Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Broccoli Poriyal/Broccoli Curry



Broccoli is rich in dietary fibre, minerals, vitamins, and anti-oxidants that have proven health benefits.

I used to cook broccoli with masala, like other veggies. It won't be tasty, yet we know broccoli is healthy. So, dutifully all of us would eat. But after I learnt this recipe from my aunty, it was not a chore any more. Even kids started liking broccoli.

This is very simple and quick recipe, which can be made in few minutes.


Broccoli - 1
Cut into small flowerets


Green chilli - 1 (slit into half)
or 1/4 tsp. of crushed red chilli

Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp.

Fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp.

Urad dhal/black gram - 1/4 tsp.

Asafoetida/hing - 1/8 tsp.

Curry leaves - few

Oil - 1 tsp.

Ghee - 1 tsp. (final addition)

Salt - to taste


Take the broccoli flowerets in a large microwaveable bowl. Toss the salt, sprinkle some water, combine well. Cook in microwave for 3 to 4 minutes. Broccoli is best eaten half-cooked, so do not cook through.

In a kadai/pan, add oil and the tempering ingredients. Once the mustard splutters add broccoli, mix well. You can transfer to a bowl, after a minute. Toss the ghee.

Serve with hot rice and ghee, it's a divine combination.


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