A lot is said about the health benefits of Broccoli (read it here). I try to incorporate in my diet but difficult at times. Today I was determined to eat broccoli and was thinking of cheese bake, but was bored to do it in the oven only for me. So just made the recipe on the go, was not sure what I am going to eat in the end :-). Just wanted something crunchy. I would say that I created this as a fusion, made it in our desi style of making vegetables but not with our regular masala’s but with black pepper, chilli flakes and cheese. Relished it as is, one do not need any rice or roti or bread with this. so here goes the recipe:
- 1 Big bunch of Broccoli, cut into florets.
- 2-3 Shallot onion diced (one can use regular onion too)
- 2-3 Garlic finely chopped
- 1/4 inch Ginger finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon crushed Black Pepper
- 1 teaspoon of Red Chilli Flakes
- 1/4 cup Grated Cheese
- 1 teaspoon Olive Oil (other oils should also be okay)
- Salt to taste
- Steam the Broccoli in Microwave for 5 mins or else let it cook in boiling water for 4 mins. Do not make it soft, we just want it a bit tender.
Drain and keep aside.
In a pan add 1 teaspoon of Olive Oil.
Add the Garlic, Ginger and Onions.
Stir fry on high flame for 2-3 minutes until the onions are translucent.
Add the Broccoli and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
Add Salt, Crushed Black pepper, Red Chilli Flakes and 1 tablespoon of Cheese and stir fry for another minute.
Now I tried to bake this in the pan, so I added the remaining cheese on top of it and closed the lid and let it cook on slow flame for 4-5 minutes. I forgot that the Broccoli will release water. Only thing that I was dreaming of Crunch at the bottom 😛 😛 . But this step turned out good.
The cheese melted in the Broccoli. I again switched the flame to high and let the remaining water burn for another 2-3 minutes.
It’s done, Yummy cheesy Broccoli Cheese Stir Fry is ready. One can garnish it with Cheese, I did not wanted to overdo cheese, so skipped this step. 😛 😛
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