Broccoli Patoli

I first read about this dish when a reader commented about this dish on Indira’s blog sometime last year. I tried to recreate the same in my kitchen and it was amazing and has been a regular. Broccoli is easy to eat for me only when I make this dish!

2 head of Broccoli or a packet of cut florets
2 medium sized onions
A pinch of turmeric
1/2 teaspoon of chili powder
Oil, Salt to taste

For the Paste :
1/2 cup of toor dal and chana dal
1×1 piece of ginger
1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
2 green chillies

For the Popu:
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon of urad dal
A pinch of Asafoetida/hing
1 red chilli
A few curry leaves

1. Wash and pat dry the broccoli and steam exactly for 6 minutes and remove and place in Ice cold water so that they don’t lose the green color

2 soak the Ingredients for the paste in warm water for at least 15-30 minutes and grind into a coarse paste and place in a pressure cooker and cook without a whistle for 8-10 minutes .

3. Do the Popu /tadka/seasoning in a skillet by heating oil and adding urad dal, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, red chilli , curry leaves and hing

4 Add the finely chopped onions and saute until pink, add the steamed broccoli florets, the coarsely ground patoli paste , salt, turmeric and cook until all the ingredients mix well , not more than 5 minutes.

5.Remove and serve hot with rice

Brocolli patoli

11 Thoughts on “Broccoli Patoli

  1. Wow looks great…spicing up brocolli with dals …have to taste good with indian spices.
    Tasty and healthy. Need to try this one….
    Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks madhu, its a tasty, healthy dish .Let me now how you like it

  2. I made it with Radish greens.Tastes great,isn’t it?:))
    Broccoli should be so good in that.I will try.

    Yeah, Its great I use onion only with this patoli so its a little crunchy too. Let me know how you like it Ashakka

  3. I love this stuff….its so healthy for the kids too.

    Yeah trupti, we love it too, the best part is it doesnt taste like broccoli!

  4. bhaaskar on June 12, 2007 at 5:01 pm said:

    is it half a cup of each of toor dal and chana dal or 1/4 th cup of toor dal and 1/4 cup of chana dal?
    it is not clear.

    Bhaaskar , its 1/2 cup of the two dals mixed together ie 1/4 cup each

  5. Shashi on June 12, 2007 at 9:15 pm said:

    Made this today. It tasted so good. I will be cooking it often now. Thanks for the recipe

    Pleasure to know you liked this sashi!

  6. wow broccoli with dal , thats so interesting… will def try it and let u know, thanks for the recipe…

    Do let me know hoe you like it!

  7. I must admit that I have been reading your blog but i guess its my first comment here. You have a beautiful blog with very interesting recipes. Your blog is sculptured beautiful. Broccoli looks very appetizing here

    Thanks seema for your kind and encouraging words. I appreciate them. Keep visiting!

  8. Wow…a nice way to prepare broccoli. This is one vegetable which is very good for health but hard to eat(atleast fo me). I think, I should try this. Thanks.

    The best part is that it doesnt taste like broccoli!

  9. Happy Birthday Dee! I tried the patoli this morning and it has come out very good. Very tasty recipe Dee. Thank you very much.

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  11. Hi Ammalu

    I can’t get enough of 2 things: broccoli and Indian food! Thanks for posting this, I haven’t seen many Indian recipes using broccoli, can’t wait to cook this!

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