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 Top 10 Broccoli Recipes

  Last Updated : May 24,2018






8 reasons why Broccoli is healthy for you.

1. Broccoli is loaded with beta-carotene which converts to Vitamin A once it is inside the body. Vitamin A plays a critical role in maintaining healthy vision. In its retinal form it combines with the protein ‘opsin’ to form rhodopsin which is an essential light absorbing molecule that aids is vision, especially in dim light. 

2. It is a good source of Vitamin C which boosts the immune system and fights off cancers and heart disease.

3. Broccoli is loaded with Calcium which promotes strong bone growth and prevents osteoporosis.

4. Broccoli is rich in fiber which helps prevent constipation.

5. I3C can be found in broccoli. I3C lowers the levels of harmful estrogen that promote tumor growth in hormone-sensitive cells. It thus helps fight against colon, breast cancer etc.

6. Broccoli is also rich in folate which promotes normal tissue growth and can help avoid birth defects.

7. Broccoli has Omega 3 in it which helps as the Indian diet is heavy in Omega 6 fatty acids. While the quantum of Omega 3 is not large, Broccoli does provide and anti inflammation response to the body which is great for you.

8. Broccoli is a low fat vegetable which can be used in a large amount of recipes like salads, soups and tossed into pasta or just have grilled broccoli in olive oil. There are so many healthy recipes you can make with Broccoli.

Top 10 Broccoli Recipes

A cleansing broth becomes substantial enough for a light lunch or when you are down with running noses and sneezy wheezes. Bulk this Broccoli Broth with celery, onions and carrots. This vibrantly colored and flavorful broth tastes best when served hot .  

You'll never have trouble getting the kids to eat their vegetables with this delicious Healthy Broccoli Fried Rice. Bursting with protein power and the goodness of antioxidants this can comfortably be included in at least one meal every day. 

Broccoli and onions perked up with spices, herbs and pizza sauce and cheese is a combination that kids and adults can agree on at any meal. This Broccoli Pizza Pie with a refreshing glass of beverage will be your next favorite pick. 

Given a choice, kids will say nyaaaaah to broccoli, but these Cheese and Broccoli Tikkis will surely tempt them. Don't forget the nutritional benefits. You can even stuff them in pita pockets and make Broccoli and Cheese Tikkis in Pita Pocket. Also, when broccoli and potato are combined with soy sauce, ginger, garlic and other typical, readily-available oriental ingredients, batter coated and deep fried to make Broccoli and Potato Balls make a great party snack. 

Broccoli is a perfect fit for Indian subzis too. Try this delicious Spicy Broccoli Subzi, a unique gravy, which is thickened with roasted chana dal and urad dal perked up with cumin seeds. You can even combine it with paneer and cook in an onion tomato masala and make this Broccoli Aur Paneer ki Subzi.

Broccoli can even be turned into an offbeat dip that can accompany toasted bread and chips. This Broccoli and Mushroom Dip is not only cheesy but, also chunky because of the chewy broccoli. 



Top 10 Broccoli Recipes

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 by Tarla Dalal
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.
No more running noses and sneezy wheezies. Ensure good health and immunity with this vitamin C rich soup made of vibrantly coloured and flavourful broccoli. The antioxidants contributed by broccoli and the other ingredients in this soup counteract the harmful cellular by products created during normal metabolism, making you fit and fresh.
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 by Tarla Dalal
Bursting with protein power and the goodness of antioxidants , broccoli is a nutri-dense veggie worth including in your everyday diet. Being low in calories , fat and carbohydrates, it can comfortably be included in at least one meal every day. It can be made into a soup , added to your subzi , relished as a baked snack , or cooked in many other forms, which makes it easy to consume. This delicious recipe shows you how to make a fried rice using brown rice and broccoli. In this Healthy Broccoli Fried Rice, the beneficial veggie is tossed with brown rice and spices in very little oil. Healthy though it is, remember to stick to the mentioned portion size to stay within good limits.
Given a choice, kids will say nyaaaaah to broccoli, but they are a must-have because of their nutritional benefits! So, tempt them with these yummy tikkis made with a combination of broccoli and cheese. Use olive oil to cook these tikkis as it is rich in vitamin E. For health and taste check out our section of healthy kids recipes .
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 by Tarla Dalal
Broccoli and potato are different in every way, from the flavour and appearance to the texture. Interestingly, the two combine very well to make a scrumptious starter. The two veggies are perked up with soy sauce, ginger, garlic and other typical, readily-available oriental ingredients, batter coated and deep fried. The outcome is a fantabulous starter that is attractively crunchy outside and comfortingly soft inside. You are sure to enjoy this contrast in the Broccoli and Potato Balls. Broccoli and Potato Balls also make a great party snack to serve for High Tea Party
If you are familiar with world cuisine, you would surely have had a go at the Mediterranean favourite, Falafel. Here is an interesting variant of that delicious dish, created by stuffing homemade pita bread with scrumptious broccoli and cheese tikkis. The pita bread, although it sounds exotic, is quite similar to the preparation of other leavened Indian breads like kulchas and you just need basic ingredients and a tava to prepare it. This fresh, aromatic bread is the perfect home for tasty tikkis that have an exotic feel, thanks to richly-textured broccoli and cheese. The application of garlic chutney gives the Broccoli and Cheese Tikkis in Pita Pockets a desi touch, similar to roadside favourites like Vada Pav .
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 by Tarla Dalal
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.
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 by Tarla Dalal
Broccoli – a vegetable that you thought was best suited for international cuisines – is also a perfect to fit into desi subzis! Try this delicious recipe, and you are sure to agree with us. This recipe features broccoli in a unique gravy, which is thickened with roasted chana dal and urad dal perked up with cumin seeds. A dash of garam masala and chilli powder boosts the flavour of the gravy, making it a truly exciting way to include broccoli in your diet. Broccoli is a veggie that is low in calories but loaded with a good amount of nutrients like protein and antioxidants like vitamin A, C and folic acid. Relish this Spicy Broccoli Subzi hot and fresh.
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 by Tarla Dalal
The eye-catching contrast between broccoli and paneer is sure to grab your attention as soon as you prepare the ingredients for this subzi. Indeed, the two ingredients make a snazzy pair with their complementary colours, flavours and textures. Onions, ginger, garlic and tomatoes together with a few spice powders perk up the flavour of the Broccoli aur Paneer ki Subzi making it a superb accompaniment for Rotis . Take a moment to relish the juicy crunch of the broccoli florets and the richness of paneer in every mouthful of this delicious subzi.
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 by Tarla Dalal
An off-beat dip, which offers a radically different alternative to tomato salsa and other dips commonly served with bread. A cheesy, saucy dip with a very rich and intense mouth-feel derived from cheese, complemented finely by the chewy textures of broccoli and mushrooms, this flavourful and wholesome Broccoli and Mushroom Dip is a great accompaniment with garlic toast.
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