Sunday, January 17, 2016

Indian-Style Brussel Sprouts

         Brussel Sprouts are similar to small cabbage but have strong flavor. It's not very commonly used vegetable in Indian cooking, but here is the great, must try once recipe for all my blog family. Even though Brussel sprouts are not a vegetable seen in Indian markets or at Indian tables, I have always been intrigued by them. They always look like baby cabbages for me. I love cabbage and so I figured that I have to give Brussel sprouts a try. But when I tasted this cute little vegetable first time, I was like it's baby cabbage.(just has little more flavor) Cabbages are my all time favorite. This recipe is totally inspired by very common Indian curry/sabji. The brussel sprouts retain a hint of the center, while the common garam masala, ginger-garlic paste and tomatoes also onion add a slight sweetness that offsets the brussel sprouts' flavor perfectly.

       Brussel sprouts  are rich in many valuable nutrients. they are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B1, potassium, dietary fiber & omega-3.

Let's include this totally healthy vegetable in our meals with this delicious recipe. I'm going to submit my this recipe with unique vegetable into #foodiemonday #bloghop challenge. Let's see how does this "Indian-Style Brussel Sprouts" stand in our #wintervegetable challenge.
 " Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors..-It's how you combine them that sets you apart."

Ingredients:
1 lb Brussel sprouts(outer leaves removed & halved or quarter cut lengthwise)
3/4 cup Chopped onions
1/2 cup Chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup Chopped bell-peppers
1 tbls Tomato puree
4 tbls Oil
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin-Coriander(dhanajereeru) powder
1 tsp red chile powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 small Bay leave
1/2 tsp Garam masala(I used Sabji Masala)
1 tbls Ginger-Garlic Paste
Salt to taste
Some chopped cilantro for garnish

Method:
* Heat 1 tbls oil on the high in a medium skillet or pan.
* Add Brussels sprouts.
* Turn heat on medium and let the sprouts brown for about 5 min.

* Toss them in between.
* Turn off the stove & remove them from the pan to plate and let them cool.
* Heat 2 tbls oil in the same skillet or pan.
* Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and cook till fragrant,20 -25 seconds.
* Add Bay leave, cumin-coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chile powder & garam masala in it.
* Stir them for another 5 seconds.
* Add ginger-garlic paste along with chopped onions. 
* Cook on medium high heat, stirring occasionally till translucent, about 5-6 minutes. 
* Add chopped tomatoes and tomato purée  along with chopped bell-peppers and stir and cook another 5-6 minutes. 
* Add Brussel Sprouts and toss them & cook for another couple of minutes.
* Add 1 tbls oil and season with salt.
* let it cook 1 minute.
* Remove from heat, top with some chopped cilantro and serve warm with Roti, Paratha or Naan.
* Enjoy the unique dish with delicious taste.

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