We decided on something easy-peasy for dinner so we picked up a rotisserie chicken from Costco. All I needed were some delicious side dishes to go with it and dinner would be done. The Costco rotisserie chicken is so versatile and tasty and everything goes well with it. We love them, and they make for a great quick and easy meal. I had just a tiny bit of the curried cream sauce left over from when I used it with my crab cakes, so I thought I would use that for the chicken. http://Video #9 – Crab Cakes By deciding to use the rest of my curried cream sauce, it was a clear choice that the rest of the meal would be Indian as well. So for side dishes, I made my lemon rice http://Leftovers Indian Style and some Indian flavored broccoli with some naan bread on the side. Though broccoli is not a typical vegetable found in India, it has become a very popular Indian dish. Broccoli adapts itself very well to the use of Indian spices and seasonings. My wine choice was a cool, crisp chardonnay which made for a very nice pairing.
Once again, this delicious recipe only requires a few simple, basic everyday ingredients. It doesn’t take much to transform regular broccoli into something exotic.
Indian Style Broccoli
1 medium head of broccoli or about 5 cups, cut into small florets
1 tsp cumin
1 TBSP garlic
1/4 onion, diced fine
1 jalapeno, diced fine
1/2 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste
salt & pepper tot taste
1 cup of either grape or sweet 100 tomatoes.
2 TBSP olive oil and/or butter
Get the oil and/or butter very hot, then add the cumin, coriander seeds and cayenne pepper. Cook for about 1-2 minutes.
Add the onions, garlic and jalapeno and continue to cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, or until the onions are translucent.
Once the peppers and onions are cooked, add the broccoli florets, the tomatoes, the salt and pepper and a dash of water. Mix everything together well, and cover to steam for about 5 minutes.
It is now ready to serve up along side your favorite Indian dishes and time to sit back and enjoy.
Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.