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