Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Dal / Lentil & Broccoli Fry

Broccoli is a vegetable, with dark green florets and looks similar to the cauliflower.It belongs to the cabbage family. Broccoli is a highly nutritious vegetable. It's a good source of soluble fiber and folate. Also has Vitamin K, C and A.

Broccoli needs very little cooking time. This is a very simple recipe with lentil and broccoli.


2 florets - Broccoli, cut the florets into small pieces
2 cups - Toor dal / Lentil

1/2 tsp -Turmeric powder
1 tsp - Red chili powder
2 cups - Water
Salt to taste


1 tsp - Mustard seeds
3 - Shallots, diced
Curry leaves
Coconut oil


1 ) Cover and cook dal with turmeric and red chili powder in two cups of water. Add some coconut oil, when cooking the dal. This gives out good flavour. Add salt when dal is almost cooked. Take off the stove. Dal should not be over cooked.

2 ) In a pan heat oil and add mustard. After mustard pops, add shallots and fry to a golden brown colour. Add curry leaves.

3 ) Add broccoli to the pan and stir fry. Cover with a lid and cook for 5 minutes on low heat. Add to the cooked dal and mix well. Fry adding little oil. Take off the stove.

Serve with roti or rice.

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