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Broccoli Capsicum Masala

One of my readers requested me to post some simple and quick recipes using broccoli. Though I regularly make curries and other dishes with broccoli, I never got a chance to click and blog here. So I'm planning to post some healthy and easy recipes with broccoli here. 

You must be aware that broccoli is a powerhouse of nutrients. It is is a good source of fibers, vitamins and phyto-nutrients. A regular serve of broccoli lowers the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, cancer, prevents digestive problems, constipation and boosts the immune system.

Today I'm posting a easy and quick sabzi (dry curry) with broccoli and capsicum that goes well with chapathi / phulka or with rice and dal. I have used yellow and red color capsicums to make it look colorful, but you can use any color capsicum. Let's see how to make this simple and delicious broccoli capsicum masala.


{ Indian style curry with broccoli, capsicum and spices }
Serves 2-3


1 medium-sized broccoli
½ red capsicum, sliced
½ yellow capsicum, sliced
1 large onion, sliced thinly
1 sprig curry leaves
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 large tomato, sliced thinly
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 ½ tsp coriander powder
¾ tsp red chilly powder
½ tsp pepper powder
¼ tsp garam masala
1 tbsp kasuri methi / dried fenugreek leaves
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds / jeera
½ tsp fennel seeds / sombu / saunf
¼ tsp asafoetida / hing
Salt to taste


1. Cut the broccoli into medium sized florets. Put them in hot water in 2 minutes. Drain and set aside.

2. Heat oil in a pan/kadai and add cumin seeds, fennel seeds and asafoetida. Add onion, curry leaves and fry till the onions turn lightly golden.

3. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry for a minute. Then add tomatoes and fry until they become soft and mushy.

4. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilly powder, pepper powder, garam masala, kasurmi methi, 1 tbsp water and fry for 1-2 minutes.

5. Add broccoli, capsicum, salt and mix well. Cover and cook until the broccoli and capsicum is cooked. Open and fry for another 1-2 minutes.

Notes and Tips
  • Make sure that the broccoli and capsicum are not overcooked. They must still retain some of the crunchiness.
  • Adjust the amount of red chilly powder according to your spice preference.


  1. lovely colorful recipe,i throw what ever spice i have :)

  2. yummy and same pinch i too posted the capsium masala with paneer today

  3. It's nice to see Indian inspired recipes using broccoli. I hope to try your recipe some time. =)

  4. Broccoli capsicum masala looks yummy and colorful.. Nice presentation..

  5. Thanks for sharing this easy and healthy broccoli sabji. I will try this soon and let you know how it turns out.

  6. Yummy masala and healthy

  7. i often prepare is combo for my rotis..yummy

  8. Looks so colorful and delicious.. Very yummy capsicum masala

  9. So colorful and delicious!

  10. Healthy and colorful stir fry !

  11. Healthy and inviting broccoli masala.. looks delicious.

  12. Colorful and delicious broccoli masala. Nice clicks..

  13. Yummy side dish .. will try out this combo.

  14. So colorful and delicious..

  15. too tempting masala :)

  16. This masala sounds very healthy and delicious.. drooling pics :)


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