Aloo Broccoli | Potatoes & Broccoli Stir Fry - The Indian Way

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Broccoli is a nutrition powerhouse & I am always on the lookout for new ways to use Broccoli. Broccoli absorbs flavours really well, making it easy to use them in Indian dishes. I make an excellent Sweet Potato & Aloo Paratha & it has been a family favourite.

Since the family is a huge fan of Aloo Gobhi, I recently tried replacing Cauliflower with Broccoli & the result was excellent. I made it a tad healthier by using par boiled potatoes which reduces the cooking time & the amount of oil used

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This Stir fry makes a brilliant side dish with warm Phulkas or you can even it it as a salad. I do not like to overload my dishes with spices these days, so I've added just a tiny bit of chiili powder for that heat. 

Another recent discovery is the Everest Subzi Masala that I picked up from the supermarket. It has a very mild flavour unlike the Garam Masala & I've been using it in my stir fries these days & I quite like it, 

You Will Need:
  • 2 medium sized Potatoes
  • A medium sized head of Broccoli
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 4-5 cloves of chopped garlic
  • A big pinch of turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Everest Subzi Masala
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

How To:

Wash & scrub the potatoes & chop them into cubes. Dunk the cubes into a pot of water to stop them from turning brown. Chop the Broccoli into florets & set aside

To make them slightly healthier, I parboil the potatoes before adding them to the pan. So, you can either cook the potatoes on a stove top or like I did, you can microwave them in a bowl of salted water for about 5-6 mins.

Meanwhile, in a heavy bottomed pan, heat 2 tsp oil & splutter cumin seeds, Add the grated ginger & garlic & saute for about 10 seconds. quickly add the broccoli florets along with some salt & turmeric & mix well. Now, add the chilli powder & the Subzi masala & give it another stir. Cover the pan with a lid & let it cook on low flame for about 5 minutes. Stir in between to avoid the bottom of the pan from getting burnt. Broccoli gets cooked really fast, So, do keep an eye. Do not over cook the broccoli & make it mushy,

Now, add the parboiled potatoes & check for salt. Mix well & cook on low flame for another 3-4 minutes till the potatoes are completely cooked & the flavours are incorporated well

Turn off the stove & transfer to a serving bowl. Serve warm iwith Phulkas or as a side with steamed Rice & Dal 

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