Indian-style Broccoli with Spiced Yogurt

Indian-style Broccoli with Spiced Yogurt

Indian-style Broccoli with Spiced Yogurt

I must admit, for as much as I love Indian food, I certainly haven’t ever attempted to cook it. Well, today I changed that, and made a classic Chicken Korma, which is admittedly, my favourite Indian dish. As a side, I found a recipe by Jamie Oliver, and twisted it up a bit with slightly different spices. It was delicious and tangy, and had a nice layer of flavours.

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 or 2 large heads of broccoli, broken into small florets
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • olive oil
  • 2 Tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 Tsp fennel
  • 5 cardamom pods, seeds removed and pods discarded
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • zest and juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 Tbsp creamed coconut

Directions:

Blanch the broccoli in boiling, salted water for about 5 minutes, until tender, then drain it into a colander. Toss the broccoli in a little olive oil, then place under a broiler for a couple of minutes to give it a bit of colour.

Meanwhile, toast your spices in a hot pan for 2 minutes, and then bash them up with a mortar or pestle or Jamie’s Flavor Shaker.

Stir most of the spices into the yogurt along with lemon juice, zest, salt and pepper, and coconut.

Serve the broccoli in a bowl with the spiced yogurt spooned over the top and sprinkle with the remaining spice mixture.

Indian-style Broccoli with Spiced Yogurt

Indian-style Broccoli with Spiced Yogurt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy!

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