Indian Broccoli Junka


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons gram flour (garbanzo bean flour), or more as needed
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil


Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a skillet over medium heat; add mustard seeds and cook until they crackle, 1 to 2 minutes. Add onion and cumin seeds; cook and stir until onion is translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Add ginger-garlic paste, chili powder, and turmeric; cook and stir until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.

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Mix broccoli into onion mixture; cook and stir until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Add water and salt; cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir gram flour into broccoli mixture; cook, stirring constantly, until broccoli is coated and doesn't stick to skillet, adding more flour if needed, 5 to 8 minutes. Drizzle 1 teaspoon oil over junka to serve.