• Broccoli - 1 bunch
  • Onion - 1/2 (finely chopped/ grated)
  • Green Chilies - 1
  • Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 string
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Dry red Chilies - 2
  • Urad dal - 2 tbsp
  • Salt - as needed
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  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 chilies and curry leaves. Fry for a minute or so till the urad dal turns golden brown.
  4. Add the chopped onion and green chilies. 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.

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.