Broccoli Rabe (Thoran) Stir fry with Garlic and Cumin

This is one of those posts , where I write a sentence and hit delete .....Where should I start ? What should I write about ? 
mmmm that I am sad my house is so silent when friends went back to India after two weeks of traveling shopping and gossiping ?? 
that I am sad , "the greatest innovator of our times" has embraced in his own words" the single best invention of life"? Well now you know what I wanted to shout out !Who knew that man could influence billions and make it a way of living with his cool sleek devices! 
Isn't it last week we fought over Apple and Jobs S,S and N? Isn't last week we laughed over the pompous gal and her i-phone 4 (G) ?

Vazhayila has lots of thoran in its( or his or hers? I wonder?) archives which I have added in the course of last 2 years. As many of you know N loves thoran , and its a regular in most of our meals no matter its Indian or not! I have been trying to eat seasonal fresh produce lately ; comes autumn the farm stand is brimming with lots of green goodness which I haven't even heard of .
I grew curious over this particular green bunch; the vendor said its really good but a bit bitter and asked me to add some lemon juice in whatever I make ; I brought it home , made a stir fry with coconut, flavored with cumin , ginger and garlic and a dash of lemon juice at the end ! Nothing can satisfy me better , than the pure knowledge of the goodness of something that I eat..


A Kerala Stir fry Recipe With Broccoli Rabe (Rapini)
Serves - 4
Preparation time - 10 minutes
Cooking time - 10 minutes
Ingredients:-
Broccoli Rabe - a bunch
Oil - 1 table spoon
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tea spoon
Cumin - a large pinch
Juice of 1/2 to 1 lemon
Curry leaves - 6-7
Salt to taste
Bowl 1
Shallots chopped - 3 or 4 or half of a medium sized onion
Garlic - 2 cloves
Ginger - a small piece ( optional , I add it cos i like the bite of ginger in all my dishes)
Green chili - 2 small
Black peppercorns - 4 -5 (optional)
Bowl 2
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Grated coconut

Method:-
Rinse the broccoli rabe well in hot water and chop it .
Lightly crush all the ingredients in Bowl 1 in a mortar and pestle or coffee grinder.
Add it with the ingredients in Bowl 2 and mix well with your hands. If you want you can pulse it all in a food processor for 2-3 times, without adding water.
Heat oil in a wide mouthed pan , and add mustard seeds. When it splutter add cumin and fry for 30 seconds and curry leaves and chopped broccoli rabe and saute for 4-5 minutes.
Add the coconut mix and saute for another 4-5 minutes or until it is dry. (Do not add water.).
Sprinkle juice of lemon , mix well and remove from heat.
Serve warm.


Good day all!
Sarah

40 comments:

julie said...

Yum yum thoran..Never tried with this,sure would have tasted delicious..

jeyashrisuresh said...

This is a new one to me. Healthy and flavorful thoran.nice clicks

Sayantani said...

and I love your thoran recipes...looks refreshing.

Malli said...

I've never tried Broccoli Rabe thoran... but sounds delicious:)

Mrs K said...

Sarah,it indeed is very sad to loose Steve Jobs,and I am sure most of the world feels that way today,after all he revolutionized the way we listen to music,surf the web and of course the world of animation yet another marvel by him.The broccoli rabe thoran sounds very interesting and loved the pictures BTW is that a tiny heart on the fork...it is so adorable

Suja said...

Healthy thoran,adipoli,will surely try this.

soba suresh and suresh babu said...

Seems interesting

Nitha said...

Looks like cheera thoran.. I have not seen this here in our area. But would love to taste it once.

Manju said...

I love broccoli rabe! Didnt go to the farmers market that much this year so couldnt get any. Nothing makes me happier either than knowing that I am eating something good and wholesome and healthy! :)

Prathima Rao said...

Healthy & appetizong thoran..Never tried broc rabe till now..Looks like this would make a nice & hearty dish...
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Chitra said...

never cooked with broccoli rabe b4...but this thoran is tempting me to try...thanks sarah..

alpana said...

Never heard of broccli rabe fry ......This is something new.......beautiful dish.

kitchen queen said...

delicious and tasty thoran.

S.Menaga said...

Never tried broccoli rabe..looks wonderful!!

Sarah Naveen said...

@ Mrs K..Oh how did you notice that? mm Kavitha you really have an eye for details :)..I saw it after you told me ..LOL...yeah its a tiny heart :)

Sarah Naveen said...

@ Nitha..don't they ? I was telling that to N all along eating this..

Sobha Shyam said...

very healthy and delicious thoran, great presentation Sarah..

Smitha said...

looks wonderful!...good substitute for spinach!...

Pavithra said...

You always mesmerize everyone with ur shot honey.. gorgeous.

Rekha shoban said...

healthy broccoli thoran...adding garlic n cumin gives nice flavour!!lovely click as usual!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

This is so healthy and super inviting...Adorable pics as always..
Krithi's Kitchen
Event: Serve It - Festival Potluck

Hyma said...

what a fantabulous recipe with so much green goodness. love the clicks as always and the recipe is simple out of the world...bookmarking!

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Brocolli Thoran luks yumm and supergood.Luv to try it soon.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

A perfect side dish with plain rice Sarah:)

Rinku Naveen said...

Oh Sarah..you have made this simple thoran look so wonderful..Nannayittundu :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow looks so fresh, apt with rice.

Priya said...

Healthy thoran,i can have it with a bowl of rice..

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

photo kalakkiyittundu.. sukhalle Sarah.. i came to thrissur for onam.. and still here.. aduthacha pokum.. :)

Tina said...

Beautiful clicks dear..Thoran sounds healthy and simple...

Nisha said...

Thats a nice idea to use broccoli rabe , i use to make saro ka saag.

Reva said...

A lovely lovely dish..:) The pics are very beautiful .. loved it..:)
Reva

jayarajmurukkumpuzha said...

adipoli ayitundu........

Shabs said...

Beautiful pics , never had broccoli rabe before , it's not common here but it sure looks good :) .

Bindu said...

Sounds interesting.. beautiful pics :)

khushi said...

a healthy option....do participate in the
Event: Kerala Kitchen

Lemon and Clove said...

Que rica receta, me encanta ver que utilizas ingredientes que nosotros no utilizamos, siempre aprenderé algo nuevo visitandote.
Gracias amiga.

Plateful said...

Lovely, your pics are turning more gorgeous & tempting by the day--all credit to the magic touch behind lens :) Broccoli rabe sounds interesting, not sure how I can get hold of them! As for Steve (RIP), personally, I'm not sure what life would be without all the apples in my life-iphone, macbook, ipod.. ahhh.

Gayathri Ramdas Sreekanth said...

Sarah dear..loved the first pic..Slight pinkish tinge of the glass matched with that of the hanky! So subtle and yet gives such a rich feel..My hubby here who is a complete Apple devotee was in mourning for the last 2 days after he heard the news.. Truly one of the greatest innovators of all times..

Rosita Vargas said...

Luce espectacular,me encanta la brócoli,abrazos,hugs,hugs.

Rosh said...

Never heard of broccoli rabe! Wonder if we get it easily...wud luv to try this thoran...Awesome clicks!

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