Broccoli isn’t a vegetable that most people enjoy or love to eat. However in our household it’s a different story. Thanks to my grandma (Nani) who introduced Broccoli to us during one of her visits. Ever since, Little A has turned into an ardent Broccoli fan and we love it too. Until we found this recipe, Broccoli was consumed only in stir-fries. Honestly this is a very basic but flavorful preparation of Broccoli. Minimalist is the perfect word to describe this recipe. Now how can one go wrong with a minimalist, kid approved recipe that is ready in less than 20 minutes. What I like about this recipe is that not only is the Broccoli soft and tender for little A but Dr.Mystery and I like to enjoy that element of crunch too, so it’s that perfect in between consistency. If you haven’t embraced Broccoli as one of the ingredients in your cooking or don’t cook it as much, here is why you should do so right away.
So here is what makes this recipe a hit with kids and the rest of the family. It’s the tempering. Tempering is a great way to infuse flavors into a dish. Ofcourse you can temper it with spices and condiments you like. But so far my favorites have been lots of garlic and curry leaves. I also like to add some mild green chillies and mustard seeds and luckily little A loves it and doesn’t complain a bit. All of these in just minimalist oil and the aromas will spread through your kitchen immediately.
Sometimes we like to consume it as a side, sometimes as maindish and if I have leftovers I pull them out for our snack too. So what’s awesome is I can make it fit into any of my meals. I have often made this preperation during little A’s playdates and parents were surprised that their kids enjoyed Broccoli when they don’t eat Broccoli otherwise. Honestly, Dr. Mystery and I didn’t consume it as much either until we got hooked onto this recipe.
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