November 19, 2014

Lemony Broccoli Stir Fry | Easy stir fry recipes

For day 2 of lemon based dishes, I made something that we always liked but never got around clicking the dish. This lemony broccoli stir fry is our family favourite and it's something that sure to perk up your day.

I usually make lemon rasam, lemon pickle , lemon Sevai using Lemons. Today's stir fry is an universal cuisine - you could eat it as a salad or team it up with ridge gourd dal and rice like we did for today's dinner. Simple to make and yummy to taste. For those of my readers who are fond of subtle lemony dishes, this is a winner.

Update : Once I served to my daughter (and she' s a broccoli lover too), she said "Amma, the lemony taste swirls in my mouth... " - what better compliment could a mom get :)

Sending this to Day 2 of BM 46 under Lemon Dishes theme

Prep time : 15 mins | cook time : 15 mins ; serves : 3
  • Broccoli - 1 medium head (about 150 gms) - cut into medium sized florets
  • Onion - 1 medium
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon juice - 1 TBSP
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Paprika / red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1/2 tsp (optional)

Method :

  1. Blanch the broccoli in salted water for 8-10 mins
  2. In a pan, heat oil. Sauté onions, splutter cumin and fry till onions turn slightly brown.
  3. Add salt, spices and the blanched broccoli. Sauté for 3-4 mins till spices cost them evenly
  4. Switch off stove and finish wit lemon juice.
  5. Serve warm.


  1. Very interesting recipe. .and ya kids make your day.

  2. I make them often :) this looks so tempting dear , I love them to the core !!

  3. that is so interesting!!! should have been so refreshing and flavorful!!

  4. That's a healthy stir fry kalyani..good one..

  5. I make this often too.. broccoli is also good for health.

  6. Very interesting recipe and unique color.

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  8. Interesting dish, love that lemon touch in this stir fry.

  9. Ohh thanks for the idea Kalyani every time when I bring broccoli I usually end up with salad or with soup. This one looks so delicious....

  10. Love the idea I will try this out as my husband loves broccoli,

  11. A yummy and interesting dish.

  12. Simple and healthy stir fry

  13. Sounds interesting! My LO loves broccoli!

  14. I too make it but without lemon. I do not blanch the broccoli though. I withe steam it or saute it directly, cover and let it cook in the steam.

  15. A healthy and interesting stir fry..Looks Yum!

  16. My daughter loves broccoli and I'm sure she'll love this version as well. Healthy & delicious side dish.

  17. nice simple side dish to go with anything


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