Thursday, February 27, 2014

Broccoli Potato Fry / Potato Stir Fry With Broccoli / Potato Varuval With Broccoli

Potato and broccoli are my family's most favorite vegetable and we love it any form. I often make dishes with these two veggies atleast a simple stir fry or a oven roasted Broccoli. Today's recipe is also one such simple and easy to make stir fry that i made for lunch on a lazy day. Some days i make an elaborate south indian lunch with sambar, rasam, poriyal, varuval, papad or chapathi, any veg curry, raita for lunch. But some days either simple rasam or curd rice with this potato stir fry.
This time have few florets left in the fridge, so thought of adding it to the potato fry and sure its an awesome and flavorful combo. The fry tasted yumm with rasam and rice. We just loved it..This Broccoli Potato Fry does not involve much spices and mildly flavored with garlic. Very simple and easy to make side dish that pairs well with any Indian Meal.

Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Cooking Time : 15-20 minutes
Serves  3 

  1. Potato    3 medium (sliced, length wise)
  2. Broccoli   1 medium Crowm(cut into small florets)
  3. Onion  1 no. (thinly sliced)
  4. Garlic   2 cloves(crushed)
  5. Curry leaves     few
  6. Red Chilli Powder    1 tsp
  7. Turmeric Powder    1/4 tsp
  8. Cumin Powder    1/4 tsp(optional)
  9. Salt    to taste
To Temper
  1. Oil    1 tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds   1/4 tsp
  3. Channa Dal   2 tsp
  4. Fennel seeds    1/4 tsp

  • Wash Potato and broccoli florets well in water 2-3 times.
  • Drain well and chop and keep ready.
  • Heat oil in a pan, when its heated add mustard seeds allow to pop.
  • Then add fennel seeds fry well and add channa dal and crushed garlic and fry until dal turns golden brown.
  • After that add onions and curry leaves and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • And then add potato, turmeric powder, little salt and stir fry for 1-2 minutes and close the pan with lid and cook it covered for 3-4 minutes.
  • Do not add water just cover and cook in medium heat.
  • Once the potato cooked 3/4th add broccoli florets and stir fry for a minute.
  • Then add chilli powder, cumin powder and enough salt and saute until broccoli gets tender and potato turns crisp and golden brown.
  • That's it...Tasty Broccoli Potato Fry ready. If desired, garnish with cilantro.
Make sure you chop the potato into thin that it cooks fast, crisp and tasty without adding water.
You can make it as a plain broccoli stir fry or Potato Fry.
If you like, you can also add 1/2 tsp sambar powder to the fry.


  1. Very interesting combo and delicious fry looks very tempting !! Lovely clicks !!

  2. delicious stir fry, looks inviting..

  3. My sis always does this combo and perfect clicks

  4. yumm.. that looks so colorful n inviting.

  5. wow that looks so colorful n inviting..

  6. This looks perfect sangi..both r my fav veggies!

  7. colorful yummy platter.Love the way you have sliced the potatoes...

  8. Hey sangetha this is so healthy man! Loved the colour and subtle flavours:)

  9. wow looks very tempting and yummy...Healthy stir fry aks...

  10. very inviting and healthy stir fry.

  11. looks perfect , good idea of using brocolli with potatoes.. :)

  12. Healthy and delicious stir fry....!!

  13. Never tried this combo...super,wish to have with rasam rice!!

  14. Awesome recipe have to bookmark it for sure very nice

  15. Interesting combination of broccoli and Potato.. Stir fry looks so delicious and healthy.. :)

  16. Healthy and tasty looking broccoli fry.

  17. Love this combo, look so colorful and taste so delicious..

  18. Love this stir fry, a prefect side dish to enjoy with a bowl of rice..

  19. Love both these veggies. Nice easy and delicious recipe

  20. simple curry yet looks sooo inviting .very nice clicks .

  21. Sangeetha I have reposted this recipe on my blog

  22. Hey Sangeetha I mentioned my blog in the comment because I was unable to post with my wordpress blog id. Pl chk my blog to see the link. Thanks.


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