When we moved to the United States, we found new and unusual vegetables in grocery stores and fresh markets like asparagus, artichokes and more.
Brussels sprouts was one such vegetable that I never chose – mainly because I didn’t know what to do with it. We finally started buying microwavable bags of Brussels Sprouts and used to sprinkle the sprouts with garlic powder, salt and pepper powder before microwaving them. After they were cooked, we squeezed lemon juice on it and ate them hot 🙂
Today, I want to share this simple stir-fry recipe that combines Brussels sprouts with onions, tomatoes and Indian spices. The sprouts are cooked till just tender and this stir-fry makes a good side dish for rice and dal or even for chapathis or rotis.
Masala Brussels Sprouts
Brussels Sprouts Masala
A simple stir-fry recipe that combines Brussels sprouts with onions, tomatoes and Indian spices. The sprouts are cooked till just tender and this stir-fry makes a good side dish for rice and dal or even for chapathis or rotis.
Wash the Brussels sprouts and cut off the hard base stalks on each. Cut them in half or in quarters, based on the size of the Brussels sprouts. Discard any discolored portions.
Heat oil in a large pan. Add mustard seeds, asafoetida powder and fenugreek seeds.
When the mustard seeds crackle, add the dry red chilli and curry leaves. Mix well and fry for a minutes.
Add the chopped onions and a little salt and fry till the onions are softened and cooked. Add the chopped garlic and stir-fry for a few minutes.
Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and the chopped tomatoes. Fry the mixture until the tomatoes turn mushy and the raw spice smell fades. Add the pepper powder and salt and mix well. If the mixture gets too dry, sprinkle a few teaspoons of water over it.
Add the cut Brussels sprouts and mix well until the sprouts are coated with the masala. Add two tablespoons of water to the pan and cover the pan. Cook covered for 10 to 12 minutes or until the Brussels sprouts are softened.
Once the sprouts are cooked, open the lid and stir-fry until all the water has evaporated. Serve hot.
This post is linked to Gluten Free Fridays at Vegetarian Mamma.