Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Acchari Broccoli/ Broccoli in pickle masala

I know everyone at some point will find mango pickle masala swimming in a pool of left over pickle oil from the mango pickle,and I have never ever run short of ideas to make good use of it and create some very yummy ,"masaledaar " treats. Thanks to mom dear who I had always watched while she would create magic with left over stuff :)
I have used this oil & masala to make mathhis, then I make paranthas with this,sometimes I will add this to the acchari Ghosht or the achhari paneer for that extra kick. So you know this masala is bursting with versatility,just let your culinary imagination go rampant and you will find this masala can come in handy to liven up even the most insipid dishes with robust flavors,oh yes-even the left over daals can be seasoned with this oil and masala when consumed the next day.

For now I have come up with this very scrummy appetizer,which you will love as an evening snack,or serve it as hor'duerves or even serve as a side dish.Whatever way you decide to eat this,you can take my word-You will make this over and over again,it is quick and packed with all the nutrients and yummy to the core.

Here is what you will need to make this:

Broccoli Flowerettes: 15-20
Masala without oil  left over from the mango pickle: 2 tsp
Hung yogurt: 2 tbsp
Turmeric: 1/4 tsp
kalonji: 1tsp
Lime Juice: 1 tsp
salt: to your taste or Chaat masala if you want to spike it up further
Oil for spraying on the foil

Wash the broccoli flowerettes and dry them on a paper towel.
Take all the ingredients except broccoli and mix these well.
Now add the broccoli flowerettes to this and marinate for 15- 20 minutes.

Choose the broil option on your oven and heat it to 400 d Fahrenheit. remove the tray and line it with aluminium foil and spray some oil on it,now spread the flowerettes on this foil and put this on the rack below the broil flame for 7-10 minutes (turn it once) and Viola- Acchari broccoli is ready to enjoy :)!!!

We enjoyed this with Caesar salad and some ciabatta  for lunch and it tasted great !!!


  1. Never tried broccoli this way,super tempting,kavitha!!

  2. tempting addtion of mango picle is super

  3. Achari broccoli looks delicious Kavita. Love

  4. Omg, loved ur masala from mango pickle touch..delicious broccoli..

  5. Wow they looks super irresistible, fantastic..

  6. Spicy broccoli looks delicious.

  7. ohh i love this pickly brocolli.. too good..

  8. Very delicious looking achaar. Very innovative too.

  9. OMG!! Im literally drooling here!!! What a lip smaking dish..Brocolli in pickle masala is a nice idea than the regular paneer.
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  10. This looks fantastic..flavorful and delicious..

  11. My husband is a big fan of pickle flavored dishes and I am sure he will love this.

  12. greetings from a Kavitha in another part of the world! ;) Love your posts!
    Kavi | Edible Entertainment
    Ongoing event: Healthy Lunch Challenge

  13. This is the best broccoli recipe ever..can't wait to try :)


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