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Brussels sprouts and pink radish stir fry

 Here goes one more from a stir-fried veggie lover.
 Try and keep it as crunchy as possible and not over cooking your veggies.  You may alter the spices to suit your taste. 
You need –
  • Brussels sprouts – 6-7, quartered
  • Pink radish – 1 cup, thinly sliced
  • Bell pepper – 1, cut into strips
  • Onion – 1 medium, finely chopped
  • Garlic – 1 clove, minced
  • Cumin seeds – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ground Cumin – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Chili powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt – to taste
  • Lemon juice – 2 teaspoons
  • Coriander leaves to garnish
How to-

Heat oil in pan. Add the cumin seeds; soon they start to sizzle add the garlic and stir briefly. Tip the onions in cook till golden. Add the Brussels sprout and mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes.

Add the spice powders, salt; saute for another 5 minutes or till they are cooked through but crispy, making sure not over cook. Add the bell pepper, radish and lemon juice and saute for a minute. 

Turn off the heat and serve as a filling for Tacos or serve them with rice and curry.


Shallot and broccoli thoran

You need –
  • Broccoli – 1, cut into really small florets
  • Shallots – finely sliced, 1/2 cup
  • Green chili – 1
  • Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric power – ¼ teaspoon
  • Curry leaves – 1 springs
  • Dry red chili- 1
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Oil – 2 teaspoons (I used coconut oil)
  • Salt to taste
 How to –

Heat oil in a skillet, add the mustard seeds. Once they start to crackle add the red chili, green chili and curry leaves.

Add the Turmeric powder and stir briefly for few seconds. Now add the Shallots, Broccoli, salt and stir well. Cover and let it cook for 4-5  minutes done making sure not to over cook. Add the grated coconut and stir fry for a minute.

Turn off the heat. Serve hot with rice and curry.