Adding egg to any stir fry (poriyal) like beans, okra is common among Chennai people. I make such kind of egg stirfries for lunch pack. But I had never tried adding egg to broccoli until a friend suggested me. So if you are looking for innovative ways to cook broccoli, then here is one from my kitchen !
Broccoli - 2 cups (coarsely chopped)
egg - 2
salt - to taste.
onion - 1/2 cup (chopped)
green chilli - 3
curry leaf - few
mustard - 1/2 tsp
cumin - 1/2 tsp
urid dal - 1/2 tsp
coconut oil / olive oil - 2 tsp
Chop the broccoli into small florets.
Cut the onion, green chilli finely.
Heat oil in a wok.
Add mustard, urid dal , cumin and let the mustard crack.
Then add the chopped onion, curry leaf and saute till it gets tender.
Then add the chopped chillies, broccoli. Saute well.
Sprinkle a handful of water and cook covered.
Then add required salt.
It will get cooked in almost 6-8 minutes in medium heat.
Now move the stir fry to one side of the wok.
Break open two eggs and stir gradually with the broccoli pieces.
As soon as egg coats the hot stir fry, it would get cooked.
Broccoli egg stir fry is ready!
Serve as side dish with rice or chapati.
Can also be served as breakfast instead of regular scrambled egg.
Instead of whole egg, we can use egg whites too.