Tuesday, April 24, 2018

BROCCOLI STIR FRY

BROCCOLI STIR FRY

Broccoli, which is part of the cauliflower family, ranks as one of the healthiest vegetables as described in this article in Medical News Today. More often than not, broccoli is used in baked or cooked form in Continental cuisine. Elsewhere in this blog, you will find the recipe for an extremely healthy and delicious Broccoli and Almond Soup.

Since broccoli has an attractive green colour for greater visual effect, in this dish it has been paired with red or yellow capsicum/bellpepper.

I wanted to try out broccoli in some Indian recipe and have adapted this from Broccoli Stir Fry in Swasthi's Recipes.  We enjoyed this with hot rotis.



Ingredients:
  • Broccoli broken into Florets,  300 grams
  • Green or Yellow or Red Capsicum, chopped, 1 cup
  • Cumin Seeds, 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger, finely chopped, 1 tsp
  • Garlic, chopped, 1 tsp
  • Onion, thinly sliced, 1
  • Tomato, chopped, 1
  • Turmeric Powder, 1/4 tsp 
  • Chilli Powder, 1/2 tsp or to taste
  • Kitchen King Masala, 1/2 tsp
  • Peanuts, dry roasted and powdered coarsely, 2 tbsp
  • Oil, 1 tbsp
  • Salt, to taste

Method:

Wash the broccoli florets and blanch them by immersing them in hot water and a little salt for about 5 minutes, then rinsing them in cold water. Drain away the excess water and keep aside.
In a thick bottomed kadhai, heat 1 tbsp of oil and when it gets hot, on medium heat add the cumin seeds. When they sizzle add the chopped ginger and garlic and saute until they change colour and give off a good aroma
To this add the thinly sliced onion and saute till they turn slightly pink and transparent
Now add the chopped tomato, turmeric powder and salt. Saute till the tomatoes become soft
Add the chilli powder and the Kitchen King masala. Mix well and saute
Add the blanched broccoli florets and the chopped capsicum. Mix well and cook for a couple of minutes till the capsicum and broccoli get done and are well blended with the masala. Ensure that the capsicum remains firm and crunchy and is not overcooked.
Finally sprinkle the coarsely powdered roasted peanuts
Mix well and serve hot with rotis