Sunday, February 1, 2009

Broccoli Paruppusili




As i mentioned earlier, Broccoli is not a favorite in our house. After reading a ton about the benefits of broccoli and feeling guilty enough about not consuming it, i am including it in our diet regularly and experimenting quite a bit to make it more acceptable than it is today. I made paruppusili out of it and nobody made any faces :) They even admitted that they liked it, although i'm the only one that took second helping :D

As a first step, i steamed the chopped broccoli in the microwave till it was soft but not mushy and stayed away from the li'l stinker for 15-20 mins. Then, i just followed my quick fix, low fat paruppusili method (method 1) to a T, taking the lazy route :) I bet it will be tastier if i follow my mom's authentic paruppusili method. Yeah, with all the oil and all the time spent on it, it better be better :D

Since this uses chickpea flour, i wanted to send to MLLA and JFI Chickpea, but i am one day late. I just couldn't post it yday. Sometimes, weekends are more hectic than weekdays! :P

31 comments:

indhu said...

i am also looking to incorporate broccoli in my diet... this is a lovely recipe :).. also loved your low fat paruppu usili... i love paruppu usili and will try this recipe :)

Vibaas said...

Thanks Indhu :) Hope u like it too :D

Cham said...

I just stir fry or deep fry for my son this one sounds good for rice!

jeyashrisuresh said...

i too dont know how to use brocolli effectively .will try this .

sowmya said...

sounds good..wil try it sometime..

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely healthy recipe

Priya Sriram said...

Thats a nice remedy for the taste of broccoli... I started adding it to cooking recently. Gotta try list...

-Priya

Preety said...

same here vibaas, i also use broccili in pasta or pizza toppings..but your way of preparing sounds good..will give this a try next time..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

nice variation to the usual beans parupusilli...

Kitchen Flavours said...

Something new to me. Now it is commonly available here in Indian grocery stores also. will try this...

Jaishree said...

I love paruppu usili.yours looks Lovely n healthy .will try this recipe :)

Happy cook said...

I love brocoli, and this looks so yummy.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Broccoli is really heathy and I am searching for recipes to include in my cooking:) Thanx for the recipe!

Akal's Saappadu said...

nice preparation of broccoli. My husband loves broccolis; you've done a healthy and interesting preparation!

Ramya Bala said...

looks so yummy and even the patties...hey ings pakaraha vida...strawberry pic is awesome ma in jugalbandi...u post so fast :)

Gita's Kitchen said...

wow paruppusili with broccoli, very innovative and healthy Vibaas...great dish :)

Varsha Vipins said...

Even I find it difficult to consume Broccoli n yet want to,so much..so put it even in Sambar..:D..leme try this..:)

AnuSriram said...

That sounds yummy... I love that!

Madhu said...

Like the recipe, looks delicious. I wil try this next time i get some broccoli.

Vibaas said...

Thanks y'all. hope u like it too :)

Yasmeen said...

this is a whole new recipe to me,will try my broccoli with this tasty variation:)

Sunshinemom said...

Broccoli in usli sounds good! My Mom used to make usli earlier the tastier way but now she follows a broiled method which is healthy but tasty!

Priya said...

Love broccoli very much, as paruppusili now am gonna a shift as ur neighbour vibaas:d, shall i:)

Soma said...

Broccoli never looked so good. I like broccoli esp. just the lightly steamed ones. the less cooked they are the better they taste for me:-)

Navita said...

oh i don't like brocollis...i know healthy n all but i can't hve this neither lettuce...;p

but this recipe /n pic tells a different story..real yum!

Sujatha said...

Nice distinction from the regular paruppuusili! I love any dish with broccoli.. and a great idea to make paruppuusili with broccoli..

Vibaas said...

thanks friends for your lovely comments. means a lot to me :)

Usha said...

Good idea making parappusili with brocolli...looks yum!

Uma said...

Great idea to use broccoli with paruppu usili! I use cabbage sometimes. looks so easy and delicious!

veena said...

Hi da ..
Even me was looking for a broccoli recipe..thanks dear ..looking delicious

love
veena

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

hey Vibaas,
Thank you stopping by my blog and also for the lovely comment. Your blog is pretty cool. I didn't know we can make paruppu usli with brocoli. Good one. I will sure try this one.Looks very yummy too.

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