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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Broccoli Stir fry (with grated coconut) / Thoran

Broccoli is a healthy veggie which I have noticed only after coming to US.It looks similar to cauliflower but is got a bright greeny color.Earlier I made the Baked broccoli cutlets.This time I tried the same style as we prepare the cauliflower stir fry and made this stir fry.The biggest suspense is that nobody at home ever understood that its broccoli,when I prepared it for the first time.Now,I have frequently added this veggie to the menu and it's a real yummy delicious & healthy stir fry :)



Ingredients
broccoli 1/2 lb(225g)
onion 1chopped small
green chillies 4-5
garlic cloves 3
ginger 1" piece shredded
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
oil 3tsp
mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
salt
curry leaves


to grind coarse
coconut grated/shredded 1/3cup
shallots 3-4
cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder a pinch (optional)



Method
-Wash the broccoli in warm water and add little salt.Leave for 5 minutes,remove from water and chop it very small.
-Peel, wash and chop onion, garlic and ginger.Make a paste of ginger garlic.Wash and cut green chillies,Keep aside.
-Pulse the coconut ,shallots and cumin seeds thrice in a blender to get a coarse mixture without adding water.
-Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.
-Saute onion and add curry leaves.Keep stirring till translucent.
-Add the green chillies,saute.Add the ginger garlic paste.Saute till raw smell disappears.
-Add the chopped broccoli in it and give a quick toss.Add turmeric powder,stir once again.Cover and cook for 7-10 minutes on medium heat.
-Check if cooked,add the coarsely ground coconut mix and salt.Cook again for 5mins.
-Open the lid,toss and stir fry till the moisture content disappears.
-Serve with steamed rice!

Servings~1salad plate full

NOTES
*You can use the same method and prepare the cauliflower florets too.



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48 comments:

Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

Today only I had broccoli fry fur lunch. But have not added coconut... Coconut touch would definitely added more flavour...

Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

looks healthy and delicious,I do add
cooked toor dhal or moong dhal to it...

Vineetha said... Best Blogger Tips

Broccoli is something my hubby loves a lot, he likes to eat in crunchy so we always make it in like a stir fry :) thoran looks yummy !!

Kavita said... Best Blogger Tips

I love broccoli and the stir fry version looks great!

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy thoran,would love to have simply with curd rice..

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, the best looking fried broccoli i have ever seen.- fresh crisp green, of so sweet color.
would love to try add grated coconut -thanks. have a nice day

DivyaGCP said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and healthy thoran..

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DivyaGCP said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and healthy thoran..

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Resh said... Best Blogger Tips

hi...yummy one....and I;m ur follower ;)

Resh said... Best Blogger Tips

hi...yummy one....and I;m ur follower ;)

simran said... Best Blogger Tips

nice stir fry!......i like brocolli...in any form..this is really tasty

Plateful said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks so healthy and yummy too! Love broccoli preparations.

Shanthi said... Best Blogger Tips

It looks great..love it.

Square Meals said... Best Blogger Tips

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Srimathi said... Best Blogger Tips

I make broccoli curry a a lot, but I often don't add garlic if it is for a south Indian meal, otherwise I do. THe color pops up on the black background of your blog.

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

healthy 1...nice version vth coco..
maha

Rita said... Best Blogger Tips

We have broccoli at least 2 times a week; how nice to find a new way to serve it.
Rita

Viya said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie its great to visit your blog because there is always something interesting recipe,will surely make this:)thxs for sharing

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy n healthy thoran.....

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy dish....my kids love broccoli..

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super healthy recipe.

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Paaka Shaale said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome recipe. Loved the deep green!!

Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie what a coincidence both of posted some what similar dishes today. I have one broccoli thoran also sitting in my drafts and posted the Asparagus one today. But never tried adding garlic and ginger, will try next time. Looks superb.

Jay said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely stir fry...nice healthy version
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Gayathri NG said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy n yummy fry...

Follow foodie said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, Nice clicks
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Balvinder Ubi said... Best Blogger Tips

I have never cooked broccoli this way. With coconut it looks delicious.

Purabi Naha said... Best Blogger Tips

That's a real yummy dish!!! :)
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Non stick, Nutty and Sous chef said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! that's a brilliant way to eat broccoli! We eat it steamed and stir fried, but thoran sounds fascinating. Thanks for sharing Julie!

Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely stir fry !! I made this yesterday !!

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

What a nice way to include broccoli in your daily diet. Never tried making thoran with it. Wonder how it tastes!

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Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and delicious thoran

Zareena said... Best Blogger Tips

OOOooooo never made anything with broccoli. This looks delicious.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said... Best Blogger Tips

brocolli is good for health..you way of stir-fried sound so yummy!

Treatntrick treatntrick said... Best Blogger Tips

Must be tasty with grated coconut!

Ganga Sreekanth said... Best Blogger Tips

healthy n delicious thoran

Pari said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice side dish and so healthy too.

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Lizy said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely color..quick and healthy stir fry..

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

wow.. I never thought we could make a thoran out of broccoli.. nice ... it looks so green and refreshing

jeyashrisuresh said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds yum and quite healthy too

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Broccoli thoran try cheytitilla..this looks delicious..

Recipeswap said... Best Blogger Tips

So healthy love the green.

Recipeswap said... Best Blogger Tips

Very healthy and love the nice green color.

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Very yummy thoran..

Vardhini said... Best Blogger Tips

Comforting and tasty dish. Thx for linking.

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Teena Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..sounds healthy!! Loved the bright colour too!!

Kurryleaves said... Best Blogger Tips

that sounds delicious....

Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

very healthy thoran..i love it..thanks for sharing in kerala kitchen