Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Broccolette mung dal masala/ Broccolette lentil curry

         Broccolini or broccolette is a hybrid of broccoli and chinese kale (gai lan). It has smaller florets and longer slender stem than broccoli. The whole vegetable is edible, we just have to trim its end and cook. We can use broccoli instead of broccolini too.
        Our good neighbors introduced this veggie to us. I tried different recipes using it, in this recipe i cooked broccolini with spices and mung dal/mung lentil (de-hulled and split mung beans)
broccolette lentil curry
tasty dish!

1 lb          broccolette
2 cups      moong dal 
1              tomato 
1              onion  
2 tsp        sambar powder
2 tsp        chilli powder
1/4 tsp     mustard seed
few          curry leaves
2 - 3 tbs   oil
3 tbs        chopped cilantro/ coriander leaves
salt to taste
* sambar powder can be substituted with curry powder. We can find sambar powder in most Indian stores. 

1. Cook moong dal in 3 cups of water. When the water starts to boil add 1/4 tsp salt, 2 tsp oil and cook until soft, keep it aside
2. Trim the ends of  broccolette and cut it into 2" pieces. Chop onion and tomato.
3. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seed. When it starts to splutter add curry leaves, onion and fry till it becomes golden brown, reduce the heat.
4. Add chilli pwd, sambar pwd and tomatoes. Fry tomatoes till the masala becomes dry, add broccolette and let it cook till soft yet firm. Add the cooked mung dal and check for salt.
5. Remove the dal mixture from heat. Transfer it to a serving dish and garnish with chopped cilantro/ coriander leaves. 
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Chitz said...

Nice... Learnt a new veggie today :)

Priya Anandakumar said...

Looks very yummy and easy to make...
thanks for sharing

Beena.stephy said...

Yummy and healthy

Pavithra R said...

A simple and interesting recipe. Love it.
I like the idea of the little florets instead of the broccoli itself.
Never tried a moong dal combination on this, i should try!!

Sri Love said...

Hello dear...thanks for stopping by my space! Sorry for my late return :)

Love this veg stir fry...mouthwatering! Your space is really yummy :)

Rita Bose said...

Looks healthy and tasty!! :)

Mr. & Mrs. P said...

Love this dish!!! Lentils are so good for you...

Priya said...

That is a new veggie for me :) The masala looks so delish :)

Divya Shivaraman said...

This is different...i am loving lentils with brocolli

Kang Zeer El-Watsi said...

i like it :D

Neela Rufus said...

Thanks everyone for your encouraging words :)

Lisa H. said...

Thank you for visiting my blog :D

I am loving your kitchen too, as my family loves Indian food :D

Mina Joshi said...

Very innovatice recipe. Never tried this combination.

Neela Rufus said...

Thanks Lisa :)

Thank you Mina :)

nisha s said...

New and Innovative recipe neela...:)

Nilu A said...

looks awesome... super-duper good Neela :-)

Nithya Naveen said...

Yummy and healthy recipe