Exquisite Corner

'Exquisite' means of such beauty or delicacy as to arouse intense delight .A food that's creative, thoughtfully prepared, beautifully presented and easy to eat makes it absolutely delicious.On this corner,I have tried to recollect the spicy memories and food that I have enjoyed, a delicacy that still persist on the corner of my heart.Hope you too will enjoy it. Bon Appetit !


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Broccoli Pulao

It's the first time I got to try something different. I came to know about the event hosted by Vardhini of Vardhini's Kitchen - The Healthy Lunchbox Ideas Event

Broccoli pulao goes to this wonderful event- with theme Broccoli- started by Kalyani of What's Cooking? I have served this with Kadai Mushroom.  I made it for dinner and my family enjoyed the meal.  As a newbie blogger this is my first event participation and I'm really excited.


Basmati rice - 1 cup
Broccoli  - 1 medium sized.
Onion - 1 chopped
Green chilly - 2 (cut lengthwise)
Carrot - 1 small( cut into cubes)
Green peas - 1/4 cup
Chilly powder - 1/2 tspn
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tspn
Garam masala - a pinch
Black pepper corns - 6-8 No:s
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tspn
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon 1/2 inch size
Ghee/ oil - 1  tspn
Salt - to taste 

How to make

Wash the broccoli well. Steam cook the broccoli for 5 minutes. Heat a pressure cooker. Put 1/2 tspn of ghee in it. Add cumin seeds, pepper corns, cloves and cinnamon and fry for a few minutes. Now add washed basmati rice and saute well for few minutes. Add carrots and peas and pressure cook for 4 whistles. Keep the cooker lid closed for about 20 minutes. Now take a wok. Pour the remaining ghee. Add chopped onion and green chilly. Saute till the onions become transulent. Now add chilly powder, turmeric powder and garam masala. Saute till the raw taste leaves.Add the steamed broccoli and saute well for a few more minutes.Add salt to taste. Sprinkle little water in it so that the masala is well mixed with broccoli. Now add this broccoli masala to the cooked rice and mix well in flow flame for few more minutes. Move the pulao to a serving  dish.


  1. Thanks for dropping in.... :-))

    very nice recipe Divya....

    Happy to follow you...

  2. divya , from where i can buy Broccoli ?

  3. Hi lekshmi...

    You can get them from Spencer or Reliance fresh.