BROCCOLI STALKS PORIYAL


BROCCOLI STALKS PORIYAL
Broccoli stalks poriyal is completely new to me. Usually I used to discard the stems while making broccoli salads. I got this idea when I saw a show of Chef Jacques Pippin. He used chopped broccoli stalks while preparing risotto. I am sure it must have tasted good because this poriyal did not taste anything like broccoli at all. Even people who are not big fans of broccoli (like my hubby) are sure to like this one. I prepared this healthy poriyal to go as a side dish with rice, kozumbu, okra fry, and pappads. It was a yummy meal :)

INGREDIENTS:
1. Broccoli stalks from 3 large heads.
2. Onion, small, 1.
3. Green chilies, 1-2 depending upon spice level.
4. Mustard seeds, ¼ teaspoon.
5. Urad dhal, ½ teaspoon.
6. Ginger-garlic paste, ½ teaspoon, (optional).
7. Salt as per taste.
8. Curry leaves and cilantro for garnishing.

PREPARATION:
Remove the green part from the broccoli stalks and cut them into small bite-size pieces. Dice the onion finely and slit the green chilies into two. Heat a pan with a teaspoon of oil. When the oil is hot enough, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then add the urad dhal and fry for a few seconds until it turns brown. Add the diced onions and green chilies and sauté for a few minutes until they are tender. Then add ginger-garlic paste and the cut broccoli stalks and mix everything well. Add 2-3 tablespoons of water along with salt and cook closed under low flame for 5-7 minutes until everything is cooked and turns dry. Garnish with curry leaves and cilantro and serve with rice or rotis.

33 comments:

Parita said...

Broccoli stalks poriyal is new to me..dish looks yummy..nice one gita :)

Priya said...

I never discard the broccoli stalks, i usually add them while making soups,making out poriyals is a genius idea Gita!

Asha said...

Lovely! I love Broccoli stems as well, so yummy. Good one Gita!:)

Shama Nagarajan said...

looks yummy and simple dear..truely a comfort one....join in my second special event and enjoy it

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Sometime we just discard those stalks but here you made them as a poriyal wow lovely...

Pooja said...

Nice idea to make curry from stalks Gita..Looks yummy..

Cham said...

Never used the stalks only, poriyal is good idea :)

Ann said...

Hey,thats a great idea..have some with me..would love to try..thanks gita..Love broccoli in any form.

Valarmathi said...

Broccoli poriyal is new to me. Looks delicious.

Vrinda said...

Like u said i too discard brocoli stalks,not anymore..Thanx for this wonderful recipe..

littletastebuds said...

looks yummy.I always try to use stalks.Good recipe.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

what a healthy dish!

Varsha Vipins said...

Yummy n healthy Poriyal Gita..:)

Yasmeen said...

Tasty poriyal,I had no idea the thick stalks can be cooked up,thanks for the recipe,gita:)

Smitha said...

WHoa! That's nice. I always throw off the stalks. thanks for theidea

Prathibha said...

good one gita...

ARUNA said...

very new to me Gita....will try it for sure!

Astra Libris said...

Such a beautiful way to put broccoli stalks to good use! So healthy, colorful, and yummy sounding too... Mmmm... Thank you for the awesome idea!

Priti said...

This is sure healthy and gud....better way to eat the stalks :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Healthy and yum....

Laavanya said...

I usually add the borccoli stalks along with the dish.. but have never made with just the stalks - nice.

Suparna said...

Hi Gita,
Wow, u've put good use of the stalks :) looks tasty.
I went through ur previous posts too I am keen of trying the egg recipe, it's seems interesting to me :)
TC

Shreya said...

this is new to me, and very healthy! great poriyal

AnuSriram said...

Thats very innovative Gita! I usually discard them... sounds interesting! Will not waste the stalk in future :)

Superchef said...

delicious!! never would have thought of making anything with just the stalks of brocolli. Lovely!

Ammu said...

Thats really good attempt. Delicious & very inviting.

Raaga said...

very interesting way to use up the stalks :)

Vaishali said...

Hi Gita, I love those broccoli stalks too and always use them up. Nice idea to make a poriyal with them. It sounds delicious.

Vicky Xavier. said...

Very new but useful recipe. I too hate to throw the stems away. I m sure u had a yummy lunch on seeing the menu. Happy weekend dear.

Sujatha said...

This is such an interesting idea! very innovative... I love Broccolis, especially the stem part.. I have to try this!

Ozge said...

Great use of broccoli stalks, Gita!
First time on your blog, hello by the way :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Healthy and yummy! Nice site...

Sia said...

what a innovative way of using unwanted broccoli stalks! love it.