Monday, November 3, 2014

Broccoli Poriyal/Ajathno/Dry Curry


Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 500 gms of broccoli
  • 1 green chili/ red chilly, chopped
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp channa dal
  • 1/2 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
  • 10-12 curry leaves/kadi patta
  • a pinch of turmeric/haldi
  • 1-2 tbsp oil
  • 3-4 tbsp fresh grated coconut/kokos raspeln
  • 5-6 shallots
  • salt as required
How to Prepare ?
  1. rinse and chop the broccoli into small pieces. soak them in hot water and 10 mins and rinse again. Clean the shallots and chop them.
  2. Now time to prepare the seasoning ,heat the oil in a pan , add mustard seeds , urad dal  and channa dal .fry till the mustard seed pops out , now add curry leaves, jeera and green chilly. ( be careful ...make sure that you don't burn these !! )
  3. Now add chopped shallots and saute for 3-4 mins. Now add chopped broccoli , turmeric powder and fry it for 2 mins with a continuous stir. Close the lid and cook for 10-15 mins  till the broccoli cooks completely. Keep checking the pan in between and add little water if required.


  4. At the end add salt, and grated coconut/kokos raspeln and give a nice stir.and switch off the flame
  5. This goes well with Rice and Rasam.

Note: If you want to make it little more interesting and if you are OK with high calorie food, you can add cashew nuts as well along with seasoning.