Broccoli Poriyal

I was not a great fan of Broccoli and really used to force myself to have it once in a while as it is supposedly very healthy, specially for women. But below recipe eased my distaste for broccoli and am actually ready to try other recipes with it as main ingredient. If any of you out there dislike it too, you should try this recipe once.

Broccoli florets - 1 cup, wash and drain
Onion pieces - 2 tbsp
Red chillies - 2
Urad dal - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tbsp
Grated coconut (Fresh or dry) - 2 tbsp
Salt as per taste
1/2 tbsp oil
 1/2 tbsp butter
Turmeric - a pinch

In a pan,  add oil and butter and let it melt

When it is hot, add urad dal, red chillies, mustard seeds,cumin seeds and onion and saute for a min

Now add salt and turmeric and fry till onion pieces are translucent
Now add broccoli florets, mix well and let it cook for just 5min. Broccoli tastes good when crisp, hence ensure not to overcook. Broccoli turning deep green is the indication that it is cooked enough
Sprinkle coconut powder on the top of the curry and mix well and cook for just 2min and switch off the heat
 Tasty Broccoli poriyal is ready to be served. I tried it with hot white rice and it was very very tasty.

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