Friday, May 25, 2012

Brussels Sprouts Stir Fry

          This is the last post that I am doing from the US, we are moving back to India, well it's a mixture of feelings, very sad to leave this country which has been my home for so many years but at the same time, it's nice to think that I'll be closer to my parents and family when we move to India. Actually being a blogger has relieved me off from all this moving stress, it has kept my mind off from all those thoughts that cloud your mind during a move. Well I am not going to dwell on this subject anymore, but I might not be able to visit your spaces at least for a week, will catch up with you guys as soon as possible, can't stay away from my blog too long and let's move on to today's dish.
         Enough has been said about the nutritious value of this vegetable, Brussels Sprouts, its iron and fiber content and especially its anticancer properties. Brussels sprouts can be cooked in almost the same way as cabbage, only point to note is, should not over cook this vegetable. So I find these sprouts a perfect choice for a stir fry, a very simple, healthy dish and I perked up the taste a notch higher by adding some roasted peanuts at the end..

Need To Have
  • Shredded Brussels Sprouts - 2 cups packed
  • Fresh Or Frozen Green Peas - 1 cup
  • Roasted Peanuts - 1/4 cup
  • Grated Ginger - 1 tablespoon
  • Red Chilli Flakes - 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt - to taste

          Cook the peas separately in the microwave. Heat oil, add the cumin seeds, once it starts spluttering, add the Brussels sprouts, mix, add the salt, turmeric powder and chilli flakes, saute for 2 mins.Then add the grated ginger, saute for another 3 or 4 mins, finally add the cooked peas and keep stirring for a couple of mins. At the end add the roasted peanuts, mix well and remove. Serve as a side dish to rotis or rice.

Sending it to Erivum Puliyum for Sangee's Show Me Your "Hits" - Iron Rich Foods event and
                to Simply.Food for Sara's Cooking With Love - Dad event.

The whole cooking time is under 10 mins, do not cook more than that, otherwise Brussels sprouts gives a not too good smell.
I split or slightly crushed the roasted peanuts, so that I can have them in every bite.
For cleaning the Brussels sprouts, remove the outer layer, wash, remove the thick portion in the bottom and then chop them.

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  1. welcome back to india, hema.. err i dont know what is brussels nvr had them before but this looks good here

  2. Hi Hema,

    You are the second person who is moving back this soon that I know. Have an awesome trip. Remember the world is a small place with the internet and I will still follow your blog. Good luck with everything for you and your family.

  3. Have a fabulous trip Hema, yep you will be definitely closer to ur family, am missing it you know..Stir fry looks hearty and healthy.

  4. Have a great trip.. looking forward for yummy recipes from your space.. sprouts look great..

  5. Good luck with the move!

    Nice stir-fry!

  6. Welcom back dear...Stir fry looks yummy.

  7. nice and so healthy.stir fry ...Have a safe trip dear.

  8. I have never tried sprouts in a stir fry, very unique! It does look deliciously healthy as well.
    Moving is not something I like to do, but sometimes change works out better than you originally thought. Take care and good luck with the move.

  9. good luck with your move......its nice to be closer to family....the stir fry looks delish...........happy landings....will look forward to seeing you back once you're settled:)

  10. i must try that.

  11. Good luck n have pleasant n safe Trip...This brussels sprouts stir fry so yumm, loved the addition of peanuts...nice pics too!!
    Spicy Treats

  12. This is a delicious dish. I'd love a little bit please!

  13. Good luck & safe journey,Hema..will definitely going to miss u!Brussel sprouts stir fry looks delicious!!Join me(Erivum Puliyum)
    in the following ongoing events-
    Show me Your HITS -Iron Rich Foods
    EP Series-Ginger or Pepper Corns

  14. Have a safe trip. the bsprouts stir fry looks delicious!

  15. Yummy and healthy stir fry. Lovely platter dear, beautiful clicks as well.
    Best wishes to you and family Dear, All for good :) Take Care n stay in touch..

  16. Very yummy looking stir fry....Nice and healthy...

  17. Your brussel sprouts looks delicious. Wish you a smooth move! Your family must be looking forward to have you closer again!

  18. Hi hema.. first time visiting ur space and welcoming u to india :) happy to follow u dear.. do visit by mine when u are free..

  19. Welcome back to India :) Wish you a happy and safe journey :)
    And nice healthy recipe :)

  20. thats great news... all the best wth the move and hope everything goes smooth :) i have not cooked wth brussel sprouts (dnt get it in india) but the stir fry looks nice

  21. Welcome back to India!! I know moving is always a mixed feeling thing... but hopefully this will be a start of a brand new innings :) The brussel sprouts stir fry looks colourful and healthy! I recently tried this vegetable for the first time and didnt like the flavor much, but this seems a better way of having this healthy veggie!

  22. Hi Hema,
    This recipe looks wonderful!

  23. Yummy n healthy stir fry, sounds new to me!!

  24. Hey hema.. been a while since i came on to see the blog.. just saw u moving back.. I know how it feels, but i am sure u will find ur new home very comforting :).. hope all is smooth & looking forward to seeing u in action.. where
    are u moving too..maybe we will meet soon ..take care :)

  25. Wow this is absolutely new to me. Sounds great! I usually just pan sear the brussels till they are caramalised and then season it with salt, pepper and some olive oil. This stir fry is a good and easy way of adding brussel to your daily diet :)