Broccoli is a vegetable I started enjoying after coming here..but now have it in the fridge almost always. It doesn't take well to being over cooked or being smothered in spices and gravy so most of the Indian veg recipes make it limp and tasteless.
But stir fry it or steam it with nothing more than some garlic and red chili flakes and it tastes crunchy and juicy at the same time.
There is no recipe for this... just heat a wok/cheenachatti/ or pan with some olive oil(or sesame oil) and add 2-3 cloves of garlic sliced finely. When the garlic starts to brown, add the chili flakes, broccoli florets, 2-3 tbsp of water and some salt. Cover and cook for 3-5 minutes on medium high heat. It cooks further after you remove it from the flame, so under cook it for crunch. Do not leave it covered, else it gets brownish and loses its glorious green.
- Add some butter in the end.
- Add a squeeze of lemon juice and pepper.
- Steam it plain and toss with creamy salad dressing.
- Steam it and along with cucumbers, carrots, red peppers,toss with olive oil, lemon juice, salt,pepper and sumac.