Sin-A-Mon Tales

A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

Broccoli, Red Chilli & Garlic Rice

There are some food which slowly creep into becoming one’s favourite… broccoli is one of them, while I was growing up we used to see it in those fancy shops of Khan market and call it green cauliflower… in a way it is but than when I grew up and it became more readily available in India I started experimenting with it at home and realised all of us at home love it

Garlic is another ingredient I am slowly falling in love with and its so strange because its something I haven’t eaten all my childhood. My mum never used to have garlic at home and using it in cooking was something I never experienced. Infact I remembered a time when we would all make faces when the new neighbours next door would fry garlic and we would get the smell we were never used to… how surprising is that now that is the smell I have slowly fallen in love with

Fresh thick red chillies… the punch the delicate punch of the sourness and the spicyness and oh so very juicy…

And last week I had all those ingredients together at home


Dont they look so good so vibrant together. So I was saying I had all the ingredients together and I want to use them in a single dish… So I made some broccolli, chilly and garlic rice and they were so yummmm that I can’t tell u and such a beautiful looking dish that I sat and admired it for long before eating it


And the best thing about it, my very picky eater son loved it… he was amused by the colours and the look of the rice and just gobbled it down… yes yes he even eat the broccoli Open-mouthed smile I couldn’t have been happier…

What I used

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 medium size broccoli cut into florets
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 5-6 garlic pods
  • 4-6 fresh red chillies (u can use red bell peppers too)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • salt to taste

How I made it

  • Boil the rice and keep aside for cooling
  • In a pan heat oil,fry garlic for 2 minutes
  •  add onions to it and fry it they turn pink
  • Add the chillies and broccoli and stir fry for 4-5 mins till the broccoli is just about done but not overcooked
  • Add fresh ground pepper fry for another minute


  • Add to rice and dig in what are u waiting for…

Simple and yummy and yeah forgive me for posting so many pics… I can’t get over the vibrancy of the dish


And this is off to Anyone Can Cook

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8 comments on “Broccoli, Red Chilli & Garlic Rice

  1. Swaram
    January 24, 2011

    Aweeeeesome pics Monu 😀

  2. earthfriendlyfoodie
    January 24, 2011

    yum this looks fabulous!!! my goal this year is to start learning how to make Indian food. i love it so much!

  3. Anita Menon
    January 24, 2011

    B’ful photos!!

  4. Krithi Karthi
    January 24, 2011

    Yummy rice… so healthy and colorful…

  5. binpin
    January 25, 2011

    Hey Monica..Such a colorful recipe..You said Garlic rice but which step did you add it to the rice?

  6. Srivalli
    January 27, 2011

    Ojas ate them? I could do the same trick with mine..(psshtts..don’t tell them that I don’t eat broccoli ok..:))

  7. usha
    January 30, 2011

    I was once a broccoli hate and now I like it a lot and try to incorporate it into my diet as often as possible.. I still don’t make it as often as i ought.. Will try this rice next… it is simple and looks good too..

  8. myamusingmind
    June 2, 2011

    look awesome but where is garlic 🙂 did you add that with onion ?

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