June 18, 2011

Broccoli Stir Fry..

Fastest recipe ever..
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.


Torviewtoronto said...

stir fry looks wonderful

Bharathy said...

I am hearing abt those yummy kozhi ada /chicken samosas for the first time! Perfect anytime snack :)

We dont get broccoli here and rarely if around will be much expensive..Would love to try the stir fried version next time I get it :) coz the recipe is so easy and good!!

In the garden, I have pavakka and manithakkali cheera which yields well..Red cheera is done. Amarappayaru is yet to flower.. ..Yam has just given a one inch shoot ..cherry tomatoes have disappointed me :(... Kariveppila holds the most part of the garden though..:)

cook from doha said...

this is an easy broccoli dish......een i have posted one broccoli stir fry........just check when u r free..........

Myra said...

Shaheen, i
I love broccoli,it's so versatile,have you ever tried Broccoli soup? Mmmmm
yours Myra xx

Shabs.. said...

:D....That's what is called manapporutham:)....This is one of my favorite recipes with brocolli, I too make it on and off and its simply tasty alley. Cnt believe how much of flavour garlic and chillies brings to broccoli!!

Suman Singh said...

Love broccoli and this is simply delicious.

Manju said...

mm..mm..mmm. Brocolli and garlic, you can never go wrong with that combo :)