Jan 13, 2012

Brussels Sprouts Poriyal

I love indianizing recipes. Some recipes include this broccoli poriyal, broccoli dal and indian style pasta. Similarly, I wanted to make something indian with the miniature version of cabbage - brussels sprouts. I settled with this brussel sprouts recipe and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We had it with sambar and rice.

Brussels sprouts - 1/2 kg or 1 lb
Moong dal - 3 tablespoons
Onion - 1/4 chopped
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Tamarind extract - 1/2 teaspoon or juice from 1/2 the size of a lemon
All purpose curry powder/Kuzhambi milagai thool - 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste

For the tempering
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Urad dal - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 1 sprig


  1. Soak the moong dal in water for about half an hour.
  2. Meanwhile cube the onions and chop the brussels sprouts into bite sized pieces.
  3. In a saucepan/kadai, heat the oil and do the tempering with the mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves. Once it starts spluttering, add the chopped onions and saute till it turns translucent.
  4. Add the chopped brussels sprouts, soaked moong dal, salt, all-purpose curry powder and the tamarind extract. 
  5. Stir everything together, add about half a cup of water, cover and cook for about five minutes until the brussels sprouts turns soft and all the water evaporates.
  6. Add the grated coconut and stir well and switch off the heat.

Serve warm with rice, rotis and any gravy/curry.


  1. Very Innovative & healthy.......Thanks for sharin.

  2. Love this kind of simple but yet delicious healthy stir fries..well done..

  3. I make it the same way too.Its delicious when made this way. Love the picture.

  4. A healthy poriyal!!! Simple yet so comforting & satisfying..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  5. nice recipe...awesome


  6. Healthy poriyal. Liked the indian touch.

  7. WOOOOOOOOW, Love it, Such a yummy :)

  8. yummy looking poriyal I make a little different

  9. lovely idea, i have never cooked with brussel sprouts but this looks fab

  10. i tried it with sprouts came well thanks

  11. I tried it and sprouts fry came awesome i liked it.. ty

  12. I tried it today and it came out awesome! Love the concept of indianizing few recipes :)

  13. I tried the recipe today and it was very delicious. I added some roasted peanut at the end. Thanks for posting the recipe

  14. I tried the recipe today and it was very delicious. I added some roasted peanut at the end. Thanks for posting the recipe


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