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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Brussel Sprout fry.

The Brussels sprout is a Cultivar group of wild cabbage cultivated for its small (typically 2.5–4 cm or 1–1.5 in diameter) leafy green buds, which resemble miniature cabbages. They contain good amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid and dietary fibre. Moreover, they are believed to protect against colon cancer, due to their containing sinigrin.
(Source : Wikipedia)

The common method is to just saute it in olive oil, throw some salt and pepper to get a side dish for any soup or bread.
But I tried my own version to make a poriyal or fry out of it. Hope you all like it.

Brussel sprout fry:

Brussel sprout (choose small ones) - 1/2 lb
Red onion - 1/2
fennel seed (sombu)- 1 tsp
oil - 1 tbsp
red chilly powder - 1 tsp
salt - to taste


Wash and clean the brussel sprout in cold water.
Quarter them.

Chop the onion finely.

Heat oil in a wok. Add fennel seeds. When the fennel turns red, add the onion and saute for a minute.
Then add the chopped brussel sprout and stir well.

Sprinkle some water. Add a little salt and cook covered till the vegetable is done.(5 minutes is enough). Over cooking may release unfavorable smell for some.

Then add the red chilly powder and stir till all the moisture is gone.

Brussel sprout fry is ready!

Serving suggestions:
Serve as side dish with roti , chapathi , sambar rice or curd rice.
The above said quantity can be served for 2 people.


Radhe said...

Hai viki,
really a very different recipe.want to give a try.......


Anupama said...

I've heard that brussel sprouts are very very nutritious and smelly at the same time. Haven't tried to cook with them yet. Do they taste bitter by any chance?

Sarah Naveen said...

Brussel sprout is onething i strtd eating aftr coming here in US.. i love it sooo much...
Looks really yummy!!!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

om use to cook with mutton kheema.....yummy

San!!! said...

Even i tasted them a week ago they were really delicious.Nice pic n good info.

Akal's Saappadu said...

I remember the first time I did this, and there was a bowl full of it intact even at the end of the meal,hehehehe none of us liked it;

maybe I didn't do it the way I should ....hehehe I should have added the Indian touch anyways, your Brussel fry sounds simple, quick and delicious! I should try your version now :)

prasu said...

wow..........nice post dear.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Thanks will definitely love it.
Anupama: yes dear, they are. So dont cook it over 5 minutes. It will result in release of Sulphur and it causes the strong smell:)
Sailaja: Nice info dear , thanks.
Sarah: Thanks da.
san: Thanks dear. Its my favorite too.
Vinolia: Yes dear..overcooking releases that smell. But our Indian touch and fennel will make a nice finish.
Prasu: Thanks dear.

Ann said...

Sounds Yumm and one of my fav fry!

Priya said...

Such a delicious way to cook brussel sprouts...lovely dish..

Ramya Bala said...

SImple yet delicous...will try soon Viki

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Unique and innovative recipe!!Looks tempting and healthy too!!Love it.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

I make it the indian way too..
Yours looks yum!

Tina said...

Never tried any dish with dis.....Looks delicious and simple...

shanthi said...

Delicious and simple

Sushma Mallya said...

sounds interesting viki...should try this delicious healthy dish soon

Chitra said...

Never bought this so far , will c ..Looks yummy :)

Suparna said...

hey viki,
Wow such a healthy veggie, havent made these at home at yet. looks easy and comforting

Nandini said...

Oooh! Those brussels look really cute and yummy! Looks scrumptious and appetizing!

kamalabhoopathy said...

I heard more about this sprouts but never tried. good job you showed the picture of it. This will be very useful to identify it when we see at market.

sowmya.s said...

i bought brussels once, but they did not turn out so good..your recipe sounds good..

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

I love to make kuram with these dear...ur fry looks so deliciousooo :)