Broccoli recipes - My experience


If some one is interested in new varieties on recipes on Broccoli, here it is which speaks of my experience in preparing these recipes. This is good for health for cancer and heart diseases. It has nutritional value if it is boiled and is rich in vitamin C.

Introduction:


Until it got in the news of cancer treatment, I have no knowledge about it and I was surprised to see which was similar to cauli flower but in dark colour in the super market called Nilgiris where I used to visit to buy groceries. I was about to ask the shop keeper in the vegetable section, he only told it is broccoli which tempted me to buy and came home and try my own recipes.

I hope you can like these and may be helpful.

Broccoli Soup:


Ingredients:

Broccoli - 1 number
thinly sliced green coriander - 1 tsp
finely cut mint - 1 table spoon
Chopped ginger - 1 table spoon
Chopped garlic - 1 table spoon
Salt to taste
Pepper powder to taste
Oil to fry
Corn Flour - 4 table spoons
tomato sauce - 2 table spoons

Preparation Method:


Separate the broccoli into stems and flowers and put the flowers in hot water and boil the stems either in pan or in pressure cooker and smash the stem and keep them separately.

Mix the corn flour in water and make solution by boiling with nice stirring and add the tomato sauce after cooling.

Keep the pan and pour oil to get little heat and fry chopped ginger and garlic add the solution of corn flour mixed with tomato soup. As the solution is slowly boiled add the mashed broccoli stems and stir gently as to get it thick coated and last add the flowers which was already half boiled in hot water. Once the thickening is arrived, switch off the heat.

Now decorate it with coriander, mint and serve which has a nice odour and pleasant look.

Broccoli Pudding:


Ingredients:

Semolina – 1 cup
Sugar – 2cups
Ghee – 6 table spoons
Cardamom to taste
Cashew Nuts – 6 nos
Broccolli stems – 2 cups

Preparation Method:


Keep the broccoli stems boiled in pressure cooker and smash.

Fry the semolina(suji ) in a dry pan and boil the water of 2 cups.

Put the sugar in the boiled water till it get mixed well. In this solution add the cardamom and mashed broccoli to get a thick solution.

Now add gently the fried suji and stirring should be gently done until it get to thicken and finely boiled.

Now add 5 tsps of ghee so that the mixture is coming to the level of pudding.

In a separate pan, fry the cashew nets heated in 1 tsp of ghee and spread on the pudding and now it is ready to serve.

Broccoli sabji as a side dish to Roti/Rice


Ingredients:

Broccoli – 2 numbers
Onion – 2 numbers
Garlic – 10 numbers
Ginger - a small piece to taste
Tomato – 1 number
Chopped Coriander – 3 tsps
Mint to taste
Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
Chilli powder – 3 tsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
Mustard – ½ tsp
Salt to taste
Oil to fry

Preparation Method:


Onion, tomato, garlic, ginger may be grinded in a mixture to bring it to a gravy.

Separate the Broccoli flowers and stem and flowers can be boiled lightly in a hot water and stem may be boiled in a pressure cooker and keep them separately. In a pan, put oil and fry the mustard and add the gravy add water to boil. Once the gravy has come out nicely(It will be seen with the oil come on the top of the gravy), add broccoli stems and flowers and stir gently.

Now add salt, chilly powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder and stir again till every thing mixes nicely and boil for few minutes.

While bringing down, garnish this with chopped coriander and mint leaves.

Now this is ready for taken along with roti/rice to serve.


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Comments

Guest Author: srpbhushan.k29 Apr 2013

Hi, I know about broccoli and its health benefits, but I am not sure where to get it as it was not easily available in local markets. thanks for mentioning Nilgiris. I recommend my cousins & friends to try getting it.

Since it is similar to Cauliflower, I consider it as an alternate to cauliflower and use it in vegetable kuruma. I also make Broccoli pakoda just like Gobi pakkoda...

Guest Author: Saad30 Apr 2013

The time the contest of festival dishes, actually I was trying one by one dishes and happy to present my experiences here and I tried one more fried rice with broccoli and wanted to append it but at that time it was approved but I shared it in forum and now it is my favourite item to be in my shopping carrier whenever I visit nilgiris.



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