Friday, June 24, 2011

Broccoli Stir Fry | Healthy LBR

I have always loved the greeny and vibrant color of Broccoli and after reading the health benefits of Broccoli am totally into it. I am not sure where to get a good healthy broccoli in Chennai but the ones that I see in Reliance fresh look dead with no greeny colors... The florets would have turned yellow and it would look as if it was plucked weeks ago.
I hope its self-explained from this that I am always on the look out for fresh broccoli. When I was in RF for my weekend grocery shopping, I was surprised and happy to see a dozen of fresh broccoli peeping out. Ran to grab some and ended up with 2 lusciously green broccolis sitting proudly in my grocery bag. Was happy with what I got and decided immediately on what I would make with them. One for my broccoli stir fry and one for my broccoli salad. So here's my recipe for broccoli stir fry... Simple yet healthy and an easy LBR...

(i) No. of servings: 2
(ii) Preparation time: 20 mins
(iii) Spice level (rating out of 5): 2

~*What U Need*~

Broccoli florets - 2 cup
Large Onion - 1

Chopped ginger - 1 tsp

Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp

Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Oil - 2 tsp

Salt to taste

How I Made It

Clean the broccoli well.
Sprinkle few drops of water and microwave the broccoli in high for two minutes till it is crisp tender. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds
When the mustard seeds have spluttered, add ginger and curry leaves and saute for some minute

Add onions and sauté till brown. Add chilly powder and cumin powder and a pinch of salt. Combine well
Add the broccoli florets and toss till well coated, say 1 minute. Off the flame.

Serve hot with rice!!! I served it with paruppu saadam and the combination was good...

If you don’t have a microwave, steam the broccoli florets in water till half - cooked.

Note: Studies say that Broccoli is more beneficial when eaten raw... So try preparing fresh salads out of them. I prefer having them in salads than stir fry...

This goes off to HLI-Broccoli started by Kalyani and hosted by Vardhini

And to Quick and Easy Recipe Mela held at Spicy Tasty

Thats it for this week... Have a great weekend !!!

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  1. Even am on a broccoli spree from last week.. simple curry..looks perfect!!

  2. So simple and healthy stir fry.. looks very tempting.. thanks for the recipe dear !!
    Indian Cuisine

  3. Healthy and yummy. It would be great if you can enter your recipe in our "Quick and easy recipe mela". Looking forward towards your entry. Thanks

  4. Healthy, simple n delicious stir fry..

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  5. healthy stir fry !! loved the idea of adding onions to it !!

  6. Looks fresh, crunchy & healthy!!!! Love it :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  7. Truly healthy dear, irresistible stir fry! :D

  8. Broccoli stir-fry looks yummy! Im yet to see broccoli here in Bangalore though.

  9. Wonderful, healthy and yummy stir fry.

  10. So simple n yummy..and healthy too:-)


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