Did I share my recent love for broccoli ?!! Yeahhh… It’s been Broccoli all through this month…Broccoli soups, Broccoli Stir Fry, Broccoli pepper dry . . . .This baby sized baked broccoli tots recipe I stumbled upon, turned out to be a super-hit!! 🙂  If you are a Broccoli addict or looking for ways to make this good for you veggie, this is a MUST TRY!

Ohh wait, there is also an Indian twist to the actual recipe my husband came up with…Read on to find out 🙂

brocolli tots


Step 1 : Blanch Broccoli florets in hot water for few mins and chop finely. Alternatively, you can just pulse them in a blender just for a few seconds. Do not make a fine paste of it.

Step 2 : To the broccoli mixture, add in rest of the ingredients. Take about 1 Tbsp of the mixture and roll into tiny cylindrical shaped tots.

Step 3: Grease an Oven tray and place the tots. Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F for 20-25 mins, flipping until done. Relish with ketchup 🙂

  • Be aware to remove all the water from the Broccoli, you cannot make them into baby tots if it still has some water content in it.
  • Increase the amount of breadcrumbs/add some all purpose flour for binding if you find it getting soggy.
  • Place the tots on a well greased aluminium foil to avoid it from getting stuck to the bottom of the pan and save yourself some cleaning time!

Here comes the twist as promised!:)

We used some leftover mixture shaped into small round balls and cooked them in a traditional Indian Paddu maker. Served as a great appetizer!! Sorry about not clicking many pictures at this stage. Got too excited and finished it all in one go!!!

For all of you not familiar, this is how a traditional Indian Paddu / Appam maker looks like!

Promise to upload more pictures next time I make this!

What more ?

Broccoli has just 30 Calories in a 1/2 Cup serving!! 

Furthermore, a cup of broccoli has as much protein as a cup of rice or corn with half the calories.

Need more reasons to try this ? 😉

Until next time,

Stay happy,  healthy and guilt free!!

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