Thursday, January 15, 2009

Broccoli & Dals Kootu

Broccoli is source of Vitamin C & A..The first thing that you should be aware of is that broccoli is a real powerhouse when it comes to vitamins. Not only does it include a large dose of vitamin C and vitamin A, it also has a healthy heaping of calcium, fiber, and folic acid. Broccoli is source of Calcium,you'll also find that it is an important source of calcium, which can help you build strong bones, control high blood pressure and contribute to the fight against colon cancer. You'll also find that broccoli is instrumental when it comes to a reduced risk for serious conditions including heart disease, cancers and even cataracts. SInce long i wanted to prepare something spicy with broccoli n i prepared this kootu with channadal n whole green gram...Tasty kootu goes prefect with any spicy side dish with hot rice..

1cup Broccoli florets
1/4cup Channadal
1/4cup Whole greengram
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1/4tsp Mustard seeds
1/4tsp Cumin seeds
2nos Dry Red chillies
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1/4cup Grated Coconut
1tsp Ginger (chopped)
3nos Curry leaves

Soak greengram overnite in water..pressure cook channadal n soaked green grams upto 3hisses...Heat oil in a kadai, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds,dry red chillies n asafoetida powder n let them splutters, add the chopped onion,chopped ginger n chopped tomatoes n cook until they get well cooked...meanwhile heat a tsp of oil n add the broccoli florets to the hot oil n fry them in simmer until they turns tender...keep aside..

Now add the cooked dals to the cooked onion n tomatoes pieces with green chillies..add enough water n salt,bring them to boil n let them cook for a while..finally add the already fried broccolis, curry leaves n grated coconut n just bring them boil n put off the stove..

Serve hot!! goes prefect with rotis too...

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Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Broccoli is my fav veg..and dals yummy..will try this combo..

AnuSriram said... Reply To This Comment

Never made kootu with broccoli.. Looks delicious!

Finla said... Reply To This Comment

I love brocoli, love the way you made this dish.
Looks yumm.

Indian Khana said... Reply To This Comment

That's a nice and healthy dish...perfect for the event

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for the lovely entry priya..never tried it with broccoli

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Kootu with anything i love it! Great use of broccoli

Deepthi Shankar said... Reply To This Comment

wowthatz a new & nice recipe priya

Sum Raj said... Reply To This Comment

nice unique recipe..its healthy too

Varsha Vipins said... Reply To This Comment

Thats soo lovely Priya..wil defntly try it out..:)

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

nice combo.. looks good.

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

i tried your carrot and paneer fried rice . it was delicious priya! thanks for the recipe. loveed it.

CurryLeaf said... Reply To This Comment

New recipe to me,never tried this broccoli dal combo.Perfectly healthy

Ivy said... Reply To This Comment

Never made this combination before but it looks delicious.