Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Brocolli Kootu

Brocolli is usually incorporated in Chinese cooking like fried rice, noodles etc,but I
thought why not incorporate it in our traditional south indian cooking too. I made
Brocolli parupu usli and now I decided to make kootu which came out excellent and
all of us enjoyed its taste thoroughly.

Brocolli - 1 medium sized
Chana dal - 1 tblsp
Moong dal - 1 1/2 tblsps
Salt as required
Curry leaves - few
Hing - a pinch
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Roasted peanuts - 1/2 tblsp
Jeera - 1 tsp

Roast and grind to a paste:
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Dry red chillies - 5-6
Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp
White sesame seeds - 1 tsp
Black peppercorns - 1 tsp

For seasoning:
Urad dal - 1 tsp
mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Hing - a pinch
Ghee - 1 tsp

Cut the brocolli florets into small pieces and wash nicely.
Take a vessel and put the brocolli pieces with chana dal and moong dal and some water and
pressure cook for about 15 minutes
After the brocolli is cooked remove from the cooker.
Take a kadai and roast urad dal, methi seeds, dry red chillies,peppercorns and sesame
Now wet grind the roasted items with roasted peanuts and jeera into a paste and mix with
the cooked brocolli.
Add salt and curry leaves and cook on a low flame for 5 minutes.
Now garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves
Take a kadai put ghee into it and season with mustard seeds, urad dal and hing and pour it
on the kootu and mix nicely.
The brocolli kootu is now ready to be had either with plain rice and ghee or even with
phulkha chappathis which will taste very good.


  1. making kootu with brocolli is very much new to me!! sure gonna try!!

  2. Brocolli kootu looks delicious and healthy.

  3. Koottu with broccoli looks so healthy and a great way to include this vegetable.

  4. Looks so yummy! Shall try this sometime...

  5. I never thought of kootu with broccoli looks good!

  6. Hi
    Brocolli Kottu interesting recipe. Really i never think about kootu with brocolli,nice idea,thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe and droping my blog.I am happy to follow you

  7. Very nice recipe, very innovative too.

  8. hi
    nice recipe, love the flavours!

  9. healthy kootu..nice way of incorporating the not so tasty brocolli into our food.
    Nice blog.

  10. Healthy and delicious kootu..liked ur version!

  11. Hooray! another way to incorporate broccoli to indian tastes :)


  12. Donno how come I never thought of making kootu with broccoli. absolute divine. Nice recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  13. The kootu is very healthy and nice! Slurp!

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