Malai Broccoli

Malai Broccoli

Blanched and yogurt marinated Broccoli is air fried till perfection.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 8-10 Medium Size Broccoli Florets
  • 1/2 Cup Greek yogurt /Hung Curd
  • 2 Tbsp Heavy Cream(Its optional)If you are making this healthy ,don’t use this)
  • 1/2 Tsp Crushed black pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Crushed fennel
  • 1/2 Tsp Red pepper flakes
  • Pinch of salt (Because we are blanching broccoli in salted water.)
  • 1/3 Cup Mozzarella cheese (grated) its optional.


  • Take a big deep pan.
  • Boil sufficient amount of water .Add 1 teaspoon of salt.
  • Drop broccoli when the water starts boiling.
  • Remove it in one minute and drop it in a bowl full of ice water. This will stop the cooking process and broccoli will retain the green colour.
  • Now dry the broccoli with paper towel /you can keep it in a strainer for 10 minutes as well.
  • Mix everything required for marination and marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Cover it and keep it aside.
  • Place it in the air fryer for 10-12 minute on 370 f.
  • Now sprinkle some grated cheese on top of it and grill again for 1-2 minute till the cheese is melted.
  • Remove from the air fryer and serve it with dip and sauce.
  • Alternatively you can bake this on 400 F for 7 minutes each side..Time can vary according to oven.
  • You can make it in a pan as well . just brush a non stick pan and heat it . After its hot place broccoli on it . 4-5 minute on each side will be ideal for this but you can always increase or decrease the time according to your preference.
  • Serve it with dip /Chutney of your choice.

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