Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Broccoli Stir Fry - Indian Way 

I cant say I am a huge fan of this Vegetable, however , the bright Green Colour always intrigues me. However, I always scratch my head on how to cook without using it in pasta or without using Cheese. So this recipe is something I tried randomly with some Spice Powder that I had prepared in excess and it turned out to yum that I was eating it without wanting to share it with my hubby.


Broccoli - 1 Big Flower
Olive Oil / Butter - 2 Tablespoon
Salt - To taste
Gram Dal - 1 Teaspoon
Dry Red Chillies - 3-4 (Adjust to taste)


·         Heat a kadhai and add the Gram dal (Channa Dal) and roast it on low/Medium Flame.

·         After 30-45 seconds add the Dry red chillies and sauté.

·         Sauté till the Dal changes color slightly. Keep a close eye as if it gets too roasted it will taste bitter and won’t be edible.

·         Remove from the stove and allow it to cool to room temperature.

·         Once it is cooled, take this in a mixer jar and grind this into a powder. I grinded mine coarsely as I like it that way.

·         Meanwhile, in the same pan, add 2 Tablespoon of Butter and add the chopped Broccoli and sauté.

·         After couple of minutes, add required amount of salt and cover and cook.

·         The steam generated by covering the pan should be enough to cook the broccoli.

·         If you still think its not enough, then sprinkle very little water and sauté.

·         Once the Broccoli is 3/4th done, add the Coarsely done powder and Sauté.

·         Now sauté it without the cover for a minute or 2 and switch off.

·         The Broccoli should still be crunchy with a mild desi flavor from the freshly made Powder.