5 Interesting recipes to make you fall in love with Broccoli

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Broccoli, a vegetable known for its nutrition might not be a favourite of many. This crunchy and refreshing vegetable is also known for its versatility. It pairs well in salads or with different kinds of pastas. While they belong to the cauliflower family, Broccoli florets are better in every way. Here are a few delicious recipes with broccoli that you could try, to add an interesting spin to your parties and get-togethers.

Tandoori Broccoli

This is a really simple recipe that will be an instant hit at your party. This recipe takes the broccoli florets and coats them in a delicious marinade made with yoghurt, cheese, and other spices. After setting the broccoli aside for a few minutes, it is baked, giving it a crunchy and scrumptious texture with the sinfully rich flavour. The marinade adds a distinct flavour making this dish lovable even for people who hate broccoli. Cool, right?

Broccoli Toast

This is another recipe that qualifies as a really cool starter or appetizer. An open sandwich , where mashed and spiced sweet potatoes are spread on a crunchy toasted bread and further topped with broccoli stewed in refreshing orange juice. While spiking up the health quotient, the inclusion of so many flavours makes it an interesting dish to munch.

Cheesy Broccoli Balls

If you’re looking for a heavenly cheesy starter, then your quest ends here. This quick and simple recipe uses mashed potatoes with broccoli and mixes them with parmesan and mozzarella cheese to create something sinfully delicious. Coated with breadcrumbs and deep-fried to perfection, this dish is going to get eaten within minutes of serving.

Cream of Broccoli Soup

If you’re looking to make something a little more filling and comforting, then you couldn’t go wrong with this soup. A really delicious and easy-to-make soup where broccoli puree is cooked in a rich creamy mixture and spiced with flavourful nutmeg. This soup will feel like a warm hug on a cold winter evening.

Broccoli Bake

This recipe is perfect as a main-course dish. Broccoli is cooked in a butter sauté with onion, garlic, along with various spices, pasta, and mushrooms. It is then layered with a creamy white sauce and topped with processed and mozzarella cheese. While this isn’t the healthiest dish on the list, it definitely is amazing.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.