Friday, April 12, 2013

Curried Brocolli and Caramalised Onion - Simple and easy side dish

I have been eating a lot of greens lately.Spinach,green beans,green peas and broccoli.I reason I used to hate broccoli is when I go to a Chinese or Thai restaurant, often broccoli is served par-boiled.I hate that.With no salt or pepper I can hardly keep it in my mouth.Thus I never ate this vegetable for a very long time.After making an Indianized version of it, I have it more often than ever and I am loving it.

Broccoli has numerous health benefits and it has been proven to reduce heart disease.Loaded with vitamins,dietary fiber and much more ,this green beauty is now a staple food of mine.All those broccoli haters,I am sure if you make this recipe,you will start loving this awesome veggie !!

Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time : 10-15 mins
Serves: 2


  • Broccoli florets - 2 big
  • Onion - 1 big
  • Red chili powder/ cayenne pepper powder - 1tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt
  • Olive oil - 3 tblsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp


  • Cut the broccoli florets into small pieces eliminating most of the stem.Rinse well with cold water and drain.
  • Chop the onion lengthwise.In a  large skillet, add the olive oil.After oil gets heated up,add the mustard seeds.When they start popping,add the onions and saute onions until they are caramelized to light brown color.
  • Now add the red chili powder,salt,cumin powder,coriander powder and saute them until the raw smell goes.
  • Turn the heat down to medium.Add the broccoli,spinkle a little bit of water over them and cover the pan with a lid.Let the broccoli cook for about 5-10 mins stirring occasionally.Adjust salt if needed.
  • Serve hot with rice, roti or bread.
Tip :Unlike Cauliflower , do not boil broccoli separately.The dish will be mushy.Just add them along with the onions, they will cook just fine.

Broccoli florets

Sauteed onions for broccoli

Broccoli before cooking

Broccoli after cooking


  1. Healthy and delicious stir fry. I too cook broccoli sometimes this way.

  2. I am big fan of broccoli, love this dish so much and the onions caramalised so well. Looks delicious and easy to make too.

  3. So healthy and delicious! I love broccoli! :)

  4. very healthy and looks yummy as well

  5. the sweetness of the caramalised onions would go very well with the broccoli.. indeed a tasty and simple side dish!

  6. looks beautiful stir fry,love to have some :)

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  8. hey laavy superbb keeping a track on ur the broccoli recipe...thanks i was keeping on searching for the best one..i got it..

  9. love the taste of brocolli...delicious