Appetizing Broccoli dishes you will want to cook

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Broccoli is a healthy vegetable that is good for people of all age groups. Though Broccoli is not an Indian vegetable, yet it is available during winter season in India. You can cook Broccoli in many cuisines. There are some dishes of broccoli which enhance the taste of broccoli and you will want to eat them again. Those dishes need ingredients which are easily available at home. You can cook appetizing broccoli dishes at home anytime.

Broccoli Manchurian

It is a delicious dish of broccoli with Chinese flavor. You can eat this with any rice dish or noodles dish.

Ingredients –

  1. Broccoli – 1 crown
  2. Water – As needed for blanching and mixing
  3. Corn flour – 3 tablespoons
  4. Maida (Refined flour) – 2 tablespoons
  5. Chili powder – 1 teaspoon
  6. Oil – As needed for frying broccoli and for making gravy
  7. Salt – According to taste
  8. Garlic – Few cloves
  9. Chili – 1 or 2
  10. Onion – 1
  11. Capsicum – 1 or 2 depending on size
  12. Tomato sauce – 2 tablespoons
  13. Pepper powder – 1 teaspoon
  14. Maggi Magic cube – 2

Method –

  1. Cut broccoli into florets. Chop garlic, onion, capsicum and chili finely. Heat a vessel and put water in it. The water should be sufficient for blanching broccoli florets.
  2. After the water boils, put all broccoli florets and little salt in it. Cover it for some time. Then remove cover and drain off the water. Keep them aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl put corn flour, Maida, salt and chili powder. Mix all the ingredients and add water in required amount. Check the consistency of batter.
  4. Put broccoli florets to this batter and mix well. The batter should neither be thick nor thin. It should coat all broccoli florets.
  5. Heat a pan and put sufficient oil to it. Add broccoli florets in batches and fry them. Fry till they become crisp. Keep them aside.
  6. In the same pan, heat oil and put onion to it. Then add garlic, chili, capsicum and fry till the raw smell disappears.
  7. Put salt and pepper powder to it. Fry till they get cooked. Add tomato sauce to it and mix well.
  8. If there is any batter left in the bowl, then add water and Maggi Magic cube to it and mix. If there is no batter left, then mix 1 teaspoon of cornflour and Maggi Magic cube with some water.
  9. Add this to the pan where other ingredients have been sauteed. Mix thoroughly so that a gravy form. Cook till the gravy turns glossy.
  10. Put the fried broccoli florets to this gravy. Mix very well so that the broccoli florets get coated with the gravy. Serve it hot.

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Broccoli Fry

It is a simple and tasty dish of broccoli which does not need too much time to prepare. You can eat this with chapati, poori, paratha or rice.

Ingredients –

  1. Broccoli – 1 crown
  2. Coriander leaves – 2 tablespoons
  3. Garlic – Some cloves
  4. Chili – 1 or 2
  5. Tomato – 1
  6. Oil – 2 tablespoons
  7. Salt – According to taste
  8. Pepper powder – 1 teaspoon
  9. Maggi Masala e Magic – According to taste
  10. Ching’s Schezwan chutney – According to taste

Method –

  1. It is not necessary to use Maggi Masala e Magic and Ching’s Schezwan chutney for this fry. These two ingredients enhance the taste of fry, so I used them. Too much quantity of these two ingredients can make the fry spicy.
  2. Cut broccoli into florets. Chop garlic, tomato and chili finely. Heat a pan and put oil to it. Add garlic and chili to it. Let them splutter.
  3. Then put tomato and saute till it turns mushy. Add broccoli florets and mix well. Put salt and pepper powder to it. Mix and then cover the pan for some time.
  4. Let broccoli get cooked and then remove cover. Broccoli should not be completely cooked; it must remain a bit crunchy. Add coriander leaves and mix properly.
  5. Put Maggi Masala e Magic and Ching’s Schezwan chutney to it and mix. Cook for few minutes so that the flavors get absorbed. Serve it hot.

Chatpati Broccoli

It is a lip-smacking dish of broccoli which has a spicy taste. You can eat this with chapati, poori, paratha or rice.

Ingredients –

  1. Broccoli – 1 crown
  2. Oil – 2 tablespoons
  3. Salt – According to taste
  4. Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
  5. Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  6. Capsicum – 1
  7. Asafoetida (Hing) – A pinch
  8. Ginger – Small piece
  9. Garlic – Few cloves
  10. Chili – 1 or 2
  11. Maggi Masala e Magic – According to taste
  12. Ching’s Schezwan chutney – According to taste

Method –

  1. Cut broccoli into florets. Chop garlic, ginger, capsicum and chili finely. Heat a pan and put oil to it. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds to it. Let them splutter.
  2. Put ginger, garlic and chili to it. Saute for a minute. Then add capsicum and broccoli florets. Cook for some time. Put salt, Asafoetida and mix properly.
  3. Cover the pan for some time. Let broccoli get cooked and then remove cover. Broccoli should not be completely cooked; it must remain a bit crunchy.
  4. Put Maggi Masala e Magic and Ching’s Schezwan chutney to it and mix. Cook for few minutes so that the flavors get absorbed. Serve it hot.

Broccoli Curry

It is a delectable dish of broccoli sauteed in a spicy and creamy gravy. You can eat this with chapati, poori, paratha or rice.

Ingredients –

  1. Broccoli – 1 crown
  2. Oil – 4 tablespoons
  3. Salt – According to taste
  4. Tomato – 2 or 3 depending on size
  5. Onion – 1 or 2 depending on size
  6. Ginger – Small piece
  7. Garlic – Few cloves
  8. Chili – 1 or 2
  9. Water – As required for boiling broccoli and in gravy
  10. Turmeric powder – Half teaspoon
  11. Chili powder – Half teaspoon
  12. Coriander powder – Half teaspoon
  13. Cumin powder – Half teaspoon
  14. Garam Masala – Half teaspoon
  15. Kasuri Methi – 1 teaspoon
  16. Cream – 2 tablespoons
  17. Pepper powder – Half teaspoon

Method –

  1. If you do not have cream, then you can use thick milk. Cut broccoli into florets. Cut onion, tomato, chili, garlic and ginger into small pieces.
  2. Heat a pan and boil sufficient water in it. Put broccoli florets and blanch them. Drain water and keep the broccoli florets aside.
  3. Heat the same pan again and put 1 tablespoon oil to it. Add broccoli florets and fry well. Make sure that broccoli florets are cooked. Keep them aside.
  4. Heat the same pan again and put 1 tablespoon oil to it. Add ginger, chili and garlic. Let them splutter. Then add onion and saute for some time.
  5. Put tomato and saute for some time. Mix properly. Cool down completely and transfer the mixture to a blender. Blend it to a paste.
  6. Heat the same pan again and put 2 tablespoons oil to it. Add the mixture paste and saute for a minute. Then put salt, pepper powder, turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder and cumin powder to it.
  7. Mix properly so that all the ingredients get combined. Put little water and check the consistency of gravy. Add cream, garam masala and kasuri methi to it. Mix well.
  8. Put the fried broccoli florets to it and mix. Cover the pan and simmer for few minutes. Let broccoli absorb the flavors. Remove pan and mix well. Serve it hot.

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