Broccoli cooked in aromatic achari spices, this tangy Achari Broccoli is super delicious and can be paired with either rotis, or hot rice. The distinct flavour of the broccoli when cooked with fresh spices and the hit of the aamchoor gives it a kick that is unmatchable!
I love broccoli. In fact it is no unknown fact that I love all winter veggies. It is heartwarming and soul-satisfying when you eat steaming hot sabzis in winter. Most people, especially kids don’t really want to have Broccoli usually – but try this Achari Broccoli recipe once and am sure they’ll convert too!
So some time ago, I went to Russell market with a good friend of mine, D, and picked up a real nice broccoli – fresh and green, both crisp and tender. And then began the infamous quest on what to what to make with it. I normally mix broccoli in stir fry veggies or bake something with it but this time I wanted to try something totally different and started browsing the many many cooking books that I own. Did I tell you that’s my latest obsession these days? I just cannot have enough of them. I keep thinking I should stop buying them at some point, but then, you know how it is! Anyway, as usual, I digress – looking at the books I decided to make a nice looking Achari Broccoli recipe from Nita Mehta’s Diet Recipes.
It turned out to be so yummy that no one at home could stop eating it, not even the resident fussy-eater. The broccoli’s distinct taste, when combined with the fresh spices like kalonji and saunf gives this often unappreciated vegetable a brilliant kick. Kid-friendly and super easy to make, this delectable dish is sure to shine on your dining table, be it for a proper sit-down meal with your friends or a simple weekday one with family.
I love experimenting with spices in sabzis and dals and this Achari Tinda Wali Dal (Spiced Lentils with Apple Gourd) is often made at home as well. You can try this super delicious authentic Achari Masala if you’re in the mood for freshly ground spices or this Adrak ki sabji too.
If you are like me and also like tweaking recipes, I think it would turn out very good with our good old cauliflower too. So if you don’t have broccoli handy, don’t worry – just try it with gobhi instead!