Friday, March 17, 2006

Broccoli Kootu - From My Rasoi#4 - March, Fusion


From My Rasoi #4 - Fusion.
Broccoli Kootu:

Though I am learning new things everyday to upgrade my Blog in all possible ways, I have decided to take my blog to one step higher by participating in the From My Rasoi event conducted by Meena of Hooked on Heat.
This is one of the Blogs which inspired me greatly when I used to be hooked on to the internet surfing through the blogs.I completely read through the write up given by Meena for the last months event Cooking with Love and have also tried some of the receipes.
Hence my decision to participate in this months event.

Coming to the topic , its a great way to bring us aside from our conventional cooking and put some thought and time into something new. Hey ..thats how great receipes are created right!!
My Receipe for this event is "Broccoli Kootu".Ya... I here some of you sighing and saying "no broccoli", but beleive me its a great vegetable when cooked right.
When I first came to US , I used to hate this vegetable like anything, I dont know why may be the colour or the texture.But when I started eating out and started trying different cuisines I could not miss the fact that broccoli is used in most of the dishes. One day on my husbands compulsion I started tasting this vegetable and to my surprise it was great.Thus my affinity towards broccoli started growing. So When I saw the event's topic on Meena's blog, I could not start thinking anything else but Broccoli.This receipe has been a huge hit in my house.Nowadays we are making this atleast once a week.Here you go...Enjoy and send in ur comments.

Broccoli Kootu:

Ingredients:
2 medium sized Broccoli crowns.
1 medium size onion
1 medium size tomato
1 tsp chilli powder.
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 cup moong dhal.(yellow split dhal)

for tempering:
1 tsp mustard, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp urad dhal.

Note: Broccoli is very delicate, so it should not be over cooked.

Method:
Cut the broccoli into bite sized florets.
First cook the moong dhal, so that its not over cooked.It should be partially cooked(like sundal).
Now take a tsp of oil in kadai, add the ingredients for tempering.When the seeds pop add the chopped onions and fry well.Now add the broccoli florets(washed and drained) and stir well.
Add turmeric, chilli powder and salt to taste, stir well. Now add the chopped tomatoes over the broccoli, do not stir, close the pan with lid and allow the vegetable to cook in low flame for 5 mins.If you stir after adding the tomatoes it will become mushy. Now open the lid and add the cooked moong dhal and stir well.Allow it to cook for 3 mins and switch of the stove.

Sometimes I just eat the whole bowl of this dish by itself for dinner. Hope u all enjoy too.

15 comments:

Luv2cook said...

Cool Sumi..that sounds good. I love brocolli and it is good for the health too..I will try the koottu sometime..

I am going to participate in Meena's event. I just don't know what I am going to make yet :-p

Ashwini said...

Welcome to blogging. I love broccoli so I am def gonna try this

Garam Masala said...

Welcome to blogging, Sumi. This is an interesting recipe.

I love brocolli too... It cooks so quickly for a painless dinner :)

Sumi said...

luv2cook, ashwini, and GM:-
Thanks you all.
please try it and let me know how it turned out.

Saffron said...

Hi Sumi, welcome to blogosphere! got here through your entry on FMR. Nice blog you got here :)

my family loves broccoli too and I use it quite a bit!

cheers!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sumi
Moved to USA 4 YEARS BACK AND I AM PURE VEGGIE BUT SOMETIMES AT WORK I HAVE TO TAKE LUNCHES WITH MY COLLEGUES SO MOST OF THE TIME ALL I GET IS BOILED VEGETABLES AND BROCCLI IS ONE OF THEM BUT WANTED IT MORE TASTY AND SPICY. JUST TRIED YOUR BROCCLI KOTU AND LOVED IT .IT IS VERYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY TASTY
THANKS FOR THE WONDERFUL RECEIPE. NEELU

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