Broccoli Capsicum Sabji - Side dish for roti, nann & rice

Broccoli and capsicum Sabji - a super tasy side dish with broccoli made with our spices. After eating stir fried broccoli at Chinese restaurants, I tried making dishes with broccoli using our masalas and spices. Broccoli is not a favourite vegetable for many of us, but you have to include it because of its health benefits. But if you cook the broccoli perfectly, it tastes really  good.



If you cook the broccoli florets without blanching you will lose the beautiful green colour and the tender texture in the dish. So please do not skip the method because it will take just a few minutes. Next, I have added two varieties of capsicums in this recipe to add a beautiful colour to this sabji. The capsicums must be toasted in a drop of oil for a few minutes. Whenever making a side dish for dinner, I try to prepare with very less oil and masalas. In this sabji I have included one boiled potato to attract our kids, but you can actually add whatever you like such as mushrooms, baby corn, paneer, zucchini and more. This sabji must be served immediately so it would be better to have your rotis or rice all ready so you can enjoy this colourful dish with the crunchy taste in the broccoli and capsicum.

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Broccoli Capsicum Sabji Recipe Details


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Prep time : 20 minutes
Cook time : 20 minutes
Serves : 4
Category : side dish
Author : Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan


Ingredients

  • 200 grams broccoli
  • half red capsicum
  • half yellow or green capsicum
  • 1 boiled potato
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • few coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • few coriander leaves

To grind

  • 1 onion
  • 2 tomato
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp red chilly powder or 4 dried red chilly

Cooking Directions

  1. Wash the broccoli and separate each florets. Boil 4 cups of water in a wide pan and add the broccoli florets. Turn off the heat and close it with a lid for 3 minutes. 
  2. After 3 minutes, transfer the florets to a bowl filled with 4 cups of cold water. Keep it in the cold water for a minute and drain the water completely.
  3. Take a big mixer jar and add the chopped onions, tomatoes, coriander seeds, cumin and red chilly powder. Grind it nicely without any water.
  4. Heat a pan and add a drop of oil and saute the yellow capsicums for a few minutes or until it starts to change its colour. Transfer it to a plate and add the red capsicums and saute for a few minutes and transfer it to the same plate.
  5. Next, heat a tbsp of oil and add the ground onion tomato paste. Stir and saute them well, until the raw smell of the cumin and coriander seeds disappears.
  6. Now add the boiled potato cubes and mix it well with the onion tomato paste. Add turmeric powder and mix well.
  7. Add the blanched broccoli florets and add the required salt. Mix it well. Next, add the roasted capsicums and mix it well with the broccoli and potato.
  8. Sprinkle the garam masala powder and add the chopped coriander leaves. Turn off the heat and serve it immediately.

Broccoli Capsicum Sabji with step by step photos 

Wash the broccoli and separate each floret. Boil 4 cups of water in a wide pan and add the broccoli florets. Turn off the heat and close it with a lid for 3 minutes.

After 3 minutes, transfer the florets to a bowl filled with 4 cups of cold water. Keep it in the cold water for a minute and drain the water completely.

Take a big mixer jar and add the chopped onions, tomatoes, coriander seeds, cumin and red chilly powder. Grind it nicely without any water.

Heat a pan and add a drop of oil and saute the yellow capsicums for a few minutes or until it starts to change its colour.

Transfer it to a plate and add the red capsicums and saute for a few minutes and transfer it to the same plate.

Next, heat a tbsp of oil and add the ground onion tomato paste. Stir and saute them well, until the raw smell of the cumin and coriander seeds disappears.

Now add the boiled potato cubes and mix it well with the onion tomato paste. Add turmeric powder and mix well.

 Add the blanched broccoli florets and add the required salt. Mix it well.


Next, add the roasted capsicums and mix it well with the broccoli and potato. Sprinkle the garam masala powder and add the chopped coriander leaves. Turn off the heat and serve it immediately.

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