Broccoli stir fry cooked in Indian style to suit our taste buds. Goes well with phulkas and as accompaniment for rice.
This is the first time I cooked broccoli at home, but I have had twice before in form of kofta and in sizzlers.
Both me and my hubby are not big fan of this vegetable, in fact Vj hates this veggie. So never thought of buying and cooking at home.
Because of its nutritional value I wanted to make my kid eat this one. He loves cauliflower, so I had a confidence that he might like as its looks resemble cauliflower.
And so I made along with fried rice one day and he just loved the combo. Now I am happy that I tried!
What I love
The ginger is the main factor that removes the broccoli's typical flavor and along with sambar powder, it just turns the whole stir fry to Indian style.
It's all about the ingredients we use and it's flavor that decides the recipe right.
Broccoli stir fry | Indian style
- 1 Broccoli Medium
- 1 Onion finely chopped
- ¾ teaspoon Ginger grated
- 1 teaspoon Sambar powder if not, replace with red chilli powder or curry powder
- 1 teaspoon Oil
- ½ teaspoon Mustard
- 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
- Cut broccoli into small bite size pieces as we do for cauliflower. Parboiled the broccoli that is boil water and cook in high for 1 minute, drain immediately.
- Heat a pan with oil (I used olive oil) and temper with the items given under the ‘to temper’ table.
- Add ginger, onion and fry for a minute. Add sambar powder, salt and just give it a stir. Add the broccoli florets and mix well.
- Keep in low flame and cook covered for 3-5 minutes, without changing its crunchiness.
- Do not over cook the broccoli.
Step by step method
1. Cut broccoli into small bite size pieces as we do for cauliflower. I parboiled the broccoli
2. Heat a pan with oil(I used olive oil) and temper with the items given under the ‘to temper’ table.
Add ginger, onion and fry for a minute, add the sambar powder (curry powder) and salt and just give it a stir and add the broccoli florets and mix well.
3. Keep in low flame and cook covered for 3-5 minutes, without changing its crunchiness.
Cooked Broccoli looks like this, switch off the flame.
You can have this as such too.
P.s. I took the step wise pictures with mobile, some came quite good, some are blurred. so you may notice differences in every picture quality.