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Broccoli – Carrot Stir Fry

VegCookBook by Praveena
Quick, Easy to make & Simple, Plant Based side dish / accompaniment recipe .
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Accompaniment, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • Frying pan (for stove-top method)
  • Spice Blender / Grinder / Mixie.


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

Ingredients for Tempering:

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



  •  Wash the broccoli, carrots and coriander.
    Cut the broccoli into small florets. We need 1 cup.
    Peel the carrots and finely chop them. We need 1 cup.
    Finely chop the coriander leaves. Put aside.


  • Put a frying pan on stove top under medium flame, add the sesame seeds,dry roast by stirring continuously, until you get a nice aroma / the seeds turn golden colour.
    Take them off the pan & let them cool. Using a spice blender/mixie,blend into fine powder.
  • Return the pan back to stove top, add the oil and heat it. 
    Put the ‘Ingredients for Tempering’ and saute them. 
    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. 
    Keep stirring in between (for every one minute), but replace the lid.
  • After 4-5 mins, check for the crunchiness of the veggies. 
    If satisfied, then go for the seasoning. If not let the veggies cook for more time. 
    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 throughout.
    Switch the flame off after a minute and squeeze the lemon juice on top.
  • Transfer the stir fry into a serving bowl, garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Done!!


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