Sunday, July 5, 2009

Broccoli Pulav

Last few days have been crazy, tight schedules, meetings and loads of work had kept me busy and away from blogging. This will go on for a while but i'll try and post few recipes weekly. Few days back I made this amazingly easy and delicious broccoli pulav. I wasnt familiar with Broccoli until few years back. For a common man in india broccoli is hardly used in their daily diets, even in a city like Bombay broccoli's are considered to be rich man's food as they are very expensive, although this scenario has changed over a period of time. As we all know broccoli is member of cabbage family and closely related to cauliflower. It was originated in Italy, "Broccolo" its italian name means "cabbage sprout". Did you know Broccoli fights against various cancers like ovarian cancer, blaader cancer and when teamed up with tomatoes it helps to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. It also helps to detoxification of body cells, helps in sun damaged skin and also makes bones stronger. You can find the detailed health benefits here. Broccoli by itself does not taste that good, personally i like my broccoli with spices. The recipe below serves two and I would suggest to use fresh broccoli florets.
Ingredients:
I big broccoli , chopped into small florets
1 cup rice washed and soaked for 30 mins
1 bunch of spring onions finely chopped
2 green chillies slit
1 tsp ghee
1 bay leaf
3 cardamon (elaichi) roughy crushed
1 small cinnamon stick
4-5 whole peppercorns
1/2 tsp pulav or biryani masala
1/2 tsp lime juice
1/2 tsp sugar (optional)
Salt to taste
2 cups warm water
Procedure:
  • Heat a tsp of ghee in a vessel, add in chillies, peppercorns, cinnamon,bay leaf and cardamon seeds. Saute for few seconds.
  • Now add in the chopped spring onions (keep little aside for garnishing) and broccoli florets and saute for few mins.
  • Season with salt, sugar, pulav or biryani masala and mix well.
  • Add in the soaked rice and water, cover and cook for 15 to 20 mins until rice is cooked.
  • Drizzle some lime juice and garnish with spring onions.
  • Serve hot with plain curd or any raita.

84 comments:

  1. I can't believe you've made a Pulao with broccoli!!! It looks great, but Mom forced a lot of broccoli upon me when I was younger, so I cant ever bring myself to like it!! But I'm sure it would taste awesome with something else instead!

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  2. It looks and sounds amazing...and very informative about Broccoli.I will try it sometime soon.

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  3. One thing i forgot to mention...u must be aware but still be careful not to use the one's which have turned into yellow so try to use green florets as possible.

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  4. This sounds like a fantastic method and way of cooking broccoli.

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  5. Looks lovely. Use broccoli in stir fried rice, but never used in Pulav with all the masalas. Will try it next time, nice colorful one.

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  6. Looks lovely. Use broccoli in stir fried rice, but never used in Pulav with all the masalas. Will try it next time, nice colorful one.

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  7. Hi Parita. A very informative post on Broccoli. I understand work overpowers us sometimes. I think you need to make some corrections in ur post
    rice 'washed' and heat a tsp of 'ghee'. Take care.

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  8. There is so much great information in this post! I actually love broccoli, although when I eat it I can still hear my mom saying "finish your broccoli!"...she was a veggie pusher :) I just bought a huge bunch of fresh broccoli so I will probably make this soon!

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  9. I love the taste of Brocoli! Your look so Delicious and tasty!

    Thanks for sharing your recipe:)

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  10. very different kind of pulao... looks colorful!! should be yummy too.

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  11. wow! such a healthy pulav! looks good!

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  12. That looks very healthy and yummy paritha...

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  13. Wow brocoli in pulav..that sounds yummy and nutritious :)

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  14. Very healthy Pulav Parita..i am a brocoli fan,so will try this for sure..

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  15. I haven't had pulav before, but this looks really delicious especially with the broccoli. yYm!

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  16. Pulav with Broccoli!Quite a healthy dish.I should try to make it sometime.

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  17. hi parita,
    Work pressure can get us all tied up...but it's necessary to attent to it first....I understand, take care of urself too :)
    BTW ...the broccoli pulav looks all spiced up and yummm...nice pics...
    Keep them coming
    TC

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  18. hi, actually i dont like broccoli...but seeing this recipe i love to eat.

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  19. Hey Pari, take care of yourself while you are working so much!

    This pulav is real nice new recipe!!
    also very simple and fast to make !!
    Tc.

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  20. A Pulav with Broccoli - Superb! I've never eaten Broccoli - may be its just with its look, would love to give this recipe a try!

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  21. Big fan of broccoli here..but havent made a pulao with this..brilliant idea !!

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  22. broccoli pulao, why not? never made it but sounds great, we shld add brocoli any way in our diet....looks great dear....

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  23. Oh ya, thank u so much for being the first few ones to comment in my blog always..thanks again

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  24. nice & unusual pulao paritha....looks yummy

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  25. a healthy and delicious pulav...you are so innovative!!!

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  26. broccoli pulav looks very nice Parita.
    now a days broccoli is common in India n is available all year round n just a li'l costlier that cauliflower.......i like it steamed mostly but use it in soups , pulavs and even parathas....have the recipes on my blog.....only baby broccolis i have never seen here..

