Sunday, 27 February 2011

Broccoli Mappas / Broccoli in Creamy Coconut Sauce


Mappas is a popular side dish in Kerala. You can make vegetarian or non vegetarian mappas like chicken, beef, mutton, fish, eggs, vendakka (ladies finger), kadachakka (bread fruit)potato, cauliflower or even mixed vegetables. I make broccoli mappas often as this is the only broccoli dish I like. Try this broccoli side dish in creamy coconut milk and serve with chapathi, appam, Idyappam, bread or boiled rice.

Broccoli Mappas / Broccoli in Creamy Coconut Sauce
Ingredients:
Broccoli - 1 small (1/12 cups sliced florets.)

Onion - 1, thinly sliced

Garlic, chopped - ½ tsp
Ginger chopped - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 2, sliced
Homemade Curry Powder/ Erachi podi (meat masala)-2 to 3 tbsp (can substitute with chili powder - 1 tsp, Coriander powder - 2 tsp, Garam masala - 1/2 tsp)
Turmeric powder - 1/4tsp

Tomato - 1 small

Curry Leaves - few

Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp (optional)

Vinegar - 1tsp

Thin coconut milk - 1 1/2 cups

Thick coconut milk - 1/4 cup

Salt to taste

Mustard seeds

Oil-2 tbsp

Method:
  • Split broccoli into small florets, wash and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and when it splutters add sliced onion, chopped ginger, garlic, green chillies and curry leaves and saut√© until golden brown.
  • Add curry powder and salt, stir well and add broccoli florets and chopped tomato pieces and saut√© for 3 minutes.
  • Now add thin coconut milk and boil for 5 minutes or until broccoli is cooked.
  • Add the thick coconut milk, vinegar and coriander leaves, simmer for a minute and remove from heat.
  • Serve hot with chapathi, palappam, Idiyappam, bread or boiled rice.



Sending this over to Kerala Kitchen hosted by Ria this month, featuring dishes inspired by Kerala :)...


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13 comments:

  1. See what you can make out of broccoli when you have creativity and imagination !!! What a terrific idea Swapna, i am making it for sure. Thank you for the idea and recipe.

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  2. Looks perfect, love the idea of cooking broccoli the normal way, which makes it so much easier to include in regular food :)

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  3. hi first time here and very nice blog :). never came across brocolli recipe in a traditional way :) nice twist

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  4. tempting creamy dish..n a healthy one..

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  5. Never tried this way..looks yumm..love broccoli in anything..

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  6. Very interesting dish with broccoli,looks yummy..

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  7. Sounds interesting..innovative dish,looks delicious.

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  8. My fav veggie...tasty and healthy too..looks so yumm

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  9. Thick, rich and flavorsome gravy.....

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  10. an innovative dish with broccoli.a gud change from the usual broccoli dishes!!:)

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  11. A recipe for keeps for the Broccoli lovers!

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  12. what is thick coconut milk and thin coconut milk?

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  13. Mappas looks delicious. ..I always add cinnamon, cardamom, a bay leaf n a few cloves to it. It enhances the taste.Thanks for sharing. ..

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