Dal Broccoli !!

Broccoli with dal is very simple & healthy dish, goes well with steamed rice, chapathi, idli, dosa, etc., It taste delicious too and always I got bored of eating broccoli by stir fry & salad. But this recipes gives a touch of Indian flavor & comfort food for me. I am really happy the way this recipe came out.

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Broccoli – 2 cup (chopped)

Salt to taste

 Cooking Dal;

Moong dal – ½ cup

Fenugreek – 1 tsp

Cumin / jeera – 1 tsp

Onion – 1no. Chopped

Tomato – 1no. Chopped

Green chilies – 3 nos.


Oil – 3 tsp

Mustard – 1 tsp

Jeera / cumin – 1 tsp

Onion – 1 no. finely chopped

Tomato – 1 no. finely chopped

Garlic – 5-7 cloves

Ginger – 2 tsp

Turmeric – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – 1 strand


Cilantro – handful

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  • First cook the dal with above mentioned ingredients by adding 1 ½ – 2 cups of water.
  • Heat the oil on medium flame, splutter the mustard, add cumin, curry leaves, onion, garlic, ginger & saute it for 3 minutes.
  • Now add tomatoes, salt & cook until tender.
  • Add turmeric & cook until raw flavor goes off.
  • After that add broccoli & saute it for 2 minutes.
  • Now add cooked dal, 1 cup of water & cook it for 15 – 20 minutes on medium flame.
  • Finally garnish it with cilantro.
  • Serve hot & enjoy it with steamed rice, idly, dosa, paratha, etc.,

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Broccoli in dal wow never thought of this combo..yum yum

  2. Swati says:

    This combo sounds interesting! Totally new to me though 🙂

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