Broccoli Aloo Besan Subzi Recipe

Including Broccoli in diet  at a regular base is good for health. It is also referred as "Health-Boosting" vegetable. Here is a quick way to add as a favorite recipe in your list of collection. Those who are cooking / using it for the first time, can always try with inclusion of another vegetable. I used potatoes along with it to make a handy subzi for lunch to go with roti and rice. You can use paneer or tofu along with to make a complete meal. Broccoli should not be blanched or boiled in water  rather steam cook / saute in pan directly and use to get its full benefits.

Broccoli Aloo Besan Subzi Recipe

Preparation & Cooking Time : 25 minutes

Yield : Serves 3


Broccoli - 2 cups, cut into bite sized florets
Potato - 2 large, cut into small cubes
Oil - 2 tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp
Garlic - 1 tbsp, finely chopped
Green chilli - 1, finely chopped
Salt to taste
Chickpea Flour (Besan) - 1/2 cup
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chili Powder - 1/4 tsp or to taste
Lemon Juice to taste 


  1. Divide the broccoli into small florets. wash thorughly and dry it.
  2. Boil 2 potatoes with 2 pinches of salt, peel and cut into small cubes. Keep aside.
  3. Heat a tbsp oil in a fry pan on medium heat. Add cumin Seeds and allow them to sizzle.
  4. Add asafoetida, garlic and green Chilies. Stir for 15 seconds.
  5. Add broccoli and mix well. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes. Lightly salt the broccoli and continue to cook covered for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. In a small bowl, combine besan, turmeric powder, cumin powder, garam masala, coriander powder, red chili powder and salt.
  7. Uncover the broccoli, add cubed potatoes and saute well. Sprinkle the besan mixture evenly over all of the vegetables.
  8. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  9. Uncover the broccoli and sprinkle a little water. Just to make little moisten. Mix, cover and cook for another 3 minutes.
  10. Squeeze Lemon Juice and serve hot with chapati or rice and daal.


    You can either steam cook broccoli for 5-8minutes in steamer, it reduces cooking time.
    To make the subzi more crispy, fry for few more minutes before serving.
    Sprinkle some Kasthuri methi at the end to increase the taste.

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    Unknown said...

    Nice one gayatri .. i will try this weekend

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