Thursday, July 10, 2008

Broccoli Paruppu Usili

On the verge of Indianizing stuffs, i ended up making broccoli paruppu usili.
This is how i made ....
Ingredients for making Broccoli Paruppu Usili:
  • Broccoli - 1 whole Flower
  • Bengal Gram Dal - 1/2 cup
  • Red Chili - 2 (adjust according to the spiciness)
  • Asafoetida- a small pinch
  • Salt (according to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Split Gram Dal
  • 1/2 tsp musturd seeds

Method for making Broccoli Paruppu Usili:

Step 1: Soak the Bengal Gram Dal in water for at least 2 hrs.

Step 2: In a blender add the soaked Bengal Gram Dal,Salt, Asafoetida, 2 Red chili and grind them coarsely by adding as minimum water as possible.

Step 3: Remove the grounded paste to a steaming vessel and steam them for about 20 minutes. Once steamed remove it and set aside to cool.

Step 4: Wash and separate the Broccoli floret's and cut them to small tit bits, cook then ( i microwaved for 6 minutes)

Step 5: Drained the excess water from the cooked Broccoli.

Step 6: Scramble the steamed Usili paste.

Step 7: Meantime heat a pan and add 1 tablespoon of oil and then add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, when it starts spluttering add the split gram Dal, curry leaves(optional) and the cooked broccoli and fry them approx,5 -10 minutes, or till it becomes dry. Add salt just for the Broccoli and then add the scrambled Usili paste.

Keep stirring the Broccoli Usili for about 5 minutes. Then remove to a serving dish and this is ready to be served with any kozhambu for rice...

I normally serve Usili for pulli/ vatha kozhambu, Moru (buttermilk) kozhambu or Rasam. It goes well with Sambar too..

But what i personally feel is since it already has (Dal/lentil) in it... it is best with combination of side dish without lentils.....

Yesterday night i served my broccoli Paruppu Usili with Okra Moru Kozhambu for dinner with rice. My family enjoyed it.. Hope u will also like it...

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