Sunday, January 27, 2013

Broccoli and Dal Thoran

I have tried broccoli in pasta and soup and wanted to try something indian dish  with it.Never been a broccoli fan till i had it with dal. I had this thoran at my friend's place and became an instant fan,the reason being it was finely chopped and mixed well with fan of broccoli or dal?(that's a question:-).so this recipe is for all broccoli lovers like me.

Here is the recipe for broccoli and dal Thoran


  1. broccoli - 1cup
  2. dal(yellow pigeon peas) -1/4 cup
  3. small onion -7- 10 chopped
  4. green chillies -3-5(finely chopped)
  5. curry leaves-a sprig
  6. grated coconut - 5-7tbsp
  7. turmeric powder-a pinch
  8. oil -1 tbsp
  9. mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
  10. salt to taste


  1. Wash and clean the broccoli in salted hot water.Finely chop the florets.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add a sprig of curry leaves,chopped onion,green chilly and saute till the raw smell goes.Add turmeric powder and toss well.
  3. Add chopped broccoli, salt to taste,grated coconut and mix well. Sprinkle 3-5 tbsp water,cook covered till it is done and all the water is evaporated.
  4. Cook the dal in a pan with enough water.don't overcook.
  5. Add cooked dal to the broccoli mixture.adjust the salt. Stir well until it is dry. 
Serve with Rice or Chapathi.Enjoy the dish!!!!
Happy Cooking!!!


1 comment:

  1. tasty favorite too...good side dish with rice...