Saturday, November 11, 2006

Broccoli-Methi Curry ( Broccoli-Fenugreek)



Broccoli - the mere name of this vegetable is enough to scrunch up people's noses in disgust! I used to feel the same way! That is, until I tried this version of Broccoli sauteed with Methi (fenugreek) seeds and garlic. My entire family loves this curry with chapatis, especially Sahil, who is 3. He relishes this curry without any fuss from my side! Here is the recipe for all of you, hope you will try it and enjoy it as much as I do! This is one of the simplest curries to make by the way, so perfect for those busy nights!


Ingredients:
2 -Broccoli bunches-chopped, stalks and all!
1- tbsp- Dry Fenugreek Seeds-Methi
1 tsp- Dry methi seeds, for tempering
3 cloves - garlic - chopped coarsely
oil, turmeric, chili powder, salt, hing as needed.

Soak the methi seeds in a cup of hot water for about 20 minutes. In a saucepan, heat oil and add garlic and methi seeds until they sizzle. Add Hing. Add the chopped broccoli and let it cook for about 5 minutes.

Add the soaked methi seeds now after draining the water from it. Add the salt, tumeric powder and chili powder to taste and cook on medium heat until done!

Serve with chapatis, kadhi, rice and yogurt for a hearty meal!

34 comments:

annulla said...

Well, I love broccoli and I'd like to make this, but I am not familiar with hing. Is it a spice?

Trupti said...

Hi Annulla: welcome! Hing is asafoetida, it aids in the digestion of these 'gassy' veggies...It is available in any Indian stores.Hope you'll try this!

Sia's corner said...

oh trupti... this is a perfect recipe for my busy weekday night dinners:) me n my hubby are vegetable-holics... so be it any vegetable and we both are in:)
thanks for sharing the recipe:)
cheers
supriya
P.S: Thats a lovely snap of urs Trupti:)

Sia's corner said...

one more humble request trupti... can u please share some khadi recipes..
cheers
supriya

Pooja said...

Hi Trupti,
This one is a great recipe.
though brocolli is not easily available here, i would like to give this a try some day.(Soon we r going to migrate to U.S of A, i hope that will good time to try this kinda recipe :)). I usually keep on searching some quick recipes, this will be a new and tasty addition to that.
You look simply great and beautiful in this snap of yours.
Thanks for sharing. :)
-Pooja

Lakshmi said...

have to try this version using methi. i normally fry this veggie.

Nidhi said...

Very different combination Trupti... will try it soon.
BTW you look beautiful in that pic.
Thanks..
Nidhi.

Prema Sundar said...

Hi trupti,
Thanks for ur comment on my blog.
U have a nice blog. broccoli methi curry is new and different. i want to use more of broccolli in our cooking but dont know many recipes. this recipe of urs sounds interesting and thanks for the recipe.

Vini K said...

Hi Trupti.great combination.Wonder why I never thought if it..very healthy green curry.Looks very tasty.I generally use broccoli in chinese fried rice,but will try this recipe of yours for a change from the regular capsicum,cabbage,carrot and gobhi..thanks for sharing.

Vini K said...

Oh,BTW,you look nice in the photo..how do you ever find the time to manage two kids+nursing classes+blogging?Maanna padega aapko!:-)

Mantu said...

Dear Trupti ,you look gorgeous .
Broccoli is one of my and my daughter's fav vegetble ,this curry is simple and perfect for the kind of things we love to eat , so healthy ,thanks for sharing ...BTW I am adding you to my passionate cooks list hope you dont mind...

Sandeepa said...

hi trupti,
nice veggie recipe..and beautiful snap :)

Praveena said...

Trupti,
First thing first, you look beautiful in that pic (hubby is a lucky guy! :).
This recipes sounds to be my savour as broccoli is super food yet I don't know how to eat it (except for stir fries). This seems to be done in a jiffy so I will definately try it out!

Lera said...

trupti, this sounds something different with a unique combo,would love to try this!cheers:)

vasilisa said...

This looks great! My son is actually one of those weird kids that loves broccoli. Between cookie and broccoli he goes for the later. What a great new recipe to try for him :-)

Nandita said...

Good to see you (in the pic), and i like methi with anything...

I tried making handwo from the microwave's cookbook and it was super, had blogged about it in my initial days...let me check out ur version!

Menu Today said...

Hi Trupti,
I get fresh methi leaves here. I will try this curry soon. Thanks for sharing.

Foodie's Hope said...

Hi beautiful Trupti! I do have broccoli sitting in the fridge,guess what I am using for?:D Thanks...

Vani said...

Nice and different recipe with broccoli, Trupti! I've never tried any bhaji with soaked methi seeds. I'll be sure to try this one out.

Seema said...

hey trupti oh boy this look lovely and i am sure to try this recipe of yours soon....brocalli is a taste veggie which has its very own taste and i am sure to try this one .
Thanks for sharing
-
Seema

Madhavi said...

wow, that's a very good way of mixing two wonderful greens. Brocolli is one of my favourite vegetable.I am going to try this recipe tomorrow.

Thanks for dropping by at my new blog.

Madhavi.

Jayashree said...

A very interesting combination - brocolli and fenugreek...looks good.

Rooma said...

hey.... never thought of brocolli and methi going together....... thanks for sharing. :)

Trupti said...

Thanks all for your kind words! Hope you try this nutritious recipe for the family!

Cheers! TRS

Krithika said...

that's a nice combination ! never thought of using them together. thanks for sharing

Reeta Skeeter said...

hey where did u get that animation that is at the endof ur page? which website? i want it too!!plss!!

mommyof2 said...

I love brocoli and so does my kids:-) I often make brocoli soup:-) you are doing great job on ur blog & very nice pic;-)

Mythreyee said...

this is really a healthy treat. would you like to share your recipe in my newly created blog http://cookforhealth.blogspot.com where I am gathering all nutritious food recipes each week. I want fellow bloggers to share their healthy food recipes. details are in 'about this blog' link in the blog. thanks.

Mythreyee said...

this is really a healthy treat. would you like to share your recipe in my newly created blog http://cookforhealth.blogspot.com where I am gathering all nutritious food recipes each week. I want fellow bloggers to share their healthy food recipes. details are in 'about this blog' link in the blog. thanks.

Mythreyee said...

this is really a healthy treat. would you like to share your recipe in my newly created blog http://cookforhealth.blogspot.com where I am gathering all nutritious food recipes each week. I want fellow bloggers to share their healthy food recipes. details are in 'about this blog' link in the blog. thanks.

Latha said...

Hey Trupti,
I have two heads fo brocolli sitting in my fridge. I bought it for salad but feel like trying something new. Your curry looks very appetizing. I'm going to give it a try soon.
Thanks for a tatsy recipe
Cheers
Latha

bee (jugalbandi.info) said...

will definintely try this.

sangeeta said...

Hi trupti..
this broccoli with methi sounds interesting n healthy...will try sometime soon..

Jagruti said...

What a another nice way to use broccli, which is it self very good to increse your iron level. Made it 3-4 times already and tell you it's in our menu, even in my kids menu also!!!!!!!!!!!

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