Friday, April 17, 2009

Brussels Sprouts ZuNka

Initially, I was not sure if Gudiya would eat Brussels sprouts. but this ZuNka just hits the home run every time I make it!!

Brussels Sprouts ZuNka
Brussels sprouts - besan stir fry
1 lb Brussels sprouts, shredded
1/2 tsp chili powder
salt to taste
1/2 tsp sugar
3/4 cup besan/chickpea flour
1 key lime

1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1. Heat oil in a deep, heavy bottomed or nonstick kadai or wok.
2. Add the ingredients for tempering.
3. As they sizzle, add shredded Brussels Sprouts.
4. Saute the veggies for 5 minutes. Cover without adding any water. Cook for about 11 minutes or till cooked. Stir in between to check the veggies are not burned.
5. Sprinkle salt, sugar & lime juice. Stir well.
6. Now sprinkle besan, a spoonful at a time and keep stirring as you add besan. The Brussels sprouts will absorb the besan. Keep on doing it till the besan is over.
7. Saute on a low flame for 10 minutes till besan appears cooked.

Note -
1. Rinse Brussels sprouts thoroughly. Sometimes there is lots of dirt on the dark outer leaves.
2. Adding more oil, enhances the taste of this ZuNka especially after besan is added. I omit this step for health reasons.
3. Cabbage, spring onions, cilantro, chopped onions are some of the vegetables that can be used to make zuNka instead of Brussels sprouts.
4. If cooked for a very long time, brussel sprouts emits undesirable odor. Do not overcook.
5. Trader Joe's shaved Brussel sprouts can be used in this recipe.


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