Broccoli Potato curry

Oftentimes, it's very boring and we run out of ideas while thinking about "what to cook". I'm sure you would come across this tough task of deciding what should we prepare for our morning breakfast, lunch box and dinner. That's the thought running in our minds ever since we get up from our bed in the morning. Ufff! There are few days, in which i had spent almost 2 hours in just deciding what to cook. Once i decide the dishes for the day, then preparing the dishes become an easy task.

Broccoli potato curry is one recipe which comes handy and is easy to make when i run out of ideas. I either make broccoli potato curry or kashmiri dum aloo as side dish for curd rice. It's a comfort food and is very health too. Broccoli contains folic acid, most sought after nutrient for pregnant women. Let's see how to prepare broccoli potato curry.


3 medium sized potatoes
1.5 cups of broccoli florets
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp cooking oil
1 tsp mustard seeds + split black gram
1/2 tsp bengal gram or channa dhal
2 dried red chillies, broken

How to make broccoli potato curry:

1. Boil the potatoes still they are cooked enough.

2. Steam the broccoli for 8 minutes. I just steamed both broccoli and potato using a steamer plate in my rice cooker. You can boil both the vegetables separately.

Tip: Over boiling of broccoli might becomes mashable and it does not be good for the curry.

3. Peel off the boiled potato skin and cut them into medium sized cubes, or of the same size of the broccoli florets.

4. Heat a kadai/wok/non-stick pan with a tbsp of cooking oil. Add mustard seeds, split urad dhal, channa dhal or bengal gram. Let it sputter. Then add broken dried red chillies.

5. Then add the potato cubes.

6. Now add turmeric powder and salt necessary for this dish.

7. Toss the pan carefully, so that potatoes get coated well with turmeric powder and salt. I would suggest you to toss it as compared to using a spatula since the potatoes are already cooked and they might get mashed when using a spatula to stir it up.

8. Cook on medium flame for 3-4 minutes.

9. Now add the steamed or boiled broccoli florets to the pan.

10. Toss the pan again for a minute. Cook it covered 3-4 minutes.

11. Once the potatoes start to change the color to light brown (slightly roasted), switch off the flame. Optionally garnish with coriander leaves.

12. Quick and easy recipe of broccoli potato curry is all done and ready for gobbling :)

13. On our lunch spread, we had potato broccoli curry, mutton roast, white rice and sambar. What's your choice of main dish for this potato broccoli curry. Do share your recipes and comments.

14. Piping hot broccoli curry waiting to be served!

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