Oct 7

Smoked Broccoli

A recipe after a long time!

While i was with Guruji in Goa, we were served broccoli with a delicious smokey flavour. While eating it, i wondered aloud how they managed to “smoke” the broccoli. Mrs. Jai Khanna was at the same table and she very graciously told me how to do it.

Here is my version of that delicious broccoli that i had a few weeks ago at the Hyatt in Goa.

1 big broccoli head

2 tablespoons fresh cream

Olive oil for sauteing

2 dried red chilies

1 pod of garlic finely chopped

salt to taste

2 pieces of charcoal

Smoked Broccoli

Wash the broccoli thoroughly. Break the broccoli into bite sized chunky florets. Steam it till just tender. Donโ€™t over cook, it should remain crunchy.

In a frying pan heat a few tablespoons of olive oil. Put the dried red chilies in and sautรฉ for a minute. Add the garlic and cook until slightly browned. Add the broccoli and cook for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the cream. Cook for 1 minute more and remove from heat.

Just before serving, take 2 pieces of charcoal and heat till red hot on the stove, approximately 5-8 minutes on full heat of a big burner. Put them in a small steel container. In a big vessel that has a tight lid, put the vessel with the cooked broccoli and the container with the coal. Add a teaspoon of butter to the hot coal. It will start to smoke. Cover the big vessel with the lid for about 5-7 minutes.

Remove the lid and let the smoke clear. The broccoli will be infused with a yummy smokey buttery flavour.

Serve immediately.

People ate it up before i could get a photo of it … But am cooking it again tomorrow, so hopefully photos should be there by lunch time ๐Ÿ™‚

Jai Gurudeva!

love

bawa

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17 Responses to “Smoked Broccoli”

  1. Harish says:

    Yummmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
    Mouth watering I can see them without pics ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Deepak says:

    JGD Bau,

    I am not more or less getting addicted first it was your blog and then wait eagerly and dearly for your evening twits ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lots of luv from Berlin
    Deepak

  3. Lalita says:

    Bau, when I read this in the morning (first thing every Monday and Thursday :D), just the title made my mouth water, and then the recipe and now the pic! You made me fall in love with cooking, all over again!

    Btw, what’s the chutney like thing on the plate/dish?

  4. Siddharth says:

    Hey!
    I am commenting on your blog today after a long long time. Just wanted to say, that i am amazed by your committment for the blog. As you said, every monday and thursday its updated ๐Ÿ™‚

    Anyways, great to see a new recipe ๐Ÿ™‚ Will try it for sure.

    Btw Bawa please write a Guru story na, been ages since you wrote one! Also, more of books/movies/food ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Ridhima says:

    Broccoli tastes so delicious….Bau i am soooo proud of u…

  6. daring souls says:

    yummy dying to taste it

  7. daring souls says:

    Yummy dying to taste it.

  8. kalyan says:

    It’s a superb recipe am gonna try today ….and njoy bawa’s flavour..
    bawa plz post some guru stories….

  9. kavya says:

    mmmm, i’m hungry now !

  10. JS says:

    i thought u advised no onions and garlic!

    • Bawa says:

      Minute quantities of garlic once in a while is fine
      I don’t use onion at all
      and i have never said no onion and garlic… always said they are fine in medicinal quantities
      in any case the recipe works without the garlic as well
      Jai Gurudeva!
      bawa

  11. Maite says:

    Bawaa, I thought you would not use garlic following ayurvedic principles, right?
    I see you use olive oil for most of your recipes, well done!!! Iยดm Spanish and always cook with healthy olive oil ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jai Gurudeva!!!

    • Bawa says:

      My recipes are NOT ayurvedic in nature. I do use garlic. Do an adv course every year, your Sadhana everyday and a bit of garlic is not going to touch you ๐Ÿ™‚
      Besides very small quantities of garlic are good for you…
      Jai Gurudeva!
      bawa

  12. Maite says:

    Thanks Bawa!!! Yes, I also use garlic in small quantities for my cooking sometimes and onion. Congratulations on the olive oil, they call it the golden liquid ๐Ÿ™‚

    The recipes are real fun and good but above all, easy to make. You are a genius mate!!! Lots of congrats and lots of love from Zurich now!!!

    Jai Gurudeva!
    Maite

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