Broccoli masala

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DSCN0704                                                                       Ready to serve Broccoli masala

Serves 4-5

Time taken: 45 minutes 

Broccoli masala is a very good combo for roti , chapati as well as pulkas.  When broccoli is cooked in this masala it combines with the masala to give a unique aroma to the dish.  Broccoli is very good from the health point of view and is not available in india,  so i intended to put up this recipe during our stay here in the U.S.  Here goes the recipe of my version….

What you need to have:

1.Broccoli florets – 1 pound

2. Cumin seeds -1/4 teaspoon

3. Chopped onions – 1 and 1/2 cup

4. Tomatoes – 3 medium (pulpy to grind))

5. Garlic pods -4-5(to grind)

6. Dry red chilies- 4-5(to grind)

7. Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon

8. Almonds – 1/4 cup(to grind)

9. Raisins – 1/4 cup(to grind)

10. Whole milk – 1 cup(to grind)

11. Kitchen king masala – 3/4 teaspoon

12. Salt – as per taste

13. Cooking oil – 2 tablespoon

14. Cilantro- 1-2 tablespoon(to garnish)

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                                                                                  Chopped broccoli floretsDSCN0659

                                                              Ingredients of seasoning and the masala powderDSCN0656

                                                                                 Ingredients of grinding                                                           DSCN0663

                                                                                        Ingredients of grinding

What you do with what you have:

  1. Wash , peal onions fine and keep it aside.  Wash and chop brcolli florets too and keep it aside.  Soak almonds, raisins over night in water and grind it in milk to a fine consistency.

2. Soak red chili, garlic pods in water and puree it along with tomatoes and turmeric powder  to a fine consistency.DSCN0677

                                               Grind red chili-garlic tomato masala and grind Almond raisins in milk

3. Place a broad based pan with 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in it and when heated add cumin seeds to it.  Once it splutters, add chopped onions and salt to it so that it cooks faster and does not get burnt.  DSCN0681

                                                                               Chopped onions being fried

4. When transparent, add chopped florets from step-1 to it and stir for a while and then add grind tomato-red chili mix to it and let it cook for a couple of minutes covered with a lid adding a little water.  Add the masala powder too and check for salt.DSCN0688

                                                        Tomato-garlic masala and masala powder being added

5.  Finally add grind almond masala to it and required quantity of water to bring it to the required consistency.Finally garnish with cilantro and transferring it to a bowl for closer view of the dish. Enjoy it with roti, chapati or even phulkas!!As usual yummmmmm!!!!!!!!!!DSCN0691

                                                                              Grind almond masala being addedDSCN0704                                                                          Ready to serve Broccoli masala

Time taken: 45 minutes

Serves : 4-5

Good to remember:  1. Use fresh broccoli florets instead of the frozen for better taste.

2. Any masala powder can be used.

3. I have halved the quantity while preparing.

4. This recipe is a real good combo for roti, chapati etc.

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