Friday, 16 December 2011

Creamy Brocoli Curry

Brocoli
Brocoli

Health Benefits Of Broccoli:
  • Broccoli's note worthy nutrients include vitamin C, vitamin A (mostly as beta-carotene), folic acid, calcium, and fiber. While the calcium content of one serving doesn't equal that of a glass of milk, broccoli is an important calcium source for those who don't consume dairy products. Calcium does more than build strong bones.
  • The vegetable is also fiber-rich, which enhances the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, as well as aims to reduce blood cholesterol levels.
  • Additionally, the health benefits of broccoli have been linked to preventing and controlling the medical concerns like diabetes, calcium deficiencies, stomach and colon cancer, malignant tumors, lung cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and even the aging process.
 Note:
When preparing the vegetable, it is important to remember that overcooking broccoli equals a reduction in vital nutrients (especially when boiling in water). To savor
every last drop of vitamins and healthy components, you should try steaming, microwaving, or preparing broccoli in a tasty stir-fry.
 
Creamy Brocoli Curry
Creamy Brocoli Curry

Broccoli Gravy is a delicious gravy curry that goes very well with both rice and roti. Broccoli doesn't lend itself to Indian-style of cooking, but it's very good for your health, so here's a recipe you might want to try.

This versatile vegetable is also used to make delicious soups, including the Broccoli Cheese and Cream of Broccoli options commonly served at high end restaurants.

 
Ingredients:
To be grinded to a paste:
Coriander leaves/Cilantro - a small bunch
Cashew - 10 pieces
Onion - a handful of small shallots or 1 big
Green chillies - 2

Other Ingredients:
Cinnamon - 2 small sticks
Cardamom - 3 pieces
Cloves - 3 pieces
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Broccoli florets - 400 g
Heavy cream - 3 tbsp

Method:
1.Take the ingredients from the grinding section and grind to a fine paste with addition of little water. Keep it aside.

2.Take a non stick kadai, add oil. Saute the cinnamon, cardamom, cloves. Then add the ginger garlic paste. Saute until nice aroma comes. To this add the ground paste and cook in low flame. Now, add the broccoli florets and cook until broccoli is cooked but still crunchy. Keep stirring frequently and add cream and give a final stir. Switch off the flame once done.

3.Garnish with some coriander leaves and little cream. Serve hot for rotis, kulchas, or rice.

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