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Thursday, 19 March 2015

Broccoli Stir Fry (Flavoured With Coriander Stems)

           Broccoli is considered healthy with the benefits of fibre, iron, vitamins and calcium to name a few. So here is a simple side dish, where I added the usually discarded coriander stems too. It gives a wonderful flavour to the dish and is prepared dry to be served as a side dish with either rice or chapatis.

  • 1 medium size broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp. garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp. ginger, chopped
  • 2 fresh red chilies, sliced
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 tsp. kalonji / cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup coriander stems, finely chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped

          Heat oil in a pan and temper with kalonji followed by the chopped coriander stems. Stir fry for a few seconds and then add the broccoli. 

          Saute for 2 minutes on low flame. Then add the onion, ginger, garlic, chilies and all the powdered spices.

          Cover and cook. Keep stirring at intervals till the broccoli turns soft, but should remain al dente. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve as a side dish with either rice or chapattis.

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