We get to eat Indian vegetables only once in 2 months because the closest Indian store is 3 hours away and hence the need to try out new vegetables. On one visit to the grocery store I spotted Brussels Sprouts. They look like small cabbages and they were cute. I also found that they are a low calorie food rich in vitamins and fiber. Needless to say I tried it and this vegetable has become our favorite. Brussels Sprouts also reminds me of the conversation with my 6 year old.
Him : What are we eating today?
Me: Brussels Sprouts
Him: Have I had it before? Do I like it?
Me: Of course you love it.
Him: Ok I will have it.
I am not sure how long this will work but I am happy as long as it works
This is a simple curry with brussels sprouts and uses minimal ingredients.
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal
1 tsp channa dal
1 pound brussels sprouts sliced
1 tsp sambar powder or a little bit of red chilly powder
salt to taste
Dont these look so adorable? For this recipe I cut them into half and then sliced each half so that I get thin long slices.
Heat a teaspoon of oil and season with mustard seeds, urad dal and channa dal. When the dals are browned add the sliced brussels sprouts
Next add the sambar powder.
Let it cook. It took around 10-15 minutes for me. You can use few sprinkles of water to cook if needed. We want the vegetables to retain a bite and not become mushy. Here it is when cooking is done.
Healthy and tasty brussels sprouts curry read to be served. They have a nutty and a slightly bitter taste which I absolutely love. We had it with spinach sambar rice. Do try this vegetable .. who knows it might become your favorite too.