Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Crispy Golden Broccoli In Chili Honey Sauce & Sesame Garnish

Broccoli is very low in calories, provides just 34 cal per 100 g. However, it is rich in dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that have proven health benefits. Broccoli is an important calcium source for those who don't consume dairy products. With so many benefits and much more this dish is super quick to make and is really tasty to accompany any of your rice or noodles.

Adapted from Kai Asia

Ingredients:

Broccoli Floret:                    150 grams
All purpose flour:                  2 tablespoon
Corn flour:                            2 tablespoon
Pimentos:                            30 grams ( Substitute:  Red bell pepper)
Sesame Seed:                     11/2 teaspoon (toasted)
Vegetable oil
Salt to taste

For sauce
Dry chilli Flakes:                  1 teaspoon
Black peppercorn:               1/2 teaspoon (crushed)
Garlic:                                 1 teaspoon (chopped)
Honey:                                1 tablespoon
Vinegar:                              1 teaspoon
Tomato ketchup:                 1 tablespoon

Method:

1) Blanch the broccoli florets and drain well.
2) Sprinkle the broccoli with flour and corn flour. Toss well. Heat some vegetable oil and shallow fry till crisp. Else you can bake it as well.
3) Combine all the sauce ingredient except garlic.
4) Heat 1/2 teaspoon of oil and add garlic. Add diced pimentos/ bell pepper on high flame.
5) Toss the crispy broccoli and sauce with pimentos. The sauce will have a sweet, spicy and tangy flavour.
6) Toss the sesame seed dry in a hot pan. Mix a little with the crispy broccoli and preserve few for final garnish. Check the seasoning.
7) Arrange on a serving plate and garnish it with remaining sesame seed.
8) Serve hot.

BON APPETIT..


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