Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Palak Broccoli ( Spinach and Broccoli Gravy )

  • Broccoli -250 gms
  • Palak -2 or 3 handfulls
  • Onion -1 big or 2 medium
  • Tomato -1 
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic - 4 big pods
  • Green chillies - 5 
  • coriander leaves - few stems
  • Curry leaves -3 or 4 leaves
  • Coconut grated - 2tbsp
  • Poppy seeds -1 tsp
  • Cashewnut -5
  • Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/ tsp
  • oil
  • salt
  • sugar -1 tsp

  1. In a pan boil water and drop the broccoli florets into it with little sakt and turmeric powder in it.let it come to a boil and cover and switch off the stove..drain broccoli and keep it aside..
  2. Soak poppy seeds in hot water for about 5 to 10 mins.
  3. In a pan add oil and saute slitted green chillies and palak for few mins and switch off the stove, to this add coconut ,poppy seeds ,cashew, coriander leaves ,curry leaves and grind it to a smooth paste
  4. In another pan add oil and splutter cumin seeds to this add chopped garlic and onions fry till the onion turns golden brown now add tomato ,chilli powder,coriander powder, garam masala, sugar and salt..
  5. Saute till the raw smell of the masala goes and cook covered till the tomato is all mashed up.
  6. Now add the ground paste and saute for few mins till raw smell goes add the broccoli florets.and mix well with the masala...
  7. Add little water and cook covered till broccoli is cooked ...
  8. Cook uncovered till the gravy reaches the desired consistency....

Enjoy with some Chappathi ,Roti  or some flavored rice ...this is a nice rich veggie gravy...try it out and enjoy :)


Hari Chandana said...

Nice and healthy combination.. Looks really good and tempting.. Love the recipe dear.. thanks for sharing !!
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Vimitha Anand said...

Healthy combination... Looks so yummy... Would be great with white rice...

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious combination looks wonderful
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Kalpana Sareesh said...

healthy n yummy ..

julie said...

So u're back to blogging after a break..happy blogging! Lovely healthy combo of palak n broccoli..perfect with rotis..

Kaveri said...

A very healthy combo of Palak and brocolli...looks very delish

Biny Anoop said...

wow u prove it again that healthy food can be tasty

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

very interesting combination !! so healthy !!

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Vardhini said...

Healthy and tasty .. love both palak and broccoli.

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aipi said...

That is one healthy dish ~ nice preparation!
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Suja said...

Perfect and healthy combo..delicious

Priya said...

Wow wat a unique and healthy dish,super inviting..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Healthy and delicious preparation..

sangee vijay said...

wow...very healthy combo..never tried or thought before...super recipe Chitra..very interesting

Mahi said...

Colourful & Rich gravy! New combination too!

Now Serving said...

that is an interesting combo chitra - gravy looks sumptuous!


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