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Broccoli Aval

Brocolli Aval Rice


 Healthy and yummy all in one neat little package! 


Ragi aval or any aval – 1 cup (I used normal aval)
Broccoli – 1/2 cup
Chopped onion – 1/2 cup
Chopped carrot – 1 tablespoon
Chopped beans – 1 tablespoon
Chopped ginger (enji) – 1 teaspoon
Green chillies (pacha molaga) – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder (manjal thool) – 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander leaves (kothamalli) – 2 sprigs
Oil – 2 teaspoons
Salt – as desired

To Season

Butter – 1 teaspoon
Fenugreek seeds (vendheyam) – 1/2 teaspoon
Red chillies (kanja molaga) – 2 nos.
Mustard seeds (kadugu) – 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida (perungayam) – 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dal (ulutham paruppu) – 1 teaspoon
Channa dal (kadalai paruppu) – 1 teaspoon


1. In a non stick pan, heat butter. Add fenugreek seeds, red chillies, mustard seeds, asafoetida, channa dal, and urad dal in an order. When dal turns light brown in color, add 2 teaspoons of oil followed by carrot and beans.

2. Now, add onion, turmeric powder, aval, and salt. After 3-4 minutes, add green chillies and ginger. Boil well. Finally, add broccoli and cook for three more mins and bring the pan down. Garnish using coriander leaves. Now, the Brocolli and Aval is ready!

Learned this recipe from Chef Bhanumathi Ramesh


1.The 2 teaspoons of oil that you add after frying dals will enhance the flavor.

2. A healthy dish for office goers as well as kids. You can pack this dish in a lunchbox as the aval will not become soft.


Serve. For me, I would have this dish just like that without any sidedish. If you wish, you can have it with Hotel Style Coconut Chutney, Til Chutney