Healthy Heart Recipes

Indian Broccoli Stir-fry


  • Broccoli: 2 medium heads (wash, cut into bite sized florets)
  • Garlic: 5 - 6 cloyed (minced)
  • Turmeric: 1/2 tsp
  • Red chili powder: 1 - 2 tsp (adjust according to heat tolerance)
  • Coriander powder: 2 tbsp
  • Jeera powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala: powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilies(optional): 1 - 2 slit
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil: 2 tbsp


  1. Add a little salt and steam the broccoli florets for 2 - 3 minutes (the broccoli should be crunchy and not soggy). Keep aside (alternatively, you could add the broccoli florets to boiling saltwater and cover and keep for 4 - 5 minutes. Then drain and keep aside).
  2. Heat the oil in a kadai, add the minced garlic and green chilies (optional) fry for a minute.
  3. Reduce the flame to medium heat and add the spice powders (turmeric, coriander, jeera, garam masala) and quickly mix in the oil (otherwise the spices will burn).
  4. Quickly add the steamed broccoli and mix well such that the spices coat the broccoli.
  5. Check for salt (add more if necessary). Stir-fry for a couple of minutes. Serve as a side with rice and dal.