Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Broccoli Stir Fry

Once upon a time Broccoli was generally unheard in India. But now it is grown in India and is available in super-markets though quite expensive. This vegetable is green in colour and resembles cauliflower. It is known to have great nutritional and medicinal properties. It cooks very easily and is delicious in taste too. When cooked on high flame, it retains its nutritive value as well as its colour.

This recipe is typically konkani known as "Thalaasan" meaning stir-fried with garlic. Vegetables like gherkins (tendle/tendli), chow-chow ( seemebadanekayi) etc are also prepared in this manner.

A few friends of mine had requested me for this recipe. Hence I am posting this specially for them.

Brocoli Stir Fry



400 gms

Carrot grated



7-8 cloves

Dry Red chilies

2 -3




11/2 tsps or to taste


1 cup

Method :

  1. Wash the Broccolli thoroughly and cut them into bite-size florets.
  2. Heat oil in a wok/kadai.
  3. Crush garlic. Add them in the hot oil. When they turn slightly brown, add the red chilies. Stir well.
  4. Now add the Broccoli florets and keep the flame on high. Keep stirring.
  5. Add water little at a time and stir again.
  6. When the florets are half cooked, add salt. If necessary add water. Stir and cook till done.
  7. Garnish with grated carrots.

Serves : 4

Note :

A Chinese variation can be made in the same recipe as follows:

In a bowl, add soya sauce, vinegar, tomato juice/puree and a pinch of sugar. Mix well and add this mixture to the above recipe (when it is almost done).

For information on Broccoli :


  1. I was looking for broccoli recipes- in konkani style, will try this one out

  2. I am sure you will like it Bhagyareema.