So as you all know a little bit about my R3’s .. one more common food interest is that they love south indian food :).
Wait wait forgot to mention that they have their specific dish they love, like R1 my hubby loves medu vada with piping hot sambar, R2 loves his his dosas or cheese uttapams and well R3 simply loves his idlis with peanut chutney . I am sure this is a common scenario in a lot of households.
So after all the festive Holi celebrations, I decided that its time for some green veggies and my pick was Broccoli. So today I present to you 3 dishes with one common ingredient (ek ka teen).
- Broccoli Idlis
- Broccoli Vadas
- Broccoli Upttapams
The best part about this is I was able to cater to all the 3 specific requirements of idli, vada and uppatam, for my boys and it was a super healthy version with very little time consumed. In my household, we love to have our south indian breakfast atleast once a week.
You will see that I am using Semolina (sooji) in my recipe as its still pretty cold here in Virginia and the batter doesn’t ferment easily.
Did you know
- Broccoli is a powerhouse of nutrients
- It’s reputed to benefit digestion
- Broccoli is low in sodium and calories, It’s also a fat-free
- It is high in fiber, very high in vitamin C and has potassium, B6 and vitamin A
Ingredients Sautéed Broccoli
- 1 cup broccoli florets, chopped
- 1 small onion ,finely chopped
- 1 green chill
- 1 small piece of ginger, grated
- salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp turmeric poweder / halti
- oil for sautéing
Instructions to saute Broccoli
Heat a pan ,add in some oil and the rest of the ingredients cook it for few minutes. Keep it aside to use it in the batter
- Ingredients for Uttapam, Idli & Vada
- 2 cups of semolina / sooji / rava
- 1 cup yougurt / dahi
- 1 cup water
- salt to taste
- 1 sachet of Eno
- Instructions for making Cheese Broccoli Uttapams.
- Mix the Sooji and curd add in some water and keep it aside for 10 minutes.
- If the batter thicken you can add more water, add in eno and mix it well.
- Heat a non-stick pan pour some batter sprinkle some sauteed broccoli and few drops of ghee/clarified butter.
- Flip it cook on the other side , turn sprinkle some cheese . Serve hot
Instruction for Broccoli Idlis
- Method for idlis. Mix the semolina & yougurt.
- Add in the water and keep it aside for 10 minutes.
- If the batter thicken you can add more water.
- Add in the sautsed broccoli ,Eno.
- Stir it and pour the in the idli maker , steam it for 12 -15 minutes until they are done.
Instructions for Broccoli Vadas
- Use the same Idli batter (mentioned above)
- Pour it in a ziplock bag, snip one corner.
- Heat the appe pan & add in few drops of oil.
- Pour in the batter, its so easy and quick if we use the ziplock bag.Cook it for 4 minutes on each side till golden brown.
- Serve it hot or warm with sambhar or chutney.
Ingredients for peanut chutney
- Half bunch of fresh cilantro
- 4 green chillies, or spice it up to your taste
- 1/2 cup peanuts
- 3-4 garlic
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 lime juice
- 1/2 tsp cumin / zeera
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- Water to grind it,add according to the required consistency
Instructions for Peanut Chutney.
- Put all the ingredients in a grinder and make paste. Temper it with curry leaves and mustard seeds.
Ingredients for Sambhar
- 1 cup split piegon pea / toor / arhar dal
- Small piece long gourd, chopped
- 1 carrots, chopped
- Few french beans, chopped
- Small eggplant ,chopped
- 1/2 onion chopped
- 1 tomato chopped
- salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder/ haldi
- 1tbsp sambar powder ,I prefer MTR
- 2 tbsp Tamarind paste / imli paste or chutney
- Curry leaves / kadi patta
- Mustard seeds / rai
Instructions to cook sambar / lentil soup
- Add all the above ingredients in a pressure cooker and cook it till the dal is soft.
- Temper it with mustard seeds and curry leaves & serve hot with the idli ,vada or uttapam.
Note If you Dnt wont to use Eno You can use 1/2 Tsp baking soda + 1/2 Tsp lemon juice to 1 cup of rava