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Broccoli – Carrot Stir Fry

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Recipe Cooked, Photographed and Written by Praveena

PrepTime:10 mins  CookTime:10 mins   Cuisine:Indian

This, Broccoli – Carrot stir fry, is my first try with this combo. My kids never liked broccoli in any curry / stir fry. “Yuuuck!!…” was their reaction whenever I tried to convince them about any broccoli based dish. Being a mom, I was always worried about not including such healthy green vegetable into their diet.

I tried few other curry recipes with broccoli, which weren’t not so appealing for them. But this stir fry turned out very finger lickingly delectable. And my kids loved it so much, that I had to make it again in the same week. 🙂 

Health Benefits of Broccoli:

Broccoli is an excellent green vegetable, which is rich in iron, folic acid, fibre and vitamin C, K. On the other hand, carrots are a good source of beta-carotene, fiber, weight loss friendly food with lower cholesterol levels and gives improved eye health (info from internet).

broccoli carrot stir fry

Before starting to cook, don’t forget to see the Tips  mentioned at the end.

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Ingredients:

  • Broccoli – 1 head (medium size)
  • Carrots – 4 (medium size)
  • Coriander – 3 twigs
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tablespoon
  • Cooking Oil – 3 tablespoons
  • Water – ½ cup
  • Sesame seeds – 3 to 4 tablespoons
  • Salt – 1½ teaspoons
  • Red Chilli Flakes – 1½ teaspoon

Ingredients for Tempering :

  • Jeera / Cumin Seeds – ½ teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Mustard Seeds / Aavalu – ½ teaspoon
  • Dry Red Chillies / Fresh Green Chillies – 3 
  • Chopped Garlic – 1 tablespoon (optional)

Special Ingredients:

  • Sesame seeds
  • Red Chilli Flakes

Procedure:

  • Wash the broccoli, carrots and coriander.
  • Cut the broccoli into small florets. We need 1 cup.
  • Peel the carrots and finely chop the. We need 1 cup.
  • Finely chop the coriander leaves. Put aside.
  • Put a frying pan on stovetop under medium flame and add the sesame seeds.
  • Dry roast by stirring continuously, until you get a nice aroma / the seeds turn golden colour.Sesame seeds after dry roasting
  • Take them off the pan into a blender/mixie. Let them cool.
  • Return the pan back to stovetop, add the oil and heat it.
  • Put all the ‘Ingredients for Tempering’ and sautee them.broccoli carrot stir fry Broccoli florets, chopped carrots and salt added to the ‘tempering’ in frying pan
  • Add all the broccoli florets & carrot pieces, water and 1 teaspoon salt to the pan.
  • Give everything a stir and close the pan with lid.broccoli carrot stir fry Pan with lid, after adding enough water
  • Keep stirring in between (for every one minute), but replace the lid.
  • Meanwhile, blend the sesame seeds into fine powder.
  • After 4-5 mins, check for the crunchiness of the veggies.
  • If you are satisfied, then go for the seasoning. If not let the veggies cook for more time.broccoli carrot stir fry Chopped coriander leaves, Roasted Sesame Seeds powder and red chilli flakes added to the frying pan
  • Add red chilli flakes, sesame seeds powder, half of chopped coriander and remaining salt (½ teaspoon).
  • Gently keep stirring everything, so that the powder & flakes sticks througout.
  • Switch the flame off after a minute and sqeeze the lemon juice on top.
  • Transfer the stir fry into a serving bowl, garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Done!!

Tips:

  • Instead of chopping the carrot , you can even opt to grate them.
  • To check if the veggies are cooked or not, take a piece and press it between your fingers or cut it with the ladle. 
  • You can adjust the salt and spice according to your taste.

Result:

  • The taste of this, broccoli carrot stir fry was just marvelous. And my kids loved it so much, that I had to make it again in the same week. 🙂
  • You can have this stir fry as it is or as a side for any rice, any bread, chapati, as a taco filling, or as part of a salad bowl.

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