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Cheesy Malai Broccoli

A delicious appetizer of broccoli. Wonderful, delectable, and drool-worthy, this broccoli recipe doesn't involve much time or ingredients.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian Cuisine.


  • 3 Cup Broccoli florets
  • ½ Cup Grated Mozzarella
  • 6 Tbsp Hung Curd/Yoghurt
  • 3 Tbsp Cream Cheese
  • 3 Tbsp Heavy Cream
  • Cup Grated pepper jack cheese
  • 1.5 Tsp Mint powder
  • 1 Tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt(Adjustaccording to your taste)
  • 2 Chopped Chillies (Optional)
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Lime /Lemon Juice


  • Boil broccoli florets for one minute.
  • Remove them in a bowl filled with ice water .
  • Towel dry them .
  • Make a marinade by combining everything other then mozzarella cheese.
  • Whisk this to make a smooth marinade.
  • Coat each broccoli crown with the marinade.
  • Leave them for 30 minutes .
  • Pre- Heat oven to 500 F.
  • Place a wire rack on a grill pan.Keep the florets on the wire rack.
  • Grill at 500f for 12 -14 minute.Take them out .
  • Gently apply grated mozarella on the florets.
  • Broil them at 500 f for 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove them from the oven and enjoy .

How to cook them in air fryer

  • Pre heat the air fryer on 400 f.
  • Air fry broccoli florets for 8-10 minutes.Your time can vary depending on your air fryer and size of the broccoli florets.
  • Apply some grated mozarella on top of them and air fry them again on 400 f for 1-2 minute.
  • Remove them from air fryer and serv them with a dip of your choice.
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