I love my vegetables and what I love even more is coming up with new dishes where I can happily add two or more vegetables into one dish. And one of my recent experiments to make a dish quickly with broccoli and leftover cauliflower turned out to be a lovely combination indeed.
Broccoli cauliflower puttu
One medium sized broccoli-grated
Half cauliflower -grated
Onions-1 finely chopped
Garlic-3 pods roughly chopped
Daria dal/odacha kadalai-2 big tablespoons
Dry Red chilli-2 or more depending on spice level
Salt and oil to taste
Mustard seeds & jeera to season
Pinch of hing
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, jeera and hing. Add garlic and onions, sauté till translucent.
Then add grated broccoli and cauliflower.
Add turmeric powder and sprinkle little water and cover cook in medium flame for two mins.
Meanwhile dry grind the dal and red chilli with little salt.
Now back to the pan, check the grated veggies have cooked half way through, add the ground powder and more salt if required.
Cover and do not mix for till the dal powder cooks a little bit.
After five mins, lightly mix or toss everything.
Open and cook till it dries out well and gets a little roasted or serve as it is if you like your veggies on the softer side.