Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Broccoli & Dal Thoran


Ingredients:
  1. Broccoli - 1 bunch(approx 1 lb) chopped
  2. Toor dal - 1/2 cup soaked and cooked (don't not over cook it should still retain a bite)
  3. Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  4. Onion - 1/2 of 1 chopped
  5. Green chillies - 4 chopped
  6. Curry leaves - 1 spring
  7. Garlic - 2 cloves chopped fine
  8. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  9. mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  10. Oil - 1 tsp
Method:
Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds.
When it splutters add the curry leaves,chopped garlic, onion , turmeric powder and green chillies and saute until it starts turning light brown.
Add in the cut broccoli and salt to taste and stir fry for 2 minutes( Broccoli should not be overcooked , it tastes much better undercooked)
Add in the grated coconut and cooked dal and stir well for another minute.
NOTE : you can make a basic thoran in the same way without adding dal .

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