Monday, May 10, 2010

Broccoli poriyal

Hope you all had a great 'Mother's day'. Mine was wonderful. we celebrated the Mother's day in the Church and crowned the Mother Mary's statue in our home by a home made flower wreath. The Father's message was very encouraging. He asked all the people to stand to get Mother's day blessings, as he wanted to bless each and every one for the motherly feelings at heart. Even the men were also honored, as they also play the role of a mommy sometimes:) Hubby presented me a beautiful pair of rose bud earrings and a brooch made of coral. That was my long cherished wish and somehow he presented me the same thing without knowing. That's romantic. Isn't it friends!

For today's post here is 'An Indianised version of broccoli stir fry'.

Whenever I see a vegetable, I always look for a way to add my native touch to it. Even the broccoli couldn't escape my tawa:) So here is a simple poriyal with the nutritious broccoli.



Ingredients:
Broccoli (chopped) - 2 cup
red onion - 1 (small)
any oil - 1 tbsp
fennel seed - 1 tsp
cilantro, curry leaf, mint leaf - few
red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
salt - to taste

Method:
Wash and clean the broccoli.
Chop it into medium size pieces.

Heat oil in a wok. Add fennel seeds and let them get red.
Then add the chopped onion, the leaves mentioned above and fry till the onion turns golden brown.

Then put the chopped broccoli and fry for a minute.
Add salt, red chilly powder, turmeric powder , garam masal powder, a handful of water and cook covered till the vegetable is cooked.

Take off lid and saute till all the moisture is gone.

Broccoli fry is ready!

Serving suggestions:
Serve as side dish with sambar rice or roti or any rice.

25 comments:

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Nice Poriyal.Healthy Recipe...

Pavithra said...

Thats always quick delicious and healthy curry... Yumm!!!!

Soma Pradhan said...

Hey I have Brocooli sitting at home for quiet some time now...Didnt know what to do of it..

Thanx for sharing the recipe at right time

Ms.Chitchat said...

Very healthy and interesting recipe.

Anu said...

Simple and delicious poriyal..

AshKuku said...

Well prepared poriyal..... & a quickie too....

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice idea to use broccoli this simple and delicious way...healthy one ,thanks for sharing viki

SathyaSridhar said...

Viki, EEpdi irukeenga.. Brocoli poriyal super ah irukku naanum ipdi thaan seiven en veetukaararukku rombha pidikkum,,,

Nandini said...

Aha! Super protein-packed poriyal! It's healthy and hot!

Priya said...

Thats a beautiful,quick and prefect poriyal..

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious recipe..happy mother's day

Chitra said...

Never cooked this..Loooks inviting :)

Priya said...

Happy mother's day..I hate broccoli,but u chopped it well to make it tasty..will try like this sometime...

Hari Chandana said...

simple and healthy one.. looks wonderful.. :)

Priti said...

This looks yet I hav not tried broccoli this way yet.looks gud

Asha said...

What a touching gift for you from hubby Viki, that makes me go "AHHH...! Enjoy, I got a camera from kids and son wrote a poem which made me tear up!:)

Love Broccoli, Porial looks yummy.

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Thats really romantic Viki :). Thats very nice to know men are also honoured. I have always avoided making Indianized dish with broccoli...urs look very gud. I should give a try.

Rachana Kothari said...

Thats a quick, healthy and delicious poriyal :)

Suja Sugathan said...

Nice one dear..quick and spicy..yummy!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Mothers day! Broccoli fry looks yum!

Malar Gandhi said...

Thats a wonderful mother's day gift. Broccoli curry sounds wonderful, never tred in our method so far...shld do in future.

Ann said...

Very healthy and simple recipe Viki.. Love this recipe.

Mangala Bhat said...

wow Healthy! Thanks for the recipe

divya said...

egg biriyani and broccoli is look very yummy and tempting.My 1st visit here ,You have anice collection of recipes.Following your blog.Do drop by in my blog some.time

Yasmeen said...

One of my favorite poriyals :D