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Tuesday, July 10, 2007


I have received lot of guesses from many people and it was fun to read all of them.Everyone thought it may be a chammamndi.But to all your surprise,its Broccoli!!!!!!!!!!Nobody had thought of it, right??It was Minced Broccoli :-)

As everybody knows how healthy broccoli is??It is high in vitamin C and soluble fiber and contains the multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties.You can read much about it here and here.

Though I know all these good things about broccoli,I never liked it and never wanted to eat again.But when I tasted this dish(I never knew Its broccoli!!!),it was very good and wanted to know what's this and how it is made.I was really surprised to know,this is made from the vegetable which I hate the most!!@@@??? :-)) and now I prepare this regularly and enjoy the natures benefits.I'm sure all those people who hate broccoli will surely start eating it :-)
The recipe follows......

Ingredients :
Broccoli - 1 1/2 Lb
Onion - 1 Small
Ginger - A Small Piece
Garlic - 3-4
chili Powder - 1 1/2 Tbsp
Salt - As Required
Turmeric Powder - A Pinch
Coriander Powder - 1 Tbsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1 Tbsp

For Seasoning:
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 Tsp
Jeera - 1/2 Tsp
Curry leaves - 5-7 Leaves(chopped)
Olive Oil - 2 Tbsp

Method :
1) Cut the broccoli branches with its stem.Wash well.Put little by little in a crusher and crush until the broccoli is minced well.Transfer it to a bowl and keep aside.
2) In a non stick pan,add 2 Tbsp Olive oil,when it gets heated up,add mustard seeds and let it crackle.After its done,add jeera and chopped curry leaves,fry for 1 second.Then add the chopped onion and fry till its transparent.
3) Add the crushed ginger and garlic and fry till the raw smell goes off.Now put the minced broccoli and all spices.Close the lid and let it cook.
4) Keep stirring now and then.When dry and done,serve hot with rice and dal.

Variation : Broccoli can be replaced with cauliflower too.


Vini K said...

Wow Viji,never could have guessed it would be broccoli of all veggies!Sounds great.Will bookmark this to make this week.:)

archana said...

Nice way to serve brocolli :)Even I can't stand this vegetable.

Asha said...

Hi Viji,Broccoli is my fav. veggie too,love with little cheese sprinkled on it too.Stir fry looks yum.Indian spices makes it even better.Enjoy.
See you at FH later:)

Viji said...

Hi vini,yah for those who cant stand this veggi,with indian spices it will taste better :-) Prepare and give me the feed back soon ;-)

Viji said...

Hi archana,
So here is the recipe with which you will start eating this veggi.

Viji said...

Yup Asha,we indians are adopted to Indian spices and taste.With our spices this veggi tastes great.

Arun Vijayraghavan said...

Hi Viji,

We tried this after having tasted it from siva, the dish came out pretty well, nice to see you posting such good recepies.We would love to keep trying your recepies.

Arun and Kasthuri

Viji said...

Hey Arun & Kasthuri,
Its a great surprise for me.Nice to hear from u guys.And happy that u liked it.Thanks for the feed back and take care.