Brocolli is considered to be one of the most healthy vegetables . It is a good source of fiber and vitamins--A, C, K. It is also a bland tasting vegetable which is not preferred by many people and so we try to transform it into a tangy and tasty chutney by combining it with tart green mango and spices. The tender stems of brocolli which are discarded otherwise are used here to make chutney.
One of my friend told me this recipe over the phone and I was curious to try it out, and I am certainly glad I did ! The tender stems of brocolli are combined with green mango and the result is a great tasting chutney . It can be sweet-sour as per your taste and tastes great as a dip with pita bread, Corn chips , samosa or rice. It has no oil and all the goodness of broccoli intact as we dont cook or steam the vegetable, it is as healthy as it can get !
- Broccoli stems--1 /2 cup (cut the tender stems of broccoli Not the flower)
- Green mango --1 (buy it from Indian store or American is fine too)
- Cumin powder--1/4 tsp
- Coriander Powder--1/4 tsp
- Salt and Sugar as per taste
- Chilli powder--1/2 teaspoon (more or less as per taste)
Wash the broccoli throughly and separate the stems from the flower. Cut the stems into small pieces
. Similarly clean the green mango and cut it into pieces. Grind them together adding cumin powder, coriander powder, chili powder ,salt and sugar . Taste and add more salt or sugar till you are satisfied with the taste. Serve it with chips or eat with like regular chutney with meals.
Note--Select tender stems of broccoli, dont take the thick hard parts as they have very raw flavor.