Sunday 7 December 2014

Broccoli Stir Fry / Spicy Broccoli Poriyal - Indian Style

Try this Indian style Broccoli stir fry / Poriyal which goes well with sambar, rasam or curd pair with steamed rice. You can even stuff this inside chapathi / bread for kid's lunch box!


Broccoli - 1 large (washed and cut into florets)
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Red chilli powder - ½ tsp
Coriander powder - ¾ tsp

Garam masala powder - ¼ (optional)
Salt - to taste

To Grind:
Tomato - ½
Ginger - 1" piece
garlic- 4 to 5 cloves

For seasoning:
Oil - 1 to 2 tbsp
Saunf / fennel seeds - ½ tsp
Green chillies - 2
Curry leaves - 1 sprig


Heat oil in a kadai; add all the ingredients under "For seasoning" one by one.

After it crackles, add chopped onion.  Fry till onion becomes translucent.

Now add grounded (tomato and ginger garlic ) paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder; saute for a while.

After that add the brccoli florets along with salt and give it a thorough mix.

Add water if required; close the pan with a lid and cook for 5 to 10 minutes till the broccoli becomes tender and water dries up.

Finally add garam masala powder (if using) ; give it a thorough mix.

Broccoli Stir - Fry is now ready to serve.


For variation; you can even add potato, soya chunks or chicken along with broccoli.

Adjust the water quantity and spice level to suit your taste.


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