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. Madhu says:

    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. Asha says:

    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. trupti says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    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. Dumela says:

    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. seemas says:

    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. Vijiram says:

    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. ivy says:

    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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