As everyone knows Broccoli is a healthy vegetable. Well I also think so and always keep stock in fridge till the colour turns to yellow and mostly throw away. If you are a person who does this or hates broccoli try this dish and you would start to buy this veggie regularly.

       I bet you are going to love this dish. You do not get the mustardy smell and the bitter taste of broccoli in this dish. You can make this dish using leftover rice too.

       Its health benefits inclues cholesterol lowering effects if cooked by steaming, and also detoxifies our body. May be an ideal food to be included for Vitamin-D deficient people. Rich source of flavonoids which lessens the impact of allergic substances on our body and has anti inflammatory  benefits.


Broccoli- 1 head medium sized (around 250-300grams)
Basmathi or Ponni Rice -1cup
Oil- 3 teaspoons
Mustard seeds- ½ teaspoon
Channa dhal- 1 tablespoon
Urad dhal- 1 tablespoon
Curry leaves-1sprig
Onion, chopped-1
Green chilli, chopped-1
Ginger, chopped- ½ teaspoon
Garlic- 1 big clove
Coconut- 2 tablespoons (optional)


  • Half cook rice with salt and drain the excess water.
  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter the mustard seeds, then add channa dhal, urad dhal and curry leaves. When it turns golden colur add the onion with green chillies  and cook for a minute. Then add ginger and garlic, cook till the raw smell of ginger garlic leaves.
  • Now add the chopped broccoli and salt, sauté for two minutes on medium flame. 
  • Sprinkle little water and close with lid. Allow to cook for a minute or two. But the vibrant colour of broccoli should not leave. 
  • Add the grated coconut and mix well and cook for a minute.
  • Then add rice and salt if required. Mix well and allow the rice to get the heat for a minute and put off the gas.

  • Add lots of channa dhal and urad dhal in this dish. You'd get a bursting  taste when you bite the dhal in the rice.
  • Adding coconut in this recipe is purely optional. But it gives a nice flavor to the dish.