizzle about 1/3 of the batter over the broccoli and stir to coat the vegetables. Drizzle another 1/3 of the batter and toss. Repeat with remaining batter.
Spread the broccoli on an oiled baking pan in a single later. Bake for 20 minutes, turning over once halfway through cooking.