Broccoli Pulao

Wondering what you should make with a small broccoli in the corner of the fridge??
A quick, easy and tasty dish prepared under 15 minutes with a combo of rice and the exotic Broccoli!!!

Broccoli  is a vegetable that belongs to the cabbage family. 
This wonderous veggie has the ability to lower cholesterol and it popularly known as one of the world’s healthiest foods…………
It is high in Vitamin C, very nutritious and has anti-cancerous properties.
In order to preserve the nutrients and the benefits of this vegetable, it is recommended to steam or stir fry the vegetable rather than cooking it!!!

Ingredients to serve 6-8 people

2 Cups Basmati or Long Grain Basmati Rice
2 ½ Cups Water
2 cups Fresh florets of Broccoli (with the stem)
1 Large onion (Sliced lengthwise)
1 Pod finely chopped garlic
1-2 Tsp Garamasala Powder
1 Tsp Coriander Powder
½ Tsp Chilli Powder
1-2 Tbs Oil
1-2 Tsp Salt

Handful of slightly Roasted or fried cashew nuts (optional)

Broccoli Pulao or Fried Rice

Broccoli Pulao


Cook the Rice separately in a pressure cooker or cook the rice directly in a pan
Heat the oil in a pan, add the sliced onions and sauté for a couple of minutes
Add the broccoli florets, cover the pan with a lid and cook until tender
Stir through the garamasala powder, coriander and chilli powder
Fry for a couple of minutes with the lid open

Fold through the cooked rice (preferably with a wooden ladle) and sprinkle the salt
Garnish with the slightly roasted or fried cashew nuts for a bit of crunch!!
(the nuts can be either dry roasted in the pan or shallow fried in a teaspoon of oil)

Note:   You may add a chopped tomato or a tablespoon of tomato paste when you add the onion to enhance the colour and flavour of the dish……..
Serve this dish with any Raita!!