Friday, 27 July 2007

Broccoli-Cabbage Curry

Broccoli remained a foreign vegetable to me until I tasted a dish prepared by my friend in the US. I generally eat vegetables if someone says it is rich in this...that.. even if I had not tasted it before (otherwise I wouldn't even try it). With broccoli, I was staying far away from it. One of my friend noticed me keeping broccoli aside in every other party/get-together. She then explained me the goodness of Broccoli being rich in Protein, Iron etc. and one day she brought Chinese salad (with broccoli) for me to taste. It was Yummy !! and that was when I started cooking (rather eating) Broccoli.
Broccoli-Cabbage Curry was just a trial but it came out well.
Broccoli - 1 Small or 1/2 Medium sized
Cabbage - 1/4 portion.
Tomato - 1 Medium
Salt - As required
Oil - 2 Tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 Tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 Tsp or a pinch

Curry leaves - Few

For Grinding:
Sesame Seeds - 2 Tsp
Groundnut/Peanut (without skin) - 2 Tsp
Grated Coconut - 3 Tsp
Red chilli whole - 3 Nos

  1. Heat 1 Tsp of oil in a pan and roast sesame seeds, peanuts and red chilli until golden brown. Switch off the stove and add coconut and fry for sometime.
  2. Allow it to cool.
  3. Grind the above and keep it aside.
  4. Cut the vegetables into small pieces.
  5. Heat the remaining oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.
  6. Add curry leaves, turmeric powder and tomato and saute for sometime.
  7. Add the cut vegetables and close the lid.
  8. Allow it to cook. Do not add water. Stir frequently.
  9. Once the vegetables get cooked, add the ground paste and salt.
  10. Fry for sometime and remove from stove.

Nutritional Fact:

  • Broccoli - Rich in protein, Iron, Calcium


Saju said...

looks yummy and is good for you - what more can I ask. Thanks for sharing

Coffee said...

Hey, nice combo there.... but they say that broccoli should not be over cooked.... steamed or stir fried is the best way to eat it since it looses all its nutritional value otherwise.... Try it next time. :)

Poonam said...

Thats a total nutri combo...Looks so tasty!

Asha said...

Broccoli-Cabbage curry you mean,right?
I love the combo too,great recipe.Broccoli is so tasty.Thanks Seec:)

SeeC said...

Thanks Saju.

Thanks Coffee. Thats a very useful info.

Thanks Poonam.

Oh Asha!!! Thanks for the correction. I didn't notice it... I have updated the Title. (Cauliflower to Cabbage)

sra said...

That's an interesting dish, SeeC

archana said...

I have not used brocolli much. your combo looks nice :) Thanx for sharing :)

TBC said...

I have never tried this combination.Broccoli is such a healthy veg.That's another way to get all your servings of veggies in!

Richa said...

broccoli-cabbage: that's a nice combo! dish looks very appetising, peanut powder must add to the crunch, wud like to try this sometime :)

Jyothi said...

Hi Seec, great combo. Never tried broccoli. Its looks awesome. I will try this very soon. Thanks for sharing.

SeeC said...

Thanks Sra.

Thanks Archana. Do try it and see.

TBC. You are right. It is a healthy veggie. This tastes different.

Thanks for stopping by Richa. Peanut powder adds to the taste too.

Thanks Jyothi. Do try it and let me know how it turned out for you.
I am sure you will like it.

Dee said...

Seec, I love th combo and cook them in coconut milk. Of all the veggies , my husband loves broccoli...

Tee said...

The combo looks great! I too was apprehensive of Broccoli initially, but loved it when I tasted it.

Suganya said...

Then you should also know that it is the only vegetable that is a significant source of Folate, good for expecting mothers.

USHA said...

Good ...that you started having it..Actually i even don;t much about it,,untill my sister explain the goodness of it..Now i buy it atleast once in 15days.

SeeC said...

Thanks Dee. I will try with coconut milk next time.

Thanks Tee. Broccoli tastes good.

Thanks Suganya for this information. I never knew that it is rich in folate too.

Good to know that you too started having Broccoli after knowing its goodness :)

Vcuisine said...

Lovely combo SeeC. It looks yummy. Viji

Raghu Ram Prasad said...

very nicely cooked...and looked good the broccoli-cabbage is good for health also...

SeeC said...

Thanks Viji.

Thanks Raghu.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

This looks beautiful! Sometimes you need to taste the right dish before you can learn to like certain foods!

Welcome to The Foodie Blogroll!

SeeC said...

Thanks JennDZ. You are absolutely right.

Myu_raja said...

Hey there, the masala for grinding is realy yummi. I tried this curry with carrots and cauliflower, it turned out to be really tasty. It was a bit sweet, but it did well with a hot kuzhambu!! I'm going to try ur broccoli-cabbage curry today along with ur Spinach Dhal:-D

SeeC said...

Thanks Myu_raja.
Happy to know that you liked the masala.
Do try the Curry, Dhal and let me know how it turned.