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
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
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 🙂