Brocolli rasam which I prepared first time came out very good. Brocolli rasam is rich in vitamin C and also immunity boosting recipes with garlic and pepper. The taste is also good I tried in a South Indian style.
Nutritional benefits of broccoli
There have been many health claims over the years about broccoli and whether it could be labelled a ‘superfood’ or not, but its nutrient-rich profile does offer some real health benefits.
Broccoli is a good source of fibre and protein, and contains iron, potassium, calcium, selenium and magnesium as well as the vitamins A, C, E, K and a good array of B vitamins including folic acid.
Broccoli is a great source of vitamins K and C, a good source of folate (folic acid) and also provides potassium, fiber.
Vitamin K – essential for the functioning of many proteins involved in blood clotting
Vitamin C – builds collagen, which forms body tissue and bone, and helps cuts and wounds heal. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and protects the body from damaging free radicals.
Fiber – diets high in fiber promote digestive health. A high fiber intake can also help lower cholesterol.
Potassium – a mineral and electrolyte that is essential for the function of nerves and heart contraction.
Folate – is necessary for the production and maintenance of new cells in the body.
Watch broccoli rasam
Brocolli rasam - immunity boosting recipe
- In a mixie jar add 1 tsp of pepper corns and cumin seeds.
- Add red chilly it's optional.
- Add 4-5 garlic cloves with skin and washed well.
- Add few curry leaves. You can also add coriander leaves. Grind to coarse powder.
- Add 2 chopped tomatoes and grind again.
- Tomatoes gives nice taste and texture.
- Rasam mixture is ready.
- Clean and cut brocolli
- Wash with turmeric powder and water.
- Add oil in a kadai.
- Add cumin seeds.
- Add rasam mixture
- Keep in low flame and saute.
- Add Hing and turmeric as required
- Soak small lemon sized tamarind in water.
- Add cut brocolli
- Add salt for veg to cook
- Cook till veg shrinks.
- Add tamarind water.
- Add enough water and adjust consistency.
- Add pepper powder
- Check for salt and allow to cook
- Keep in low flame. Once the rasam starts boiling switch off.
- Serve with rice or have it as soup.
- Brocolli rasam is ready.