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Eat More Broccoli
Last Updated : May 04,2018
Top 10 Veg Broccoli Recipes
Broccoli is acclaimed as a wonder veggie by many nutritionists and health experts – and thankfully it is very, very tasty too! A simple dish of boiled or parboiled broccoli seasoned with salt and pepper is a soul-warming and nourishing food that you will love to eat any day. However, this interesting vegetable can be cooked into many more delectable dishes.
While soups , pastas and baked dishes using broccoli are very common because this vegetable is abundantly used in international cuisine, you will be amazed to note that it lends itself to yummy Indian dishes like parathas and tikkis too.
Next time you pass by this fibre-rich and nutrient-packed veggie in the market, do make sure you grab one. Always pick a broccoli that is dense and dark green in colour, and not those that are yellowish, brownish or light green in colour. You can make it into satiating dishes like the Broccoli Soup , Baked Potatoes with Broccoli and Red Pepper and Creamy Macaroni with Broccoli , or conjure up a scrumptious snack like the Broccoli and Cheese Balls or Broccoli and Bajra Snack .
These recipes will give you a lot of ideas to enjoy the vibrant colour, unique texture and soothing taste of broccoli.
Top 10 Veg Broccoli Recipes
Broccoli is an all-in-one ingredient, which is a good source of nutrients like iron, folic acid, vitamins A and C, along with calcium too. The interesting veggie has a unique flavour and texture, which really please the palate. Once you develop a taste for it, you will want to keep having it often in some form or the other. And, what better way to consume this amazing veggie than in the form of a satiating and comforting soup. Combining broccoli with onions enhances its flavour, while milk improves the texture of the soup and adds a soothing element to the flavour chart. We have used low-cal milk to prepare this recipe, as excess fat inhibits the absorption of calcium. Enjoy this hearty soup for an effective calcium boost. Team up with Paneer Shavarma Wrap
to create a sumptuous, satiating meal.
No Neapolitan meal is ever complete without a dish of macaroni. Macaroni was invented in this region and the word today has almost become generic for dried pasta. Although known elsewhere in Italy as "maccheroni", macaroni is the spelling used in Naples and throughout Europe. Macaroni tossed in a cream and cheese sauce with fresh broccoli is a delightful recipe. Toss and serve this pasta immediately, as it does not taste very well when it is re-heated.
If you love green, you will love this Broccoli and Capsicum Hakka Noodles. Coming to think of it, it is so tasty you will love it even if you do not like green! Made with four vibrant ingredients – broccoli, capsicum, spinach and green chillies, this noodle preparation uses the right mix of veggies, noodles and soy sauce to create a very enjoyable, classically Oriental dining experience.
A fabulous stuffing of vibrant broccoli, peppy coriander and gooey cheese makes this paratha a five-star rated delicacy that is sure to thrill your family and friends. The rustic taste of broccoli goes very well with the mild and nutty taste of cheese, all of which is enhanced beautifully by the addition of coriander. Since the stuffing mixture is coarsely textured, we suggest simply folding the parathas into semi-circles and cooking them as such instead of the traditional way of folding them in and rolling them again, which sometimes leads to leaks! It is also important to cook the parathas with ghee to get a splendid aroma and crisp texture. Done the right way, you will find the Broccoli and Cheese Parathas easy to prepare, and also thoroughly enjoy the brilliant mix of textures and flavours in them.
A tantalizing dip of red capsicum and broccoli sautéed with celery, onions, and other flavourful ingredients. A mix-in of cheese and fresh cream gives the colourful and crunchy veggies a splendid base. Serve the Broccoli and Red Capsicum Dip fresh and hot right off the stove.
Potatoes are an excellent food choice in you first trimester and even the pre-pregnancy period when you need to stock up on folic acid and iron. The skin of the potato (which we always discard) is edible and is a rich source of folic acid. If you scrub the potatoes really well before you cook them, you do not really need to peel them. Broccoli is another good source of folic acid apart from providing for plenty of fibre. The cheese and cream add calcium to this dish and the red pepper is great for vitamin C.
Bajra is a storehouse of nutrients, but hardly included in the diet except perhaps as a khichdi or roti. Here is a truly delicious snack made of whole bajra and broccoli. Chopped onions, garlic and red chilli flakes impart tremendous taste to this snack, while olive oil, though used in small quantities lends its characteristic aroma to it. This snack appears to be time-consuming only because bajra has a hard texture and takes time to cook. However, because we have chosen to pressure cook it, the effort you have to put in is minimal, making this a very easy snack indeed.
You can enjoy the fresh look of colourful and crunchy vegetables in this delightful and quick dish. It is the preparation of the veggies that could take a little time, but the actual cooking is very fast.
You are sure to relish the natural flavour of the Broccoli, Baby Corn and Carrot Vegetable, perked up simply with green chillies and bound together with a cornflour paste, which gives the required texture and consistency while sautéing the mixture.
Make sure you serve this immediately for the most vibrant colour and flavour.
Accompany this Broccoli, Baby Corn and Carrot Vegetable with hot Celery and Black Pepper Rice
to make a quick and wholesome meal.
This pie turned pizza is just too tasty to resist! A simple pie crust is loaded with broccoli and onions perked up with spices, herbs and of course, pizza sauce.
Loads of cheese grated atop the pie before baking gives a luscious, cheesy texture and fab taste. Serve the Broccoli Pizza Pie immediately on preparation, while the cheese is still soft and gooey.
Pair the Broccoli Pizza Pie with a refreshing glass of Shirley Temple
or Mock Sangria
and enjoy as a snack or pair it with one of you favourite Soups
to make a hearty meal.
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