Brussel Sprouts Sabji

Brussel sprouts is one among those veggies that always garners a mixed reaction. There are many who dislike the taste of brussels sprouts. It is important to cook brussel sprouts to an optimum level to ensure that it does not give out a strong flavour and odour.


This is one of our favorite veggies at home and I cook this in a different method.

Here is one recipe which is very easy to make and an absolutely delicious accompaniment with rotis / chapathis.

Here is the recipe for Brussels Sprouts sabji IMG_8463


Brussel Sprouts – 15 to 18 pieces

onions – 1 small or 1/2 of the big one – finely chopped

Green Chillies – 3-4 (adjust as per the spice level needed)

Ginger – 1/2 inch piece

Garlic – 1 clove

Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

Garam Masala powder – 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp

Fennel powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt – as per taste

Lemon – juice of 1/2 lemon


For tempering:

Oil – 1-2 tbsp

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Fennel seeds – 1.5 tsp

Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp


Wash and cut the brussel sprouts in halves or quarters.


In a pan, heat oil. Add cumin seeds and fennel seeds. Sauté till you get the nice aroma of these spices.


Then add in the green chillies, ginger, garlic and onions. Sauté till onions are translucent.


Once the onions are done, add the brussel sprouts and mix well.


After mixing, add all the spice powder and salt.


Add 1/2 cup of water, mix well and allow it to cook. This should take about 10-12 minutes. Do not overcook the brussel sprouts, they then develop a strong flavor and odor that some dislike.


Once the brussel sprouts are cooked well, turn off heat and then squeeze in the lemon juice.

Brussel sprouts sabji is ready to be served.


Serve hot with hot rotis 🙂




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