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  27. Though I use cauliflower in pulao but never tried with broccoli ... New & innovative recipe ... Looks delicious ....
    Keep in touch between your buzy schedule & take care ...

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  28. Pulav looks nice and healthy .... easy and tempting recipe..

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  29. Never tried pulav with broccoli, very creative Parita!

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  30. Such a beautiful, colorful, healthful dish!! I love how you've added the gorgeous spices to enliven the broccoli!

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  31. A wonderful and healthy combo! I love such rice dishes!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  32. I have never tried broccoli. This one is sure tempting. :) will try it soon..

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  33. wow.. nice entry.. never tried this pulav. looks great..

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  34. Thats a superb informative post dear...
    I am dfntly gonna try this....I am always looking for different rice dishes as Rice is onething we love to eat all the time..[:)]...

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  35. Never tried broccoli in pulao. Heakthy recipe, surely will give a try.

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  36. Very informative nd luks Yum must try.....Nd i tried Morrocon potatoes they came out yummilicious!! :)

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  37. I have never tried broccoli... looks yummy n delicious.. thanks for the recipe dear !!

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  38. Never thot of using Brocolli in Pulav......this is so interesting.Guess Pulav with a difference altogether....bookmarked.

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  39. Great idea to add broccoli to this delicious pulav!

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  40. Wow an awesome idea Parita! Addition of broccoli makes it so nutritious! I find hard to eat broccoli as such but love it when mixed with something and with pulav is a great option. Looks delicious!
    And thanks a lot for trying out the stew. I'm very happy to know that you liked it :)

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  41. great combi, parita! healthy n tasty too!i love broccoli in any n every way!

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  42. Very different pulav. Looks so tempting and yummy.

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  43. Broccoli in pulao ? Wow - never tried it...
    Very healthy and yummy too...

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  44. I love Broccoli and like to turn it into soup, gratin or a salad. Your pulav sounds interesting.

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  45. Smart eating,love this pulao :)

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  46. great post!! love broccoli included dishes. sound amazing..

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  47. Wow perfect timing. I have a lot of brocoli florets,was thinking how to use it Indian way. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. Can't wait to try this rice.Looks delicious and colorful:).

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  48. One healthy dish! I have developed a taste to love brocolli.. & love it even raw.

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  49. This looks great, I have been making on colour rice / pulav. Just yesterday I made beetroot pulav. Isn't it amazing how we discover new vegetables and learn to acquire a taste for them.

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    :)) surprise!!

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  51. Great way to sneak in broccoli in rice!

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  52. Oh this looks delicious! I actually don't like rice, but this, I would gobble down with all the bonus ingredients!

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  53. nice and healthy recepie...your recepies are very unique..

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  54. yummy healthy one.. will surely try out!

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  55. What a flavorful recipe - I LOVE broccoli!

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  56. nutrition packed pulav I must say..good one dear

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  57. Great pulav, packed with vitamins.

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  58. Hey,this is really a cool idea to eat broccoli,i have never cooked at home,but looks yummy!

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  59. you've got a green feast here; looks delicious!

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  60. Delicious pulav,i used to make this pulav with shredded broccoli.will try this next time.

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  61. Broccoli is a favorite vegetable of mine, and this dish sounds delicious!

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  62. We love broccoli at home but have never tried making a pulav with it... Looks delicious.

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  63. I really love broccoli and pulav are my favorite.The photo is so mouth watering..Will surely try this..Great..Do check my another blog also i.e.Unseen Rajasthan

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  64. Oh! love broccoli, my husband will definitely love this BM it!, will try soon enough once my FIL goes back home!, looks very yummy

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  65. I dont like broccoli much:).. i think the spices might help. i know i can try it in a spicy indian dish but i never get around to doing it. The pulao looks yummy!

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  66. Love broccoli... Liked the recipe :)

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  67. This looks great! So interesting about broccoli in India. I love how something so common in one culture can be more exotic in another.

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  68. Hey cool girlie, long time here...Thats a pretty colourful pulao.. And with Broccoli, packed with nutrition too...Superb !

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  69. Very nice Pulao. Pulao with just boroccoli is new to me.

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  70. i now manage to eat brocolii - even raw! nice idea to use it in a pulao

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  71. Parita dear, please stop by my blog. I have an award waiting for you. Please pick it up.

    Lovely pulav! I love broccoli but never thought of making a pulav with it. mmm mmm good!

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  72. Oh wow......healthy and yum recipe...looks yummy....

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  73. woo different kids of version in brocolli..looks interesting and healthy too for kids..

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  74. never tried any recipes with broccoli.ur pulao tempts me to try :)

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  75. Pulav with broccoli seems a very creative idea. Thanks for the info about broccoli.

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  76. This looks interesting recipe

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  77. Hmmmm Nutritively delicious !
    Nice blog you have Parita!

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  78. lovely pulav. great variation from the ordinary.

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  79. Nice recipe.. i am generally looking out for broccoli recipes..and this one is certainly delicious.. :-)

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