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Broccoli Poriyal (Stir Fry)

- submitted by Dahlia on 04-29-2011

(Indian Style Broccoli Vegetarian Stir Fry, Broccoli Thoran, Broccoli ki Sabzi)

Broccoli Poriyal is a South Indian style preparation with this very nutritious vegetable. Its a quick stir fry salad made with a dressing of fresh grated coconut and an aromatic seasoning. People who do not like this vegetable also would enjoy this preparation. It can be had as a side dish with rice or roti. One of my friend loves to have this as a salad as it is.

Broccoli Poriyal


  • Broccoli - 1 bunch
  • Onion - 1/2 (finely chopped/ grated)
  • Green Chillies - 1
  • Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 string
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Dry red Chillies - 2
  • Urad dhal - 2 tbsp
  • Salt - as needed


  1. Wash the broccoli and chop it very fine. You can also pulse it a few times in the food processor.
  2. Heat oil in a kadai, splutter the mustard seeds.
  3. Add the urad dal, dry red chillies and curry leaves. Fry for a minute or so till the urad dal turns golden brown.
  4. Add the chopped onion and green chillies. Fry for a minute till the onion sweats.
  5. Add the finely shredded broccoli and required salt.
  6. Stir fry for about 3-5 minutes. The broccoli will become dark green in color and will be partially cooked.
  7. Add grated coconut, mix again and remove from the stove. Broccoli tastes best if it retains its crunchiness, so do not overcook it.

Microwave Method

  • Add the tadka (seasonings), shredded broccoli, onions, green chillies, grated coconut and required salt in a microwave safe bowl and micro cook for 5 minutes in full power. Toss everything once in between.

Serving Suggestion

  • The broccoli poriyal will be a tasty and healthy side dish for plain rice or any variety rice. It can also be served with roti varieties or used to make wraps. 

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Comments (13)

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useful information......
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Thank you.
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Love this recipe.. Such a quick and tasty eat.. Thanks!
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Thank You. Enjoy!!
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It's so simple but so delicious and healthy.
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Thank you Liz.
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I tried this simply good.
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Enjoy..... and eat healthy!!!
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This looks delicious. I will try to make it and report back on how it turned out. Thanks.
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yes. try it and give ur feedback.
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its nice .simple and good.
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It tastes delicious. Try it and give your feedback.
Person   ()
I somehow liked this idea with Broccoli. Thank you very much. I shall try it.

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