Saturday, August 24, 2013

Broccoli Kola Urundai/Broccoli Balls

Broccoli is one the most hated vegetable in my home before few years, but now its one of our most favourite vegetable. Recently i tried my hands in making a fantastic starter aka snacks with this antioxydant rich vegetable, yes i tried kola urundai with broccoli florets. Usually kola urundais are prepared with minced meats, but somehow we do make kola urundais with veggies like raw banana,banana blossom. Since i chosed this week's blogging marathon with after school bites as theme, am posting this healthy, addictive and very crispy snacks.

You can serve very well this broccoli kola urundais for any occasions,these balls are definitely a crowd pleaser and quite easy to feed anyone with this veggie. Personally making kola urundais with broccoli is one of the best way to sneak this healthy vegetable and its a kid's friendly dish. Once you finished frying these balls, just serve your kids and see how fast these crispy balls will gets vanish. Am sure this kola urundai will become a family favourite if you prepared them at home. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#31.

1no Small broccoli head
1tbsp Fennel seeds
1tsp Poppy seeds
2nos Garlic cloves
4tbsp Coconut
4nos Dry red chillies
7tbsp Roasted gram/pottukadalai
1no Onion (chopped finely)
Few curry leaves
Oil (for frying)

Grate the broccoli and saute it in a pan with some oil until they get shrinks and the water gets evaporated.

In the same pan,heat few drops of oil and saute the chopped onions,curry leaves until the onions turns transculent.

Grind the poppy seeds,coconut,garlic cloves,fennel seeds,dry red chillies as fine powder.

Also grind the roasted gram as fine powder.

Now take the sauteed onions, cooked broccolis, grinded spice powder, roasted gram powder and salt in a bowl.

Mix everything well to form a dough.

Pinch out medium sized balls from it and keep aside.

Heat the oil for deepfrying. Drop the rolled balls to the oil..

Fry in medium flame until they turns golden brown,drain the excess of oil with a paper towel.

Serve with ketchup.


  1. very very delicious and wonderful innovation .. no one can beat your combo's and healthy innovations aks :)kola's look super delicious :)

  2. Ive never tasted broccoli ever, cant think of hw it shall taste, but the recipe sounds interesting :)

  3. delicious kola ...Nice innovative recipe

  4. these look yum! can be used with manchurian sauce too. Very innovative!

  5. Very healthy broccoli balls..I like the flavors in it.adding fennel and gram flour will surely make it delicious.

  6. Priya, such lovely pictures..and the snack sounds great..I love that sauce next to the balls..

  7. They look so cute, love the green popping from inside

  8. very innovative recipe and surely i am going to try this.

  9. Wow , those tiny balls looks crunchy and yummy!

  10. very intelligent to use brocolli, looks very interesting

  11. wow..amazing recipe..healthy way to eat our favorite food...

  12. Really innovative recipe akka... :)

  13. i dunno hw you manage to do it everytime....those veggies are just like clay in your hands.....lovely!!

  14. So nice Priya u have done it again yet another innovative and healthy balls for kids so yumm my kid loves broccoli

  15. love the green and healthy koftas!

  16. Yummy looking urundai. Love the addition of broccoli.

  17. Really novel vegetarian kola urundais. Cant stop with one, I am sure

  18. wow aks samma addictive and healthy starter :) love the green inside superb

  19. I love the way you have plated akka:)

  20. Haha, we too hate this veggie.. Now I know what to make of these to include in my diet.. Looks very inviting :)

  21. Really a very superb way to feed children!Looks awesome Priya


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