Broccoli Thoran + Chembu Moru Kachiyathu for a Simple Vegetarian Lunch


Did you all celebrate Vishu ? Well here we had a very yummy Vishu with splendid treats and good company of friends. I tell you , we are so blessed with so many loving people around us in the form of relatives and friends even though we live thousands of miles away from our parents and siblings , who makes each special day a very special one. 



All those who are on lent and who aren't ..I know you are hunting for good vegetarian meal ideas especially for this Holy Week..Todays recipe is for you guys. 


A thoran with highly nutritious Broccoli and a moru curry with our naadan chembu . Know what , my joy knew no limits when i saw chembu in the neighborhood grocery store around 2.5 years back , when i was so new to this country . From then on i always include chembu in my menu , just like we used to take home grown chembu , back in kerala. 

Recipe for Broccoli thoran with garlic and green chiles.
Ingredients:-
Broccoli - 1 medium size or 1 lb
Shallots  chopped - 3-4 nos or half of a medium size onion
Garlic - 2 cloves
Green chili - 1 or 2
Black peppercorns - 4-5 nos
Turmeric powder - a pinch ( optional)
Grated coconut - 2 table spoon
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tea spoon
Curry leaves
Oil
Salt to taste

Directions:-

Clean broccoli by rinsing in salted hot water and drain. Finely chop it ( Cut into small florets and give 3-4 pulse in food processor).
Crush small onion , garlic , peppercorns and green chili in a mortar and pestle or coffee grinder
Heat oil in a saute pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter add curry leaves,the crushed onion mix and saute till the raw smell disappears. Add turmeric if you are using now and toss well.
Add chopped broccoli , salt to taste and mix well . Sprinkle 3-4 table spoons of water , keep everything to the center of the pan and cook covered till it is done and all the water is evaporated.
Sprinkle 2 table spoons of grated coconut and saute well till it is dry for like 3-4 minutes.
Serve warm



Recipe for Naadan Chembu Moru Kachiyathu / Pulissery

Ingredients:-
Bowl 1
Chembu / Arbi - 2 medium
Red chilli powder - a pinch
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt to taste
Curry leaves

Bowl 2
Grated coconut - 3 table spoon
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tea spoon
garlic - 1 clove( optional , but i prefer to have this)
Green chili - 1 or 2
Turmeric powder - a pinch

Bowl 3
Yogurt - 1 cup

Tempering
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tea spoon
Dried red chiles - 1 or 2
Oil - 1or 2 table spoon

Directions
Clean and cut chembu / arbi into small cubes. Cook the ingredients in Bowl 1 with enough water till it is tender and the water is all absorbed. set aside
Grind the ingredients in Bowl 2 into a fine paste .Whisk yogurt into a smooth consistency.
Add the coconut paste to the cooked chembu and bring to boil and let it heat through for 2-3 minutes. Add yogurt , stir continously, give a salt check and let heat through for a minute or two. Remove from heat.

Tempering
Heat oil in a pan and mustard seeds. When they pop up add dried red chiles and fry for a minute .switch off heat and pour over curry.



Sarah

43 comments:

Deepa Praveen said...

adutha book mark..dha...ithu njan udaney unndakkunndutto sara kuttyey...

Wine bharaniyil ninnum nalla manam vannu thudangunnu...:P..we can post that us easter special..Indri appam uundakkunndo?

Mehjabeen Arif said...

aah.. so fresh pictures.. healthy !

Sharmilee! :) said...

Nice combination for lunch...thoran with broccoli is a nice twist

aipi said...

What a flavorful dish!! Looks soo inviting :)

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SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

so wonderful and very inviting !!

Plateful said...

There's something addictive about the flavors of root veggies like chembu, koorka, kappa, potato...elle?

Glad you had a great celebration with friends and loved ones, not to mention, great food! The thoran and moru curry looks too good!!

Smitha said...

both the dishes look splendid!....awesome clicks too!
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Suman Singh said...

Yum! Both the dishes look so healthy n delicious..great recipes n awesome pics!

Pushpa said...

When I was small our neighbors were from Kerala.Aunty used to make these delicious coconut based curries.Fish was almost there everyday for lunch.I still drool for her curries.Their kid used to love my mom's food and I aunty's.Arbi in yogurt curry used to be one.Looks delicious Sarah and beautifully presented.

Priya said...

Both dishes looks wonderful,healthy and comforting..

Yummy Team said...

Radum superb aayittundu Sarah..Chembu moru kachiyathu taste cheythitteyilla, eni onnu try cheythu nokkunundu..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Super combination....loved the new thoran...

Suja Sugathan said...

Flavorful and tempting dishes..both adipoli..inviting meal:)

divya said...

Both dishes...yummy...... luks so delicious.. very tempting clicks!!! nver tried in dis way.. thx 4 sharing

Treat and Trick said...

Both are delicious! Great presentation too...

An Open Book said...

broc thoran is the only thing left 2 try with the broc..a veggie i absolutely HATE..
i shall give it a go the next time in in the mood to experiment

Now Serving said...

my kinda lunch - can I come over ??? beautiful pics :)

Swathi said...

Brocoli thoran adipoli, morukachyathum. Pinae njan brocoli mezhukupuratti mathrame undakarullu.

Nisha said...

Never used chembu in mor curry ,so a must try for me :)

Cool Lassi(e) said...

I love any dish that has broccoli in it. Sadly I can't say the same about my hubby..he doesn't care for it one bit..so I don't make it often..The curry looks so good! And the Mor Kuzhambhu looks fantastic!

kittymatti said...

wow! yummy..lovely pics

Cham said...

We do something similar with the root veggie- love the broccoli thoran simple but delicious!

Nitha said...

randum adipoli aayittunde tto... am a great fan of broccoli...

Nandini said...

We make these two dishes very often...They're very yummy!

Rachu said...

as usual pics score 100.. pinne recipes parayandallo!!! brocolli thoran kidu ayittunde..
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Shama Nagarajan said...

tempting combo...

anthony stemke said...

Thank You for this exciting broccoli recipe, my daughter just gave some fresh broccoli. Cannot wait to cook it.

women-wisdom.com said...

Lovely recipe. Tempting pics. Love all recipes with brocoli. Nice.

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Aruna Manikandan said...

both recipes are delicious and tempting dear...

gorgeous clicks :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

healthy and interesting combo. never tried brocolli in this way.amazing clicks

jayarajmurukkumpuzha said...

valare nannayittundu, please visit my blog , valare gauravamulla oru vishayam charcha cheyyappedunnundu.....

Sanjeeta kk said...

I love that simple yet healthy bowl of veggie lunch!

Shanthi said...

Crunchy and healthy thoran

S.Menaga said...

Both recipes looks very nice...

Jeen said...

Sara, I made Brocc thoren Yesterday itself .Nalla ugran thoren ayirunnu . I was always apprehensive about how this green thing taste . But now that i liked this thoren and am giving it a go from now on.

Kairali sisters said...

My ultimate fav combo, njan epolum undalund da, chembu moru kootan ente fan anu :)

Foodie Ann said...

Oh Sarah those are killer photos and food...Looks like you are enjoying the lent season with delicious veggies...:)

AMMU MOHAN said...

very wonderful pictures...nice..

Shobha said...

Nice recipe Sarah..
Plz collect an award from my blog.

Madhu said...

Looks great Sarah! I was away, looks like I missed many posts. Will catch up.

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Healthy and comforting dishes dear! ;)

Krithi's Kitchen said...

So gorgeous and yummy...

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Ananda Rajashekar said...

collection of fresh veggies is gorgeous! and broccoli thoran lovely!

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