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Broccoli – Methi Fry (Broccoli – Fenugreek Fry)

Posted By Vardhini On September 13, 2011 @ 5:57 am In Dry Curries,Healthy Recipes,Indian,Quick & Easy,Side Dishes,Under 30 minutes | No Comments

Broccoli is certainly not everybody’s favorite. Yeah, I used to be that way too initially, but now I like broccoli more than cauliflower. Even writing that makes me feel weird !!. When did those mini trees become my favorite? I would like to call this fry / curry as a powerhouse of nutrients packed with flavor from the fenugreek seeds and garlic. Now why do most healthy stuff taste bitter or have no taste? Fenugreek seeds are bitter, but on soaking they transform into something so tasty that you forget that it was bitter in the first place. This curry also uses only chilly powder and salt allowing the vegetables to speak for itself. Try it, you won’t be disappointed.

I came across this recipe years ago and have been making it quite often ever since. It is a perfect side dish for roti or rice. We love it a lot and I am always happy when I make it because of all the healthy stuff in it. 3 cheers to healthy stuff .. let us get cooking.

2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
10 cloves garlic
1 small onion
2 cups broccoli florets
Pinch of turmeric
Chilly powder to taste
Salt to taste
Pinch of asafoetida
4 tsp methi seeds soaked in warm water for an hour.

Recipe adapted from SpiceWhoLovedMe.

Soak methi seeds (fenugreek) in warm water for an hour.

Heat oil. Add cumin seeds.

Add onions and garlic.

Saute until onions and garlic are done.

Add the broccoli florets.

Add turmeric, chilly powder, salt and asafoetida.

Next add the soaked methi seeds.

Cook until broccoli is tender.

Simple and healthy fry ready. We had it with rasam rice.



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