BROCCOLI PORIYAL/ STIR FRY



Broccoli is a regular in my grocery shopping these days. I add them in almost everything from soups to salads and even dishes like dhals and variety rices. Sometimes I make this poriyal as a side dish with rice. I usually don’t add too much of masala or spices here. That imparts a bitter taste to the dish. I just add light seasoning and cook the broccoli until the they are tender but still have their color and crunch in them. The ideal combination for this poriyal are with rice and any spicy gravy like vatha kozumbu or rasam or even with plain curd rice.

INGREDIENTS:
1. Broccoli, 2 large heads.
2. Small onions, 3-4.
3. Dried red chilies, 1-2.
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:
Cut the broccoli into small bite-size pieces including the stalks and dice the onion finely. 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 the broken red chilies and fry for a few seconds until the urad dhal turns brown. Add the diced onions and curry leaves and sauté for a few minutes until the onions turn translucent. Then add ginger-garlic paste and the broccoli and mix everything well. Add 2-3 tablespoons of water along with salt and cook closed under low flame for 5 minutes until everything is cooked and the broccoli still retains its color. Garnish with curry leaves and cilantro and serve with rice or chapathis.

43 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I too make similar way,my kid loves this,I know its healthy but I could not eat this still!

Sarah Naveen said...

one of my Fav..looks so yummy!!!

divya said...

Healthy & yummy stir fry Gita,Keep rocking dear!!

Nitha said...

Love brocoli.. So shud be loving this too.. looks yummy..

Hari Chandana said...

simple and healthy stir fry.. looks awesome..

Umm Mymoonah said...

Healthy,simple and yummy looking recipe Gita.

Geetha Achal said...

மிகவும் அருமையான குறிப்பு..சூப்ப்பர் ப்ரோக்கோலி பொரியல்...

PranisKitchen said...

very simple and delicious one. i am not that grt fan of this veg but like to have it occasionaly with other combos.

Asha said...

My fave veggie too, Porial looks yum. So simple and delicious.

Kairali sisters said...

Our fav..one of us is a die hard fan of broccoli..Looks delish Gita.great one..

Love
Kairali sisters

Malar Gandhi said...

I like the way you retained its color, gonna fix this recipe for myself this weekend:)

Suman Singh said...

healthy n delicious stir fry...love broccoli...

SpicyTasty said...

I used to make same kind of porial Love broccoli and it's very healthy.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Healthy poriyal...
Thx. for sharing :-)

Suja Sugathan said...

Healthy stir fry dear..simple and delicious.

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

healthy poriyal looks yummylicious....

Suja Sugathan said...

Healthy stir fry dear.simple and delicious.

தக்குடுபாண்டி said...

very good, nannathaan irukkum poolarukku!!,,;)

Priya said...

Beautiful poriyal, i love it..simple but yet a healthy stir fry..

Nisha said...

Wow loved it. Any recipe to use broccoli is a great help. Thanks for sharing Gita

Nisha said...

Wow loved it. Any recipe to use broccoli is a great help. Thanks for sharing Gita

sangeeta said...

very fresh looking broccoli in this poriyal , i'd love this as i like broccoli very much.

loved you oats cookies too i made a different version last week too.

Panchpakwan said...

Looks healthy ans so grren stir fry..

PALATABLE said...

Healthy and yummy, this is my favorite too...

Yummy Team said...

My hubby is a big fan of broccoli but I am not. I prepared a broccoli and carrot poriyal once and loved it. Will try this healthy and yummy broccoli stirfry soon..

AdukalaVishesham said...

started enjoying this vegetable recently.. we too make similar poriyal.. looks good..

Nithu Bala said...

great idea to make poriyal with my favou veggie..lovely dish..

Life is beautiful!!! said...

I know that its a very healthy veggie but I am not using it regularly. I love this veggie when it is not mushy. Your preparation looks yummy :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow, that is so yummy and innovative :)

Rachana Kothari said...

Simple yet delicious poriyal :)

Kiran said...

Nice and healthy broccoli stirfry.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Gita

A very tasty and healthy brocolli preparation. Loved the colour as well.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Cham said...

Simple and delicious side dish!

BeenaShylesh said...

this is a nice healthy dear....would love to taste some...gita plz give some close up photos always......tht will give ur presentation more gud.....plz ignore if u did not liked my commends...

SathyaSridhar said...

Gita,, very good recipe dear me too do the same poriyal with broccoli sometimes with sauces..but i like mostly poriyal for rasam rice. Your's looks perfectly cooked dear.

Sushma Mallya said...

Very healthy dish gita...so quick to make it as well

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely healthy dish!

Nandini said...

Ooh! I make this in a very close way to yours! Sadly, I'm restricted from broccolis. :'(

Babli said...

Broccoli poriyal looks delicious and tempting. Wonderful recipe.

San said...

Healthy n a no no veggie for most of the people . I wonder why just coz of its appearance many ignore this vegetable but i love broccoli a lot.I do include in the menu atleast once in a week gita.I will try ur version soon.Thanks for the recipe.It looks refreshing .

priya said...

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Aparna said...

brocolli s one of my fav ..:) yummy

shanthi said...

Simple and healthy. Looks wonderful