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.