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Jul 9, 2009

Broccoli – Zucchini Chutney

I recently prepared this interesting and delicious chutney. I don’t like to eat broccoli in curry form or in salads due its odd smell/odd taste. But I still want eat them due to the health benefits broccoli possesses. So sometimes I add them in sambar or make chutney which suppresses the smell. For kids, I add broccoli in smoothies.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Broccoli Florets
  • 1 cup Zucchini Pieces
  • 2 tsp Red Chili Powder (or as required)
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Bengal Gram (Pachi Senaga pappu, Chana Dal)
  • 1 tsp Black Gram (Minappappu, Urad Dal)
  • A handful of Cilantro Leaves
  • ½ tsp Tamarind Pulp
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • Salt

Preparation:

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add cumin seeds + chana dal + urad dal and sauté well. When they become golden brown in color, add broccoli + zucchini pieces + cilantro and sauté well until they become little soft. Don’t overcook them. Later transfer them to a plate and allow cooling.

Finally blend all of them into a fine paste by adding chili powder + tamarind pulp + salt. Add very little water if needed.

Enjoy this yummy chutney with hot rice and ghee. This chutney tastes great with chapathis too!!


42 comments:

Priya said... [Reply]

Wow Uma very creative! few days back i was thinking about broccoli chutney and u have prepared already with zucchini, wat a delicious and healthy chutney Uma!

Parita said... [Reply]

wow thats some delicious combinations, looks too tempting!

RAKS KITCHEN said... [Reply]

So unique combo and hope it tastes great! Thanks for sharing!

jayasree said... [Reply]

Another chutney from you :) Delicious combo of zucchini and broccoli.

Hari Chandana said... [Reply]

Woww.. wat a innovative recipe.. sounds too good.. looks soo delicious.. lovely clicks !!

Shama Nagarajan said... [Reply]

nice combo..truly an innivative one

Lena Rashmin Raj said... [Reply]

Uma..thats really a great combination..so creative...and this looks yummy.... :)

DEESHA said... [Reply]

nice chutney Uma. very innovative

Doloncookbook said... [Reply]

Nice chatney ... Completely new & innovative recipe ...

Gita said... [Reply]

Thats a very healthy chutney dear...love the green color :)

Vrinda said... [Reply]

very rare combo..sounds great and healthy chutney..

Priti said... [Reply]

Nice and different...looks gud

Sailaja said... [Reply]

interesting

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... [Reply]

Nice one. A very innovative dish.

Ann said... [Reply]

WOW yumm! this sound snew and very inviting

♥Rosie♥ said... [Reply]

Uma,that's really a great combinations and sounds delicious

aparna said... [Reply]

Looks yummy. Never tried broccoli because of it's smell. Should give it a try this way.

Srilakshmi said... [Reply]

Two veggies that I have never tried are Broccoli and Zucchini :-D, but I love Chutneys with Rice! This looks like a must try!

Pooja said... [Reply]

Healthy yummy chutney! Love your ideas :)

Dibs said... [Reply]

I have a cousin who told me almost any veggy or fruit can be made into delicious Andhra chutney ...haha ...now I know its true! I wanted to try strawberry chutney - as the stock I got is really sour, and hubby was dead against it --- I should now make him some brocoli & zuchini chutney :-))))

sowmya said... [Reply]

chutney looks so tempting and delicious...

CHAITRA said... [Reply]

Innovative and tempting combo!!!
Drop in!!

Padma said... [Reply]

Delicious and healthy chutney... very innovative... looks tempting :)

Ammu said... [Reply]

Sounds new and interesting chutney. Lovely color.

Sumi said... [Reply]

This recipe sounds intersing.You can also make a kootu out of it with moon dhal.Recipe in my blog.Iam sure you will like it.

Cynthia said... [Reply]

Very creative indeed!

Archy said... [Reply]

Chutney looks so nice in color an unique recipe !!

Preeti Singh said... [Reply]

what an idea dear.... very innovative and healthy chutni...

Jayashree said... [Reply]

I like the colour of your chutney....

Vaishali said... [Reply]

Never would've thought of using broccoli in a chutney. Sounds delicious, dear Uma.

Usha said... [Reply]

Loved the idea of using broccoli in chutney, looks delicious !

Annie said... [Reply]

Hello, thanks for sharing this recipe, I've been following your blog for a while now, I came across this recipe and thought would try it out........and the result was totally fantastic. I could've never thought of combining zucchini and broccoli together leave alone a chutney. I didn't have cilantro, so I subbed coriander powder and I didn't have time to extract tamarind pulp, so i added lemon juice. Works perfectly. It reminded me of chintakaay pachadi.
Thanks for bringing such wonderful and tasty dishes.

rekhas kitchen said... [Reply]

Never thought about a chutney with Broccoli uma yela vastayi ee thoughts neku. interesting. will try this.

Pavithra Kodical said... [Reply]

Chutney looks delicious, never tried this combo, another new chutney to try :)

Sanghi said... [Reply]

This is really yummy uma dear!

raaji said... [Reply]

Even i made numerous attempts to cook broccoli as a curry...but it always smells bad despite cooking for longer time...nice way to include in a meal

Madhavi said... [Reply]

Hi gal,

I am back :)). This is really unique and delicious lookin' chutney. Must try recipe!!!

Divya Kudua said... [Reply]

Broccoli in a chutney..sounds like a great idea..;)

Divya Vikram said... [Reply]

Chutney queen is back with another amazing recipe!!! Looks too healthy Uma.

Hapi said... [Reply]

hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....

Sireesha said... [Reply]

I'm smacking my lips at the thought of eating this :)

homecooked said... [Reply]

Wow...healthy chutney! I would never have thought of this combo! Really creative.

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