When my brother was younger, he used to love broccoli because they looked like mini trees (still his most favoured vegetable, although probably for different reasons)! And they possibly made his 5 year old self feel like a giant (ok, now I'm postulating, but that could very well be the case)!
There's no guessing about its beauty, however, with its lush green head and bright green stem that gives a gorgeous crunch. I'm a fan. <3
It's honestly easy and super versatile to cook at home. Either we steam it with smashed garlic and a sprinkle of salt (lazy cooking doesn't get better than this!!) or we make a bonda using it (basically, broccoli dipped in a spiced chickpea flour mix, then fried).
So, when my friends came over last weekend, I decided to try something different yet simple. Enter the BROCCOLI STIR FRY! Also, to give it the illusion that it wasn't something I whipped together in 10 minutes, I added sprouted beans we had made the night before (still only took 10 minutes to cook). Ya see, tricks of the kitchen!! :P
The best part about this stir fry is, to get that gorgeous broccoli crunch and still retain that bright green, you've got to slightly undercook the broccoli. Not to worry, it'll cook to perfection while it stands. What's that? I've got to take LESS time cooking the broccoli so that it'll taste BETTER?! Duly noted, and happily executed! Perfect for my lazy cooking needs! :D