Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Stir Fried Broccoli

  Broccoli,a member of the cruciferous vegetable family is considered to be a powerhouse of nutrients. A vegetable that is low in calories but contains a wealth of nutrients including fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium. It also boosts more protein than most other vegetables. Cooking method of this veggie is quite crucial in order to maintain its freshness and nutrient content. Just blanched or steamed broccoli is the best way to have it. To boost the taste we can stir fry it with just a dash of soy sauce and garlic. Adding too many ingredients and cooking broccoli is not advisable as this tastes the best with very limited ingredients. Moreover as the cooking time is very less for this veggie you should be quick so that you don't end up overcooking it.

This recipe was shared by to me by Tasneem and it is so simple, easy and very tasty too. With minimal ingredients you can get your lunch or dinner ready and be satisfied that you had a healthy and hearty meal. Stir fried broccoli with some plain white rice is a pure bliss especially on those days when you want to eat something healthy, light and at the same time easy to make.


1 head broccoli cut into florets - approximately 4 cups broccoli florets
4-5 garlic cloves, sliced
1 Tbsp sesame oil
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp cornflour diluted in 1 Tbsp water
salt (if required, as soy sauce has high salt content)
  • Boil plenty of water in a saucepan.
  • Add the broccoli to the boiling water. Blanch the broccoli for just a few seconds and as they Turn bright green drain them from the water and keep aside.
  • In a pan heat sesame oil. Add the sliced garlic and saute on high flame for two seconds and Then toss in the broccoli and stir fry on high heat for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the soy sauce and saute.
  • Pour the cornflour dissloved in water and mix well for a few seconds.
  • Serve hot with steamed white rice.

There is no need for adding salt as usually the soy sauce has enough salt. But if you feel you can add salt and pepper as per your taste. I haven't added here any extra seasoning as I prefer it this way.


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