Broccoli Ball 11

These broccoli balls are prepared in a hot air fryer and without oil. Vegan and perfectly crispy from the outside, you can not stop at one !

Broccoli Ball 11

There is nothing complicated about this recipe and I have posted a quick video on my Insta Page. You can refer to that, for a quick understanding.

Event-related to this post :

Well, the February month challenge in the ‘Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge’ group was the ‘Protein Rich Vegetarian Breakfast’, suggested by Renu. Well, I was partnered with Seema for this theme who gave me 2 secret ingredients Mushroom and Green chilies; and I gave her Soy Milk and Tofu. She prepared Blackberry Tofu Smoothie using those secret ingredients. And as usual, using my two ingredients I have also come up with these Besan Chilla with Mushroom Stuffing for the theme contribution.


Broccoli Ball 11

Broccoli Balls

These broccoli balls are prepared in a hot air fryer and without oil. Vegan and perfectly crispy from the outside, you can not stop at one !
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian


  • 1 cup Broccoli florets (steamed)
  • ½ cup Chickpeas (boiled)
  • ¼ cup Onion (chopped)
  • 2-3 no. Garlic clove
  • ¼ tsp Black pepper powder
  • ¼ tsp Paprika
  • Salt as needed
  • ½ cup Breadcrumbs


  • Place steamed broccoli florets, cooked chickpeas, chopped onion and garlic cloves in a food processor.
  • Pulse until everything is perfectly blended. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Add black paprika powder, paprika, salt and bread crumbs.
  • Mix everything and form balls of 1 inch size.
  • Air fry at 200 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes, turning in between.
  • Enjoy with sauce or a dip of your choice!
Keyword Air-Fryer Recipe, Baked Snack, Broccoli, No Oil Recipe, vegan



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  1. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    Sasmita, this is absolutely a wonderful recipe. Hubby usually doesn’t like to have stir fried or steamed broccoli. However, am sure if I were to make these broccoli balls he would devour them. Love this air fried recipe.

  2. Renu

    5 stars
    Good use of broccoli to make broccoli balls and can be packed as lunchbox or in wraps for picnics.

  3. Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    5 stars
    Such perfectly made broccoli balls! the colour and the texture call for the recipe to be perfect each time.

  4. Priya Iyer

    5 stars
    What a lovely way to use broccoli! The balls look perfect and absolutely delicious. 🙂 Love that there’s no oil used at all.

  5. Radha

    5 stars
    Awesome! This is a great way to include broccoli in the diet. I was looking for an air fryer version and this sounds and looks the best!

  6. Jayashree. T.Rao

    5 stars
    Broccoli balls made with chick pea looks delicious and a good way to enjoy snacks. Nice recipe.

  7. Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth
    Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth

    5 stars
    What an innovative idea… Love that it looks so close to falafels with brocoli hidden in it…

  8. Anu

    5 stars
    These broccoli balls looks so crisp and delicious. I have been looking ways to feed broccoli for my kids and I will give this a shot. Interesting recipe.

  9. Priya Vj

    5 stars
    Nice way to use broccoli and this will be a perfect appeptiser or even a healthy teatime snack during monsoon or winter . Air frying the broccoli balls makes it a guilt free indulgence.

  10. Preethicuisine Preethicuisine

    5 stars
    These broccoli balls are just amazing . Great way to incorporate broccoli in our diet apart from normal stir fries and curries. Very innovative recipe Sasmita.beautiful clicks.

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