Wednesday, November 8, 2023



Growing up in India, I had never come across Broccoli in my younger days. It was only when we started visiting the United States that I tasted this veggie. It was then that I came to know that it is considered to be one of the healthiest vegetables. These days, of course, broccoli, (which belongs to the cauliflower family), is easily available in India. While it is mostly used in baked or cooked form in Continental cuisine, we in India have adapted its use to our popular dishes too. 

Elsewhere in this blog, you will find the recipes using broccoli, such as:-

Today's recipe is for an easy to make yet yummy stir fry made with broccoli and garlic. 


  • Broccoli, medium sized, 1
  • Garlic Cloves, 6-7 
  • Onion,  medium-sized, 1 
  • Cumin Seeds, (Jeera), 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli Powder, 1 tsp
  • Oil, 1 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice, 1 tsp
  • Salt, to taste


Wash the broccoli and break them into florets. Immerse these florets in water adding a little salt.
in a colander 
Peel and chop the garlic
Finely chop the onion 

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a kadhai and on medium heat add the cumin seeds  and when they sizzle add the chopped garlic
Saute till the garlic becomes slightly golden and gives off a good aroma. To this add the finely chopped onion and saute till it becomes translucent. Now add salt and chilli powder and mix well.

Next add the broccoli florets, mix well and sprinkle a little water
Cover and cook on medium heat till the broccoli gets done
Take care that the broccoli does not get overcooked. It should be cooked yet remain crunchy
Switch off the gas
Finally squeeze a tsp of lemon juice on to the Broccoli Garlic Stir Fry
Mix well and transfer to a serving bowl
Serve as an accompaniment to the main meal 


  1. This sounds wonderful! And is so accessible to me, a Westerner. I can’t wait to try it! I’ve got all the ingredients in my house right now. Thank you Shobana! This will be the best broccoli I’ve ever eaten.

  2. Thank you so much! I am sure you will enjoy this dish.


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